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Supplier Quality Engineer

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The Supplier Quality Engineer will support Milacron at its Afton Batavia facility.  


Supplier Quality Engineer provides technical guidance in the use of quality management tools incorporating the technical disciplines found in FAI, PPAP, SPC, FMEA, Control Plans and Problem Analysis. This role is responsible for coordinating formal supplier training to drive consistency in process, including supplier continuous improvement and development programs.  Review and maintain evaluations of perspective suppliers and existing supplier performance, report status of supplier performance, and proactively take action when quality trends indicate such action is warranted. Serves as liaison between engineering, procurement and production to assure quality and reliability from the supply base.  In addition, you will help build and sustain a strategic supply base that aligns with the corporate category management team strategy.

 Who we are:

Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the $27 billion plastic technology and processing industry. We are the only global company with a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, extrusion equipment. We maintain strong market positions across these products, as well as leading positions in process control systems, mold bases and components, maintenance, repair and operating (“MRO”) supplies for plastic processing equipment. Our strategy is to deliver highly customized equipment, components and service to our customers throughout the lifecycle of their plastic processing technology systems.

Milacron is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 

  • Manage the resolution of production supplier part related quality Issues and improvement initiatives
  • Actively participate in or lead problem solving continuous improvement efforts associated with purchased parts
  • Identify, analyze and report production supplier metrics
  • Assess Supplier supplied Part support documentation (i.e. supplier site assessments, part specification compliance data, part non-conformance investigation reports, deviation /change management
  • Communicate Part Quality data to multiple levels in the organization and provide concise information on status, impact and actions
  • Facilitate continuous improvement and development training support actions with the production part supply base.


  • Have functional working knowledge of Quality Engineering principles
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills. Additional language skills in Spanish, German or Chinese is preferred. 
  • Proficient in Print Reading and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
  • Familiarity in auditing of supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems
  • Familiarity with US and International Industry measurement standards and tools
  • Knowledge of quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and compliance auditing experience.
  • Proven record of using structured problem solving to drive acute and chronic quality issues to closure.
  • 5+ years of experience in Manufacturing Quality or Supplier Quality Engineering in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in Casting, Machining and Machined Components is preferred
  • Experience in facilitating change and working with cross functional teams including engineering and manufacturing
  • Experience in a high mix low volume global business is desired.

BS or BA degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in a technical or supply chain related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience. BS Engineering is preferred.

Travel: 20%
Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.




The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans



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