Supplier Quality Engineer - Manufacturing


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  50945
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

LOCATION: Eden Prairie, MN


Make the most of our world.

Our business is truly global and our culture is eclectic and inclusive. Worldwide we employ a remarkably diverse group of very talented people. People drawn to work with us by a shared curiosity, a desire to think differently. We value people who bring with them unique cultural and professional experiences. Our business thrives on their distinctive perspectives and fresh ideas. And in every location, we challenge our employees to learn, develop and grow with us. We believe in the potential of people.


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. Supplier Quality Engineer leads and ensures 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.


Other duties and responsibilities are:

•    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. 



•    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



•    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




There’s a reason Stratasys is a world leader.

For over 30 years we’ve been pioneering 3D Printing technology, solving problems, questioning, inventing and reinventing. Continually asking, “How can we help our customers turn a great idea into a great success?”.

It’s what drives us. Because we want our customers to succeed.

We provide the best products, services and support great thinking deserves.

Giving your ideas the best possible chance of making it. Make it better. Make it with Stratasys.


Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from CAD data for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods and education industries. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct. Stratasys has over 2,000 employees, holds over 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis