Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Regional Supplier Quality, Senior Engineer

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Quality Assurance
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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Location: Hybrid in Houston TX
Part of the Global Production Operations under Global Safety & Quality team, the Regional Supplier Quality Senior Engineers are the direct point of contact of internal and external stakeholders in each region and country. The position and the team functions as:
· The immediate point of contact for regional / local supplier quality issues.
· Support or drive the supplier qualification and succeeding assessment and evaluation with the procurement team.
· Driver of supplier quality improvement programs in collaboration with local procurement team.
· Focal point for Fluence supplied products warranty management.
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We take personal ownership in what we do, developing trust in our relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We firmly believe in having honest, forthcoming, and fair communications. In this role you will:
· 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.
· 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.
· Proactively manage issues and escalates them to appropriate department heads for early resolution.
· Drives close out of supplier corrective action request (SCARs) for quality issues raised.
· Develops a system to effectively control the quality of incoming materials.
· Mentors the team to ensure that key performance indicators of the team and supplier deliverables are met and proactively implement recovery actions.

What ideal candidate will bring to Fluence:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering required.
  • 5+ years relevant supplier Quality experience in a relevant industry
  • 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
Here are some of the benefits of joining our digital transformation team:
· Competitive salary and benefits package
· Collaborative and supportive work environment
· Opportunities for professional development and growth
· Chance to make a real difference in the world
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.