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Amazon is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer, Project Kuiper 

DESCRIPTION Have you ever wanted to be part of a team who is building industry changing technology? Amazon’s Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband network connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world. The Kuiper team is seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Supplier Quality Engineer with a specialized focus on ‘Built to Spec.’ We are looking for someone with a strong technical background in mechanical systems, particularly in electrical-mechanical systems, machined parts, assemblies, actuators, and heat pipes. This individual will be responsible for defining requirements and implementing processes to ensure aerospace quality at an unprecedented scale. The ideal candidate is a systems thinker with excellent analytical abilities, technical skills, and effective written and verbal communication. Most importantly, we are seeking someone with a passion for developing suppliers to produce high-quality, mission-critical hardware in volume production. Key job responsibilities – Develop and implement quality control plans to monitor and control product variations – Work closely with suppliers to ensure that assembly procedures align with design specifications and industry standards – Own and lead Kuiper supplier quality management activities including requirements definition, qualification, production process validation, receiving/source inspection, CAPA, metrics reporting, and continuous improvement – Guide product development teams on supplier selection, assessment, audit and development decisions – Partner with manufacturing quality team to build a cohesive Kuiper Quality System in compliance with AS9100 & IS09001 – Be a subject matter expert in the disciplines of vendor process management and quality control – Lead external audit teams – Influence supplier selections and engineering design decisions to factor sustainable quality – Influence supplier investments to reduce risk and improve delivered quality of components – Establish and monitor supplier mechanisms for verifying production processes remain in control – Work with Kuiper Engineering and Receiving Inspection teams to manage QC inspection & test frameworks between supplier and in-house facilities – Analyze and improve supplier quality metrics – Represent Kuiper Supplier Quality in cross-functional initiatives – Travel as needed to accomplish program objectives A day in the life The Kuiper Supplier Quality team is driven to develop a vendor base capable of scaling aerospace quality to new volume and cost levels in order to meet end customer needs. This position will join the team at an exciting moment with the opportunity to own quality for key categories and contribute to the design of requirements and systems used across the business. We value data driven decision making, a comfort with ambiguity across multiple simultaneous projects, an ability to earn the trust of our key stakeholders, and delivering results without sacrificing integrity. – Participates in product development teams as owner of supplier quality system requirements – Acts with internal customer obsession on behalf of Kuiper production by reducing defect rates and driving root cause analysis – Builds and enforces implementation of the Kuiper Quality System – Serves as the face of Kuiper Quality for suppliers communicating expectations, reviewing methods and resolving issues – Facilitates component quality control as subject matter expert in partnership with receiving and inspection teams – Owns development and automation of business processes impacting quality – Splits time between Amazon facilities and visiting supplier operations About the team Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Amazon has ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust. At Amazon, our mission is to be the most customer-centric company on Earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven people. We’re dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Redmond, WA, USA BASIC QUALIFICATIONS – 7+ years of experience in hardware engineering, manufacturing or operations, throughout the product life cycle from concept to EOL – 5+ years of experience in a supplier or manufacturing quality role in aerospace or other highly regulated industries – 5+ years of experience working with AS9100D or IATF16949 certified quality systems – Experience with failure analysis activities and root cause analysis in supplier/outsourced operations – Experience with APQP, PPAP, FMEA and FAI processes – Export Control Requirement: Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – 5+ years of experience with aerospace materials and hardware – 5+ years of experience in metals/composites fabrication and inspection – Expert at GD&T, ASME Y14.5 and machined part inspection processes – Experience working on NADCAP accredited special processes Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $93,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $185,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.


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