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Supplier Development Engineer - Category

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Location: Thiruvallur, TN, India
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2019

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As a Supplier Development Engineer - Category, provide technical expertise on casting and machining and establish world class supplier base, Component development & PPAP Approval.
Also leadership to sourcing teams for evaluation and development of new and existing suppliers worldwide, while maximizing Quality, Cost, Logistics, Delivery, and Management at the supply base.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

* Work with suppliers to assure proper process control standards are in place and continuously monitor key manufacturing processes for improvement opportunities
* Ensure suppliers have adequate people, training, tooling, fixturing, and equipment
* Monitor suppliers’ adherence to Process Change Notification on a timely and cost effective basis as well as to develop the supply base to fulfill the total requirements from Caterpillar System implementation
* Support Sourcing Strategy and provide technical leadership in new supplier selection
* Evaluate and develop new supplier’s technological capability to meet requirements for Caterpillar Inc. Supplier Excellence Program
* Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of technological developments and trends for guidance of commodity teams in advancements of design, quality, and manufacturing
* Provide resolution and ensure implementation of robust solutions for quality problems associated with the purchased materials, logistics, and engineering issues
* Support and participate in LEAN BIQ and 6 Sigma initiatives at suppliers


Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferably in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
* Minimum of 5 – 10 years of job related experience
* Technical Expertise and sound knowledge on Casting and Machining processes used to produce components and assemblies for Caterpillar Products
* Knowledge of CNC Machining and C shop floor operations and related nance procedures
* Good human relation/communication skills as well as possess the potential for leadership is required to develop a cooperative working relationship with others inside and outside of Caterpillar
* Solid ability to use and demonstrate statistical and problem solving tools

Desired Qualifications:
* Versatile Machining Knowledge, CNC Progroming, Gear Cutting, CMM Inspection etc.,
* Machine selection, Fixture Design, Cutting tool knowledge and Machining optimization
* On hand experience on APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA
* Machining cost estimation, Capacity planning
* Knowledge on contamination control (Cleanliness), Preservation and Packaging etc., 
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Jun 13, 2019