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Supplier Quality Engineer

Barrington, NJ USA

Position: Supplier Quality Engineer 
Department: Inventory Management
Reports To: Supplier Development Manager
Classification: Exempt

Brief Summary:

The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for qualification, development and maintenance of EO Barrington (EOB) third-party suppliers. The SQE works closely with the Purchasing, Product Development, and Quality Assurance teams to meet corporate and departmental goals.

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Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for developing and strengthening Supplier Management Programs
  • Continually work with suppliers to improve performance, implement process control and quality plans
  • Interact routinely with EOB Buyers and Suppliers to pro-actively improve quality of components
  • Work with Supplier Management and Product Development Teams to analyze and qualify potential suppliers
  • Develop and Maintain supplier quality metrics
    • Maintain and Report on Corrective Action Requests (CAR) trends
    • Oversee Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) process
    • Maintain and Report on Returned Material Authorizations (RMA)
  • Perform supplier Quality Systems audits and provide support for supplier Quality Systems improvements
  • Develop new work processes, new tools and functional capabilities that improve product quality 
  • Support the QA staff as needed
  • Lead and participate in problem solving and quality improvement teams throughout operation 
  • Contribute to overall technical and management team
  • Average travel: 4 weeks domestically; 2 weeks internationally
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Principles and other statistical analysis Quality Tools
  • Experience in ISO-9001 Certification in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Experience in auditing manufacturing operations
  • Experience in problem solving and quality improvement processes and teams
  • Knowledge of optical performance testing and inspection methods/equipment desired
  • Good communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Effective team/interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • US Citizenship or permanent residence required


Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering or technical discipline or equivalent experience; 2+ years technical experience in a Manufacturing Environment

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and operate office equipment such as a copier; ability to see details at a close range; ability to sit at desk or PC for long periods of time; ability to travel.


Edmund Optics shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the company’s changing needs.


Contact Information

Tricia DeSipio

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