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Supplier Development Engineer at Woodward Inc.

Supplier Development Engineer

Woodward Inc. Niles, IL (Onsite) Full-Time
Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

* All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity
* 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity
* Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
* 12 paid holidays, including floating holidays
* Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance upon date of hire
* Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement Leave
* Paid Parental Leave
* Adoption Assistance
* Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
* Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
* Member referral bonus
* Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
* Voluntary benefits, including:
* Home / Auto Insurance discounts
* Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark? If you are interested in becoming a Supplier Development Engineer at Woodward, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Supplier Development Engineer will identify and assess new suppliers to support Woodward commodity strategy. Train and develop Suppliers to meet Woodward expectations/requirements. Provide technical and quality direction to the supply base in direct support of the production and contractual requirements of the organization.

What's In It for You

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members" and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and socially responsible environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

What You Will Be Doing

* Support Global Sourcing supplier assessment process activities under supervision to evaluate whether a potential new supplier meets Woodward requirements for either technical and quality related capability.
* Support commodity teams to identify and mitigate supplier capability / capacity / system gaps determined through supplier assessment activities.
* Ensure that potential suppliers understand quality and product requirements. Review drawing, specifications, and other product specific requirements to ensure that supplier understands and complies with all requirements through onboarding activities.
* Leads a team on projects.
* Facilitate SPIP (Supplier Performance Improvement Program) activities to drive QDRC (quality, delivery, responsiveness, and cost) improvements for the mutual benefit of Woodward and the supplier.
* Serve as quality systems and supplier development escalation point of contact within commodity teams.
* VAVE : supports site and commodity teams with cost reductions activity.
* Supports supplier APQP activities.

What We Are Looking For

* Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Sciences (BABS) Technical Field
* 2-5 years of quality or manufacturing engineering or manufacturing specialist experience in the appropriate technologies/production environment
* Green Belt Certification preferred
* Solid written and verbal communication skills including presentations.
* Solid understanding of Root Cause Analysis and Lean Manufacturing Concepts
* Knowledge and experience with APQP and PPAP elements (i.e., PRR, MSA, FMEA, Capability Studies, etc.)
* Proficiency with database management software skills
* Auditor experience, training preferred

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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