Supplier Performance Engineer

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Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace. If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for Principal Supplier Performance Engineer.

With an increasing focus on delivering complex infrastructure programs that are safer, better, faster, greener and more efficient, we rely on the Supplier Performance Engineer to implement delivery certainty (on-time ; on-quality) models to realize the full supplier cultural and commercial potential and draw on our quality assurance and risk management experience in highly regulated, politically charged, stakeholder rich environments.

SeniorSupplier Performance Engineer is responsible for managing and overseeing relationships with suppliers to ensure the delivery of high-quality metal work components and contribute to solutions to the complex aspects of a project or process. This role involves working closely with suppliers to establish and maintain strong relationships, monitor performance, ensure delivery certainty and identify areas for improvement.

Specific responsibilities include :

  • Supplier Management :
    • Managing flow down of Quality and Technical requirements to suppliers, e.g., NQA-1, ISO, Design Specifications, Approved Processes, etc.
    • Driving the supplier performance, including supplier performance scorecard/dashboard. Ensures maximum value is received for the Purchase Order that WEC places to its suppliers, including full compliance to the quality and technical specifications.
    • Responsibility to develop Performance Improvement Plans for poor or negative trends in performance and managing those plans to completion. This includes owning the Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) process: performing cause analyses and verifying completion of preventative and corrective actions
    • Leading and escalating significant “quality events”, coordinating activities, issuing timely communications, identifying stakeholders, etc. to ensure prompt identification of impacted products, disposition, & corrective action. This requires engaging his extensive technical experience and capabilities for providing Manufacturing technical expertise to the supplier when needed
    • Coordinating supplier documentation reviews by appropriate Westinghouse functions, including the Supplier Non-Conformance Reports
    • Providing regular progress report to the Business Unit Stakeholders (Project Manager, Program Director, etc..) with an effective communication
    • Supporting Commercial Operations and Legal for Quality/technical bases of supplier claims, as required
  • Supplier Oversight :
  • Evaluating procurement risk, soliciting stakeholder input, and leveraging tools and resources to develop and manage Oversight Plans and estimates:
    • Defining Witness and Hold points during the manufacturing
    • Executing or delegating oversight of key supplier operations and activities, documenting results and taking appropriate actions
    • Supporting the project management team to interface with Supplier Quality Organization for performing Quality surveillance
  • Supplier Evaluation and Development :
  • Conducting overall supplier assessments, evaluating suppliers capabilities for highly complex technical products, processes and systems, and ensuring that a supplier manufacturing facility has all the machines, spare parts, material, components, and supplies require to operate. These goods must comply with Westinghouse’s quality and standards requirements.
  • Leading supplier development and qualification activities for new products and cost reduction efforts with a subject matter expert approach. This includes identification of project risks and mitigating actions, managing project schedules, approval of supplier process documents, process capability analyses, measurement system analyses, input to design for manufacturability, etc.

Who are you :

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Mechanical/Material Engineering
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (TOEIC 850 or equivalent)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in engineering or manufacturing of electrical or mechanical components
  • Working knowledge of Manufacturing and Quality Plans, PFMEAs, etc.
  • Experience leading multiple, concurrent cross functional projects
  • Experience with nuclear products and standards (ASME) desired
  • Personal, industrial and nuclear safety as a key area of concern
  • Be familiar with Term & Conditions and risk management
  • Having some knowledges about Design-To-Manufacturing and Manufacturing Readiness Level process
  • Experience performing process capability analysis and qualification
  • Willing to travel to the supplier Workshop based in Europe. The expectation is up to 25% of your time on business trip to allow to be on the workshops