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Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer 


Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

The Proterra Story

Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are changing. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer, more reliable and cleaner transit. Every day, Proterra works to meet those needs, with the world’s best-performing zero-emission buses. Our revolutionary battery-electric buses help fleet operators abandon fossil fuels, improve environmental quality and reduce operating costs. Join the Proterra Revolution.

Position Overview

As a Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer you will provide support to Assembly Operations, Engineering and Supplier ensuring that products are delivered in accordance with established Quality Standards and customers’ specifications. This position will primarily be located out of our plant in City of Industry, CA.

About the Role – You will:

  • Supplier APQP & PPAP
    • Track supplier APQP progress and communicate as appropriate.
    • Define and drive Proterra PPAP requirements.
    • Review and approve supplier PPAP submissions.
    • Ensure compliance with customer requirements.
    • Perform supplier assessments.
    • Make several visits with new suppliers to assure quality of products.
    • Design and drive Proterra’s supplier quality issue identification, counter measure and issue resolution process.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Manage ECN/ECO with supplier.
    • Lead resolution of supplier non-conformances. Document counter measures and drive resolution plans.

About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Quality team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest level of service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will report to the Quality Manager located in City of Industry, CA with the ability for some travel.

About You:

  • Commercial negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, supply base, customers.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to compile data efficiently and effectively problem solve.
  • Strong oral & written communications and excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiating and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to react quickly, make effective decisions and function well under pressure.
  • Demonstrate self-initiative and work independently.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Analytical, detail-oriented and organized.
  • Cross-functional team player.
  • Can drive visual management for problem resolution.
  • Extensive coordination, communication, team problem solving is required between departments/functional areas for production/service.

Position Requirements

Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least 5 years of experience in supplier quality development/design engineering, quality engineering within manufacturing industry.
  • Process auditing.
  • GD&T knowledge.
  • Statistics knowledge.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Standardize work.
  • Understand manufacturing processes.

Location: City of Industry, CA

Travel: 0 - 10%

EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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