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International Welding Engineer (IWE) for Supply Quality (remote)

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Location: Arese, Milano, Italy
Job ID: R0028907
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Mission Statement:

Lead the Supply performance and improvement plans within the HBU in the Metal Fabrication Team. High focus on the Qualification, Inspection, Non Conformities Resolution. Develop Suppliers (in line with Team strategy) to ensure Performance (OTD, OQD) and Technical improvements are in line with Business needs by working as a part of the Team of Supply Development.

Key accountabilities

1. Inspection:

Lead planned inspections (within process and pre-delivery stage) for regional suppliers on behalf of all European factories.

Perform PPAP/FAI (First Article Inspection).

Document inspection results take corrective actions at supplier shop floor in line with product requirements.

Ensure corrective actions implementation at supplier locations.

2. Qualification:

Lead supplier qualification process audits including technical process audits (welding & painting) for current and potential new suppliers in the category.

Review Corrective And Preventive Actions, perform follow-up audits, revise Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.

3. NCR resolution:

Confirm technical root-cause analysis and implementation of appropriate counter-measures at supplier location for escalated critical and/or repeating quality concerns

4. Process improvement:

Provide technical guidance to suppliers within supplier development initiatives.

Monitor and report supplier improvement activities progress.

Establish standard tools and methods for process audits and inspections.

Additional responsibilities / skills:

Ability to cooperate with different levels of people internally from Hitachi Energy or externally with Metal Fabrication suppliers to achieve mutual business objectives.

Experience in welding/painting and related inspection process would be preferred.

Specific to HUB Europe Power Transformers responsibilities:

Collaborate and implement the category strategy at the HUB level by collaborating with Procurement and Logistic Category Managers.

Specific to Welding:

0 – Your role is to make sure that production of metal fabrication for Hitachi Energy on Indian soil is done according to Hitachi Energy requirements. This will take up a lot of time at suppliers and thus will require business trip up to 50% of your time.

1 - Your role will be to ensure that the special process Welding is organized and executed correctly at suppliers in compliance with the actual relevant standards as well as Hitachi Energy internal procedures: Apply and enforce the standard for welding quality in railway: EN 15085 CL1 and general welding quality: ISO 3834-2 standards, as well as other internal guidelines.

2 – Support and carry out the development of welded parts according to the internal Milestones process of metal fab components (welding, painting, design and dimensional part) and follow up until the official validation of the product.

3 – Inspect parts at supplier during prefabrication, fabrication and once manufacturing is finished in order to get final inspection validated in the first time and no non-conformity for the final product.

4 - Your role will be to ensure the safety and the quality of the railway components being delivered to Hitachi Energy. This means following the product fabrication during development phase but also serial production. You will also make sure in case of deviations from the initial process to establish and ensure safe rework procedure and monitoring in line with the Responsible Welding Coordinator.

5 – You will review welding topics at suppliers such as: Manufacturing sequence, Welding plan, WPQR, WPS, Welder qualifications, welding samples, NDT, jigs and toolings etc..

You will also check the workshop & work environment: welding stations, traceability of raw material and filler material, welding generators, etc..

6 – Along with welding requirements, you will take care of dimensional requirements, and painting process along with general quality of the product.

7 – You will actively participate to maintaining and developing the supplier base of Hitachi Energy in India. This will require follow-up audit at current supplier as well as new audit at potential suppliers. During supplier development phase you will be required to work hand in the hand with the supplier to bring them up to speed regarding the expected requirements.

8 – You will support the team regarding trainings to be delivered to other member of the team or to suppliers.

9 - Capitalize on manufacturing feedback to the Technical Department.

10 - Defend Hitachi Energy’s interests towards customers.

Lead necessary defined actions with Metal Fab Suppliers to support strategy objectives and improvement KPIs at Hub category.

Collect input from factories to feed into key accountabilities actions.

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