Job Description: Supplier Quality Engineer Company Overview
Job Description: Supplier Quality Engineer
Wolverine Advanced Materials, an entity of ITT Corporation’s Motion Technologies Division, is a leading developer
and manufacturer of high performance materials. Our core competency is in performance-critical, specialty
elastomer–coated metals that offer damping and seal-ability solutions in the automotive and gasket industries.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology
solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with
its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in
1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of
approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2014 revenues of $2.7 billion. For more information, visit
Motion Technologies is one of four ITT Value Centers focused on the Transportation industry. The Motion
Technologies Value Center generates over $862M in revenues and is made up of three businesses.
Wolverine’s Global Footprint:
We employ approximately 600 people worldwide, with global headquarters in Dearborn, MI.
Sales and Technical Offices
This position is responsible for incoming supplier quality on current products at all US Wolverine Advanced Materials
(WAM) facilities, supplier development/improvement and ensuring new products have properly identified
requirements and specifications working with Supply Chain and Technology
Ensure current WAM suppliers are meeting required and established standards by:
Supporting and adhering to policies and procedures, operational guidelines related to established quality
management system. (ISO/TS 16949).
Drive supplier management through effective facilitation of supplier corrective actions, supplier certification,
nonconforming material review and failure analysis and participation in the Quality Review Team (QRT).
Participate in creating supplier audit schedule and participating in audits which are conducted on a
scheduled basis, record action items, and ensure timely follow up.
Participate and support implementation and monitoring supplier scorecards. Work with Supply Chain on key
metrics and ensure supplier’s expectations are clearly communicated.
Establish a cadence with Supply Chain for review of Supplier Concerns.
Assist in developing best practices (standard inspection procedures, work instructions, quality test methods
Supplier Development / Improvement
Work with suppliers on effective development of Process Maps, PFEMA’s, and Control Plans.
Participate in working with the supplier; develop improvement plans including dated action plans.
Work with APQP teams, (Operations, Supply Chain and Technology) to determine the critical specifications
of a new purchased product. Ensure that the proper tests are in place at the supplier to meet the
specification and that material certifications clearly communicate specifications and results to the plants.
Participate in process audits at the supplier when new purchased product is being produced, record action
items and ensure timely follow up.
Work with Plant Quality Managers to ensure components are meeting the plant’s needs.
Assist Plant Supplier Quality Engineers with process improvement teams and customer concerns.
Participate on internal audits and as an audit guide on external audits.
The above is intended to describe the general content of, and the requirements for, the performance of this position.
Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited university in Engineering, Procurement, or other related field; or
5-7 years’ experience in related industry
3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment; automotive manufacturing strongly preferred.
Preferred ASQ or RAB certification as an auditor (Required to earn ASQ certification within 2 years of
Demonstrated knowledge with APQP, PPAP, Control Plans, FMEA’s, 6 Sigma, reference manuals and audit
Must be able to apply root cause problem solving techniques using 5y’s, 8d’s or like approaches.
Must understand the art of handling supplier/customer inquiries, concerns and complaints in a professionally
and tactful manner.
Be willing to travel as required by the customers and suppliers.
Must have thorough understanding and working experience with mathematical concepts such as Statistical
Process Control and six sigma problem solving methods.
Excellent communication skills and auditing techniques including evaluating, documenting and reporting.
Proficiency in all applicable computer related software programs and applications.
**Wolverine Advanced Materials is an Equal Employment Opportunity Company