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Engineer, Supplier Development

Company: American Honda Motor Co.
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob PurposeThe Supplier Development Engineer is expected to support all activities that ensure a continuous flow of parts to our production line(s). This person will support the Supply Chain Organization in the recovery of critical production suppliers. The primary function of the Supplier Development Engineer role is to assist in the execution of a synchronized strategy with their Supply Chain Counterparts while liaising with Manufacturing, Quality and Customer Service on Supplier commitments, ensuring all criticalities are addressed, roadmap for recovery is maintained and ensuring proactive communication to stakeholders. On site work at the supplier location is critical to the execution and assurance of Supplier improved performance. In addition, this role is responsible for ensuring the production readiness of approved and qualified suppliers in support of any new program launch. During supplier development and technical assistance missions, the engineer must choose the right approach, depth, focus, techniques and lessons learned, in order to properly address situations. Each supplier development opportunity may be unique. Finally, in performing this role, the Supplier Development Engineer should look for cost reduction opportunities.Key Accountabilities

  • Support Honda's supply chain team to achieve business requirements.
  • Represent HACI at suppliers and escalate as needed to prevent crisis to our operations.
  • Actively engaged with suppliers and supply chains to understand the critical part requirements and shortages including a review of the overall open order report.
  • Ability to accurately assess supplier weaknesses and provide solutions through root cause analysis using the 8D methodology.
  • Monitor high risk supplier development issues in order to prevent crisis at our operations.
  • Drive and develop supplier problem solving techniques for identified supplier fault issues.
  • Fix and develop supplier production systems and processes to prevent impact operations.
  • Drive supplier operational excellence including capacity and tier-n management support.
  • Set focused priorities to reach objectives by developing a robust mitigation action plan to be followed and maintained.
  • Work in accordance with the HACI processes and procedures including all integrity and code of conduct policies.
  • Participate in HACI reviews and reporting metrics.Qualifications, Experience, and Skills
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in related Engineering field preferred.
    • 5+ years' experience in the technical aspects of aircraft and non-aircraft related design and manufacturing processes.
    • Experience working with and auditing to internationally recognized quality systems such as AS9100, TS16949, ISO 9001 preferred.
    • Exposure to Six Sigma or Lean Sigma methodologies preferred.
    • Program Management experience managing complex project-based assignments preferred.Key Performance Indicators
      • Experienced in supplier quality, capacity management, manufacturing engineering, supplier development or crisis management preferably in the aerospace industry.
      • Positive forward-thinking attitude with a high level of energy.
      • Ability to utilize inspection and quality tools to anticipate bottlenecks, explore contingencies, provide solutions and drive improved supplier performance.
      • Strong collaboration and leadership skills.
      • Strong accountability and project management for tasks without close supervision.
      • Act with strong sense of urgency and commitment.
      • Able to handle uncertainty and the unexpected while handling unfamiliar tasks.
      • Ability to multitask and manage workload efficiently and effectively.
      • Ability to drive sense of urgency to suppliers focused on information, communication, and results.
      • Provide direct & actionable feedback.
      • Provide timely information for accurate decisions.
      • Able to create trustful relations and face reality, surface problems and support finding solutions.Working Conditions
      • Incumbents may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-dust, and/or aircraft equipment, parts, or fuel odors.
      • Incumbents may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
      • Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (FAA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).
      • Read, hear, speak, and see with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
      • Comprehend and adhere to management directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
      • Effectively communicate in Business English language.
      • Pull, push, carry, lift, or move items up to 10 lbs. throughout the work shift without assistance, as required by job duties.
      • Pull, push, carry, lift or move materials/people/items/equipment weighing up to 50lbs or more during the work shift, with the use of Company provided "reach assistance technology" or "movement assist technology" (fork-lifts, pallet jacks, pulleys, dolly's, robotics reach equipment, people movers etc.), as required by job duties.
      • Must have full range of motion and agility. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This document does not constitute a contract between the incumbent and Honda Aircraft Company.

Keywords: American Honda Motor Co., Greensboro , Engineer, Supplier Development, Engineering , Greensboro, North Carolina

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