Weir Group 2016-13676 in Fort Worth, Texas
The Weir Group has been making our global customers more efficient for nearly 150 years. Our committment to innovation began in 1871 when two engineers, brothers James and George Weir, found a new way to improve steamship performance.
Our 14,000 people, operating in more than 70 countries, are dedicated to creating innovative engineering solutions which make our global customers more efficient. For more information on The Weir Group PLC please visit our corporate website
Including but not limited to:
Lead the root cause analysis and corrective action process relating to non-conforming product delivered by suppliers
Supplier Performance Metrics
Establish and implement a supplier performance rating process
Include quality, delivery, commercial and service parameters
Automate the process as far as possible to minimize administrative workload
Communicate the performance metrics to suppliers and to internal staff on a regular basis
Issue management reports showing trends and action plans on a regular basis
Systematically audit current suppliers to objectively assess and communicate areas of concern
Drive permanent corrective and improvement actions
Audit potential new suppliers, as requested by purchasing staff to objectively assess and communicate areas of concern
Recommend (or otherwise) the use of new suppliers from a quality and process capability perspective
Develop the established supplier audit process and forms to improve the effectiveness of supplier audits. Positively influence Weir Group supplier audit processes
Supplier education and development
Educate and train current and potential new suppliers in quality philosophies, principles, tools and techniques
Educate and train current and new suppliers in ‘lean manufacturing’ philosophies, principles, tools and techniques. Use Weir Group or external resources as appropriate
Targeting of suppliers for quality and/or lean manufacturing development to be undertaken with materials management team
Travel – incumbent must be able to travel up to 50% of the time
Improvement in supplier performance metrics
Proportion of supply base educated in quality and lean philosophies, principles, tools and techniques
Bachelor's degree with five years experience in quality engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Sound knowledge of quality philosophies, principles, tools and techniques; Sound knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies, principles, tools and techniques. Must be able to travel 25-50% of the time.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The incumbent should have knowledge of the following software: Database software; Development software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet and Word Processing software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Personal Protective Equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Shift Schedule: Day
Manages Others: No