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Supplier Development Engineer (SQE), MCI / New Flyer Industries, Inc.


The Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) is responsible for improving Supplier Quality to a new quality standard; this includes, New Coach Launches, Major Projects, Supplier Resourcing and mostly current production. SDE will support Operations, Quality, Engineering, Strategic Sourcing/Commodity Management, and Advanced Purchasing in initiatives to take Supplier Quality to a new level. Position oversees major supplier quality issues and assists MCI Operations in problem resolution as required. Frequent supplier site assessments and quality reviews involve about 80% travel for this role.

Primary Responsibilities:

  •    Ensure Suppliers meet the highest quality standards that result in a competitive advantage to Motor Coach Industries (MFI) and New Flyer (NFI).
    ·        Own Supplier Development Initiative processes fixing and/or eliminating Suppliers causing Operations the greatest problems. This will be accomplished through systematic, data driven processes that ensures corrective actions are in place through documented Supplier Quality Improvement Plans. Success will be measured by improved Supplier Quality and Delivery Performance Metrics.
    ·        Provide assistance/training to Suppliers in order to meet and/or exceed quality and delivery expectations.
    ·        Help maximize Design for Manufacturability by leveraging Supplier knowledge and capabilities through early Supplier involvement in product design.
    ·        Ensure that the Supplier Development organization is supporting company’s new product launch activities by utilizing a common Supplier quality launch processes that includes, but is not restricted to: Supplier Manual guidelines, Site Assessments, Supplier Audits, Risk Management, APQP, Work Instructions, PFMEA, Control Plans, 8D, Early Production Containment, PPAP/FAI, Run at Rate, etc. Provide leadership for developing these skills throughout the supply base.
    ·        Lead the coordination and setting of standards for sample inspection, and testing of received components and materials to help determine conformance to standards.
    ·        Oversee periodic and special surveys of Sub-Tier Supplier facilities and manufacturing processes to determine adequacy and capability of quality systems and ability to comply with quality specifications; including all levels of Sub-Tier Suppliers.
    ·        Through frequent communication, help drive consistency of quality metrics throughout Motor Coach Industry and New Flyer locations.
  •    Visit potential new Suppliers to assess their quality systems and visit problematic Suppliers to resolve quality issues and improve systems.

Educational / Experience Requirements:

  •    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar technical degree required;
    ·        5 – 10 years’ experience in Supplier Development or related discipline in the Automotive, Agricultural or Heavy Equipment Industry required;
    ·        Any ASQ Certification (CQE, CQA, CMQ/OE, CRE, etc.) is desirable;
    ·        Six Sigma Green/Black Belt and Problem Solving experience a plus;

Additional Skills / Abilities:

  •    Strong manufacturing, process, quality systems and root cause analysis/countermeasure experience required – best if dealing with suppliers directly.
  •    Demonstrated experience in problem solving (8-D Methodology) in manufacturing processes with emphasis on Six Sigma (DMAIC) methods.
  •    Knowledgeable and hands on experience in application of Lean and Six Sigma (or alternative advanced problem solving methods) including: Value Stream Mapping, Cpk/Ppk, GR&R, SPC, Control Plans Sampling Plans, Kaizen, 5S, Statistical Analysis, SMED, 5 Why’s, Root Cause Analysis, 8D, QFD, Error Proofing, FMEA, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Pareto Analysis, etc.
  •    Solid interpersonal communication skills needed to communicate to all levels. Frequent meetings with Company Executives and VPs.
  •    Demonstrated technical experience and commodity expertise in: metal fabrication (stamping, machining, welding, etc.), electronics, vehicle interiors and Assembly processes in general.
  •    Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

MCI offers excellent salary and a world-class benefits package which includes: Medical, dental, vision insurances; 401k with company match program; paid vacation/holidays and much more.

Pre-employment drug test and background screen required.

