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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016


Newark, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Specializing in precision machining and metal fabrication, our Sanmina Newark, California facility has 15 years experience in both precision and large format solutions for industrial, semiconductor, clean technology and oil & gas markets.

We provide comprehensive engineering and test capabilities: from in-house and hydrostatic leak-testing of medium and large format vacuum chambers to machining of precision stainless steel mechanisms.

We have the capacity to machine components up to 3 meters. Our metal fabrication services include grinding, vacuum welding, heat treating, plating and anodizing. We can process many advanced materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, plastics, ferrous-nonferrous and other exotic alloys.

The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer will review and provide input for supplier selection activities including supplier evaluation and quality systems audits. Will coordinate supplier process capability programs for new components, processes, assemblies or purchased finished goods. Working directly with suppliers in meeting customer s requirements per drawings, performing audits and reviewing processes when allowable.

Essential Functions:
*Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision, reliability and accuracy of products and processes of suppliers.
*Ensures that project and/or process control documentation is compliant with requirements and/or contracts.
*Coordinates with customers and suppliers relating to quality performance, trends, and corrective action.
*Verifies compliance and effectiveness of the quality system by conducting supplier audits and surveys.
*Initiates programs to manage and improve supplier performance.
*Works with suppliers to refine and enhance products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to assure quality of goods and services provided.
*Will be responsible for ensuring that nonconforming material is dispositioned in a timely manner, in addition to analyzing defect trends in order to initiate appropriate corrective action.
*Responsible for the specification and validation of inspection tools and gauges for suppliers.
*Integral participant in all design reviews; reviews and approves all Supplier Quality Requirement Plans (SQR s) and develops follow-up plans after implementation.
*Will perform Quality Systems and Process Audits of current suppliers including reporting, follow-up and closure of non-conformances.
*Experience in working with FMEAS, Process Control Plans, Cpks, Gage R&R, statistical methods and detailed records and logs / charts of data.
*Experienced in working with suppliers, data charts for KPIs, audits and corrective actions.

*7+ years of experience working in the machining industry preferably as a QE or SQE.
*B. S. in Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering or related field preferred.
*Experienced in Quality Assurance practices, ISO 9001, AS 9100, SSQA, and TQM.
*Experienced in working with suppliers, data charts for KPIs, audits and corrective actions.
*Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential.
*Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
*Previous experience working in an ITAR compliant environment is a plus.

Sanmina is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe that diversity is critical to our success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Sanmina-SCI Corporation is an independent provider of customized, integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS). It provides these services primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), in the communications, computing and storage, multimedia, industrial and semiconductor capital equipment, defense and aerospace, medical, and automotive industries.

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