Supplier Quality Engineer (Electrical)

Date: Apr 25, 2024

Location: Westpoint, GA, US, 31833

Company: Kia Georgia, Inc.

General Summary:

Responsible for reviewing current internal and external quality indicators and ensuring quality of parts provided by suppliers.

Essential Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Plan and ensure the quality of supplied parts through collaborative partnerships within the company and with suppliers, includes: Supplier Process Audits, Initial Sample Inspection Report (ISIR) review and approvals, Good Part Teardowns.
  • Production Support - Ensure the resolution of production related issues between areas , retro-fits, yard campaigns and material checks as needed.
  • Monitor, and investigate concerns related to Internal  (FTTQ, On-Line Repairs, VPC Issues, Customer Audit, etc…) and External (Dealer Claim, CS10K, RS10K, JD Power IQS, etc) quality indicators and drive continuous improvement through root cause and short-term / long-term counter measures.
  • Work within cross functional teams, assist teams when / where needed for the good of the company.
  • Strive continually for improvements and customer satisfaction in all facets of the business .
  • Prepare detailed plans, reports, and schedules for the Quality Department.
  • Implement and enforce all policies and standards .

Qualifications and Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field along with two (2) to five (5) years experience in the supplier quality engineering field within a manufacturing environment, preferably automotive, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of ICE (internal combustion engine) and Transmission is required.
  • Ability to identify and rootcause powertrain quality isssues.
  • Strong self-responsibility, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Flexible schedule to work overtime, holidays and weekends as required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Analytical problem solving and effective decision-making skills.
  • Ability to perform multi-tasks with multiple priorities within a designated time frame.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in both exercising company decisions and carrying out essential job duties that affect efficient business operations and its objectives, policies, practices, and conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.

Specialized Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access.
  • Experience with SAP system preferred.
  • Possess technical skills and knowledge of quality control systems in a fast paced manufacturing environment.  

             ·         Understand Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).

             ·         High level of knowledge in automotive part responsible                                  commodity, and ability to learn other part commodities .

Competencies Required

  • Prompt Judgement & Action
  • Problem Solving
  • Compliance
  • Concern for Quality

Nearest Major Market: Lagrange