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Pro QC Jr. Technical Supervisor, Pro QC International, McHenry, IL

Pro QC International

Job Title: Junior Technical Supervisor

Location: McHenry, IL 60050

Hours: FT Monday through Friday 9am to 5:30pm

Compensation: Competitive Salary + Health Benefits (Benefits provided after 3 month probation period)

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Communicates to Account Managers about the feasibility of a service according to availability.
  • Estimates man-days to assign for a service job. Provides this information to Account Managers for quotation purposes.
  • Verifies factory measuring / testing capabilities to ensure that product inspection / test can be performed.
  • Ensures that measuring equipment are under valid calibration at the time of inspection.
  • Develops Inspection Checklists.
  • Prepares work for jobs and makes sure that the inspector and/or auditor understands and has all technical documents needed to perform the service.
  • Keeps frequent communication with inspectors on site to make sure of the implementation of inspection at factory side.
  • Reviews inspection reports for accuracy and completeness, and assures that all input data to be viewed by the client is complete, not ambiguous, and meets the clients’ needs to make prompt decisions.
  • Monitors on site quality performance of inspectors and auditors according to defined schedule.
  • Investigates the root cause of quality issues, and implements defined corrective actions.


  • Minimum Bachelors Degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering discipline that is closely related.
  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Office – Desire experience in one or more statistical programs utilized by the company – Experience w/ Photoshop is preferable.
  • Possesses demonstrated experience in some of the following areas such as plastic injection molding, electrical and pneumatic hand tools, Bicycles and exercise equipment, electrical and electronic products and various consumer products.
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical documents related to industries listed above
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience of international standards applied to evaluate product conformity: UL, ISO, CSA, CE, etc.
  • Good command in theory and practice of sampling plans, particularly ANSI Z1.4.
  • Organized, good verbal and written communication skills, proven leadership and ability to work well with others, ability to work independently, systematic problem solver, etc.
  • Flexibility to travel when necessary
  • Contact: Jennifer Stepniowski, MBA, CMQ/OE, ASQ Fellow Regional Director, North America | Pro QC International
  • Cell: +1-813-428-3277 – Office: 1+813-252-4770

Program Manager, Gogo Inc., Chicago, IL


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation
  • As Program Manager at Gogo, you will be responsible for the full program lifecycle of major technology Aerospace programs from initial inception through rollout and launch. The Program Manager will not only manage the program life cycle but also become an technical expert at the systems level within Gogo; gain exposure to various levels of  the company while partnering with internal organizations to bring Gogo’s technology roadmap to market.The Program Manager will manage all aspects of program delivery of large scale technical capabilities that includes project plans, resources, and budget. This position will interface directly with all technology teams, vendors and internal Airline Partners and requires someone with track record of managing large, complex technical programs from concept through delivery in a rapidly changing fast paced environment.The ability to work with cross functional teams in a matrixed environment is key.  Also, crucial is ability to identify and mitigate potential risks, ensure timely delivery and meet strategic objectives.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Manage overall program plan – ensuring tracking to strategic deliverables.
    • Supporting relationship with engineering teams, their vendors, product team, internal Airline representatives, finance, legal, supply chain and operations to manage interdependencies
    • Frame issues, leverage strategic priorities and drive project team towards the best path forward.
    • Hold regular cross-functional program review meetings to review and update projects logistics, schedule, and objectives. Assure early problem identification and implementation of corrective action.
    • Participate in negotiation of vendor contracts/changes, statements of work, request for proposals and proposal evaluation.
    • Interpret, translate, and flow down program requirements into the Program Plan. Identify & manage risk and opportunities to meet program objectives. Monitor compliance with program master plans and schedules, including milestones and performance.
    • Ensure all program plans are up-to-date and complete with respect to schedule, cost estimations, and status;
    • Lead negotiations with program core team and stakeholders on significant future improvements or changes., research lessons-learned, and best practices;
    • Review program proposals and plans to determine technical practicality, funding limitation, business implications, procedures for accomplishing programs, resources requirements and technical coordination meeting, providing technical input as required.
    • Provide timely reports to ensure an understanding of the program performance. Prepare interim and completion program reports.
    • Take a proactive stance by developing contingency plans for potential risks
    • Ensure pertinent written records are maintained that document all agreements for the programs.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field
    • 10-15 year of experience in managing Aerospace / Airline programs
    • Knowledge of FAA certification process and experience with deployment of LRUs in a commercial aviation environment a must (retrofit or OEM)
    • Knowledge of OEM supplier requirements for becoming and maintaining an approved vendor a plus.
    • Wireless Telecommunication experience is a plus.
    • Leadership role with direct management of project managers a plus.
    • Knowledge of FAA equivalent global certification processes ideal (eg DGAC, EASA, ANAC)
    • Extensive practical knowledge of program management theory, concepts, theory of constraints, critical path methodology program risk management, program scope management, program management lifecycle
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities
    • Practical problem solving and strategic thinking skills, critical thinker, and self-starter
    • Superior communications skills with all levels of employees and both internal and external customers-including presentations, negotiations, and written reports
    • Experience in both start-ups and consolidated companies is preferred
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining view on the strategic direction and being as detailed as needed. Willing and able to get down in the details “to make things happen”
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with demanding schedule constraints and technically challenging programs
    • Lead program teams composed of multi-disciplined, matrix personnel to ensure realization of program objectives
    • Apply:

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Quality Engineer, Gogo Inc., Broomfield, Colorado


Position at Gogo Business Aviation

The Gogo Business Aviation Manufacturing & Supply Chain Quality Engineer is part of the Quality team working cohesively with multiple cross functional internal departments, including Production, Supply Chain, and Engineering, as well as with external suppliers.  In this hands-on position, you will have a foundation in printed circuit board assembly methods, troubleshooting, and process optimization, as well as practical experience in sheet metal fabrication, and cable harness assembly.  This technical background will enable you to be successful in handling multiple projects from new product development materials quality to sustaining materials quality.  This role supports all supplier management and quality key initiatives and implementation of a focused continual improvement strategy for areas of responsibility.  The role is key in ensuring that outsourced materials and sub-assemblies meet the defined specifications, quality standards, and regulatory requirements.  We are looking for a self-starter that will work well under limited supervision, someone who thrives in a collaborative culture with a diverse group of people, and someone who is passionate about quality!


How will you make a difference?

  • Gathers and translates engineering defined product requirements into manufacturing methods and processes for suppliers.  Assures products produced by suppliers conform to established requirements and standards through appropriate vendor audit, inspection, and test activities.
  • Supports the Gogo Supply Chain Team in evaluating supplier quality process and performance capabilities in alignment with Gogo requirements and compliance to requirements defined in AS9100, ensuring that suppliers have the necessary information and facilities to consistently deliver products meeting design requirements on time to Gogo.  As needed, the candidate will assist with conducting First Article Inspections and/or Conformity Inspections.
  • Resolves manufacturing and quality issues by facilitating interaction between suppliers and various internal departments and identifying and applying solutions from acquired technical expertise as a result of previous work history as a manufacturing and/or process development engineer in printed circuit board assembly, sheet metal fabrication, and/or cable harness assembly.
  • Maintains supplier monthly performance key performance indicators (KPIs); analyzes and reviews trending data; and actively engages suppliers in identification of true root cause(s) and corrective action(s).


  •  Bachelor of Science or higher degree in mechanical and/or electrical engineering.
  • 7 – 10 years’ work experience directly responsible for process, product, or manufacturing quality engineering.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%.  Domestic and international.

Required Skills, Experience and Talents

  • Has basic practical experience with good manufacturing practice (GMP) and methods in mechanical and electronic manufacturing environments.  Must have effective demonstration of hands on experience in engineering design, manufacturing, and process capability analysis, including the ability to effectively evaluate, understand, and communicate impacts due to changes in process, engineering requirements, and supplier limitations.  This includes demonstrated experience with manufacturing methods and practices related to Surface Mount Technology (SMT), related supporting functions in accordance with IPC-A-610, manufacturing methods and practices related to machining, sheet metal fabrication, and special process welding and finishing.
  • Experience working in a company that has implemented and maintains a certified ISO 9001 and / or AS9100 Quality Management System.  Must possess a basic understanding of the standards and be able to apply them on a practical level and be able to identify and interpret effective implementation at each supplier, as applicable.
  • Practical knowledge and ability to interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).  Proficient in interpreting engineering drawings to ANSI Y 14.5.  Proficient with geometry and trigonometry (machine shop math).
  • Ability to work and communicate collaboratively, effectively, and expressively with all cross functional departments to develop a team atmosphere and arrive at a mutually beneficial agreed path forward for all issues.
  • Strong attention to detail, follow through, and task organizational skills with focus to deliver against deadlines.
  • Self-driven and enthusiastic to achieve defined goals and metrics, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Proficient computer skills with office software applications and a proven ability to use basic data analysis tools.
  • Effective teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Professional appearance, team friendly, and approachable, as well as a sense of humor.

Preferred Skills, Experience and Talents

  • American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer certification.
  • AS9100 Certified lead auditor qualification.
  • Experience with NADCAP, Counterfeit Mitigation and Prevention, IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, industry material specifications, special process specifications.
  • Understands basic metrology tools and inspection methods.  Able to evaluate suitability of supplier implemented inspection plans.
  • Proficient in practical understanding and application of risk analysis techniques including Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and Process Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (PFMEA), and demonstrated practical experience in effectively leading others through structured problem solving exercises.


Quality Inspector III, G&W Electric, IL

Position Title: Inspector III (QA)  Grade: H06   FLSA:  Non-exempt;

1st Shift /  Range:  $16.69 – $22.59

General Summary: Inspect component parts and completed product for conformance to process controls using visual inspection and various measuring tools of advanced complexity

 Essential Functions:

  • Perform final and incoming inspections
  • Assist in evaluation of non-conforming components
  • Perform internal process audits as required, report all findings
  • Position has the authority to “shut down” non-conforming processes after notifying Supervisor
  • Analyze and report on materials, processes and products
  • Communicate drawing discrepancies to Engineering
  • Participate in customer inspections as needed
  • Assist team members in preparing and entering NCRs (Non-Conformance Reports)
  • Write Customer Improvement Initiative (CII) for audits and assist employees who wish to report a problem requiring corrective action for repetitive problems
  • Report violations of ISO standard to the Quality Manager
  • Participate in prototype review process for all newly developed products as needed
  • Assist in the dimensional analysis of components to help identify potential quality issues
  • Responsible (along with team members from product engineering, manufacturing engineering and production) for the creation/implementation of process control charts for all critical processes Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Contribute to team effort by training others in performance of inspection tasks as needed
  • Inspect all work prior to passing it on to the next operation
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret complex drawings, schematics, bills of material, wiring and ladder diagrams required
  • Must have basic computer skills in MS Word and Excel Experience using an ERP system desirable
  • Ability to utilize mechanical inspection measuring tools and CMM machine
  • Thorough knowledge or Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Must be able to understand and apply elements of corrective and preventive actions


  • Associated degree in Quality discipline or equivalent work experience and skill development required
  • 2+ years experience performing technical work in a manufacturing environment
  • ASQ CQT certification preferred

Physical Demands: (The work is classified as Medium – Heavy Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles) Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

Lifting Demands ·         Lift up to 60 lbs on an occasional basis floor to waist

·         Lift up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis floor to chest

·         Carry up to 50 lbs on an occasional basis up to 25 feet

·         Push/pull up to 100 lbs on an frequent basis

Postural Demands ·         Standing – continuous

·         Walking – frequent

·         Bending/stooping – frequent

·         Squatting/kneeling – frequent

·         Lifting – frequent

·         Sitting – occasional

Miscellaneous Demands ·         Griping, manipulation, fingering – frequent

·         Variable hand/power tool use – frequent

·         Two-person lifting tasks using assistive devices for lifting, pulling and pushing including hand trucks, pallet jacks, and hoists

Customer Satisfaction/Safety/Quality/Environmental:

  • Our goal is to provide a world-class service to our customers by delivering defect-free products on time to both our internal and external customers Your comments and suggestions are an integral part of our success
  • Responsible for ensuring that quality systems function effectively and products meet customer requirements
  • Responsible for following safety and environmental rules and regulations
  • Responsible for ownership of his/her own safety and that of their coworkers
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment
  • Making certain potential hazards are identified and corrected in a timely manner
  • Responsible and empowered to make the decisions and take the necessary actions that are required to fulfill the quality policy
  • Responsible for the quality of his/her work
  • Conform to G&W’s Environmental Management System (EMS) and comply with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Contribute to continual improvement of activities, products and services that will help prevent pollution, reduce waste and protect our environment
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