S&C Electric Company Career Opportunities: Supplier Quality Engineer (26761) in Chicago  , Illinois

Career Opportunities: Supplier Quality Engineer (26761)

Req Id 26761 - Posted 02/19/2018

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The Human Energy of S&C

Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team. S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.


Address of Location:6601 N Ridge Blvd,IL,Chicago 60626

Education Requirements:Bachelor's Required

Relevant Work Experience Requirements:4 to 5 Years


S&C Electric Company, an ESOP-owned Chicago-based enterprise is aggressively expanding its worldwide sales, sourcing, and operations and seeks a technical professional with experience in supplier quality management and problem-solving. This individual will work with engineering and our global sourcing team to improve overall quality levels and supplier performance.

This position reports to the Assistant Manager – Supplier Quality Engineering.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with suppliers to improve quality performance, implement process controls and reduce the cost of poor quality for suppliers and S&C.

  • Utilize Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools for a new product, revisions, and/ or supplier changes.

  • Utilize various Continuous Improvement and Lean methodologies to develop key suppliers, product lines, and manage the project schedules of these activities.

  • Problem solve quality issues with the supplier, Sourcing, Product Engineering, and Production Operations staff to assure that Supplier Corrective Action Plans are developed and executed.

  • Provide input into Supplier Selection processes so that suppliers are awarded based on Total Cost of Ownership models rather than chosen solely for commercial reasons.

  • Perform supplier evaluations as part of cross-functional teams.

This position may involve frequent and extensive travel and, at times the travel may be on short notice.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • BS in an engineering or technical discipline.

  • Demonstrated skill in effective problem-solving and communication across all levels of any organization related to concepts of supplier quality, production and process controls.

  • Experience with various manufacturing technologies and methods.

  • Knowledge and experience with quality management system tools, APQP, and continuous improvement tools from Lean and Six Sigma Management Systems.

  • Strong collaboration, influencing, negotiation & conflict resolution skills.

  • Proficient in the use of mechanical, electrical, and electronic inspection tools & equipment.

  • Excellent skills in data analysis and data management using Excel, Access, or other PC platform software.

Relevant Work Experience:

At least 3 - 5 years of experience in supplier quality or product/process engineering.


  • Standing: Occasional standing when visiting supplier locations or on production floor.

  • Lifting:

  • Walking:

  • Carrying:

  • Pushing:

  • Pulling:

  • Bending:

  • Reaching:

  • Handling:

  • Environment: Work performed in a regular office environment but may also include time spent on a manufacturing floor.

Number of Openings:1.00

Employment Status:Exempt

Employment Classification:Full Time


Core Working Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

S&C's products help deliver electric power efficiently and reliably. Some are used to switch circuits. Others minimize damage to equipment in the event of a fault or reduce the area of an outage by automatically rerouting power flow; S&C's sophisticated power-quality products can deliver uninterrupted power for an entire facility, for crucial process industries.

In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems.

S&C provides solutions for customers worldwide. The company has engineering offices and manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin, Wisconsin; Alameda, California; Duvall, Washington; Rockville, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida. S&C subsidiaries operate in Toronto, Canada; Curitiba, Brazil; Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico; Wales, United Kingdom; South Yarra, Australia; and Suzhou, China.

Thank you for your interest in S&C Electric Company. S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please seehttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.