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Tracking Code BMT-19-0548-F
Job Code 19-0548
Posting Title Supplier Quality Assurance
Post Date 5/17/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 25%
City Plano
State TX
Country US

Bowhead Manufacturing seeks an experienced Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) professional in Plano, Texas. Focus would be responsible developing, maintaining and supporting supplier quality assurance efforts to ensure that products and services meet drawing and purchase order specification requirements for all purchased components and assemblies.

Primary responsibility includes quality engineering tasks associated with supply chain quality assurance in support of new product introduction, current product supply chain maintenance, supplier oversight, and strategic supplier selection.

Effective quality assurance incorporates a combination of process and product audits that manage external and internal checks and focus on supplier management, quality conformity of the product through lifecycle production, equipment quality check, and pre-shipment inspections. The SQA process is collaborative to ensure the supplier's offerings meet the agreed-upon requirements with minimum inspection or modification. Using a combination of best practices/processes and audits focused on supply management and quality conformity of the vendor's product, the Supplier Quality Assurance Specialist performs the following essential functions:

• Leads the incoming inspection department and drives key improvements with suppliers.

• Review and provide input for supplier selection activities including supplier evaluation, quality systems audits, new purchase order supplier kick-offs and coordinating supplier process capability programs for new and current production components, assemblies, and special processes.

• Develop quality plans for new product introduction that include general and by part number Purchase Order flow downs, First Article Inspections, Source Inspections, supplier production sample inspections, incoming inspection plans, etc.

• Define inspection processes, requirements, frequency and sampling.

• Develop suppliers to assure successful achievement of Bowhead supplier quality metrics by ensuring suppliers understand contract compliance, engineering documentation, FAI process, nonconformance and RCCA process, workmanship standards, etc.

• Review and Approve supplier first article inspections and lead on-site audits, evaluate prototypes, and review and approve supplier corrective actions.

• Lead failure analysis activities, compile data and reduce product failure modes.

• Ensure timely processing of any product non-conformances found at inspection.

• Identify and eliminate the cost of quality drivers.

• Certify supplier and sub-tier supplier special processes.

• Drive CAPA associated with poor product quality through the supply chain to insure that any findings or non-conformances are addressed.

• Summarize and present product quality data to management team.
Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field and a minimum of five years of appropriate industry experience.

• ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (preferred).

• DoD contractor experience, specifically in a manufacturing environment, highly desired.

• Proficient technical expertise and knowledge including precision machining of components, sheet metal fabrication, component special processes.

• Experience in ISO 9001 / AS9100 Standards and Audits, 6 Sigma tools, Statistics is required. Certified quality auditor preferred.

• Ability to read blue prints and understand industry and military specifications.

• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication, writing and computer skills.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: At this time, a security clearance is not a requirement for this position but Bowhead reserves the right to amend that requirement based on contract modifications. US Citizenship is a requirement for working with DoD classified information.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification.  In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed.  Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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