Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer - Electrical

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Other Engineering, Quality Assurance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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Commodity – Supplier Quality Engineer
Commodity: Electrical Equipment - Inverter, Transformers, MV/LV Switchgears or Distribution Panels, RMU
Part of the Global Production Operations under Global Safety & Quality team, the Commodity Supplier Quality Manager leads a group of Commodity focused engineers who oversees supplier quality related issues in their assigned equipment:
•Commodity quality related issues point of escalation for direct Fluence supplied equipment and BOP supplied equipment
•Manages and ensures support is available to commodity focused activities such as:
oNew equipment qualification
oDrive Root Cause Analysis of commodity issues related to functionality and quality
•Monitor, analyze and report commodity related issues to enable short and long-term resolutions.
In this role you will:
•Responsible for ensuring that equipment, components, and products related to their designated commodity delivered from a supplier are in compliance with manufacturing specifications, Fluence technical specification and applicable customer standards.
•Responsible to drive programs to increase organization’s input in reporting supplier quality issues to enable improvement plans and strengthen quality culture within the organization.
•Acts as the escalation point and ensure the Regional Supplier Quality team maintains an active stance in being the main point of contact for the investigation and resolution of all product quality issues discovered and for interacting with the relevant local stakeholders on such issues.
•Lead the team to monitor the product quality and compliance activities to ensure current regulatory expectations are met in collaboration with local/global procurement team and Supplier Quality Planning & Development team.
•Support the Supplier Quality Surveillance manager in carrying out surveillance inspections and the SQPD team in performing supplier process and surveillance audits.
•Escalation point of Regional SQA team to push close out of supplier corrective action request (SCARs).
•Maintain supplier quality records and closely work with Supplier Quality Planning and Development.
•Lead and drive actions the to ensure key performance indicators of supplier and SQA team are achieved timely, and devise recovery plans as needed.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical engineering or equivalent required.
  • 5+ years relevant supplier Quality experience in supplier quality role focused on electrical equipment such as but not limited to, transformers, HV/MV switchgears, HV/MV cables, substations.
  • Able to interpret Fluence Engineering drawing and specifications
  • Knowledge of other methods such as Root Cause Analysis, Supplier Management System
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001standards (lead-auditor certification is ideal, internal audit)
  • Global mindset with experience working in an international/multi-cultural matrix environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Self-starter, results oriented and process driven
  • Strong Problem-solving skills
  • Energy Storage knowledge preferred but not required

Key Deliverables

  • Root Cause Analysis reports – Quality defects
  • Lessons Learnt or Quality Bulletins
  • Technical review reports – electrical commodity / supplied goods analysis on NC trends, improvement, etc
  • Supplier Audit Reports
  • Monthly reports to management
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