Rehau Inc

Supplier Quality Engineer

4 weeks ago(11/21/2017 11:02 AM)
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REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. More than 20,000 employees at 170 locations worldwide apply their expertise and innovative capabilities to ensure the continuous growth of our independent, privately held company. People drive REHAU; therefore, fostering the development of a diverse group of employees is of central significance.

REHAU Plant Cullman is a major competitor in the manufacturing and supplying of premium products to the Automotive Industry. Our main products are bumpers, rear spoilers and rocker panels. They are produced in the Injection Molding department, run through the paint line and get their finish in the fabrication department. After they passed a high-level quality check, the products are shipped to the customer. With more than 1,000 employees, Cullman is REHAU’s second largest plant location worldwide.


REHAU is seeking an ambitious, experienced SUPPLER QUALITY ENGINEER for its manufacturing facility in Cullman, Alabama.  As a REHAU Automotive Purchasing Team member you will demonstrate an ability to adapt in a dynamic environment and contribute to our continuous improvement initiatives.


Job Duties Include:

  • Support Purchasing/Engineering in supplier development and qualification in the project “outsourcing painted plastic parts" (supplier development, supplier qualification, PPAP process, APQP, claim management, supplier escalation, etc.)
  • Operational Tasks:   
    • APQP with suppliers in the project in cooperation with project management and relevant specialist departments
    • Support the plant in the escalation of claim management
    • Auditing Supplier qualifications
    • Process/potential analysis and supplier process approval
  • Conception/Strategic Jobs:   
    • Support the lead buyer in new supplier sourcing, approval and execution according to the REHAU internal rules and procedures
    • Cooperation with REHAU purchasing headquarters
    • Taking over responsibilities from a project manager when required
  • Responsibilities for Machines, Budget, Sales Volume and Targets:   
    • SQE is responsible for achieving targets in regards to cost and quality


Desired Skills:

  • Auditor VDA 6.3 and ISO/TS 16949, Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Experience in outsourcing projects, preferred in Injection Molding
  • Knowledge of requirements in Class A Surface Plastic Painted Parts
  Education and/or Experience Preferred:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 3-5 yrs. experience in Quality Management for Automotive Industry
  • Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Team oriented 
  • Ability to travel is required

REHAU is a privately-held, family-run business.  As an employer of choice we take pride in supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits package which includes, but is not limited to….


  • Competitive Salary
  • Positive working environment and team-oriented atmosphere
  • BC/BS Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Insurance
  • Free Life & Short-term disability insurance
  • Paid Vacation & 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401-K with exceptional Company Match



Cullman County is an expanding and progressive community in North Alabama, offering an excellent family-friendly lifestyle and quality education. To find out more, please visit the Cullman Economic Development Agency website at


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