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Supplier Quality Engineer

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. 

This is a ground floor opportunity with the possibility of advancement for an ambitious engineer to expand their technical skills, management skills, and robotics experience.

Day to day activities:

  • Ensure the quality of purchased components through the strict use of SQA procedures

  • Validate new suppliers and participate in the source selection process

  • Work with engineering to identify critical to function features

  • Help define in-process and end of line tests and measurement systems

  • Verify suppliers can make products at the required rate while meeting quality requirements

  • Execute problem-solving using an 8D corrective action methodology

  • Work with suppliers to identify the root cause and implement corrective actions

  • Visit critical supplier facilities on a regular basis to review manufacturing processes

  • 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 a set of policies 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 design data and convert into the quality control plan

  • ASQ Certified Quality Inspector or equivalent

  • College degree in a technical field

  • Willingness to travel ~50% (valid driver’s license and passport required)

Additional experience desired:

  • Experience with PCBA’s, overmolded wire harnesses, motors, sensing devices

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer,  Six Sigma training

  • IATF:16949 QMS experience (formerly ISO TS/16949)

  • Fluent in Mandarin

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