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Supplier Quality Engineer

Watertown, SD, US


  • Provide support and administration of quality systems
  • Direct tasks and objectives of the quality team
  • Lead Nonconformance Review for issue root cause identification as well as corrective and preventive actions
  • Provide strong visibility of nonconformance issues, associated projects, and progress in the form of a dashboard-style format with critical success indicators
  • Drive, design and manufacture quality improvements utilizing a data-based decision-making approach, rapid problem resolution, collaboration with engineers and internal customers and relentless continuous process/engineering improvements
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the quality system and coordinate quality related issues with other departments, suppliers and customers
  • Analyze current quality monitoring methods, systems, and tools and develop and implement new ones to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Promotes use of statistical analysis for determination of improvements, and provides analyses to support risk mitigation
  • Implement quality plans for new or revised materials and/or products
  • Support line audits as well as First Article and receiving inspection functions
  • Evaluate work methods, procedures, and policies while also coaching and mentoring functional groups and departments on quality processes
  • Work cooperatively with all members of the Supply Chain and Product Development teams and with third-party manufacturers.
  • Support new product development teams
  • Generate training materials and programs as required, and conduct training sessions to support quality system
  • Ensuring all products are manufactured in compliance with product requirements, safety standards and design specifications, including fixture and tooling analysis
  • Identify areas of systemic weakness and leads initiatives to implement corrective action
  • Supports efforts in conjunction with manufacturing and engineering to develop plans for continual improvement of product and process quality
  • Provides support to groups and departments regarding product quality issues, measurement data, measurement techniques, performance                                          


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering 
  • Ability to work in-person in Watertown, SD


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of industrial experience
  • Quality Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to compile and analyze data
  • Understanding SPC, and process capability determination
  • Technical expertise to identify root cause through data analysis
  • Ability to evaluate, develop and implement improvements quickly
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to teach other team members
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to coordinate assignments among multiple support groups and provide direction for project team members
  • Ability to evaluate product and process change requests to ensure product quality is not compromised
  • Ability to work well under compressed time constraints
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects at one time
  • Understanding of precision measurement instruments
  • Hands-on manufacturing/engineering experience in a fabrication/assembly shop environment
  • Experience supporting an ISO Quality System 
  • Ability to eliminate Quality challenges using poke-yokes and Zero QC techniques
  • Cutting, bending, machining, & welding process knowledge


Location: US-SD Watertown HR 

Department: Operations 

Job ID: 23802 


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $3.1 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. We are passionate about producing equipment that helps improve the lives of people around the world, and providing our team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. While our operations are global, each office or factory is a close-knit community. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage, citizenship, and continuous improvement. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector – come join us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota