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Supplier Quality Engineer

Adient Aerospace
California, United States
167 days ago

Adient Aerospace is a Joint Venture between Adient and Boeing. Boeing brings a deep knowledge of Aerospace, and Adient is the world�s leader in automotive seating. At Adient Aerospace, it is our mission to deliver innovative seating design through precise operational excellence, resulting in a superior customer experience. We bring the right pieces together, in precisely the right way, at precisely the right time.

Adient Aerospace is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team in Huntington Beach, California. This is an on-site role and must be based in Huntington Beach, CA. We look for highly proficient individuals who are collaborative, value diversity, enjoy working as a team, and share our passion to succeed. We invest in our employees with opportunities for professional development and we offer competitive benefits.

Are you the right piece to complete our puzzle?


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Carrys out supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier advanced product quality planning (APQP).
  • Works with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements.
  • Assists in the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks.
  • Champions improvements with suppliers using analysis and implements corrections and improvements using quality tools.
  • Visits suppliers and is heavily engaged in ensuring product conformance and craftsmanship from suppliers.
  • Facilitates root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues.
  • Performs on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues.
  • Works with the supplier directly, create correction action plans to address process failures.
  • Reviews supplier manufacturing processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities.
  • Facilitates the escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues within assigned projects and suppliers.
  • Assists the Quality Manager to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance.
  • Ensures the management of the company's quality, process and/or business improvement efforts within the Supply Chain.
  • Reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to adhere to process and prevent occurrence of any non-conformity relating to product, process or system.
  • Leads quality audits.
  • Creates craftsmanship and inspection plans and drives requirements to suppliers.
  • Participates in MRB and CCB.
  • Reviews nonconformance reports with suppliers.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.
  • Communicates efficiently throughout the shop floor and with own and customer�s management.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS � Education, Knowledge, and Experience


Experience: Job assignments will be based on experience, job opening and budget availability, and the performance level of the incumbent.

  • A minimum of 3+ years of engineering experience in a Quality environment.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office� programs, Office, and with MRP systems. Advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of quality and business systems
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge
  • Knowledge of measurement techniques
  • Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings
  • Understanding manufacturing processes

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong trouble shooting skills and communication skills.
  • Advanced Spreadsheet building and Microsoft Office Skills.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, specifications and other related literature is necessary.
  • Proficient with general quality systems and with the following tools: Process mapping, SPC, FMEA, Six Sigma, Kaizens, A3s, fishbones.


  • Traveling and visiting suppliers is a requirement.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Adient Aerospace is an �at-will� employer; employment is at the mutual consent of both the employee and the employer and may be terminated at will for any reason, with or without cause, at any time during employment with the Company.
  • As business conditions warrant a change in the operating necessities of the Company, all employees are expected to react productively and handle other essential tasks assigned now or in the future.
  • Tasks may vary slightly based on products produced at a division.


  • ASQ Quality Engineer Certificate desired


  • Direction is provided for assignments in terms of desired outcome (goals), timing and budget. Work is reviewed or measured in terms of meeting organizational objectives and schedules


  • Has no direct reports, however, the Quality Engineer is expected to lead improvement and corrective action events and provide guidance to inspection staff.


  • Develop and provide solutions to complex problems based on established precedents and are consistent with organization objectives.


  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Adient Aerospace offers competitive wages and benefits to recognize employees for their work. Actual salaries will vary depending on experience and geographic location.

Salary Range Transparency: $80,000 - $110,000 annually, depending on candidate qualifications

Featured Benefits:

  • Generous 401(K) matching with immediate eligibility and vesting
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Affordable health care plans for yourself and your family
  • And so much more!

Other Perks:

  • On-site gym
  • Free electric car charging stations.
  • Potential for growth within organization
  • Supportive workplace environment with a team-oriented culture

Adient Aerospace

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