AISIN World Northville
  • 16-Aug-2023 to 15-Oct-2023 (CST)
  • Purchasing
  • Northville, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title: Supplier Development Engineer

Company: Aisin World Corp. of America

Department: Supplier Engineering Development / Supplier Parts Tracking Team

Location: Northville, MI

Aisin Group Overview

Based in Kariya City, Aichi, Japan, the Aisin Group is a $35 billion global, Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems with over 214 consolidated companies spanning over 20 countries and some 110,000 employees.

The Aisin Group is the world's sixth largest Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems, such as brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrain, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportation systems.

As we like to say: "Chances are the car your drove to work this morning is equipped with an Aisin product."

Position Responsibilities

The incumbent is expected to perform the following functions that the company has determined are essential to this position:

  • Communicate and partner with plant purchasing, quality, supplier quality or SED/SPTT, design, and new model planning members
  • Communicate and partner with assigned suppliers
  • Lead and/or participate in the review and assessment of quality management systems for new suppliers
  • Lead and/or participate in the review, assessment, and improvement activity, of targeted suppliers. Focus on manufacturing processes and quality improvements.
  • Lead and/or participate in supplier part tracking team (SPTT) process, and or special process audits.
  • Visit assigned suppliers regularly and communicate results to AWA and affected NAP
  • Provide training to suppliers and North American Production with respect to Supplier Quality Assurance Manual (SQAM)
  • Track supplier performance metrics regionally (North America and or Mexico)
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment in a quality or process/manufacturing technician or engineering role
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001 and/or IATF16949 quality systems standards
  • Understand Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to review manufacturing process, analyze activities, and develop potential actions for improvement of manufacturing process and quality systems.
  • Ability to review and revise documents (e.g. Supplier Quality Assurance Manual - SQAM) for improvements in content and usability
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret drawings and engineering specifications
  • Ability to develop training materials and provide training where required for suppliers and NAPs

Beneficial Skills and Experience:

  • Skilled in Microsoft Access from a database development standpoint
  • Experience with heat treat applications
  • Experience with machining processes
  • AIAG Core Tools Training
  • Bilingual including Spanish or English to Japanese


  • Associate Degree (or equivalent experience) preferably in a math or engineering discipline
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • ASQ certification as Technician or Engineer and/or NSPE as Professional Engineer highly desirable

Travel Requirements

  • Approximately 25% - 50%, but could be more depending on need
  • Must be willing and available to travel to such locations and with such frequency as is necessary and desirable to meet business needs.
  • Minimal travel expected / required.

Work Environment Requirements

With reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to operate a personal computer, telephone, and other office equipment.
  • Must perform job duties onsite, when necessary, except those duties that are customarily or by their nature performed offsite (for example, offsite customer visits).
  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple assignments at once, and complete assignments within deadline and budget (if applicable) with satisfactory quality.
  • Must be able to operate as an effective team member.
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all company safety policies.

Attendance/Work Hour Requirements

  • Must maintain an acceptable attendance record.
  • Must be willing and available to work weekends and holidays as necessary and desirable to meet business needs.

Bonus Overview

An incentive pay program offers payouts based on individual performance, job level, and company performance.

Benefit Overview

Aisin World Corp. of America offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, vehicle discounts and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The policy of Aisin is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal law. Additionally, Aisin is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search, email us at or call us at (734)-453-5551. Please provide a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title of the position for which you are applying.

Diversity Statement

AISIN is committed to workforce diversity, creating equity and advancing a culture of inclusion in which every team member is treated fairly and with respect. Our inclusive work environment brings together a variety of backgrounds, skills, education and perspectives. Attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce requires that everyone have an equal opportunity to participate, contribute, and advance.

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