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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Waters Corporation
Location: Milford
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, who works under the direction of the Senior Supplier Quality Manager, and in daily collaboration with and support of the site Quality Manager, will work well in a cross-functional team environment and will drive our supplier quality program efforts. - This position will work independently to implement right-sized processes and resolve Supplier Quality related issues in a timely manner and driving internal and external customer satisfaction.
This position is hands-on in a fast-paced environment which will interact with external suppliers and multiple internal functions (Engineering, Procurement, Site Quality, Manufacturing, and sister manufacturing sites) to resolve supplier quality issues.
Primary responsibilities will be to analyze current state at the site, assess needs based off risk and value, and drive improved supplier quality processes. - This position will also be responsible for the measure of -supplier performance, implementation of corrective actions when needed, and draft quality agreements with critical suppliers to define the requirements between the supplier and Waters Corporation. - The position is also responsible for performing quality audits on suppliers to ensure adherence to Waters expectations. Supplier Quality Engineers act as liaison for quality issues between our production areas, and our RDE, sustaining and test engineering departments and suppliers.
Perks of working for us!

  • State of the art manufacturing facility
  • EAP, Physical Therapist, and a clinic with a dedicated nurse practitioner is onsite
  • Paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays
  • All benefits begin day 1
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Team environment
  • Eligible for overtime
  • Competitive pay


    • Drive implementation of improved supplier quality management tools.
    • Lead Supplier investigations to ensure root causes are determined and appropriate corrective actions are implemented to prevent repeat non-conformances. -Ensure effectiveness checks are in place and robust.
    • Ensure execution of the Supplier Product Qualification Process, where needed.
    • Work as a driver to ensure suppliers meet timelines and requirements and not negatively impact the production schedule and overall business needs.
    • Execute effective Supplier Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) investigations.
    • Determine adequacy of part acceptance activities and make necessary improvements.
    • Review methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation of supplier provided material.
    • Confirmation of acceptance that inspection criteria are appropriate.
    • Communicate effectively within the site project teams as well as Sr. Leadership through project reviews and status reports including preparing reports and supplier quality metrics.
    • Conduct supplier audits to determine effectiveness of supplier process controls and effectiveness of their processes and systems (both qualification and ongoing maintenance audits).
    • Assist in the qualification and disqualification of suppliers in coordination with the Procurement team, initiating improvement plans when necessary.


      • Qualified individual is preferred to have a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, etc), Business, Mathematics, Science, or technical field. Experience is a requirement.
      • Experience with scientific instrumentation and medical devices preferred.
      • Operational Excellence/Six Sigma/Lean training or certifications.
      • Experience using SAP or Oracle and Sparta Trackwise.
      • Knowledge of various quality systems.
      • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally
      • Experience with scientific instrumentation and medical devices preferred.
      • Operational Excellence/Six Sigma/Lean training or certifications.
      • Experience using SAP or Oracle and Sparta Trackwise.
      • Knowledge of various quality systems. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

        Company Description
        Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. - -
        Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. -
        Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. -
        Key WordsQuality Engineer #LI-Hybrid #LI-ML1

Keywords: Waters Corporation, Milford , Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Milford, Connecticut

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