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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Posted on Feb 15, 2023 Full time R16675
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

Position Title: Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Position Description: Perform proactive Quality Assurance responsibilities and support supplier development actions for all purchased components, systems, and whole goods that contribute to successful product launches and support existing production quality requirements. Ensure quality of supplied safety critical components, using experience and quality engineering principles. Develop strategy and tools for Polaris’ supplier quality system and supply chain management improvement with a focus on standard work. Drive Lean principles and practices with recognized impact with regards to subject matter expertise in both the Polaris’ supplier quality systems and the supply chain. Drive best practices and provide direction on the strategy development and implementation for assigned categories in alignment with the broader supply chain strategy. Conduct Supplier Training, Quality Audits, Process Audits, and Improvement Events. Execute Root Cause Problem Solving and Corrective/Preventative Action (CAPA). Collaborate with Suppliers and Polaris Engineering during design reviews to ensure Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA). Manage multiple Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) projects for critical launches and assess supplier production readiness via the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Pulse Ordering Process & Run-at-Rate. Perform Quality System Audits on suppliers and make recommendations for suitability to Polaris requirements and development needs. The position does not have any direct reports. The position is based in Wyoming, MN, but requires domestic and/or international travel up to 20% and this position entails management of the quality of components provided by suppliers that requires supplier collaboration and audits.

Position Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other related engineering field, and 5 years of work experience in manufacturing or quality engineering. Additionally, a qualified applicant’s experience must include the following: (1) Using quality related tools to execute production readiness and verify compliance to standards, as well as maintain expected product quality performance, including: QMS, SPC, APQP, 8D, PPAP, CAPA, and Quality Systems; (2) Evaluating Suppliers with Quality System/Manufacturing Process Audits, including ISO 9001/TS 16949 standards; (3) Using quality improvement tools, including Lean, Six Sigma, to improve Supplier processes and product quality; (4) Using statistical analysis software, such as Minitab, to perform problem solving and root cause identification; (5) Reviewing technical documentation related to safety critical components and communicating both verbally and in written form; (6) Developing and leading cross-functional teams to resolve Supplier-related quality issues in a diverse global supply base; (7) Investigating and resolving quality issues with all levels of internal and external employees and reporting findings to top executives; and (8) Training suppliers on quality principles and corporate procedures to drive quality excellence from suppliers. Special Requirement: Mandatory drug testing and background checks.

Position Location: 7290 Viking Boulevard East, Wyoming, MN 55092


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We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

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.