UniCarriers Americas Corporation
  • 436 - Supplier Quality
  • Marengo, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K)

Manager, Supplier Quality

 UniCarriers Americas Corporation

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Don't let your career go stagnant; take the next step and join our team!


Manage supplier quality, programs and activities designed to maintain and improve supplier performance, fully supporting UniCarriers and its customers to ensure improved performance across


Job Description

  • Manage the Supplier Quality team, and lead efforts for team and individual performance improvement.
  • Manage the technical and quality relationship with the suppliers that fully supports company initiatives and requirements, resulting in a reliable material supply, continuous performance improvement, and long-term partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships with other key stakeholders and departments to promote a cooperative, productive team environment.
  • Represent UCA as the primary contact point regarding supplier product and process quality issues, working and leading with a sense of urgency and attention to detail.
  • Develop and distribute supplier performance reports at regular intervals. Manage the supplier audit program for risk assessments and periodic reviews to ensure conformance to quality system requirements and to verify appropriate process controls are implemented and effective.
  • Coordinate and train cross-functional supplier audit teams and appropriate personnel for supplier quality related procedures.
  • Manage supplier quality manuals, and facilitate sourcing evaluation plans through supplier assessments.
  • Initiate and follow up on all supplier corrective actions in a timely manner to ensure complete and effective root case analysis and corrective action implementation.
  • Demonstrate leadership by providing technical expertise and facilitating support of cross functional initiatives involving Supplier Management, Production Procurement, Design, Manufacturing and Quality Engineering.
  • Review new product designs for "quality of design", conformance to customer requirements, and improvement opportunities; ensure products and processes meet requirements.
  • Conduct, review and approve FMEAs on new supplier designed components.
  • Maintain and improve the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for new parts.
  • Always act in a professional and courteous manner, representing UCA's highest standards of business conduct; exhibit a positive attitude, sharing information with co-workers as appropriate, and work to promote a cooperative, productive teamwork environment.
  • Provide prompt response for corrective actions and improvements to supplied part warranty.
  • Manage the Material Review Board (MRB) area to ensure timely disposition of parts.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in either Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience in a test lab environment preferred
  • Must understand testing processes and a demonstrated mechanical or electrical aptitude.  
  • A demonstrated mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic aptitude.
  • Ability to be flexible (changing priorities), hands-on, analytical and intuitive.


Company Overview

UCA's corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Marengo, IL which is about 30 miles east of Rockford and approx. 30 miles west of Schaumburg. 

While the UniCarriers name has only been around a short while, the story of our company is, in reality, the history of three companies that span more than 100 years.

  • Barrett Industrial Trucks was founded in 1914, and was a pioneer in bringing a new generation of electric powered equipment to the material handling market.
  • TCM founded the forklift manufacturing industry in Japan, producing the first ever Japan-made forklift in 1949.
  • Nissan Forklift began operations in 1957. With its acquisition of Barrett in 1988, it became the first Japanese manufacturer of all five classes of material handling equipment in the U.S.

Today, UniCarriers provides forklifts throughout the world. The UniCarriers Americas facility in Marengo, Illinois, sets the standard for forklift manufacturing. And we continue to push the envelope, bringing new technology and innovation to our equipment...and the material handling industry.

UniCarriers employs over 4,400 employees worldwide. UCA offers its employees and their families a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package. Benefits that are offered to employees and their families include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
  • 401(K) Savings Plan (Including company match)
  • Training & Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending /Dependent Care Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays 
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