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  • Award Winning Manufacturer of Consumer Products
  • World Leader in outdoor products


  • Comprehensive Benefits  and Salary Program
  • Chance to be part of a proud team manufacturing award winning products recognized world wide

The Supplier Quality Engineer is a key member of the Quality team with primary responsibilities for APQP activities and PPAP for new projects, continuous improvement of vendors and suppliers of materials, products and / or services.  This individual is the technical liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and our suppliers.  

  • Lead APQP and Continuous Improvement Activities.
  • Audit suppliers for conformance to quality requirements and identify opportunities and weaknesses in processes, delivery, and requirements…and to develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Regular communication with vendors to develop, implement and document improvements, drive SCAR’s to closure. Organize and track issues to ensure or improve timely progress on supplier deliverables.
  • Responsible for leading problem solving, root cause analysis and skill development at suppliers using Six Sigma tools such as statistical data analysis, Fishbone, 5-Why, 8D, etc.
  • Provide guidance and direction in the use of Quality Systems and tools such as Process Flow diagrams, PFMEA, Work Instructions, Control Plans, SPC, and MSA techniques.


  • Smaller sized city located about 45 minutes southeast from the capital city of Columbia and just over an hour northeast of Charleston SC
  • Cost of living is 8% lower than the average cost of living in the US with housing being a particular bargain at 27% below the national average


  • BS degree in Quality, Mechanical Engineering, Business or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years Supplier Quality Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Metals Background
  • SQ certification CQE, CMQ/QE strongly preferred
  • Willingness to travel 10 – 25% with occasional international travel
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Experience.  (Six Sigma Black Belt Preferred)
  • Knowledge of GD&T & SPC
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in machining, stamping, welding, castings, forging and/or assembly operations.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001
  • Competency in drawing interpretation, spreadsheet analysis database research, and presentation skills
  • Dedication to continuous improvement quality improvement

Salary : $70,000 – $85,000

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