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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  HSEQ

Dundalk, IE

Supplier Quality Engineer

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.

Join Hiab's journey - to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling


We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our Quality & EHS team. The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for securing supplier compliance to requirements whilst building and maintaining supplier relationships to achieve disturbance free assembly. The Suplier Quality Engineer acts for timely resolution of supplier quality escalations within the Cargotec agreed framework. This position is located in Dundalk, Ireland and you will report to Quality Manager. 


Key performance indicators for the role are centered on supplier quality, internal manufacturing quality disruptions.


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Fulfilment of quality assurance deliverables in component (local category) transfers
  • Ownership of QAP (PPAP) process for Engineering Change
  • Track supplier quality performance, participate in performance reviews, and enable reporting of metrics on a monthly basis
  • Lead suppliers quality escalations (L1), drive problem solving, and issue resolution using root cause analysis tools and methodology
  • Monitor supplier recovery activities (lead in escalation L1) and secure implementation of recovery activities and plans to ensure site production/assembly requirements
  • Active participation in Product Lifetime Care
  • Liaising with the Manufacturing and Quality groups in assessing and addressing material quality Escalations (L1)
  • Support supplier escalation programmes (Q&D), drive recovery plans and resolve supplier quality/delivery issues using root cause analysis tools and methodology to ensure production requirements are secured
  • Provide regular data to support plant metric reporting and local SME for SQE procedures and processes
  • Perform process audits at suppliers to support escalation issue resolution
  • Act as liaison for Product support groups on supplier issues.

What you’ll need to succeed:


Ideally you have:



  • Relevant Engineering degree (mechanical) or relevant industrial experience



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position
  • International supplier management experience
  • Experience in using ERP systems 
  • Significant experience in quality tools like PPAP, APQP, FMEA, Control plans, 8D, Six sigma (Green Belt) and other quality tools or experience
  • Working knowledge of FMEA, Validation Programs and SPC processes
  • Experience in complex steel assemblies / hydraulic systems / electrical & electronics 



  • Proven knowledge and ability to apply lean philosophy to improve process and systems to improve quality, reduce cost and increase profitability and customer value
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities with the ability to draw insights from data quickly and to define executable actions
  • Good interpersonal and multicultural communication skills
  • Collaborative and a “can do” mind-set.
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Good influence and negotiation skills
  • Project management skills.

You will be part of:


We offer you a position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application by 01.03.2021.


Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers. www.hiab.com


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com