Supplier Development Engineer

Job Title: Supplier Development Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1801-34_1515772760
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 12, 2018 15:59

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for a Supplier Development Engineer - for our client Perkins Engines. This is a temporary role for an estimated 12 months and will be based in Peterborough.

This role will encompass managing ongoing Supplier Performance and drive continuous improvements.
* Monitoring of supplier adherence to Process Change Notification (PCN) (for changes driven by Supplier and Caterpillar) on a timely and cost effective basis.
* Ensuring all relevant requirements and related changes are thoroughly documented e.g. Process FMEA {failure mode & effects analysis}, Process Control Plans, Process flow chart, Gage R&R {repeatability & reproducibility}).
* Validate Supplier stated Process Capabilities.
* PPAP (production part approval process) completion and approval prior to delivery of new parts
* Auditing overall supplier capability and process control implementation and effectiveness to validate process capability.
* Resolution and implementation of robust solutions for quality problems associated with purchased materials and engineering issues (Robust 8D adherence and closure).
* Participation in quality improvement meetings
* Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards within this diverse global organization

* Active Learning
* Initiating Action
* Innovation
* Focus on Quality
* Good Communication skills (verbal and written).
* Sound Decision Making skills - the ability to understand wider business implications of actions is key to success in this role
* The PCE must be knowledgeable of technological developments and trends
* Project Leadership/Planning and Prioritising the completion of own work assignments and coordinating work with others


* A minimum of three years of job-related experience
* A bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) preferably in engineering
* Engineering or manufacturing background plus familiarity with manufacturing processes used to produce components and assemblies for Caterpillar Products
* Knowledge of shop operations Casting and Machining
* Good interpersonal communication, analytical, leadership and project management skills to develop a cooperative working relationships with others both inside and outside of Caterpillar
* Capable of using and demonstrating statistical and problem solving tools (8D)
* History of managing supplier relationships demonstrated by purchasing or supply chain experience
* Ability to read and understand Engineering drawing

* Quality engineering certification
* APQP experience
* 6 Sigma experience as a Green Belt or Black Belt
* Working knowledge of metrology

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.