Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Huntley, IL, US, 60142

Supplier Quality Engineer  

at Huntley, IL.  


Discover what grilling can be- 


At Weber, grilling is who we are. We bring experiences and memories to backyards around the world. We are the leader in the grilling industry, and we stay ahead with talent like you! Our progressive, innovative, and passionate team continue to improve the experience of consumers around the grill. At Weber, you will be empowered to Discover What Grilling Can Be impacting the business growth, product innovation and technology at our company. The possibilities for growth are endless. Whether you grew up with a Weber grill in your backyard or you've never used one, there’s a recipe, a grill and a great career experience waiting for you. Ready to ignite your career? 


How will you impact the team- 


The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) will ensure that suppliers deliver quality parts, components, and materials in accordance with international and Weber quality standards. Ensure outsourced product adheres to various types of mechanical, chemical, and electrical specifications.  Conduct supplier audits to assist in the assessment of new supplier qualification and outsourced product qualification.  Collaborate, communicate, and resolve supplier-related problems as they occur.  Perform internal audits at Weber as required to ensure process and procedures are being adhered to.  Participate in new product qualification.  Evaluate suppliers' internal functions to assess their overall performance and will provide feedback in assessment of their operation.  Occasional domestic and international travel will be required by this position. 


What will you do-  


  • Make written and verbal recommendations to improve quality systems 

  • Have a good working knowledge of ISO 9000 style quality systems 

  • Obtain, understand, and apply company quality and engineering standards to purchased products 

  • Compare drawings and specifications to product or part manufactured and determine compliance 

  • Verify inspection and sampling techniques at supplier 

  • Prepare inspection plans agendas and reports 

  • Maintain computer database on all concerned activities 

  • Compute data summarize results and prepare reports and or charts depicting specific supplier information 

  • Track action plans from supplier audits and assessments and monitor their activity and effectiveness of completion and corrections 

  • Resolution of supplier manufacturing/process/quality issues and associated corrective actions 

  • Supplier Development and Maintenance 

  • Develop and collaborate with global suppliers on improving quality for new and existing purchased parts 

  • Drive continuous process improvement (CPI) activities at suppliers using various systems, such as Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Kaizen , PFMEA, Control Plans, and 8Ds 

  • Issuing formal supplier corrective actions (SCARs) and work with them to resolve problems 

  • Conduct on site supplier audits, facilitate meetings, capture deliverables, and ensure timely completion of deliverables. 

  • Serve as the technical liaison between Weber and its suppliers 

  • Assist in the selection of new suppliers and support buyers to obtain the best value components in relation to quality, delivery and cost 

  • Familiar with quality systems such as ISO, QS9000, PPAP. 

  • Familiar with metrology and measuring techniques. 

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. 

  • Ability to create histograms and Cpk studies for process and part capability studies. 

  • High level of proficiency in MS Office Tools (Word, Excel, Access) 

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision. 

  • Must be willing to travel when required.  10% annual travel expected. 

  • Working knowledge of statistical process control through Six Sigma processes 

  • Working knowledge of SAP desired 

  • Strong TS16949 background (preferred) 

  • Must have excellent writing, editing and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.  Must be able to communicate with various levels of the organization. 

  • Must be able to determine acceptability within the specifications; must be able to read and understand established control documents.  Must have the ability to make on the spot decisions regarding degree of acceptability of a part, assembly, or raw material. 

  • Other duties as assigned per business needs. 

Tools needed to thrive- 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering discipline. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work under the ISO 9000, IATF 16949 standards. 

  • Demonstrated capacity on metrology of complex parts. 

  • 5+ years working in Quality roles within Manufacturing, Supplier, Sourcing. 

  • Experience in problem solving techniques including root cause identification and corrective action implementation. 

  • Experience with FMEA, Control Plan, SPC and PPAP (Quality Core tools). 

  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control - Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred. 



Why you’d love to join the Weber family - 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Package 

  • 401K  

  • Paid Holidays 

  • Time off 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • Weber employee purchase program 

  • Much more 


Physical Demands- 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 - 45 pounds. May be required to wear personal protective equipment. 


Work Environment- 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually high. 

EEO Statement- 

Weber-Stephen Products LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. 

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