Supplier Quality Engineer II

Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries
Santa Ana, California
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 22, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Company Overview:
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases is a leading provider of cryogenic pumps, heat exchangers, process systems, services, and solutions for the LNG and industrial gases industry. We are a subsidiary of Nikkiso Company Ltd, a leading industrial manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with over $1.5 B in annual revenue, 8000 + employees worldwide, and publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Job Overview:
Nikkiso ACD is an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in machinery designed to operate at cryogenic temperatures as low as - 420 degrees Fahrenheit, the boiling point of Liquid hydrogen. For over 50 years, Nikkiso ACD has specialized in centrifugal and reciprocating pumps as well as turbines for air separation. Nikkiso ACD has the most diversified product line in the industry covering nearly every application requiring pumps or turboexpanders.

This position is based at Nikkiso ACD located in Santa Ana, CA.

Supplier Quality Engineer shall support Nikkiso ACD with effective management, development and improvement of the supply chain, and ensure vendors' compliance to quality requirements of materials and services used to execute complex technical manufacturing projects. This role shall plays a critical role in executing Nikkiso ACD mission to deliver high quality products, on time and on budget. Successful candidates for this position must be proficient (least two years of experience) in Quality Inspection (Receiving Dimensional Inspection methods, tools and processes) and Material Requisition Board management, Continual Improvement processes and data analysis.

Analyze and verify supplier quality systems and production methods and procedures for manufacturing, testing and inspecting technical products.

Manage the supply chain to ensure that suppliers comply with quality standards and requirements.

Serve as a liaison between suppliers, and Nikkiso ACD Operations, Nikkiso ACD Engineering, and Quality (including Receiving Inspection).

Perform regular supplier audits, establishing schedules for reviewing quality performance, to ensure compliance and improve processes.

Manage the supplier approval process, including visiting suppliers as necessary, conducting supplier process audits, and reporting on performance and capacity metrics.

Perform visual and dimensional inspections, and document review of parts and products manufactured by suppliers.

Identify technical problems with suppliers and implement corrective actions to ensure continuity of supply chain.

Use engineering expertise to increase supplier quality reliability, and conduct capability assessments.

Monitor, communicate and improve supply chain KPI's, including supplier on time delivery and nonconformance metrics.

Implement problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances.

Initiate and track supplier corrective action requests (SCARs), communicating with suppliers to obtain effective and timely corrective actions to prevent recurrence of product defects.

Lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting internal and customer requirements.

Establish specific short/long term supplier quality goals.

Monitor activities pertaining to the completeness and current revision levels of quality production documents and assure change control and configuration management procedures.

Participate in engineering change order activities, material review boards, and change control as required to support program performance.

Experience and Education:

Engineering degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Five+ years' experience in a QA leadership, analyst, or engineer role within a manufacturing environment.

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

In depth working knowledge of IECEx ATEXISO 9001 standards.

Sound mathematical and technical skills.

Good investigative and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail.

Ability to think logically and methodically.

Good interpersonal skills and organizational skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Negotiating, supervisory and leadership skills combined with the ability to delegate.

Decision making ability coupled with the ability to work independently and proactively.

Knowledge of statistical packages and Microsoft Office systems normally required.

Previous exposure to a machine shop, foundry or sheet metal shop.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Quality System auditing and reporting experience.

Understanding of standard manufacturing and safety compliance processes.

Work Environmental and Physical Demands:

In order to perform the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls.

Overtime may be necessary as the workload dictates. This may include weekdays, weekends, nights and/or holidays

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. may be required.

Job will generally be performed in an office environment but may require travel. Conditions will vary at each location, but the conditions listed above will generally apply.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Environmental Safety Requirements

New Employee Safety Training is required by all newly hired employees, including Safety Awareness.

All safety-related training is provided and tracked by the EHS Director.

Job specific training modules deemed necessary by the employee's Manager or Director will be required of all employees on an ongoing basis.

Understanding and ability to safely work in a potentially explosive environment.

Employees are required to wear Nikkiso provided PPE as/when needed. PPEs include safety shoes, safety glasses, face shields, FR clothing, cryogenic gloves, cryogenic apron, cut resistant gloves, safety gloves, hearing protection, hard hats and dust masks. Failure to comply with Nikkiso safety requirements will result in disciplinary actions, up to and including termination.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to meet the work environmental and physical demands listed above.

Salary: $70,000.00 - $(phone number removed) annually

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Nikkiso is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.