Supplier Performance Mfg SME - Additive Manufacturing

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Supplier Performance Engineer

Job Responsibilities

Supplier Performance Engineering (SPE) Mission:

1) Add Value by developing & continuously improve our world-class supply base

2) Develop Skills as we deploy and maintain industry-best operations & manufacturing processes

3) Eliminate Waste by seamlessly integrating suppliers with our Westinghouse processes.

SPE Vision:

1) Deliver Quality Parts, On-Time-In-Full, at Target Cost

2) Predict and prevent emerging issues with material supply

3) Design components for manufacturability

4) Maintain world class manufacturing & operational excellence skills

5) Maintain a structure that provides focus on Functional Excellence that enables Continuous Improvement & Skills Development.

The Manufacturing Process Subject Matter Expert (SME) team is responsible for supporting the SPE activities in component design, commodity strategy, and supplier selection for products / processes.

Additionally, the Additive Manufacturing (AM) SME will be the go-to resource for additive manufacturing process development in our Supply Chain and will matrix to the Westinghouse AM Center of Excellence (AM CoE).

The primary responsibilities of the AM SME are:

  • Lead AM supplier development and qualification activities for new products (e.g., identification of project risks and mitigating actions, managing project schedules, approval of supplier process documents, process capability analyses, measurement system analyses, etc.).
  • Maintain industry leading AM knowledge through training, research, process councils, etc.
  • Drive continuous improvement with our AM suppliers through supplier evaluations and flawless launch processes, using disciplined problem-solving approaches.
  • Mentor and train members of the SPE teams on AM.
  • Lead complex AM issue recovery efforts.

Maintain a close relationship with his/her peers in the SPE teams to share best practices, drive process standardization, and coordinate on global cost-out and continuous improvement projects that require SME support.


  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Engineering
    • Graduate studies in additive manufacturing desired.
  • Minimum 10 years relevant industry experience, such as AM LPBF development and production.
  • Minimum 5-years of experience in the nuclear or related energy industry (desired).

Experience performing process capability analysis (Cpk) and qualifications

  • Effective communication with different disciplines and functions
  • Respectful negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Proactive approach to work / risk management
  • Results oriented and self-driven
  • Questioning attitude and continual interest to learn and develop
  • Effective decision maker – timely and using data, facts, input, etc.
  • Team oriented and collaborative
  • Fluent in English with proven reporting skills

Ability to effectively mentor and develop others

10-50% Travel (globally)