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Senior SQE

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Job ID JREQ-210496 Date posted 05/20/2024

At AAM, the POWER is in our people. We believe that an equitable and inclusive workplace benefits everyone and that the diversity of our Associates drives creativity and innovation.  Our global team of associates is made of dreamers, doers and innovators who are Bringing the Future Faster by Delivering POWER for a safer, brighter and more sustainable tomorrow.

As a member of #TeamAAM, you’ll get to make a difference on day one. You’ll have the opportunity to grow, embrace challenges, build your skills and bring your authentic self to work every day, all while helping to shape the future of mobility for AAM…and the world.

Job Posting Title

Senior SQE

Job Description Summary

Participates in the development of AAM’s external direct material supply base, including selection, and evaluation through system audits on site. Development of low performance suppliers (improvement plans, regular visits, audits). For Supplier Development tasks, will integrates within global Supplier Development structure of BU Powertrain worldwide. Ensures efficient problem solving and proper communication to customer plants using standard 8D processes, on-site when necessary.

Job Description

  • Execute PPAP activities as per established procedures and forms for program launches.

  • Conduct PPAP activities for changes necessitating a PPAP.

  • Provide support for and/or lead technical reviews and risk assessments – drive action items to closure

  • Conduct supplier audits using the AAM second-party audit template.

  • Perform capacity analysis as required, utilizing established processes.

  • Conduct audits using AAM commodity control plans as necessary.

  • Manage audit schedule based on supplier risk, new programs, launch and/or sourcing activity.

  • Review supplier AIAG CQI self-assessments – request resolution of nonconformances where applicable.

  • Assist plant quality teams in managing PRR activities for assigned suppliers.

  • Leads quality investigations and problem solving of supplier responsible issues.

  • Lead activities addressing emerging issues at supplier sites.

  • Utilize own expertise as a subject matter expert or work with an SME to resolve issues at suppliers.

  • Evaluate supplier processes for potential opportunities for continuous improvement or identification of gaps in the quality management system.

  • Analyze problem supplier data when needed to enhance processes and prevent the delivery of substandard parts to AAM plants.

  • Travel approximately 35% of the time to AAM facilities and suppliers.

  • Engage & participate in DEI initiatives

  • Complete all required training (job specific, organizational, or corporate, etc…)

  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related areas of study.

  • Experience working in automotive industry or related field.

  • Proficiency in automotive related manufacturing processes (machining, castings, electronics, etc.)

  • Knowledge of AAM SQE tools, policies, and systems

  • Understands interpretation and application of global quality standards (ISO-9001 & IATF-19649, and VDA 6.3)

  • Understanding of basic GD&T

  • Experience with auditing or evaluating quality operating systems.

About American Axle & Manufacturing

As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM (NYSE: AXL) designs, engineers and manufactures Driveline and Metal Forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit with over 80 facilities in 18 countries, AAM is bringing the future faster for a safer and more sustainable future.We work together to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.

With our global footprint, we are committed to building an equitable and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the unique voices of our diverse workforce.Be part of the future with #TeamAAM.

AAM will not discriminate against any Associate or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. AAM will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that Associates are treated equally during employment, without regard to their age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. For the Disabled Job Seeker: We offer reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled individuals who are applicants for employment. To request assistance or accommodations, please e-mail TalentAcquisition@aam.com . AAM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Please note that as per AAM policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that AAM will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.​

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AAM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. AAM will not discriminate against any Associate or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. For the Disabled Job Seeker: We offer reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled individuals who are applicants for employment. To request assistance or accommodations, please e-mail TalentAcquisition@aam.com.