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Kolin, CZ

Central Supplier Quality Engineer

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 39 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #179 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced SQE who is willing to develop in international environment within central structure. Engineer will report to central Supplier Quality Manager and work for our Seating division in Europe.



•Work with suppliers to create and maintain APQP documentation
• Attend Lear program launch & management gateway review meetings, communicate timing and quality needs to the supplier and manage adherence to deliverables
• Complete supplier quality planning review and audits representing Lear and our customers
• Ensure process achieves customer craftsmanship expectations, functional needs and safety requirements
• Root cause supplier quality concerns on major emerging issues
• Monitor quality issues through to resolution for both emerging issues, continuous improvement, and launch
• Complete quality planning audits and process walks with the suppliers, identify concerns, make improvements with supplier management, and track ongoing compliance to improvement achievements
• Identify and prioritize risk for Operations from suppliers, and work to develop system checks, inspections at both Lear Plants, and the supply base
• Review supplier and quality planning buy offs, and work with engineering for supplier requested concerns
• Monitor run at rates for capacity/quality risks / craftsmanship / customer dis-satisfiers
• Work with plant to develop launch containment planning, PFMEA risk reduction, solving issues

To be successful in this Role you must have:

• University degree
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience performing SQE or CQE role in the automotive industry
• Experience in cooperation with suppliers from interior parts commodities (nice to have)
• Advanced level of English as well as fluent level of Czech language. Knowledge of German language would be a huge advantage
• Ability to read and interpret drawings to ensure the understanding of the agreed quality parameters and product specific requirements
• Very good knowledge of quality tools and process/production control methods such as APQP, Control Plans, FMEA, GD&T, MSA, PPAP, SPC
• Expert knowledge in problem solving methodologies and analytical skills using 8D methodology
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills
• Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability
• Driving License cat. B

If you are interested in this role, please send us your CV in English.