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

Supplier Quality Engineer

UniCarriers Americas Corporation

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Job Description

Implement and monitor supplier programs and activities designed to approve, maintain and improve supplier performance.

  • Maintain a Supplier Quality Management system that fully supports company initiatives and requirements.
  • Responsible for managing the technical and quality relationship with the suppliers resulting in a reliable material supply, continuous performance improvement, and long-term partnerships.  
  • Represent UCA as the primary contact point regarding supplier product and process quality issues.
  • Identify and implement appropriate statistical metrics and methods for measuring supplier quality.
  • Develop and distribute supplier performance reports at regular intervals. Establish and maintain a 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.
  • Initiate and follow-up supplier corrective actions to ensure complete and effective root case analysis and corrective action implementation.
  • Demonstrates leadership by providing technical expertise and facilitating support of cross functional initiatives involving Supplier Management, Production Procurement, Design, Manufacturing and Quality Engineering.
  • Reviews new product designs for "quality of design", conformance to customer requirements, improvement opportunities and to ensure products and processes meet requirements.
  • Always acts in a professional and courteous manner, representing UCA's highest standards of business conduct; exhibits a positive attitude, sharing information with co-workers as appropriate and works to promote a cooperative, productive teamwork environment.


Job Requirements

  • BS/BA degree preferred with 0-5 years of experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Ability to read and interpret prints, drawings, and specifications.
  • Must be technically knowledgeable and capable of understanding engineering and quality concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of auditing, quality systems, and continuous improvement methodologies such as ISO9001, Lean Manufacturing, PFMEA, Six Sigma, SPC, Kaizen and process mapping.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all organizational levels, both internally and with the supply base.
  • Must be willing to travel, about 10% to 20%.
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in employee development and team leadership.


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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