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Supply Chain Engineer

  • Location:
    San Diego, California
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A Supply Chain Engineer job in San Diego, California is available through Modis. The person in this role develops new products and ensures the consistent delivery of quality parts, materials, and services by suppliers. The Supply Chain Engineer qualifies suppliers and products, according to company standards and industry best practices. They will be responsible for leveraging supplier technology and process capabilities into design projects.

Supply Chain Engineer job responsibilities include:

Assists with the complete technical management of assigned products in the Supply Chain, including supporting the supplier selection process, the introduction of new products to the supply base, managing change control of items in the supply base, distribution and interpretation of specifications and drawings, and assurance that all requirements are met by the supplier throughout their processes, when received and throughout their lifecycle.
Defines and monitors incoming quality inspection requirements of components and subsystems, and supporting incoming inspection with technical guidance on testing or inspection issues.
Facilitates the resolution of supplier related technical issues within products, whether discovered in the Field, in Manufacturing, or at the supplier or their supply chain.
Responsible for creation and driving approval of technical qualification plans after gaining guidance from senior staff members. Manages qualification plans from cradle to grave; from planning to generation of samples to component level through system level testing. Responsible for technical data driven recommendation based on results of qualification plan.
Supports the corrective action process with suppliers to identify and resolve the root cause of the problem.
Provides input and reviews technical documentation for RFP’s/RFQ’s and technical contract issues.
Establishes and/or maintains a system of metrics to continually monitor measurable supplier performance. If needed, develops and trains a cross sectoral process and reporting structure to drive continuous supplier quality improvement.
Maintains regular visits and/or communication with suppliers to address and resolve any quality, process or quality issues in “real time”, and reports on the status of these areas to management on a regular and timely basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Self-starter – plenty of initiative, picking up tasks and challenges pro-actively.
Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications, Industry specific standards (ie. AQC, IPC, Mil Specs, ANSI, ASTM, etc), and knowledge of change control methods and processes.
Demonstrated use of statistical and process control methods (Six Sigma desired).
Specific knowledge of Measurement System Analysis (MSA-GRR, Correlation, Gage Management, etc.) strongly preferred.
Introductory knowledge of MS Project.
Understands and has experience applying basic Lean Manufacturing principles in a low volume / high mix environment.
Bachelor of Science, degree in Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Structured Problem Solving Training (such as DMAIC) or equivalent experience desired.
Experience in Procurement Engineering, Quality Assurance, and/or in the field of Supplier Quality Engineering, Manufacturing and/or Process Engineering in Contract Manufacturing environment is a plus.

If you are interested in this Supply Chain Engineer job in San Diego, California then please click APPLY NOW. If you have questions about the position or would like more information please contact Ali Baldwin at 858-410-3936 or by email at

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