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Supplier Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
Chelmsford, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

At Brooks, new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo with novel thinking and collaborative work relationships.

All we accomplish is grounded in our core values of World Class, Empowered, Accountable, Respectful, Engaged.

Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

Brooks Automation is a growing, fast-paced technology leader of Automation Solutions, which support the dynamic and expanding Semiconductor and Life Sciences Lab markets. At Brooks, new ideas, technologies, and ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer-focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and collaborate with one another to achieve new heights.

Brooks is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer as we accelerate our growth journey.

The Supplier Quality Engineer develops and implements quality plans, metrics, programs, and procedures using quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and analyses. Ensures that performance and product quality from Brooks Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturers conforms to established company, customer and regulatory requirements. Reviews, analyzes and reports on quality discrepancies related to assembly and process. Leads investigation of problems and develops dispositions, modifications, and corrective actions for recurring or non-recurring discrepancies. Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, customer, vendor and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met. Has primary responsibility for planning and implementing the positions key responsibilities as they apply to new product introduction.


  • Serves as the Quality lead and interface for products built at Brooks and at Contract Manufacturers. Leads the development, modification, and maintenance of quality evaluation, control plans and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished products.

  • Manages assigned product failure analysis, report generation, and presents to customer.

  • Leads problem solving teams utilizing 8D methodology.

    • Leads cross functional team Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) activities to drive performance improvements.

    • Assists in the process for ensuring that corrective actions (CAPA) are completed in accordance with relevant ISO requirements (ISO 9001), Advance Problem Solving methods, and that documentation is complete and compliant with requirements.

  • Conducts Data Analysis and prepares metrics detailing field product quality.

    • Manages quality data for accuracy and report generation.

    • Collects, treats and interprets data, and analyzes results using statistical techniques.

    • Identifies, and analyzes and interprets trends or patterns in complex data sets.

    • Works with staff as necessary to enhance data capture and analysis in support of internal and external quality improvement and reporting efforts.

    • Serves as a resource for aggregating, analyzing, and displaying statistically-oriented data.

  • Leads quality meetings with factory work cells.

  • Supports factory process certification activities for New Product Introductions (NPI) process.

  • Leads the design and analysis of inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.

  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

  • May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.

  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering related discipline.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a Supplier Quality Engineering role in a Manufacturing environment.

  • Experience reading blueprints using GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing).

  • Experience using statistical methods and tools such as D.O.E, Hypothesis Testing, ANOVA, Gauge R&R, Statistical Process Control, Capability analyses etc.

  • Strong proficiency using Microsoft Excel.

  • Willingness to travel up to 15% both Domestically and Internationally.

  • Some knowledge of regulations and standards affecting semiconductor manufacturing related to capital equipment products. Prior copy exact experience a plus.

  • Certification in Quality Engineering / Auditing / Improvement, Six Sigma, Project Management, or Lean is a plus.


  • Competitive Compensation & Annual Bonus Incentive

  • Heavily subsidized Medical, Dental and Vision Premiums

  • Income Protection - Fully-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) Matching

  • Flexible Time Off / Paid Time Off

  • Company-wide shut down between Christmas and New Years

  • Telemedicine

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Student Loan Program

  • Group Legal Assistance



Brooks is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and proudly serves as an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Diversity enhances our innovative capabilities and strengthens our ability to serve our customers and communities effectively. At Brooks Automation, we celebrate the unique experiences and perspectives each individual brings, believing they are essential to our collective success. Join us in building a workplace where every team member is valued and can thrive.

For applicants with disabilities requiring accommodations, don't hesitate to get in touch with HR.Recruiting@brooks.com or call +1 (978) 262-2400 to discuss your needs.

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