175428 - Supplier Operations Engineer - MA - OM
$35 to $40.00 DOE
3 Months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Supplier Operations Engineer for an opening in Northampton, MA.

Understand the factors which, both positively and negatively, affect our supplier’s ability
to deliver compliant parts to Client, on time.
Establish a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities and capacities of their
assigned suppliers, as a basis for improvement project recommendations.
Ensure the most advantageous utilization of our current qualified supplier base in
support of the goals and objectives.
Work with Client Purchasing Organization to identify capable and interested second
sources, ready to provide a competitive option.
Champion inter and intra-company cross-functional Engineering activities throughout the
entire product lifecycle, including:
o Information flow (RFQs, production progress updates, risk and mitigation activity,
shipping/receiving process)
o Quality (OQE, contractual requirements flow down, process control monitoring,
incoming inspection planning)
o Manufacturing (Manufacturing Readiness Reviews, production floor assembly
method considerations, material handling, fixturing, testing plans)
o Design Engineering (prototype to production translation, material selection,
tolerancing, target dimension considerations, manufacturability and reliability).

Serve as an advocate to suppliers when at Client and represent Client business interests
when working with these suppliers.
Establish effective internal systems and processes to track supplier performance
Monitor supplier performance and facilitate improvement projects using Client KPI’s as a
basis for prioritization and maintain total internal and external customer awareness.
Support the receipt and processing of purchased material.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Must have 5 + years’ relevant operations experience
Must have a continuous improvement mind-set
Working knowledge of ISO 9001 principles
Proficiency in MS Office Suite
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must have the ability to travel up to 25% to supplier facilities

Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Management or other
related field.

9/80, 7:00 – 4:30pm

MISCELLANEOUS: Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Chelsie Goodreau at cgoodreau@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x254 or (800) 927-9318 x254

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.