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Supplier Quality Engineer

Monticello, MN
Posted on Apr 29, 2022 Full time R11633
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Supplier Quality Engineer Job Description


Perform proactive supplier quality responsibilities and supplier development actions for purchased components and assemblies to contribute to exceptional customer focus and flawless product launches. This role will be based out of our Monticello, MN facility supporting Monticello (MCO) and our Battle Ground, WA location (Portland). Expectation of Supplier Quality Engineer support at Monticello, MN will be 70% and Battleground 30% from a support standpoint.


  • Uses experience and quality engineering principles to assure the quality of supplied components
  • Uses experience and quality engineering principles to develop strategy and tools for Polaris’ supplier quality system as well as drive supply chain management continuous improvement
  • Lead cross functional teams to execute root cause problem solving of quality events and implement corrective/preventative actions
  • Actively collaborate with Suppliers, Polaris purchasing, Engineering, and Plant Quality to lower the number of supplier non-conformances (RMO) and reduce overall supplier PPM
  • Lead suppliers through the supplier performance escalation process (SPEP)
  • Promote the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and continuous improvement techniques at Polaris suppliers to reduce variability and monitor process control
  • Perform Quality System Audits at suppliers and initiate corrective actions to ensure adherence to Polaris requirements as well as drive supplier development needs
  • Review supplier process change requests (PCR) and collaborate with cross functional teams to understand the risk as well as determine requirements for validation
  • Review designs / components determined as high risk for correct identification of Key Product Characteristics (KPCs) and correct application of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing principles to ensure measurement and manufacturing feasibility
  • Collaborate with Suppliers and Polaris Engineering during design reviews to ensure Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • Assist Suppliers to maintain 100% PPAP compliance for all Preproduction builds and Production builds
  • Train suppliers to effectively execute PPAPs; APQP; and Corrective Actions on-time
  • Perform production readiness assessments at supplier facilities for high risk suppliers/components. Report readiness status and action plans on deficiencies.
  • Provide support and feedback to Business Units when determining existing supplier suitability for future business awards
  • Proactively develop improvement activity to meet the department goals for PPM and corrective action effectiveness


  • BS Degree in Engineering or Technical field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in quality engineering or manufacturing
  • Strong technical problem solving skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports and present cross functionally within and outside Polaris at all levels
  • Advanced knowledge of quality related tools including, but not limited to, SPC, APQP, 8D, PPAP, DOE, CAPA, MSA and Quality Systems
  • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships cross-functionally as well as with a diverse/global supply base
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects


  • Fast-paced office environment
  • Position will require 30% travel – Portland / Battle Ground, WA area

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.