Suzhou, CN

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Supply Quality Engineer

Wärtsilä Energy Business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an Energy System Integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Our offering includes flexible internal combustion engine-based power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as gas to power systems. We support our customers over the lifecycle or their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has 68 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.


Wärtsilä Energy Business is looking for a Supply Quality Engineer (SQE) for Power Conversion System(PCS) in China, in a Global Supply Quality Assurance, within the Supplier Development & Quality department for the Energy Storage & Optimization business for PCS Manufacturing area. The role will be part of the Supply Management group. This position is based in Suzhou, China.


What will you be doing?

For the global Energy Storage supplier base, the Supply Quality Engineer is responsible for the product quality assurance and control at suppliers as well as for suppliers compliance and continuous improvement of performance in terms of quality, delivery accuracy, Suppliers' Non-conformity cost reduction, and productivity improvements to ensure conformance with product and project requirements as well as first time right deliveries.


As an SQE, Energy Storage and Optimization your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Auditing of the suppliers’ production process
  • Verify implementation and compliance to Quality requirements and Instructions
  • Establish Inspection and Testing Plan with suppliers
  • Supplier on-site Quality monitoring according to Inspection and Testing Plan
  • 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 for Prototype and serial products
  • Conduct inspection and testing to secure a quality product
  • Attend FAT at the supplier when needed / upon request


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have: 

  • 5+ years’ experience Supplier Quality Assurance and/or quality experience in PCS (Inverter, Transformer, Switchgears), power systems, renewables or energy storage industry, Electrical background will be perceived as an advantage
  • Inspection and Testing experience on Electrical 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 30% of the time
  • You possess excellent English (both orally and written).


Why you and us 

We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within a very global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. 


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application 30th July 2024 by submitting your application through our careers portal. Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Tina Zheng, Talent Acquisition Specialist (tina.zheng@wartsila.com) with any questions related to this position. (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to)

Please apply by 30th July 2024 at 23:59 Chinese Standard Time. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


Last application date: 30/07/2024 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com