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Purchasing & Procurement

Supply Quality Engineer I

Location Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000191121

Career Area:

Purchasing & Procurement

Job Description:

Caterpillar is hiring a Supply Network Quality Engineer I in our Minneapolis, MN facility. This role is accountable for operating and monitoring the external supplier network to meet the defined quality targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations, collaborating with business partners and suppliers, and resolving facility specific supplier quality issues.

What You’ll Do (Essential Responsibilities)   

  • Ensure zero defect material and services flow for the facility from source to dock and additional required points 

  • Determine a short-term action plan with the facility management and the supplier that allows manufacturing operations to continue without a detrimental impact to the process from a quality perspective 

  • Manage the Corrective Action Process on Supplier Related Quality Issues 

  • Identify, contain and ultimately eliminate the defect through Root-Cause-Corrective-Action Analysis (RCCA), 8D, rework and containment plans, and strong communication and collaboration with suppliers 

  • Using both facility based and purchasing reporting systems (NCMs, EtQ, MRDR’s, POU documentation), communicate supplier corrective action details to ensure that the customer is totally confident in Containment and Final Corrective Action Plans 

  • Maintains close working relationships with Suppliers, Quality Groups, Logistics and Material Planning Groups, Procurement Groups, Supplier Development Engineers 

How You’ll be Successful (Basic Qualifications)  

  • 3+ years of quality, engineering, product development or advanced product quality planning (APQP) OR 3 years of closely aligned functional work experience demonstrating direct support/collaboration with supplier quality personnel and processes

Additional Keys to Success (Desired Qualifications)  

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred  

  • Advanced communication and analytic tools knowledge (SAP, Excel, etc.)

  • Project leadership experience

  • Demonstrated problem-solving experience  

  • Prior quality planning experience  

  • Ability to work cross functionally successfully 

  • Prime product experience is preferred 

  • Experience understanding and interpreting specifications and prints 

How We Support You (Employee Benefits)

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a yearly bonus. Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Your Work Shapes the World

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work.

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

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Relocation is available for this position.

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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