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Outstanding Career Opportunity

in Troy, Alabama!

Kimber Mfg., Inc. a rapidly growing and leading manufacturer of fine sporting firearms with locations in AL, NY, NJ and MT has an immediate opening for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) located in Troy, Alabama. In this role, the SQE  will be responsible for coordinating with suppliers to verifying quality planning, control, and improvement standards in accordance with the requirements of their organization and/or in accordance with Kimber's Supplier Quality Manual.



  • Perform regular supplier audits to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, as well as actively participating in strategic sourcing initiatives to assess and select suppliers based on their quality system infrastructure and execution.
  • Manage the supply chain quality performance, serve as the liaison for suppliers for their quality performance, suggest structural quality and process improvements, and collaborate with other engineers in a team environment.
  • Identify technical problems with suppliers and implement corrective actions. Follow up through supplier site visits and/or document reviews to verify the effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Drive increased supplier quality reliability by motivating suppliers to perform at higher expected levels and by applying engineering skills through the use and application of quality tools.
  • Maintain accurate quality records, certifications, and database screens about suppliers’ historical performance.
  • Attain and disposition Supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)  information and properly engage supplier on deficiencies.  File in accordance with Kimber’s Quality System Manual.
  • Conduct supplier capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers and lead multiple projects to completion.
  • Manage the cycle of supplier assessments of critical suppliers and engage suppliers on their annual performance.
  • Measure readiness throughout the product development cycle.
  • Track and qualify or disqualify suppliers according to organization's standards.
  • Maintain successful relationships with materials, quality, engineering, manufacturing, and regulatory departments.
  • Report supplier performance and quality to management.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of supplier management programs.


  • Previous experience in a quality supervising capacity preferred.
  • Must be a problem solver who uses their advanced analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues.
  • Must have strong communication skills; ability to prepare progress reports and ability to present findings to supervisor(s) in their department(s).


Required:  Bachelor's Degree in Engineering


We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, 401k Savings Plan, and paid time off.


Please send your resume along with cover letter and salary requirements to:

IMPORTANT: Include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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