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PCA Supplier Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
Gurugram, Haryana, India
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024
PCA Supplier Quality Engineer

This role has been designed as ‘’Onsite’ with an expectation that you will primarily work from an HPE partner/customer office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:

Global Operations prioritizes putting customers and partners first by developing the workforce of the future. This involves strategic, inclusive, and collaborative working culture. At our core, we strive to uphold HPE’s values – to partner, innovate and act – we are an organization that plan, source, and provide quality customer and partner experiences.

PCA Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description:

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we live by three core values that drive our business: Partner. Innovate. Act. These values combine to help us create important work all over the world to advance how people live and work.

In the Global Supply Chain Operations Engineering, Supplier Quality Management group, we deliver end-to-end quality capabilities to launch the next generation of HPE servers. As the PCA Supplier Quality Engineer, you will work closely with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and manufacturing partners in delivering quality PCA assemblies.


  • Interface with PCA suppliers to oversee PCA manufacturing to track and monitor SPI, AOI, ICT, BSI, FBT, and End of Line inspection with proven process control and data driven frequency of sampling to show that sampling can identify process drift. In order to track process drift and show critical processes are in control, PCA SQE must utilize historical production yield data to optimize processes using standard SPC tools such as X-bar, Sigma, Cp/Cpk, and Histograms.
  • Interfaces with PCA suppliers to define, implement and sustain supplier process that will output quality and reliable product with a focus on Critical to Quality (CTQ) parameters that are governed by customer satisfaction
  • Interfaces with PCA suppliers and manufacturing partners through quality meetings and audits, implements supplier CTQ (critical to quality) processes, and monitors supplier performance (yield, process Cpk) to achieve quality goals. Improves supplier’s understanding of HPE’s quality, technical, and performance requirements.
  • Engages suppliers to develop an Early Warning System to proactively prevent quality issues and product non-conformance.
  • Designs and integrates quality requirements, processes, and practices into the development, design, manufacturing, and continuous improvement of products or solutions for a customer segment or business unit.
  • Leads NPI (new product introduction) clean launch for new generation PCA assemblies through methods including supplier audits, and PCA qualification review.
  • Analyzes and reviews new product and solution designs and specifications for potential quality issues; provides tangible feedback and proposes changes to improve product quality and minimize risk of failures.
  • Reviews reports, test data, and process results for assigned components and subsystems to identify trends and issues, perform root-cause analysis, and develop recommendations for resolution
  • Communicates product and process issue analysis to product stakeholders; collaborates with management, internal, and outsourced manufacturing and development partners to recommend and implement changes to product or process to reduce defects and improve quality.
  • Conduct new supplier qualification and sustaining supplier audits, Drives continuous improvement at suppliers in the areas of PCA manufacturing, assembly, test, rework and reliability monitoring.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in resolving product non-conformance through failure analysis, CAR, 8D, field failure predictions.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less-experienced staff members.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficient technical knowledge in PCA processes and PCA manufacturing equipment (SMT Process, Wave Soldering Process, selective soldering , Press Fit Process and Rework Process)
  • Strong background in PCA line qualification, failure modes, reliability testing and failure analysis methods.
  • Using engineering tools and software packages to test, design, and evaluate products and processes.
  • Strong analytical, SPC, statistics, and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of material properties, hardware and electrical component design and manufacturing, and industry quality standards (JEDEC, IPC) and methodologies.
  • Using empirical and root-cause analysis, modeling, and testing methodologies to validate product designs, specifications, and processes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate quality plans, proposals, and results, and negotiate options at senior management levels.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, proficient in using different quality tools to solve quality issues.
  • Experience in FMEA and Control Plan development / improvement (Quality planning)
  • Experience in conducting onsite and virtual audits.
  • Knowledge in PCA DFm or DFp would be an advantage.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 years in dealing with supplier quality.
  • Minimum 6 years hands-on experience in PCA manufacturing, assembly, test and rework.
  • Deep knowledge in SMT DIMM connector , straddle mount connector assembly and rework would be an advantage.
  • Fluent in both written and verbal English.
  • Lean, Six Sigma Black belt or Green Belt are preferred.
  • CQE certification is preferred.


Additional Skills:

Accountability, Accountability, Action Planning, Active Learning, Active Listening, Agile Methodology, Agile Scrum Development, Analytical Thinking, Bias, Coaching, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cross-Functional Teamwork, Data Analysis Management, Data Collection Management, Data Controls, Design, Design Thinking, Empathy, Follow-Through, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, Long Term Planning, Managing Ambiguity, Market Analysis {+ 5 more}

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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