Supplier Quality Engineer II

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Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  11067  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.


With the development of Sloan’s growing product portfolio and continuous improvement initiatives Sloan Valve Company is in need for a Supplier Quality Engineer II. The SQE II, primarily will ensure procured components meet customer requests and support the core business, while driving continuous improvement. The SQE II will operate daily within various exciting new product development projects, while utilizing, developing, and promoting the use of best practices in APQP such as FMEA, MSA, Control plans. This role will be located in our Greater Chicago Office, in close proximity to O’hare International airport, reporting to the Global Supplier Quality Manager. Within this role, one will be expected to actively troubleshoot and lead cross functional improvement initiatives. There will be a need to expeditiously investigate production issues with supplier follow up to address root cause and minimize line interruptions.



Job Description

  • Monitor & maintain quality systems, testing, & inspection activities designed to assure that products meet the print specifications.
  • Assist in the development & implementation of external corrective actions designed to improve, correct, or maintain products, processes, and service standards, specifications, and requirements.
  • Lead activities in qualifying, developing, certifying, and assisting both internal and external suppliers and Vendors.
  • Apply APQP techniques such as FMEA, Control Plans, and Measurement System Analysis to evaluate the producibility of the new products and stability of the production processes.
  • Utilize Statistical data to identify and resolve problems. Lead problem solving teams that focus on problem prevention and variance reduction.
  • Audit, modify, standardize best inspection practices.
  • Participate in in engineering change meetings to ensure awareness to design changes.
  • Maintain detailed reports on supplier quality, including defect rates and specifics relating to the flaws.
  • Perform regular quality control audits to ensure vendors continue to work incompliance with Sloan standards.
  • Review and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvements opportunities within the supply chain.
  • Review daily vendor scrap to drive improvement.
  • Investigate production issues with supplier product to drive corrective actions and continuous improvement.
  • Direct work instructions for Inspectors, Technicians, and employees assigned to the quality function.
  • Support New product launches to ensure suppliers can deliver to the required quality standards.
  • Lead and coordinate activities between Product Line Managers, manufacturing, and design engineering to implement changes to improve product quality.
  • Collaborate with QRB. Review and analyze customer returns and determine nature and source of problems and implement corrective actions.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field 
  • 2+ Years experience in quality and manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrates clear, professional, and respectful verbal and written communication in all interactions, consistent with an inclusive work environment.
  •  Competency in statistical analysis (Excel or Minitab)
  • New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)



We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.
  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.
  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

YOU Belong at Sloan

We are intentional in building an inclusive culture that embraces different voices, ideas, and backgrounds. We commit to continuing this ever-growing journey with and for our employees, customers, partners, and community. We are better together when we can be ourselves.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world.




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We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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