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31 Aug 2021

Full-Time Senior Supplier Quality Improvement Engineer

Cummins – Posted by Cummins Inc Troy, New York, United States

Job Description

Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL. We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make you community a better place and work with most innovative thinkers to solve world’s toughest problems.


We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.


We are looking for a talented Senior Supplier Quality Improvement Engineer to join our team specializing in New Power Segment in Malta, NY.


Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

* Responsible for Supplier Quality’s participation in the selection, management, development, problem solving, and assurance of defect-free performance of the direct material supplier chain. The objective of this work is to collaborate with the supplier and other resources at Cummins, leading the use of quality improvement tools and methods to achieve zero defects performance. This role also utilizes knowledge in manufacturing technology and product definition & function to achieve this outcome.

* Participates and / or leads Supplier Quality’s participation in the supplier evaluation, selection, and strategic sourcing and development processes.

* Responsible for our most challenging supplier corrective action situations including containment, fault tree analysis / identification of assignable cause, root cause analysis, permanent corrective actions, and overall effectiveness of the problem-solving process.

Ensures suppliers select and use and adapt quality tools effectively for their industry and our requirements, especially the Advanced Product Quality Planning process.

* Collaborates with and leads suppliers to understand and meet all product requirements including compliance with the Cummins Supplier Handbook.

* Oversees the supplier quality resources for our most challenging new product introduction and current products to reduce supplier related issues, improve process capabilities, and ensure timely project launches.

* Responsible for determining that all requirements are met by the supplier for our most challenging new or changed products and the execution of the Production Part Approval Processes and the Advanced Product Quality Planning processes, including elements of Early Supplier Engagement and Zero Defects Mentality, for related Value Package Change Request and medium to high risk Value Package Introduction projects.

* Leads the measurement of supplier quality performance according to established procedures and is responsible to drive appropriate improvements to meet established targets. Responsible to lead the continuous improvement activities with suppliers in their efforts to reduce defects.

* Utilizes Cummins product functional and manufacturing technology knowledge in the execution of their role with suppliers, and represents their assigned suppliers’ technical processes and capabilities in internal technical discussions such as Drawing Quality Reviews, manufacturability reviews, etc.


Education, Licenses, Certifications


University, or equivalent bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required. Post-graduate (Master’s) degree relevant to this discipline area may be required for select roles.

This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.




Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience (4 plus years) in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.

* Creates procurement specifications and develops strong supplier relationships.

* Utilizes Six sigma and LEAN principles to support continuous improvement.

* Materials engineering background desired.


Compensation and Benefits


Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.


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At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.




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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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