Supplier Quality Engineer Parts & Projects - Fabrication

Tianjin, Tianjin
20 Oct 2016
17 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Supplier Quality Engineer is a key role in the Sourcing organization. The SQE is accountable to own and achieve supplier quality goals for the mechanical supply base. The SQE will drive all sourcing quality initiatives across the product groups and work closely with sourcing counterparts to identify & grow sourcing opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities

• Manage supplier qualifications to ensure that assigned suppliers are capable of producing material, and/or components that will consistently meet GE Engineering drawing and specification requirements
• Conduct surveillance audits to assure that suppliers have effective process control, rigorous product acceptance standards, and robust quality systems
• Conduct process capability statistical analysis to proactively identify issue trends
• Manage supplier non-conformances and Supplier Deviation Request (SDR) activities. Owner of process and 1st technical interface with supplier and engineering
• Perform robust Root Cause Analysis to solve quality issues and prevent reoccurrence
• Be the technical focal point to coordinate Sourcing, Design & Materials Engineering functions while interfacing with suppliers.
• Drive consistency and adherence to quality procedures and specification requirements
• Provide technical guidance to suppliers to assure product/process compliance with engineering drawings and specifications
• Work closely with commercial, engineering and manufacturing teams to eliminate any barriers that may affect the quality and delivery of sourced components
• Provide Sourcing Quality input to Engineering during product design reviews
• Conduct supplier on site visits per year as needed. Close all findings identified with supplier with focus on major findings and timeliness of corrective actions.


• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering discipline
• Demonstrated technical aptitude and a passion for quality.
• Strong background in interpretation of Engineering drawings/specifications, metrology, and manufacturing process planning/evaluation. Must understand GD&T and be able to lead technical design and manufacturing reviews with suppliers.
• Black Belt certified or equivalent (demonstrated experience). Core competencies of a BB are a must for improving supplier statistical capability, evaluating readiness to serve, including capacity verification
• Project Management skills
• ISO Lead auditor certified by 3rd party registrar or accepted internal GE training/certification program
• Certified to lead Supplier Responsibility Guidelines programs for suppliers in "mandatory regions"
• Certified RCA Leader or other proven expertise with formal problem solving (Kepner Tregoe, 8D, Apollo, etc).

Desired Characteristics

• Experience in metallurgical and/or manufacturing processes
• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering / Advanced Technical Degree.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, Supplier Quality or Engineering
• Related Power Generation manufacturing experience.
• Demonstrated proactive approach and issue ownership with process orientation.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work in cross-functional and global team environments.
• Highly self-motivated.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel internationally. Travel >30%