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Supplier Quality Engineer

Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Responsible for the quality of purchased items including new products, new processes and current system changes to regulatory requirements. Participates in supplier development activities and interacts with suppliers to implement corrective actions, improve control plans and eliminate defects. Provides analysis of data for informing and/or problem solving.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Implements quality system procedures and recommends improvements, interacts with team members to achieve daily and long term goals; ensures procedures are followed
  2. Develops quality initiatives to attain and maintain customer satisfaction and focus.
  3. Supports the suppliers on quality activities such as Control Plan, FMEA (failure mode & effects analysis), Process Capability Study, MSA (measurement system analysis), and Checklist, etc.
  4. Provides technical expertise to purchasing function
  5. Serves as liaison between the supplier and Briggs and Stratton in quality activities which may include presenting quality trend data for the purpose of informing and problem solving, working with the suppliers on corrective action reports and verifying its effectiveness
  6. Participates in supplier development activities and interactions with suppliers, implementing corrective actions & improving control plans
  7. Prepares and provides data analysis of finished product and consumer complaint issues and recommends implementation of corrective and preventative actions for supplier improvement and elimination of defects; follows-up process improvements) as needed
  8. Performs supplier PPAP (production part approval process) and obtains project team approval
  9. Completes Suppliers’ Process Audit and Key Product Audit according to the plan, and follows up with the improvement plan.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of quality practices and procedures including Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO/QS requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of quality tools such as Statistical Process Control (SPC), Control Plans, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, MSA, Design of Experiments etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances as well as blueprint reading
  • Proficient in mechanical, or electronics, or assembly manufacturing process with solid troubleshooting skills
  • Proven ability to prepare and interpret technical information
  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, ability to solve practical problems and quality issues/problems
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English and primary language used in area of responsibility is essential
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 3 years of related experience in quality or engineering field, fundamental quality experience in machining or assembly type operations or equivalent experience preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Domestic and/or international travel as required up to 20%



Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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