The Weir Group PLC

  • Supplier Quality & Development Engineer

    Job ID 2018-17900
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/25/2019 6:10 PM)
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    NS / Exempt
    Manages Others
    Close Date
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.






    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    The Supplier Quality and Development Engineer deploy, maintains, plans and activities to ensure purchased products/components reliability and conformance to Weir Oil & Gas, as well as Customer/Regulatory specifications.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Lead the root cause analysis and corrective action process relating to non-conforming product delivered by suppliers
    • Supplier Performance Metrics
    • Establish and implement a supplier performance rating process
    • Include quality, delivery, commercial and service parameters
    • Automate the process as far as possible to minimize administrative workload
    • Communicate the performance metrics to suppliers and to internal staff on a regular basis
    • Issue management reports showing trends and action plans on a regular basis
    • Supplier audits
    • Systematically audit current suppliers to objectively assess and communicate areas of concern
    • Drive permanent corrective and improvement actions
    • Audit potential new suppliers, as requested by purchasing staff to objectively assess and communicate areas of concern
    • Recommend (or otherwise) the use of new suppliers from a quality and process capability perspective
    • Develop the established supplier audit process and forms to improve the effectiveness of supplier audits. Positively influence Weir Group supplier audit processes
    • Supplier education and development
    • Educate and train current and potential new suppliers in quality philosophies, principles, tools and techniques
    • Educate and train current and new suppliers in ‘lean manufacturing’ philosophies, principles, tools and techniques. Use Weir Group or external resources as appropriate
    • Targeting of suppliers for quality and/or lean manufacturing development to be undertaken with materials management team
    • Travel – incumbent must be able to travel up to 50% of the time
    • Improvement in supplier performance metrics
    • Proportion of supply base educated in quality and lean philosophies, principles, tools and techniques

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    Bachelor's degree with five years experience in quality engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills:

    Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Sound knowledge of quality philosophies, principles, tools and techniques; Sound knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies, principles, tools and techniques. Must be able to travel 25-50% of the time.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


    Computer Skills:

    The incumbent should have knowledge of the following software: Database software; Development software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet and Word Processing software.


    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Personal Protective Equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Core Competencies

    Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


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