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Supplier Quality Engineer 2
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Illumina, Inc. | San Diego, CA
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Job Description


  • Participate as a core member of development teams to assure processes are in place to design and release highly reliable products
  • Provides Quality Assurance expertise and guidance for New Product Development, Manufacturing Operations, Supplier Development, and Product Quality
  • Aides in the assessment and qualification of new supplier materials such as component specifications and inspection standards
  • Maintain goals and metrics for existing and new products, regularly reporting on the progress to reach product objectives
  • Participates in supplier audits to drive process standardization and continuous improvement
  • Identify opportunities for reduced inspection of purchased materials based on risk and quality performance
  • Leads and facilitates failure investigations; ensuring mitigations and corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner
  • Contribute and lead component qualification deliverables such as process validation, first article inspection, and capability studies
  • Works with strategic partners and suppliers to ensure global awareness and compliance to procedures and specifications


  • Experience contributing to cross-functional product development teams
  • Experience with Quality, Project Management, and Process Engineering methodologies and tools
  • Demonstrated capability in successfully managing and leading change
  • Practice identifying, mitigating, and resolving risks
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis, value stream mapping, 6Sigma, and Kaizen events preferred
  • Experience with electronic product life cycle (PLM) systems such as Agile or SAP
  • Practical experience in FDA and ISO regulated environments is a plus
  • Experience with statistical analysis packages such as JMP and Minitab is a plus
  • Ability to travel as needed

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position.  Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


  • BS or equivalent in a technical discipline with 3+ years of experience.
  • MS or PhD in a technical discipline with 1+ years of experience.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, in-vitro diagnostics preferred.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. 

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About Illumina, Inc.

Illumina, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of integrated systems for the large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. The Company provides a comprehensive line of products and services that serve the sequencing, genotyping and gene expression markets. It also, develops and commercializes sequencing technologies used to perform a range of analyses, including whole genome re-sequencing, gene expression analysis and small ribonucleic acid (RNA) analysis. Its customers include genomic research centers, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, clinical research organizations and biotechnology companies. The Company operates in two business segments: Life Sciences and Diagnostics. On August 1, 2008, the Company acquired Avantome, Inc. The Company’s subsidiary is Solexa, Inc. (Source: 10-K)