Cummins Inc. Technical Specialist - SQI (Supplier Quality Improvement) in Wuhan, China

Technical Specialist - SQI (Supplier Quality Improvement)


Selects, develops, manages, and ensures defect-free performance of the business' supplier base with the objective of overall quality improvement. Leads processes to drive improvements. Resolves supplier quality issues.

Participates in supplier evaluation, selection, and strategic sourcing process development.

Responsible for the supplier corrective action process including containment, root cause analysis, and corrective action.

Ensures suppliers use quality tools effectively.

Works with supplier to ensure all product requirements are met.

Oversees the supplier quality resources for new product introduction and current products to reduce supplier related issues, improve process capabilities, and ensure timely project launches.

Responsible for determining if all requirements are met by the supplier for new or changed products.

Measures supplier quality performance according to established procedures; drives appropriate improvements to meet established targets.

Facilitates continuous improvement activities to reduce defects.



Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Statistical Foundations - Applies foundational statistical concepts required to run appropriate statistical tests and ensure the quality of data and correctness of the conclusions by using standard practices, choosing the right sample size, confidence level, level of significance, type of test; applies knowledge of statistics in cleansing or modeling such as outlier detection, survival analysis, time series, rank statistics, imputation, probability distribution fitting among many techniques.

Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

Advanced Product Quality Planning - Leads the technical quality planning and ensures customer satisfaction through structured and measurable processes as defined by industry standard.

Dimensional Metrology - Applies dimensional measurement science in the development and application of measurement/inspection processes that deliver capable measurement results, supporting design validation and conformity assessment meeting regulatory, customer and product requirements.

Quality System Management - Guides in the practice and application of quality system standards required by international certification bodies, industry specific regulatory authorities and customer’s contractually specified requirements

Supplier Quality Management - Leads all aspects of supplier quality management; helps develop strategy and collaborative supplier partnerships; identifies supplier innovation capabilities; contributes to supplier audit and certification process; tracks supplier performance metrics and acts to quickly resolve issues to improve supplier quality performance.

Project Issue and Risk Management - Manages the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Engineering or a related technical or scientific subject required.


Intermediate level of relevant work experience required.

1, The position based in Wuhan or Chongqing to work in local SE Asiaregion to support Cummins Fridley

2, Cultivate a strong relationship with internalstakeholders, customers and suppliers to leverage their assistance in qualityinitiatives.

3, Accountability to ensure our processes andtechnologies meet the needs of the business now and in the future

4, Demonstrate a good level of Supplier Quality Toolsknowledge aligned to Electronics/Controls manufacture and Customer application

5, Work closely with the Power Systems Supplier Qualityteam to develop and improve existing supply base and seek out new suppliers

6, Lead problem solving teams both internally andexternally to minimize production impact of quality defects

7, The ability to read/comprehend technical andelectrical drawings and specifications and their applications within PowerSystems production would be a minimum requirement

8, Drive process integrity for supplier change managementfor Cummins product

9, Accountable to ensure that Key Performance Indicators(KPIs) are being made visible and discussed at the right level and that processperformance gets the appropriate attention from the Business Unit LeadershipTeam

10, Team player who’s happy to Mentor associates withinthe supplier quality organization and across the business as necessary

11, Must have good English Language skills and isprepared and able to travel internationally

12, Ability to judge and distinguish engineering designversus supplier quality related issues

13, Prepared to attend meetings and interact with FridleyPlant engineering and quality teams during non-business work hours to addressimmediate quality needs

14, Work closely with Purchasing function toidentify/evaluate technical and manufacturing capabilities of the new supplybase. Perform quality risk assessments and provide feedback to globalpurchasing teams

15, Ability to initiate and drive pro- active qualityimprovements with focus suppliers


Primary Location China-Hubei-Wuhan-China, Wuhan, CPGC

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 25, 2019, 9:58:05 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190000I1