Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Supply Quality Engineer - Memphis, TN

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent, and flexible energy infrastructure - unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology, and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability, and integration for a more sustainable world for us all.


We are looking for a Supply Quality Engineer with a main responsibility in Source Inspections.

The preferred locations for this position is in USA (Memphis, TN) onsite. 

Your role and responsibilities 

As a Supply Quality Engineer your work will include:

  • Auditing of the suppliers’ production process.

  • Conduct inspection and testing to secure a quality product.

  • Verify implementation and compliance to Quality requirements and Instructions.

  • Supplier on-site Quality monitoring.

  • Analysis of the Suppliers’ production process and Lead time.

  • Review of inspection and testing results and review reporting to relevant SD&Q Manager.

  • Evaluating/monitoring RCA/CAPA for implementation and effectiveness.

  • Supporting product team/development on quality and inspection topics, for example with Quality requirements and Instructions.

  • Attend FAT at the supplier when needed / upon request.

  • Secure quality and compliance to project delivery at supplier's site.


The tasks can also be adjusted based on your individual skills and interests. You’ll be working as a part of an energetic and great Supply Quality Assurance team with diverse expertise.  


Requirements for the position 

  • 5+ years’ experience Supplier Quality Assurance and/or quality experience in power systems, renewables or energy storage industry, Electrical background will be perceived as an advantage.

  • Inspection and Testing experience on Electrical (and mechanical) products.

  • Product and process auditing experience, management system auditing experience with ISO 9001 or similar is preferred. Furthermore, the ability to interpret and understand electrical (and mechanical) drawings will be perceived as an advantage.

  • Excellent Production process knowledge.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and are capable of interfacing with numerous parties at all levels in a multicultural environment.

  • Familiar with analytical techniques commonly used to investigate component defects and ability to deal with administrative as well as technical tasks.

  • Strong bias for action and results orientation is critical.

  • Individual must be self-driven and self-motivated to learn and use that knowledge to produce results.

  • Able to trouble shoot and solve problems on the manufacturing line.

  • Strong solution-oriented approach, capability to implement and persistency to follow-up activities to ensure sustainability and quality.

  • Willing to travel 40% of the time and working on weekends as required.

  • You possess excellent English (both orally and written.)




Last application date: 11/12/2023 


Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship. We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.






Nearest Major Market: Washington DC