Supplier Quality Engineer

Interior, Drive

Posted on 5/9/2024

Scout Motors

Scout Motors

201-500 employees

Develops all-electric trucks and SUVs

Consumer Goods


Columbia, SC, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical/vehicle engineering, industrial engineering, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in automotive drive systems or powertrain engineering/production/and or product quality in a SQE capacity
  • Very good technical understanding and sound specialist knowledge of vehicle development, vehicle production and supply chain management
  • Excellent operations experience and very good understanding of the vehicle assembly/functionality as a whole
  • Great written and verbal communications skills
  • Sound knowledge of quality management and methodologies
  • Experience in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP/ VDA processes; In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and inspection
  • Understanding of safety requirements
  • Understanding of IATF, VDA, ISO, DIN, and regulatory requirements
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, a high level of assertiveness as well as entrepreneurial thinking and goal- and result-oriented decision-making skills
  • Certification in AIAG Core Tools- MSA, APQP, FMEA, Control Plans, PPAP AAR
  • Leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams
  • Proven results and ability to direct supplier activities at the management level to ensure suppliers can meet customer requirements and expectations
  • Proven ability to execute project management techniques
  • Strong technical writing ability using SPC and data analysis as well as an ability to explain complex issues in a concise and plain manner
  • Ability to travel 40-70% of the time (May entail international travel, passport required)
  • Support supplier quality planning and execution of manufacturing, assembly techniques and quality control processes
  • Support all quality performance and functional standards to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Provide leadership at Suppliers to ensure Scout’s Quality expectations are met
  • Responsible for proactive and reactive containment at the suppliers
  • Responsible for reviewing and participating in approval of necessary boundary samples, appearance catalogs, etc.
  • Ensure change management occurs and is identified properly and proactively for product architecture requests
  • Responsible for Supplier PPAPs and ongoing activities within the supply chain
  • Work as a partner with the Supply chain to ensure escalations of issues are raised and resolutions are resolved in a timely manner
  • Lead supplier improvements in cost, quality, and manufacturability
  • Facilitate understanding of technical requirements between Suppliers with Scout Purchasing, Quality, and Design teams
  • Responsible for supplier audits and corrective actions to ensure their ability to meet part performance, delivery, and reliability expectations
  • Collaborate with Scout’s Design, Quality, and Manufacturing to determine the ideal performance specifications and supplier metrics
  • Accountable for ongoing monitoring supplier manufacturing process development, launch readiness for new products and design changes
  • Responsible to drive continuous improvement activities utilizing Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Ensure suppliers have robust processes and procedures to promote mass industrialization through efficient production of high-quality products
  • Validate supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process changes
  • Facilitate new or alternative materials that will positively impact design robustness, quality, manufacturability, or cost reduction
  • Participate in supplier reviews including new suppliers and design for manufacturability reviews
  • Support/lead suppliers in efficient use of best methods of manufacturing, testing, and gauging, poke-yokes and correct tools or assembly equipment to use
  • Drive Quality improvements with Engineering, Quality, and Operations to ensure Quality KPI’s are met
  • Support the planning, execution, and evaluation of root cause analysis to ensure high quality of Scout production vehicles
  • Lead, participate, and drive Scout’s Quality expectations as required to ensure KPI’s are met
  • Act with dignity and respect on behalf of Scout when at a supplier
  • Work to mitigate warranty claims with suppliers to drive closure and resolution of issues with the cross-functional group
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments within Scout
  • Support NCR resolution
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Scout Motors Inc. excels in the automotive industry by focusing on the development of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs, emphasizing sustainable transportation solutions. This forward-thinking approach reflects the company's commitment to environmental responsibility and positions them at the forefront of emerging automotive technologies. Working at Scout Motors offers the opportunity to be part of a team that values innovation and is dedicated to shaping the future of the automotive sector.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Detroit, Michigan



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth