Engineer 2 - Supplier Quality

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  31365  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

Seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Supplier Quality Engineer in the Lakewood Quality organization.  This individual will work in a Supplier Quality capacity responsible for improving supplier process reliability, repeatability, controls, and resolution of quality issues. This also may include process controls, project management, process validation and verification, process improvement, supplier management, non-conformance investigations, and SCAR/CAPA investigations.


Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for resolution of supplier related quality issues pertaining to components in support of the Lakewood Operations. Tasks include NC and SCAR management with direct communication with suppliers.
  • Supports relationships with key suppliers and acts as the Point of Contact for resolution of technical issues and concerns for managing supplier quality performance.
  • Area of concentration includes but is not limited to manufacturing principles, plastics, Injection Molding, Extrusion, Thermoforming and RF Welding, machining, and other supplied parts.
  • Re-evaluates supplier performance through scorecard process and other tools.
  • Ability to interpret technical requirements and processes such as drawings, parts, test results for receiving quality and resolve discrepancies in a well-documented manner.
  • Owns and leads multiple projects to improve quality with a Lean/Six Sigma and continuous improvement mindset for understanding problems, improving, and controlling outcomes.
  • Performs Data analysis and presents concisely to appropriate cross functional groups.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis requires evaluation of a variety of factors and significant cross-functional interaction.  Becomes a subject matter expert in the area and is accessible and sought out for consultation of projects.
  • Provides various product, process and factory support for technical reviews, documentation, change control, non-conformances, and continuous improvement projects.
  • Identifies risks and understands how to approach and complete tasks, avoiding serious delays and considerable expenditure of time and resources.                
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates inquisitive approaches to solve moderately complex problems, identifying problems, generating alternatives and recommending solutions.
  • Ability to travel, audit and qualify suppliers as business needs.  




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, or Biomedical preferred).


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience.
  • Two years of GMP manufacturing experience required.


  • Demonstrated ability to develop solutions to technical problems, makes appropriate decisions, and meets time constraints.
  • Utilizes statistical methods to analyze and present data to a variety of audiences within the business.
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills in mechanical elements and ability to communicate and come to solutions across a breadth of products and processes.
  • Possess the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/issues at one time and can shift gears quickly.
  • Requires the ability to learn new and diverse skills in a rapid and dynamic work environment. 
  • Solicits and accepts the ideas of others, while actively contributing to an environment conducive to open communication.
  • Understanding of and adherence to GMP practices and FDA regulations.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary.


An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered. 



General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Requires travel based on business needs.


Target Pay Range:  $78,500.00 to $98,100.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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