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Supplier Quality Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages relationships with suppliers with a focus on improvement of product quality. Performs audits to ensure compliance with quality standards of their organization and regulatory standards.

Job Outlook

There were 142 Supplier Quality Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5565 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Industrial Engineer industry, which includes the Supplier Quality Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Supplier Quality Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $82,809.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,693.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Supplier Quality Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $74,545.

Education and Experience

Posted Supplier Quality Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree71%
Master's Degree28%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Supplier Quality Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years22%
3 to 5 years54%
6 to 8 years16%
9+ years8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Supplier Quality Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Problem Solving (48%)
  • Communication Skills (42%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
  • Microsoft Excel (22%)
  • Microsoft Office (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Quality Management (45%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (42%)
  • Six Sigma (33%)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) (21%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (21%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (18%)
  • Process Improvement (16%)
  • Statistics (14%)
  • Statistical Analysis (14%)
  • Purchasing (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Process Control (7%)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) (6%)
  • Supplier Evaluation (6%)
  • Minitab (5%)
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) (5%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Supplier Quality Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Senior Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Supply Chain Engineer
  • Supply Chain Engineer III
  • Supplier Quality Engineer II

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Supplier Quality Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Ryder System Incorporated (347)
  • Northrop Grumman (169)
  • Raytheon (126)
  • Abbott Laboratories (85)
  • L3Harris (65)

North Carolina

  • Ryder System Incorporated (14)
  • Volvo (9)
  • Berry Global (4)
  • Bsh Home Appliances Corporation (4)
  • Pic Group (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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