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CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), founded in 1896, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a diverse array of electronic components, sensors and actuators. Primarily fulfilling the needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), CTS is proud of its over 100-year heritage of innovative products and engineering excellence. With an established global footprint, CTS products are manufactured utilizing state-of-the-art technology driven by a highly capable and dedicated staff. CTS products and services can be found in a diverse array of applications worldwide—Everywhere. Everyday.

Using our extensive capability in materials technology and applications engineering, we develop customized products that serve our global and diverse customer base with complex needs. Our growth strategy includes initiatives related to ongoing new product introductions, geographic market expansion, broadening our customer base and targeting strategic acquisitions that add shareholder value.

We design and manufacture an extensive line of vehicle sensors and actuators used in powertrain, safety, fuel and emissions control systems; ceramic and crystal-based engineered electronic components used primarily in wireless communications infrastructure equipment; piezoelectric materials, heat management and resistive-based components used in medical, defense and aerospace, computer, consumer and industrial equipment applications.

Job Description

Supplier Development Engineer

CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), founded in 1896, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a diverse array of electronic components, sensors and actuators. Primarily fulfilling the needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), CTS is proud of its over 100-year heritage of innovative products and engineering excellence. With an established global footprint, CTS products are manufactured utilizing state-of-the-art technology driven by a highly capable and dedicated staff. CTS products and services can be found in a diverse array of applications worldwide—Everywhere. Everyday.

The CTS Supplier Development department leads the effort in performing detailed assessments of potential suppliers prior to award of business. Supplier assessments are designed to determine the operational effectiveness of the suppliers’ quality and business systems. Deficiencies uncovered during assessments are documented, and form the basis for Supplier Continuous Improvement Plans if the supplier is awarded business. Special emphasis is placed on the supplier’s particular manufacturing process and its ability to consistently meet CTS requirements.

Periodically on site assessments/audits are conducted by Supplier Development on the processes of existing suppliers. This ensures the supplier is maintaining their adherence to their documented systems, process control plans, and to verify completion of action items in Supplier Continuous Improvement plans.

Supplier Development is the lead organization to ensure that suppliers maintain ongoing efforts to improve their ability to satisfy requirements for Quality, Service, and Cost. Based on deficiencies uncovered during audits/assessments, or in the normal course of the business relationship, formal action items will be established and will be part of the Supplier Continuous Improvement Program. Supplier Development will work with these suppliers, including providing education and assistance to ensure completion of the corrective actions.

Supplier Development monitors the corrective action for timely response and evaluate the response as needed. In cases of large or chronic quality issues, this position will act as the problem resolution champion, including site visits/audits and participation in problem solving activities. Progress on issues affecting resolution is reported to Management.

REQUIREMENTS

Four year degree (BS) in Business, Engineering or other similar technical degree.

ISO/QS 9000/ TS 16949 / Lead Auditor Training.  Training in Lean Manufacturing or Lean Enterprise philosophies, tools, techniques.  MS/MBA a plus.

Quality and Engineering or Manufacturing or Supplier Development experience - Automotive related

8-D problem solving techniques.  Proficient in Microsoft applications.  Understanding/use of Lean Manufacturing Tools/Techniques.

EOE M/F/H/V

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CTS Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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