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Supplier Quality Engineer

Boston Dynamics is a world leader in mobile robots, tackling some of the toughest robotics challenges. We combine the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cutting-edge electronics, and next-generation software for high-performance robots equipped with perception, navigation, and intelligence. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary and fast-growing technical team of engineers and scientists who seamlessly combine advanced analytical thinking with bold engineering. 

Boston Dynamics is looking for an organized and resourceful Supplier Quality Engineer.  In our SQE role, you will have the opportunity to put our incredible robots into production using best practices gained during your career.  You will manage our component supply base to ensure they are delivering high-quality products to our assembly operations. The ideal candidate will have broad experience, will be organized and self-directed to drive day-to-day activities. 

Day to day activities:

  • Ensure the quality of purchased components through an established quality management system 
  • Validate new suppliers and participate in the source selection process
  • Visit and audit supplier facilities on a regular basis to review manufacturing processes, quality record, etc. 
  • Help define in-process and end of line tests and measurement systems
  • Conduct quality review meetings with external suppliers and design engineering group
  • Provide support to design engineering to identify manufacturability and quality control issues
  • Work with suppliers to identify the root cause and implement corrective actions
  • Identify productivity and quality improvement opportunities
  • Monitor field service repair and warranty returns and implement CAR to suppliers
  • Create regular SQA reports and participate in supplier scorecard updates
  • Create and maintain policies and quality assurance documents to be implemented at our suppliers
  • Communicate roles and responsibilities to suppliers and BD engineers

Desired skills:

  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing quality functions in an ISO 9001 environment manufacturing a wide range of components including precision machined parts, castings and injection molded plastic parts
  • Must have experience launching products into production on tight timelines
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawing and convert into the quality control plan
  • Ability to understand and implement Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Hands-on inspection skills
  • College degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering
  • Willingness to travel ~50% (valid driver’s license and passport required)

Additional experience desired:

  • Experience with PCBA’s, over-molded wire harnesses, motors, sensing devices
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Six Sigma training
  • QMS experience IATF:16949 (formerly ISO TS/16949), AS9100, or ISO13485
  • Fluent in Mandarin

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

Boston Dynamics will never ask you to divulge your personal financial or account information as part of its recruiting process.

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