Neapco Components

Supplier Development Engineer

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Named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Crain’s Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine, Neapco designs, manufactures and distributes OEM driveline products for automotive and non-automotive applications throughout the globe. To guarantee high-performance but competitively priced products, we combine low-cost sourcing of materials, innovative in-house design, efficient production and quality assurance processes with high quality people. 

Neapco recognizes that our team members are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, drug-free workplace fostering respect and ethical treatment. Unlawful discrimination in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability or any similar protected status is strictly prohibited. In return for their expertise and shared commitment to our goals, we offer our team members competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Neapco is currently seeking to fill the position of full-time Sales & Marketing Coordinator. This position is based out of our Farmington Hills, Michigan Global Headquarters and Technical Center. Compensation dependent upon qualifications.

Job Code: Supplier Development Engineer
Posted On: Monday, 4th February 2019
Shift: 1st
Location: Beatrice, Nebraska
501 Sargent Street, Beatrice, NE 68310
Job Type:
Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description:

  • Partner with Neapco global divisions to identify, develop, quote, launch, and maintain supply base that aligns with global sourcing strategy. 
  • Lead new program launches with supply base insuring alignment with their APQP process and Neapco requirements.
  • Participate in supplier PPAP process, validating accuracy of all quality documentation and process data.
  • Validate and approve supplier changes, manufacturing processes, and quality systems.
  • Provide technical assistance in developing quality systems and other support as needed, partnering with suppliers to improve quality performance.
  • Support Neapco division and supply base through containment, root cause analysis, and long term corrective actions during critical delivery or quality issues.
  • Lead global divisions in identification, tracking and implementation of supplier related cost reduction objectives.
  • Manage global supplier database, performance and scorecard systems, as well as required corrective actions.
  • Develop, improve and document standardized global supplier development processes.
  • Support efforts to identify and qualify new suppliers.
  • Ensure suppliers obtain or maintain applicable certifications (i.e. TS16949, CQI9, etc.)
  • Understand part characteristics, processes, and required process controls to monitor and achieve required specifications.

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of Supplier Development experience in automotive components, preferably driveline or similar products and processes.
  • Process areas of special emphasis include castings, forgings, heat treat, precision machining, injection/blow molding, spline forming (pressing, rolling, broaching), painting and assembly.
  • Ability to read blueprints and determine product specifications.
  • Complete understanding of APQP process and documents.
  • Audit experience/certification in TS/ISO/QS/VDA/CQI.
  • Good understanding of statistics, especially related to process capability and gage/measurement system validation.
  • Excellent problem solving skills (Six Sigma certification a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment, within time constraints, and support emergency response teams.
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Experience in ERP (SAP and/or Plex) a plus.
  • 1-2 weeks travel per month required.

Education:  Bachelor's Degree required, Engineering major preferred.