Senior SQA External

Greer, SC 29651

Post Date: 04/17/2018 Job ID: 163277 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $36.00-44.00

HKA will offer a $2000 hiring bonus for this position.

This is a long term ongoing W2 contract position. There is no projected end date.

HKA will offer vacation pay, holiday pay, employee paid medical, dental and vision along with other perks for this position.

NO relocation assistance is offered for this position.



The SQA External coordinates and manages supplier quality systems for purchased parts worldwide.

Develops and approves new supplier’s quality and production systems to ensure that purchased parts met product specifications.

 Integral part of new product launches including both supplier and parts development for manufacturing.

Supports the Module Quality Engineer(s) in advanced quality planning activities such as: risk assessment, product and process development.

Leads launch projects after hand over to Supplier Quality Assurance ensuring compliance with specifications.

Communicates with other Plants in the worldwide Network including joint problem solving.

Executes the process series before SOP (Start of Production) with the supplier’s world-wide.

Manages the ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) releases for assigned products.

Develops new and challenging supplier's quality and production systems.

Approves and reviews the monthly supplier rating.

Executes product and process audits due to occurred errors and supplier rating results and initiates counteractions and counteraction verification.

Leads quality problem solving process for supplier related issues.

Audits the quality management system at the supplier location(s).

Validates start up ability for new parts/processes.

Manages the part approval process for assigned suppliers.

Coordinates reduction of supplier related warranty claims via Defect Eradication Process.

Participates in internal warranty reduction problem solving teams regarding purchased parts.

Will be responsible for ‘industrializing a process’ 

Performs other duties as assigned by operations supervisor.


BS degree in Engineering or related field, or 4 years of professional quality process/components experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.

Certified Quality Management (CQM) and Certified Quality Engineering (CQE) certification preferred.

6+ years (5+ years with a Master’s degree) of professional experience in the related part technology and/or processing.

Quality Computer Systems including QSYS, SPQM and SAP experience.

Advanced experience in advanced quality planning techniques including PFMEA, control planning, process flow diagramming, process auditing techniques, and PPAP

Advanced experience in advanced statistical techniques such as capability and standard deviation studies to calculate process variation

Advanced = experience with MS Word, Access, Excel, etc.

Written and verbal German skills preferred

Must have both a quality and project management background. 

Must have experience working with 8Ds, completing statistical analysis and have a very high level of organization.

Must have experience working with a new launch in a manufacturing, preferable an automotive environment. 

Must have experience working to build series tools and managing suppliers with a new facility or new process build out at an existing facility. 

Will be required to travel up to 75% of the time, locally, regionally and on rare occasion globally. 

Must be able to work autonomously as a project manager

Must have extensive process knowledge with layouts, quality and supplier management.


HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Sherry Jordan

Sherry Jordan is a senior technical recruiter with more than 10 years experience in the industry. Her advice to job seekers is to "be honest and relax. Treat your interview as if you are there to interview them to make sure you want to work for THEM."

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