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Supplier Quality Engineer - Plant/Manufacturing


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review and process supplier related Non-Conformances for validity and initiates immediate containment actions based on the level of risk.
  • Lead and implement containment actions for major Non-Conformances ensuring impact to production is minimal.
  • Coordinate Supplier sorting activities onsite with involvement from Crown Purchasing and Manufacturing.
  • Work directly with the supplier on defect and non-conformance resolution through a formal supplier corrective action response.
  • Lead on reviewing corrective actions and collaborate with Commodity Supplier Quality Engineers on methods to verify corrective actions are effective towards preventing reoccurrences.
  • Work closely with the Manufacturing Quality, Purchasing, and Engineering departments to assist the Supplier with developing a permanent correction action plan, when required.
  • Ability to review or generate a robust PFMEA to prevent or eliminate the potential of non-conforming product being produced by the supplier.
  • Systematically escalate and properly communicates based on the urgency and severity of Non-Conformances.
  • Engage Commodity Supplier Quality Engineer to initiate development activities for suppliers that repeatedly impact production due Non-Conformances of purchased components.
  • Ability to present supplier performance data for Management and Cross functional team review
  • Use statistical data tools when applicable to assist with problem solving and prevent reoccurrences of issues.


Other Responsibilities may include:

  • Supplier On-boarding – Assist with the supplier onboarding process using onsite audit tools and other applicable QMS tools.
  • When required, participate in Design Reviews with Advanced Quality Engineers, Advanced Manufacturing Engineers, and Sourcing Specialist to understand functional requirements of the purchased component and uses that data to ensure supplier is capable of meeting requirements.
  • Assist with supplier teardowns and product return. 


  • Associate's Degree with at least five years' of experience is required.
  • ASQ or equivalent Certified Quality Engineer and/or Supplier Quality Professional certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills are required.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering prints and drawings.
  • Knowledge of quality inspection tools and techniques are strongly preferred.
  • Travel as required


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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