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Supplier Development Engineer in Baraga, MI at PETTIBONE TRAVERSE LIFT, LLC

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Baraga, MI
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Coach, mentor and train suppliers in using Lean Principals to reduce waste throughout the supply chain.

Lead/participate in start-up programs working with key suppliers to ensure capability and capacity for new program launch and/or fluctuations in forecast.

Provide onsite supplier support to ensure continuity or recovery of supply (i.e. when supplier delivery and/or capacity constraints present a threat to Pettibone).

Perform value stream and capacity analysis at supplier locations and recommend changes in processes/production to reduce lead time and waste.

Monitor supplier delivery performance.

Perform supplier assessments to identify and mitigate risks with new and existing suppliers.

Identify and action potential cost reduction through Value Improvement/Value Engineering.

Lead/participate in team continual improvement projects as appropriate.

Work with Strategic Sourcing to help implement commodity strategies ensuring a capable supply base.

Work with strategic and operations purchasing to develop order fulfillment and flexibility plans.


Four-year degree in Engineering or Supply Chain discipline w/3 years’ experience preferred

Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Lean Manufacturing Tools and Concepts

Demonstrated understanding of business practices with experience in supplier management, contract negotiation, logistics, warehousing and lean supply chain practices.

Experience in import/export compliance.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Supplier Development Engineer position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, balance, bend, stoop or kneel, climb, push/pull and squat, or crouch.

Work Environment

The position operates in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, iPads, phones, copies and filing cabinets.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts.

Supervisory Responsibility

Travel This position requires 50-75% travel, domestic as well as international opportunities.