Supplier Quality Engineer
Proterra - Greenville, SC

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Position Overview

Provide support to Assembly Operations, Engineering and Supplier ensuring that products are delivered in accordance with established Quality Standards and customers’ specifications.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities (*identifies Essential Functions)

Supplier APQP & PPAP

Track supplier APQP progress and communicate as appropriate.

Define and drive Proterra PPAP requirements.

Review and approve supplier PPAP submissions.

Ensure compliance with customer requirements.

Perform supplier assessments.

Design and drive Proterra’s supplier quality issue identification, counter measure and issue resolution process.


Manage ECN/ECO with supplier.

Provide technical input as required.

Lead resolution of supplier non-conformances. Document counter measures and drive resolution plans.

ERP maintenance as required.

Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required; engineering preferred.

At least 5 years of experience in supplier quality development/design engineering, quality engineering within manufacturing industry.

Process auditing.

GD&T knowledge.

Statistics knowledge.

Lean Six Sigma a plus.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Software – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.

Standardize work.

Understand manufacturing processes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Commercial negotiation skills

Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, supply base, customers

Strong analytical skills; ability to compile data efficiently and effectively problem solve

Strong oral & written communications and excellent presentation skills

Strong interpersonal skills including negotiating and conflict resolution

Ability to react quickly, make effective decisions and function well under pressure

Demonstrate self-initiative and work independently

Thrive in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Analytical, detail-oriented and organized

Cross-functional team player

Can drive visual management for problem resolution.

Ability for some travel.

Essential Mental Functions

Extensive coordination, communication, team problem solving is required between departments/functional areas for production/service

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