OSI Systems, Inc

  • Supplier Quality Engineer

    Location UK-Stoke-on-Trent
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/22/2018 11:38 AM)
    Rapiscan Systems Ltd
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  • Overview

    Rapiscan Systems is an industry leader in detection technology, providing cargo and vehicle inspection systems and services for ports, borders, military, high-threat facilities, and checkpoints to help customers combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration, and trade fraud.  We offer a broad array of scanning system configurations that leverage low-, medium-, and high-energy X-ray technology—or multiple X-ray technologies—to address each customer’s unique security application requirements. Our commitment to excellence in imaging performance, innovative design, and uncompromising quality ensures our solutions consistently deliver best-in-class imaging, high reliability, and operator satisfaction, to help customers find threats and contraband with ease and confidence.


    The post holder will establish a measure of suppliers’ ability to perform to Rapiscan requirements and otherwise meet them. Investigate, analyse and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analysing defect trends and leading continuous improvement projects.


    This candiadte may spend 50% of their time as Supplier Quality Engineer and 50% as Quality Engineer as the varying business needs dictate, so this role requires an individual with a high degree of flexibility.



    • Work with Purchasing to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and that appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented
    • Maintain and update critical supplier audit system and schedule
    • Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardisation, waste elimination, and continuous improvement
    • Monitor, communicate and improve key supply chain KPI’s, including Supplier OTD (Past due), DPPM and waste
    • Establish specific short / long term supplier quality goals
    • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non‐conformances
    • Work to resolve supplier technical issues in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply
    • Develop long‐term supplier relationships and generate and implement cost reduction ideas
    • Aide Manufacturing in the evaluation and qualification of new supplier materials/services following a defined new product development process or engineering change process
    • Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting Rapiscan requirements. Projects may include: process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6‐Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events
    • Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base
    • Communicate engineering and manufacturing specifications to supplier technical teams
    • Actively manage suppliers to ensure there are no regressions with the implementation of new processes
    • Travel to supplier locations to resolve quality problems
    • Assure compliance to all applicable legal requirements pertaining to the environmental aspects and impacts.
    • Work to help achieve the performance goals established in the environmental measurement areas.
    • Offer suggestions that can lead to improved environmental performance whenever possible
    • Uphold the company’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, and Teamwork
    • Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the company’s Code of Ethics and Conduct
    • It is the responsibility of every employee to report to their manager or a member of senior management any quality problems or defects in order for corrective action to be implemented and to avoid recurrence of the problem
    • Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.


    • Must have a positive proactive attitude to work, be self motivated, and have good literacy, numeracy and communication skills.
    • Solid experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer or Quality Engineer in an Engineering Environment (preferably automotive or aerospace)
    • Experience with ISO 9001, AS9100 and ISO14001 standards
    • Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Understanding of project management (experience preferred)
    • Knowledge of various quality system methodologies 8D, Lean, 5 Why’s, Pareto Analysis, Six Sigma, 8-D, DFMEA,
    • PFEMA, PPAP, etc. preferred
    • Be able to function independently of direct supervision
    • Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing and the ability to travel abroad
    • Trained External Auditor to ISO9000 and ISO14001
    • Lead Auditor training is preferred
    • Proficient at interpreting Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Drawings.
    • Clean driving Licence and own vehicle with business class insurance.

    OSI Systems, Inc. has three operating divisions: (a) Security, providing security and inspection systems, turnkey security screening solutions and related services; (b) Healthcare, providing patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology and anesthesia systems; and (c) Optoelectronics and Manufacturing, providing specialized electronic components and electronic manufacturing services for original equipment manufacturers with applications in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial markets, among others.


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