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Primary Location: 

USA - Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Other

Supplier Engineer

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent - want to join the ride?
 

 

Wärtsilä Energy Storage Business is looking for a Supplier Engineer for Energy Storage & Optimisation. 

 

The position is located in Herndon, VA, USA.

 

For the global Energy Storage supplier base, the Supplier Engineer is accountable 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, lead time reduction, and productivity improvements to ensure conformance with product and project requirements as well as first time right deliveries.
 
Responsibilities:

• Drive the qualification of new and current suppliers and contractors.
• Execute activities related to supplier evaluation, for example supplier compliance assessment, supplier audits and audit follow-up according to supplier audit plans.
• Partner with supplier in new manufacturing process implementation followed by a transition to start-up, qualification, and implementation of the new production process. 
• Work with the supplier and execute process validation and test method validation. Partner with suppliers to define their process, tools, equipment and ongoing controls.

• Ensure quality inspections and audits at suppliers are planned and executed with the target to secure adherence to Wartsila quality requirements.

Ensure transparency of information.

• Ensure that reported quality issues and audit findings are analysed, root caused and corrective actions agreed, implemented to prevent quality defects reoccurrence.
• Continuously improve suppliers and mitigate potential risks to achieve targets and collaborates in supplier development programs, as well as driving their performance by building and establishing effective correction and improvement actions.
• Participate in product teams with cross functional team members to qualify and improve supplier manufacturing processes and inspection methods.
• Take ownership and action on Quality, Delivery and Cost activities utilizing defined Supplier Development tools.
• Evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, and procedures on supplied components and supplier manufacturing processes.
• Organize and lead operational excellence initiatives at suppliers to support cost reduction and supplier performance improvement.

 

Requirements:

• Bachelor or Master’s degree in electrical engineering or an equivalent professional background, combined with a minimum of 5 years of quality experience in power systems, substations, switchgear, renewables or energy storage industry.
• Product and process auditing experience, management system auditing experience with ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 or similar is preferred. Furthermore, certification within Lean and/or Six Sigma will be perceived as an advantage.
• 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.
• Excellent project management skills.
• 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 in order to ensure sustainability and quality.
• You possess excellent English (both orally and written), knowledge of mandarine chinese would be an advantage.

 

Please apply by 30th October, 2020.

 

Contact person to give further information:

 

Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.

 

We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.

 

Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 

 

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com