Supplier Quality Engineer - Manufacturing


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  50945
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring quality processes and standards are in place and followed in the manufacturing and procurement of Stratasys systems and consumables. 


In this role you will lead and ensure production and quality requirements are communicated and understood, resolve quality-related concerns to customers, conducts supplier and internal assessments and oversight activities, and supports verification/validation activities.


\What you will be doing:

  • Responsible as the key liaison between operations, suppliers, and the customer, ensuring that overall specifications, quality/regulatory requirements, and expectations are met for all purchased product
  • Perform quality system, process, product audits, and surveys to ensure that all suppliers are meeting SSYS business requirements including flow down and quality standards 
  • Drive defect containment and assure problem resolution in a timely manner for component or material quality issues impacting production lines and external customer
  • Develop inspection methods and plans, test method validation, and component capability assessments supporting component specification development and the identification of critical features
  • Lead risk management activities, including the development and implementation of FMEAs, process control plans, and quality agreements
  • Support suppliers in the development, approval and execution of process validation protocols and reports for critical processes

As a part of Stratasys, this position requires access to information and/or technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 


Must have for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering or equivalent 
  • Production environment  with complex high-technology hardware and software-based
  • Knowledge of APQP/PPAP methodologies
  • Understanding of Lean methodologies and green belt in Six Sigma 
  • Excellent statistical/analytical skills for problem-solving with the ability to teach/coach others
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively to accomplish objectives
  • Must understand and be able to apply the elements of corrective and preventive actions, including root cause analysis, failure mode, and effects analysis (FMEA), and the control of nonconforming material.
  • Good engineering practices including documentation, engineering change control, reporting, and cost/benefit analysis


Nice to have:

  • PowerPoint and presentation skills
  • Project Management Certification
  • 1-3 years experience with electricity commodities – CCA’S, motors, electromechanical, IPC-610, IPC-620
  • 1-3 years experience with mechanical commodities – Sheet metal, injection molding, machining
  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • Certified Quality Auditor


Travel required: 10%


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.


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Eden Prairie, MN

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis