Job Details

Supplier Quality Engineer

Category: Manufacturing Engineering
Location: Newington, NH

SIG SAUER® world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. In our world-class facilities, we build the toughest, most precise rifles, pistols, suppressors, optics, ammunition, and air guns, while offering the finest firearms training — all as a fully integrated system. We do this because we share the same drive to be the best, the same love of freedom, the same unwillingness to compromise — as those who choose SIG.

The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.

Job Description:

The Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for establishing, maintaining and growing a World Class vendor base. The successful applicant will be required to communicate effectively through all organizational levels at both the Sig Sauer and vendor organizations. Strengths will include analytical skills, ability to drive to root cause and effectively monitor implemented corrective actions. Experience working with international vendors is a plus. This position will require 25% international and domestic travel. Familiarity with Precision Machining, Metal & Plastics Injection Molding, Plating and Heat Treating processes are all highly desirable.  Ability to adapt quickly in a fast paced environment is a must.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Evaluate vendor capability and capacity to produce specific components.

  • Establish Inspection Methods, Acceptance Criteria and Sampling plans for newly outsourced components.

  • Recommend and implement changes and enhancements to existing manufacturing procedures at suppliers to improve quality of products.

    • Experience with control plans

    • Inspection techniques

    • Gage R&R & Bias

  • Evaluate and improve product prints for manufacturability while applying GD&T and dimensional stack-ups.

  • Responsible for driving the Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) process for all Suppliers.

  • Audit supplier’s Quality Management Systems for compliance to component requirements, track results.

  • Evaluate and disposition components determined to be non-conforming, and drive suppliers to reduce non-conformance deliveries.

  • Dimensional verification of incoming inspection results.

  • Train Suppliers to effectively execute Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) and Corrective Actions Preventive Actions (CAPA)

  • Provide expert consultation in one or more areas for the design, development and implementation of technical systems and manufacturing processes.Areas of expertise required include but not limited to:

    • Metal Injection Molding

    • Plastic Injection Molding

    • High volume CNC machining fixtures

    • Gage design

    • Machine / Tool Design

    • Heat treatment of Metals

    • Metal finishing

  • Resolve quality issues related to product and processes using statistical methods.

  • Keep track of open issues and drive all projects to closure.


Job experience, skills and abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering and at least 10 years of experience or 15+ years of experience with trade apprenticeship or equivalent metal trades experience in a related field

  • In depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) ASME Y14.5M-1994

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Proficiency with Solidworks or similar CAD system

  • Ability to effectively communicate

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Detailed oriented with creative problem solving skills and the ability to drive resolution and closure.

  • Familiarity with Oracle a plus

  • Familiarity of ITAR, ATF, EAR a plus

  • Good working knowledge of materials and heat treating processes.

  • Overall must be able to work in a team, lead, plan, and execute multiple projects.Quality of work must be very high. Written and verbal communication of complicated subjects is required. Organization of documentation and record keeping shall be to a high standard.


SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.