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Senior Engineer

Company: Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA)
Location: Franklin
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

With a focus on Mobility, Operational Excellence, Value to our Customers and the Electrification of vehicles, you can expect to be part of something exciting. From the sleek design of our vehicles to the unique opportunities we offer around the globe, Nissan exemplifies ingenuity in everything we do. Our people are what drive the business forward.

Were currently looking for a Senior Supplier Quality Development Engineer to join our team in Franklin, TN.

Job Summary:

SQDs job within APO Purchasing is to help secure a healthy supply base that will support achievement of Nissans Quality KPIs. To do this, SQD has the function to evaluate/qualify/improve suppliers for new business development as well as monitor/improve suppliers who have existing business. SQDs main focus for evaluation and improvement is on the suppliers quality systems and processes used at their manufacturing facilities. This opening is for an engineer who, based on commodity assignment, will work with various suppliers toward the accomplishment of Nissans quality objectives.

Job functions Include but are not limited to:

  • Learn and become proficient in: Nissan/Renault ANPQP SQDs audit methods (e.g. ASES/PESES/Supplier Health Check/etc.) SQDs supplier improvement tools (best practices for identification & resolution of systemic manufacturing process concerns)
  • Has SQD responsibility based on vehicle commodity assignment, thereby working with all existing and potential suppliers of those commodities. For suppliers related to new model production,
  • Evaluates candidate suppliers capability in meeting Nissan North America quality targets. As needed, conducts on-site audits of candidate suppliers quality systems at their indicated site of part manufacture, per SQDs audit methods.
  • After suppliers are confirmed for new model business, develops quality improvement plans where needed to assure compliance with all quality requirements and design specifications.
  • Leads cross functional supplier and Nissan stakeholders in the creation, execution and successful completion of improvement plans. Validates improvement plan effectiveness via follow-up quality system audits. For suppliers involved in current model production: Takes responsibility for key supplier KPI improvement via application of Nissan global SQD tools and the organization/leading of cross-functional top management meetings between Nissan and the supplier.
  • Supports mitigation of risk created by supplier manufacturing site changes. Conducts all job functions with minimal guidance and follow-up. Actively pursues additional learning and benchmarking opportunities to understand industry best practices to assure part quality.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the automotive manufacturing processes involved in one or more types of part fabrication, as well as a general knowledge of Nissan ANPQP or AIAG APQP quality systems. 5 or more years of directly related professional-level engineering experience, preferably in process or manufacturing engineering and quality engineering with shop floor and assembly exposure.
  • Highly developed written skills which plainly capture technical concerns and their resolution. Proficient verbal skills which can be employed in leading / speaking in a variety of settings and to all levels of management.
  • Bachelors degree in a related Engineering discipline. Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access. Above average skills in analyzing data with ability to debug Queries and Macros. Able to chart/graph analyzed data in a concise way for management understanding and decision making
  • Approximately 25 - 50%, day and overnight travel. Most travel is to US, Canada, and Mexico regions. Occasional international travel outside North America may be required (i.e. Japan).

All of us at Nissan regardless of functional area or expertise share a passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance vehicles. It is Nissans policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.

Franklin Tennessee United States of America

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