We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer.  This Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for verify that materials are of high quality and reliability. This Supplier Quality Engineer will do the following: supplier qualification, supplier development, supplier performance evaluation and improvements, material evaluation and qualification, disposition of non-conforming material/corrective action, support of commodity and new product development teams. The SQE helps set strategic direction for the quality organization and is responsible for designing and implementing methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating purchased material. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Support Receiving Inspection on incoming receipt of raw materials and components, including resolving Non-Conforming Material Review (NCMR) issues. • Interface with suppliers to drive corrective/preventive action based on quality signals from Receiving Inspection and Manufacturing. • Proactively identify Supplier quality issues, their causes and viable solutions. Effectively and collaboratively implement corrective actions to reduce and/or eliminate future occurrence. • Support product continuation by assuring the quality of the components used in manufacturing, and working supplier/component quality related issues to resolution. • Manage supplier risks to prevent acceptance of sub-standard products. • Implement supplier process controls and auditing strategies. • Review and approve changes to purchased materials used in production. • Ensure compliance of suppliers through leading and participating in supplier audits. • Develop qualification plans and reports to assure components, materials and suppliers meet specified requirements and performance goals. • Develop and maintain inspection procedures for components and materials to support Receiving Inspection. • Resolve measurement discrepancies and improve correlation in measurement methods between suppliers and Receiving Inspection • Collaborate with suppliers, Manufacturing Engineering or Development in developing highly capable, repeatable and reproducible test methods • Support and/or lead teams to develop new materials or implement significant supply chain changes. • Participate and/or lead supplier improvement programs. • Prepare and present supplier performance metrics to upper management.  Requirements: • B.S. Engineering degree or Science (Life Sciences, Physics, ME, EE, Industrial Technology, etc.) • 4+ years of Supplier Quality Engineering experience with a Bachelors • 3+ years of Supplier Quality Engineering experience with a Masters • Medical Device experience. • Experience in application statistical methods to design reliability and process capability. This is a contract position for 6months++