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Supplier Quality Engineer

Engineering | Santa Clara, CA | Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

Comtech Xicom Technology is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer professional to join our team! The successful candidate will execute and improve upon Xicom’s supplier quality program initiatives. This person will work closely with quality engineering, supply chain, audit, and manufacturing engineering to meet specified goals and objectives. This includes, but is not limited to the approval of new suppliers, as well as interfacing with existing supplier base. In addition, this individual would provide leadership and guidance relative to supplier programs (supplier report cards, improvement teams, and supplier audits) be responsible for product validation and certification, including documentation, evaluation, and deployment of ground and airborne based RF amplifiers. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Comtech Xicom Technology, founded as Xicom Technology in 1991, has grown to be a world leading satellite communications (satcom) amplifier supplier, offering the broadest product line in the industry. Our focus on customers, innovation, and quality has driven growth and created a company with a reputation for excellence. Regarded as an industry leader across the board, Xicom provides rugged, highly efficient and reliable Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs), Klystron Power Amplifiers (KPAs), Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), and Block Upconverters (BUCs) for commercial and military broadcast and broadband applications around the world. These Xicom High Power Amplifiers (HPAs) are in use in critical communications links on the ground, in the air and on the sea; they support fixed traditional and direct-to-home broadcast, mobile news gathering, transportable and flyaway systems, secure high data rate communications, and broadband access over satcom.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Assist in developing the processes and systems needed to manage the supplier quality program.

  • Interfaces with suppliers and engineering during new product development to address component manufacturability and quality concerns.

  • Generate, maintain, and evaluate supplier quality reports, and initiate appropriate actions to establish an acceptable baseline for assigned suppliers.

  • Assist in evaluating and developing new suppliers for certification and collaborating.

  • Assists supply chain with supplier screening activities.

  • Provide a feedback loop to the suppliers to ensure proper communication and compliance.

  • Manage the supplier corrective action program.

  • Provide input and support to the supplier performance tracking system.

  • Responsible for supplier audit scheduling, performing audits and monitoring of the suppliers.

  • Support the investigation and resolution of material issues.

  • Provide technical assistance for first article inspections and ongoing performance monitoring of supply chain.

  • Select and apply appropriate inspection strategy and statistical techniques for incoming materials. (shared with quality engineering)

  • Works with engineering and operations as appropriate to improve product performance and quality.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain best practices and ISO quality systems.

  • Minimum of Five years’ experience in a like capacity or equivalent in Satcom manufacturing.

  • Strong background in statistical techniques, measurement tools and SPC tools, and prior auditing experience.

  • ASQ or other quality related certifications (CQE, CQA, CRE, ISA Lead Assessor) a plus.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and design specifications, and have a good manufacturing background.

  • Proficient in technical writing skills, communications, and proficient with Microsoft Suite with an emphasis on Access and Excel.

  • Experienced in team building and facilitation.

  • Motivated and a self-starter.

 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or equivalent experience.

 

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.