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Supplier Quality Engineer - 18162BR - A1CSH

Tulsa, OK, United States

Posted: 24-Aug-2015

Ref#: 1143848


About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world.

Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world’s 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.

Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Supplier Quality Engineer opening to join our Tulsa organization.

Day to Day

While working on supplier improvement projects, you will be interacting with your internal customers regarding real-time quality concerns. You will provide technical support to Quality Technicians and interact with Design Engineers while driving for immediate resolution. You will be a critical element in establishing a zero tolerance environment for defects from our supply base. Through your use of quality tools and innovative approaches, you will have the ownership and the satisfaction of delivering world class supplier quality to the manufacturing division. You will likely be assigned engineering project work to reduce our Total Cost of Quality by improving our supplier’s product design and process capability.

What You Will Do

Responsible for managing multiple commodity groups for continual performance improvement.
Responsible for addressing day to day quality issues to minimize impact to the production environment.
Problem solving using six sigma analytical tools to permanently correct chronic supply base component quality issues.
Work cross-functionally to resolve issues and drive continuous improvement.
Identify and drive warranty reduction activities associated with supplier components/parts.
Utilize quality skills, tools, and talent to continuously drive supplier performance improvements.
Provide guidance and support to the Quality Technicians on all matters related to supplier quality.


What You Need To Succeed

Bachelors Degree
Supplier quality experience and supervisory experience preferred.
Experience working in a manufacturing environment a plus.
CQE or GQA status desired.
Experience in utilizing SAP preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
PC proficiency utilizing MS Office, Access, and PowerPoint knowledge required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to communicate cross functionally internally/externally as well as to all levels of the organization.
Experience with Lean Manufacturing desired.
Black Belt certification preferred.

Endless Opportunities

Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.

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