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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for HVDC Control and Protection Electronics

Location: Ludvika, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Job ID: R0037284
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Quality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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The global supplier quality function at HVDC is expanding and in need of a Senior Supplier Quality and Development Engineer specialized in electronics to strengthen our international team. In this role you will be part of a team that is dedicated to implement a culture and practice of excellence throughout the entire value chain of the organization, to increase customer satisfaction and improve profitability in a sustainable way. 

HVDC are in a stage of rapid growth, driven by the Green Transition, and making sure its supply base is able to grow at the same pace in a sustainable way is key. As such, the supplier quality function is central to enable growth and you will be part in making this happen.

In this role you will be working closely with suppliers as well as internal stakeholders such as engineering, product owners, category managers and production/site quality. Specifically for this role you will be supporting the part of HVDC working with the control and protection system, MACH. Together with the team, you will have the opportunity to make a significant positive impact to the already high quality of Hitachi Energy's HVDC solutions.

Your responsibilities 

  • Together with category managers and product owners define and implement strategy to qualify (company and product) the supply base needed for HVDC's growth.
  • Take ownership of new supplier onboarding by ensuring a robust qualification process execution, while spreading quality awareness with organization and suppliers.
  • Manage non-conformities, supporting in D1-D3 and driving D4-D8 with supplier.
  • Actively monitor supplier quality performance, using relevant tools to identify common areas of improvement. Define and implement quality improvement plans with suppliers based on the analysis.
  • Planning, Execution and Follow up of Surveillance Audits (Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement).
  • Be an informal leader within the area of supplier quality, coaching suppliers as well as internal stakeholders towards an improved quality mindset.
  • Together with the team, identify process improvements to strengthen the supplier quality function.
  • The role requires travelling to suppliers for solving quality issues, quality process developments and inspection of components and products.

Your background 

  • Bachelor’s degree related to electronics (Master's degree preferred) or equivalent competence gained through experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of electronics and/or in quality roles in a multinational company.
  • IPC-certification and Green Belt certification is desirable
  • Experience in quality audit execution (certified quality auditor would be a plus)
  • Good knowledge or experience in manufacturing processes assessment
  • Experience in product qualification process (PPAP or similar).
  • Excellent English skills, written and verbally
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated technical attitude and a passion for quality.

Additional information

Are you ready for a new exciting challenge? Does the above description sound like you? Welcome to apply by Fabruary 21st! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay – apply today. We are interested to learn more about you and what you can contribute with so don’t hesitate to apply even though you don’t meet all requirements.

For specific questions about the position, please contact Recruiting Manager, Robert Malmquist, [email protected]. Union representatives – Sveriges Ingenjörer: Mikael Hjort, +46 107-38 29 86; Unionen: Fredrik Holmgren, +46 107-38 21 85; Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, +46 107-38 29 12. All other questions can be directed to Lead Recruiter Gustaf Hedström, [email protected].

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