Lead Supplier Quality Engineering Specialist

Wabtec Corporation

Shanghai, China


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as primary/lead SQE for metallics suppliers in China with a focus on casting plus machined parts
  • Functions as a liaison between sourcing, engineering, manufacturing and suppliers to resolve quality issues related to manufactured parts and components
  • Develops positive relationships and works closely with strategic sourcing to on-board and manage new suppliers
  • Proactively identifies improvement opportunities and effectively resolves issues
  • Facilitates and instructs SQE/suppliers in the proper use of Statistical Process Control and 6 sigma methodologies
  • Provides technical process support to suppliers during launch (NCI) process
  • Give recommendations &/or make technical process decisions to ensure defect-free process through program management
  • Provide supplier quality functional and cross-functional leadership, training, and mentoring
  • Help train SQEs and suppliers and make sure defined standards are properly applied (NCIs, CARs, audits, etc)
  • Drive process qualification at suppliers (control plans, trial runs, process audits, etc)
  • Develop and manage comprehensive improvement plans with low performing suppliers in collaboration with SQEs, Engineering, and Sourcing
  • Develop, implement, and monitor advanced technical training and associated methods and tools
  • Support/drive supplier capability and capacity to meet product requirements
  • Manage appropriate tollgates
  • Drive comprehensive root cause investigations


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university or college in Engineering or Quality related field
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in process and quality improvement within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, influence and manage programs across cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and at remote locations without direct managerial oversight
  • Ability to travel (50-70% travel, primarily China domestic)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • ISO 9001 or equal certification
  • 6 sigma/lean green belt preferred

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.