Sourcing Quality Engineering Specialist

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Company: SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions
Location: MN - Minnetonka MN
Posted: 11/14/2019
Salary: N/A


Sourcing Quality Engineering Specialist

Employment type

Regular / Permanent


3239 Dundas Street West
Oakville, ONTARIO, L6M 4B2

Who we are?

With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances.
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere. For more than 100 years, SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now. Join us today and become an essential part of the Resource Revolution!

Who are we looking for?

The person in this role must possess the following skills and abilities:


    Minimum 2-5 years of experience driving supplier qualification programs, supplier development and supplier quality problem solving Master in root cause analysis methods (QRQC, PDCA, FMEA, etc…).

  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent.

  • Required: NACE level I coating inspector, or willing to complete NACE certification following on-boarding.

  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent.

  • Track record of significant improvement in supplier component quality.

  • Technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical components.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

  • ISO and other quality systems.

  • Sound knowledge in Microsoft Office products.

  • Knowledge of various ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

  • Knowledge of root cause analysis, DOE, Deming Cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act), etc.

  • Welding and weld inspection

  • Coatings and coating inspection

  • Engineering bachelor of science degree

What will you be doing?

The Sourcing Quality Engineering Specialist will support project requirements from proposal through startup as well as work with the Supplier Quality Manager to continuous improve supplier performance through the development of supplier quality management systems, sharing of best practices and through the improvement of supplier surveillance. In addition the Sourcing Quality Engineering Specialist will work with Supply Chain Manager, Engineers, Buyers and the Supplier Quality Manager to develop low cost country suppliers.


Assist in the development of new and existing suppliers by improving their quality management systems to improve overall part and documentation quality


Audit current suppliers to evaluate risk by monitoring changes in management, key personnel, and process changes


Perform Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) at supplier and client sites


Perform inspections at client sites and work with clients to get equipment acceptance


Assist in the development of project specific Inspection Test Plans (ITP) and the continuous improvement of ITP templates


Monitor inspection plan for key project equipment


Manage inspection reports and client quality communication when non-conformities occur


Actively manage Return on Experience (REX) from quality inspection with Purchasing and Engineering teams


Perform Root Cause Analysis (Quick Response Quality Control) involving engineering and other key departments for non-conformance issues.


Manage quality documentation submittals and approvals as required by project specifications


Identification and evaluation of new suppliers in the US and low cost countries


Assist in developing historically municipal suppliers into industrial suppliers (ability to support industrial documentation and quality requirements)


Assist in the improvement of supplier part inspections


Identification and documentation of supplier best practices


Assist with Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) program, monitor KPI's


Actively support category specialists, category managers, and supply chain managers in category strategy development, supplier selection, and supply market research.


Support OMEGA training and auditing needs


Assist in the development of REXs and the continuous improvement of the quality management system


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SUEZ's Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.
WTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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