Supplier Quality Engineer

Jackson, MI
TAC Manufacturing, Inc. – Quality Control/Assurance
Full Time
Interact with internal and external Customers, Engineers, and Suppliers to investigate and analyze complex quality issues, verify countermeasures, and follow up on issue resolution process within a timely manner. Apply solid knowledge of problems solving techniques and root cause analysis to resolve moderately complex issues. Familiar with a variety of problem solving / quality tools, and act as point of contact for assigned supplier base.

Experience with Jitshukin, Kaizen and TPS
Issue CARs and track during product launch
Ability to read drawings
Ability to analyze CAR responses from suppliers
Ability to train suppliers as required – root cause analysis, PFD, PFMEA, CPLANs, etc.
Perform product launch readiness audits
Ability to effectively communicate with suppliers and to establish partnership-oriented relationship
Ability to recognize and to effectively implement and close communication loops among various groups / departments
Detail oriented yet understand relationship of details to the whole – can see the trees and understand how the trees make up the forest
Familiarity with specific customer requirements, Ford, Toyota, etc.
Strong familiarity with manufacturing processes, particularly assembly, part finishing, I.E., paint, chrome, stamping, injection molding, die cast.
Takes ownership of duties and responsibilities for activities.
Commits to due dates and monitors/supports the department to achieve targets. 
TAC Manufacturing, Inc. is a Japanese owned automotive parts supplier, serving the Japanese Transplants (Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, etc.) as well as the domestic OEMs (Ford and GM).  Located in Jackson, MI, TAC Manufacturing, Inc. is a subsidiary company of Tokai-Rika Co. LTD, which is located in Nagoya, Japan.  TAC was founded in 1991 and currently employs 700+ people at our Jackson, MI location. 
We manufacture security and safety-related products: shift levers, shift-by-wire, steering wheels, steering locks, key cylinders, mechanical and remote keys, and more.