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Wenger Corporation Supplier Quality Engineer in Owatonna, Minnesota

Job Details Job Location Corporate Headquarters - Owatonna, MN Description Wenger Corporation is a privately held, leading manufacturer of high-quality music education, performing arts and athletic products. Choosing between working for a large or small company can require some unfortunate trade-offs. Wenger Corporation is the sweet spot you didn\'t believe was possible. As a 550-employee, international market leader, we provide the generous benefits and wellness programs you need, the opportunities for development and advancement you desire, and the corporate growth you rely on. And we by wrap it all in a family-owned, small-company culture where your voice is heard, your name is known, and your impact is felt. Blending the best of big and small companies. That\'s Wenger Corporation. Our team in Owatonna, MN is seeking a Global Quality Engineer who will provide internal teams with technical assistance in quality engineering, inspection/verification, and issue identification and resolution. This Global Quality Engineer is the primary quality leader in support or our internationally sourced components and finished goods and will travel in support of those suppliers and products. At a minimum you\'ll need: Technical degree in related areas (quality assurance, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering) or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Demonstrated knowledge of and skills in the use of inspection/measurement/test equipment/metrology Excellent blueprint reading skills Demonstrated math/statistical background with a strong numbers aptitude It\'d be great if you also have: Three to five (3-5) years of quality assurance, engineering, or related manufacturing experience Knowledge of ERP systems (Epicor) Knowledge of Solidworks Knowledge Minitab or other statistical software Knowledge of hardware/technical expertise As a Global Quality Engineer a typical day might include: Performing data collection, statistical analysis, report generation, and supplier trip reports Representing the Quality Assurance department in Product Development Teams and Quality/Productivity Teams Maintaining non-conforming material database entries and cost analysis for assigned suppliers Initiating and maintaining inspection procedures internally and with suppliers as needed Supporting the global procurement team during off-hours as needed Travelling to foreign suppliers 2-4 times annually to support processes, quality improvement, and product reviews Supporting First Article processing and inspection for new supplier, parts, or substantive changes Reviewing ECOs/drawings prior to release on assigned product groups Providing leadership and support to the Receiving/Quality department as necessary Providing training of other team members in statistical methods, quality improvement tools, and metrology Recommending new methods to increase efficiency or new equipment for either inspection or production at suppliers Developing and helping source necessary inspection tools, equipment, and fixtures Supporting daily continuous process improvement and Lean initiatives by maintaining Gemba board metrics, gathering and analyzing data to identify and lead improvements in their areas of responsibility. Assisting with global supplier selection, analysis, evaluation, performance metrics, and development Benefit offerings include: Paid Time Off 9 Paid Holidays Generous Profit Sharing Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Spending Accounts HSA, FSA, DCFSA Company Paid Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match Company Paid Life Insurance Supplemental Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program Put your passion to work in an exciting, rewarding industry that inspires innovation today! Wenger Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer All qualified Candidates are Encouraged to Apply