Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer - Castings


Zurn Water Solutions

Milwaukee, WI
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Zurn Water Solutions is the unrivaled leader in water solutions for health, human safety, and the environment. With our ecosystem of products and systems that are at the core of sustainability we deliver solutions that protect human health, conserve resources, and optimize our customers results.  Water sustains everything. At Zurn we are Sustainably Inspired!

We offer the largest breadth of engineered water solutions and sustainable plumbing products, while delivering total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications. Zurn designs, procures, manufactures, and markets products that provide and enhance Water Safety & Control, Flow Systems, and Hygienic & Environmental solutions.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer will be the technical expert in castings (steel, cast iron, ductile iron, brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless) for the Global Supplier Quality function. You will work with global suppliers and internal stakeholders to execute the Global Supply Chain strategy. You will lead supplier audits/qualifications, facilitate design transfer meetings, review FAIs/PPAPs, ensure compliance, lead supplier corrective actions (8D), and drive supplier development plans where needed. 


  • Act as technical expert for castings (steel, cast iron, ductile iron, brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless) for the Supplier Quality function
  • Perform supplier audits to qualify new suppliers and evaluate existing suppliers
  • Set submission requirements for, and evaluate, supplier PPAP submissions
  • Train and mentor suppliers on quality tools (control plans, FMEAs, capability analysis, gage R&R)
  • Lead and facilitate design transfer reviews between Zurn and suppliers
  • Work with cross-functional teams and suppliers to resolve quality issues
  • Support communication between supply chain team and individual business units
  • Manage and improve the SCAR / CAPA process
  • Support advance product quality planning (APQP) activities
  • Monitor supplier performance metrics and lead development plans as needed
  • Support QA Technician activities as needed
  • Coach team members on quality and problem-solving processes/tools
  • Develop a knowledge of products across multiple platforms
  • Manage and support continuous improvement project activities with suppliers as required

Leadership Competencies

  • Decision Quality – Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  •  Manages Complexity – Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Manages Conflict – Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Plans & Aligns – Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.


Experience and Skill Required

  •  Bachelor’s degree in materials engineering or related technical field and a minimum of 4 years of related experience.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience with castings and foundries (sand, die, gravity, etc.)
  • Engineering knowledge of metal alloys (steel, cast iron, ductile iron, brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless)
  • Knowledge of engineering drawings, tolerances and GD&T
  • MS Office (Word / Excel / Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of 8D / 5Why problem solving
  • Chrome plating knowledge a plus
  • Lean / Six Sigma green, black or master black belt a plus
  • 50% or more Domestic and International travel required
  • Working knowledge of measurement equipment (calipers, micrometers, etc.)
  • CMM knowledge a plus

Additional Information

Total Rewards and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • Matching 401(k) Contribution
  • Health Savings Account
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Matching Gift Program

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

At Zurn, we have a longstanding commitment to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion so that all associates feel welcome and valued.

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