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Department: Quality

Reports To: VP Operations

Purpose of the Position: This position is responsible for actively participating in designing and implementing a variety of supplier quality control processes and systems to ensure a robust supplier selection, certification, assessment and verification program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in establishing and maintaining Quality Assurance standards for Capstone suppliers. These standards shall adhere to Capstone Supplier Quality policies and ISO regulations to ensure that appropriate products and services are provided.
  • Responsible for the quality of products manufactured at external manufacturers.
  • Act as facilitator in resolving supplier and procurement related issues.
  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with Strategic Sourcing, supplier development and part certification programs for new and existing suppliers.
  • Develop and implement supplier quality tracking system with appropriate metrics and reporting systems.
  • Review suppliers purchase orders for appropriate quality requirements flow down.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct audits, surveys, and inspections.
  • Support company initiatives to develop and improve supplier performance and productivity.
  • Manage suppliers using the Capstone Supplier Corrective Action Processes
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing quality procedure to ensure compliance.
  • Monitor and report on supplier quality-related activities to verify quality system, product and contract, or purchase order compliance.
  • Participate in first article inspections.
  • Ensure that suppliers document and maintain an approved quality system to meet the appropriate company or customer requirement.
  • Represent the company with suppliers to ensure that suppliers’ manufacturing and Quality System, special processes and products meet purchase contract requirements and applicable regulatory and government regulations.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively in an entrepreneurial team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Approximately 25% travel required; a small portion of the travel is international.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 and 14001 requirements.
  • Demonstrate high level of computer literacy – proficient in developing Excel spreadsheets, utilizing word processing and databases, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, make presentations and write concise reports for all levels of employees.
  • Demonstrate analytical/technical aptitude evidenced by 5 or more years of successful experience in quantitative role.
  • Demonstrated coaching, mentoring, teaching skills.
  • Problem solving skills evidenced by demonstrated results in past positions.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handles multiple detail-oriented tasks.
  • Knowledge of theory and principles of statistics, statistical sampling techniques and statistical process control.
  • Knowledge of process validations, identification of key characteristics and Gage Repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Ability to proactively work with suppliers to improve quality and resolve issues.
  • Able to read blue prints and drawings.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years supplier quality, 4 years quality related experience.


Equivalent combination of education and management experience including supervision can be substituted

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in an analytical role.
  • Purchasing and/or Program Management experience a plus.

Capstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities that the incumbent(s) must possess to successfully perform each duty proficiently.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

The pay range for this position is $105,000 – 126,200 per year.

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

REPORTS TO: Manufacturing Engineering

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To allow students to learn through hands on experience, providing an opportunity to blend textbook knowledge with practical experience. Students will contribute to the development of new or improved manufacturing processes and will be given the opportunity to work cross functionally with other departments to maximize their learning opportunities .


  • Planning, executing and reporting of priorities including man-hour estimates, reacting to changing priorities, and record-keeping and reporting.
  • Providing general production support for assembly area as needed:
    • Participate in the evaluation of upgrades for machining or assembly.
    • Troubleshoot issues (quality, efficiency, etc.) on assembly line or machine.
    • Weigh in on situations that need technical assistance.
    • Participate in hands-on problem solving and resolution.
    • Report and facilitate correction of out-of-specification conditions.
  • Determining the proper processes:
    • Review, analyzing standards and operation layouts and make suggestions for change.
    • Assist in the selection of and implementation of tooling and fixtures for machining and/or assembly job.
    • Participate in capital equipment justification as needed.
    • Participate in the planning and implementation of preventive and corrective actions for reducing scrap, rework and down time.
    • Research and suggest ideas for new technology.


  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering degree from an accredited university
  • Someone entering junior or senior year preferred
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are necessary in order to act as a liaison between engineering, production, marketing, purchasing, and members of the manufacturing team.
  • Work as a team player
  • Good mechanical aptitude

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