Supplier Quality Engineering Technician

Remote , MA

Brand:   Brooks Automation

REQ ID:   R7428

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The Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE)Technician is responsible for the supplier quality of suppliers, contract manufacturers and material commodities within Brooks. This position spans both technical responsibilities and supplier quality management with a focus on managing supplier nonconforming products and supporting/performing the incoming inspection of purchased components.


  • Using various data collection methodologies, will measure, analyze and support the effort to reduce supplier non-conformances.
  • Support regular audits with suppliers including onsite certification of product and processes as required
  • Supports incoming inspection and first articles tasks and review of TIER documentations.
  • Participate as a member of the Material Review Board to review and disposition supplier related nonconformance material reports as required.


  • Manage supplier nonconformance program (SCARs, NCR.)
  • Performs packaging line and manufacturing inspections, and sampling and testing of received, WIP, and produced components, materials and systems. Ensures materials, in-process and finished products meet company standards.
  • Expected to contribute to the development of techniques, processes, and practices that advance the effectiveness of the function.
  • May lead major project initiatives or act as a group leader.
  • Expected to mentor and transfer knowledge to more junior staff members.
  • Works autonomously to resolve the most complex problems.
  • Must have knowledge of inspection related tools, GD&T and blueprint reading (Required).
  • Experience operating either ZEISS or Brown & Sharpe CMM (Required).
  • Must be able to handle fast paced inspection environment where priorities change frequently


  • Requires a minimum of 2- 7 years of related technical/engineering experience, preferably with a background in OEM assemblies (vacuum pumps, compressors, motors), precision machining and sheet metal, and other electro-mechanical components such as printed circuit boards and cables.   Knowledge and experience with electronics including IPC-610 and IPC-620 is also desired.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical document including electronic circuit schematics, product specifications, purchase requisitions, material tolerances and finish specifications.
  • Must have experience with supplier interface including proven ability to develop positive relationships and effective lines of communication with suppliers.
  • Experience driving standard quality and statistical methods, problem solving methods, process capability methods, sampling methods, fixturing/gaging principles and destructive and nondestructive testing methods.
  • Superior problem-solving skills, and the desire to help find solutions to internal and external customer’s needs.
  • Active listener.
  • Self-motivated and strong responsibility ownership.
  • Effective communication (including ability to read and write English), conflict management and team effectiveness.


    Associate degree or equivalent experience.

    Professional certifications such as ASQ certification (CQ Inspector) is desirable

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