Supplier Quality Engineer - Electronics & Optical Components

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  • Location:

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

  • Sector:

    Quality Engineers

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000 per annum + SOs, Bonus, 9% Pension

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Supplier Quality Engineer - Electronics & Optical Components

+ World Leader in Optical Components and Lasers

+ Cradle to grave design, development & manufacture

+ Strategic/R&D Director in Semiconductor processing

Salary - £50,000 to £65,000 per annum - DOE

Bonus & Share Options

Benefits - 9% Pension, Health, Dental, etc..

The Company:

Market-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and laser applications worldwide. Their optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and datacenter network. Lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities.

The Role:

This position reports to the optical component engineer responsible for supplier quality engineering.

As a key member, working within a small, fast paced multi-disciplinary team, you will:

+ Working with Supply Chain, SQE, and R&D, you will advise and approve specifications of custom optical components for new products based on supplier process capabilities, DFMs and DFMEAs;

+ Drive proactive engagement to build predictability and end to end process visibility with suppliers;

+ Plan FAIs as needed and work with cross-functional teams to create part qualification plans;

+ Analyze alternative suppliers as needed and ensure their suitability against capability, specifications, and reliability;

+ Engage with suppliers and R&D to access the process capability of suppliers;

+ Manage Supplier Product Change Notifications by analyzing the risks of such changes and advise R&D and Operations through a product specific Change Control Board;

+ Work with cross-functional and cross-regional resources to drive proactive engagement with suppliers, build predictability, support component related issues and customer returns, initiate supplier failure analysis and drive corrective and preventative activities.

What experience will allow you the greatest success in this role?

+ Supplier quality management experience coupled with telecommunication component, module, subsystem design or process experience;

+ Master's degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related field;

+ Work experience in fiber optics, and/or glass optics products, from NPI to production;

+ Strong knowledge of problem solving techniques;

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

+ High energy, enthusiastic problem solver with a strong desire to learn new things;