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Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

Company Introduction 

ASCO , a privately owned and independent Belgian company, began operations as a private subcontractor in 1954. The aeronautics division started in 1979 and is currently the only group activity. Today ASCO Group is engaged in a broad range of development, engineering, manufacturing and assembly activities providing multidisciplinary subcontracting services to various aerospace programs around the world.

Asco operates from several locations, Belgium, Canada, Germany and USA, with over 1,000 employees. Asco has the ambition to be a world leader in design and manufacture of high lift devices, complex mechanical assemblies and major functional components for the aerospace industry.

Purpose of the Job

The Supplier Quality Assurnace Engineer (SQA Engineer) will follow the strategy defined by procurement and will assist in the selection of new suppliers and the development of products at (new) suppliers and will make continuous improvement activities with the key suppliers defined by the procurement strategy and must participate in the escalation process and define corrective action plans with suppliers to prevent reoccurrence of non-conformities at the suppliers in order to minimize the risk and to guarantee the OTD (On time Delivery) to production.

Job Description:

1. Supplier Selection

Assess and evaluate system and process quality of potential new suppliers in supplier selection phase in order to follow the strategy defined by Procurement.

  • perform system and process quality audits at potential new suppliers
  • support the buyer during the RFQ phase
  • compile audit reports and subsequent evaluation reports
  • follow-up on the actions from audits
  • 2. Supplier Development

    Support and manage the launch of new parts, projects or new suppliers in order to minimize the risk for Asco.

  • establish with suppliers and subcontractors the process of starting-up manufacturing of new parts
  • perform FAI (First Article Inspections)
  • monitor and manage quality performance during the start-up phase
  • for critical and major parts follow the industrialization plan of the supplier
  • 3 .  Continuous Improvement

    Continuously improve quality performance of suppliers and subcontractors in order to develop partnerships with preferred suppliers and to become the customer of choice of these suppliers.

  • identify improvement potential in suppliers quality process
  • develop continuous quality improvement plans for supplier and subcontractor manufacturing processes
  • implement and follow-up the continuous improvement programme (QIP programme) in co-operation with the buyer
  • 4. Current Business

    Control and manage process and product quality at suppliers in order to prevent potential issues

  • Perform system, process and product quality audits at suppliers
  • Compile audit reports and subsequent corrective action reports
  • Follow-up on the actions from audits
  • 5. Follow-up of production

    Manage supplier quality in production phase in order to avoid reoccurrence of problems

    Skills / Experience: 

  • Education:Industrial engineer or equal by experience
  • Languages: French, Dutch, English
  • Experience in industrial manufacturing in an (international) mechanical company is a must; previous experience in a similar quality function is an advantage
  • Thorough technical knowledge and interest, both product knowledge and process knowledge
  • Well developed analytical skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; capable to interact with senior management at suppliers
  • Flexible and efficient
  • Stress resistant
  • Takes initiative and displays a pro-active attitude
  • Open to travel (max 25%)
  • Our Offer:

    Asco offers a position in an innovative high-tech environment, using cutting-edge technologies, with a unique training policy and opportunities to develop yourself. Besides this we offer an interesting salary package with extralegal advantages.

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