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Quality System Engineer

Department: Operations
Location: Savage, MN

SunSource, one of the country's largest and most successful fluid power distributors is currently looking for a Quality Systems Engineer based in our Mobile Hydraulic headquarters located in Savage, MN.   

The Quality System Engineer will be responsible for product quality and providing data to drive process, design, or component improvement projects.  This individual will work closely with customers and technical support in analyzing field quality problems. This is a cross functional and “hands-on” position and will partner with Operations and Supply Chain to meet customer expectations across all SBUs and partnered companies

You will accomplish this by:

  • Planning and directing activities concerned with the development, application and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials and products
  • Coordinate and execute plans to maintain an ISO-certified quality system:
    • Schedule and perform audit activities, to include pre-audit planning, audit execution and evaluation and post-audit follow-up and recommendations. 
    • Assist operating units with development and implementation of corrective and preventive action plans to improve overall ISO compliance and quality results. 
  • Developing standards and methods for inspections, testing and evaluation, utilizing your knowledge in fluid power technologies (hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical)
  • Facilitating PFMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis) that will result in the establishment of criteria to identify failure concerns for assemblies
  • Coordinating with cross functional teams such as Sales, Purchasing, Engineering and Production to resolve customer concerns 
  • Lead internal auditing efforts


Education: BS in Engineering, preferably in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering


  • 5+ years’ experience handling a certified quality management system (e.g. TS 16949, ISO).
  • Proven track record of driving continuous quality improvement in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge and ability to understand and apply process audit principles (ISO/ASQ).
  • Experience in quality control program operations, to include standards & measurement techniques.
  • Ability to apply quality control theories and principles to an operational environment. Six Sigma or Lean skills and tools exposure advantageous
  • Fluid Power (hydraulics, pneumatics and electronic controls) knowledge preferred, but not required.   Formal training internal auditing preferred

Knowledge and skills: The ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization is integral to the success for this individual, as well as your ability to develop solutions to customer’s needs and concerns. Excellent computer skills are a must. Familiarity with a wholesale distribution enterprise management software suite is important.   ASQ certification preferred. Formal training and previous experience in internal auditing will be beneficial.

SunSource’s history of accomplishment and continued growth means that we give the best condition to energetic, driven people to be effective in their role.  We pride ourselves on a culture that provides opportunities for development and advancement of our associates.  In addition, we build meaningful relations with our customers, suppliers and internal associates.   We are all bound by a pledge to a common mission toward providing the highest quality products and services within our industry and achieving the company’s growth objectives.  

So if you are a self-motivated individual and effective in achieving customer service success through your professional accomplishments then we want to hear from you! 

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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


 Keywords: Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Control, Product Quality, FMEA, Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ, Six Sigma

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