Terex Corporation Supplier Quality Engineer in Watertown, South Dakota


Terex is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services that deliver lifecycle solutions to maximize customer return on investment. Terex delivers lifecycle solutions to a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining. Terex reports in three business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Cranes; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. For more information about Terex, its products and services, visit www.terex.com and/or www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation..

This position will be responsible for development, implementation, maintenance, and audit of the Supplier Quality System. This position will play a critical role in identifying quality improvement opportunities and creating the action plan for improvement.


  • Manages and oversees overall supply chain performance.

  • Work with purchasing to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented

  • Maintain and update critical supplier audit system and schedule

  • Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardization, waste elimination, and continuous improvement

  • Monitor, communicate and improve key supply chain KPI’s, including Supplier OTD (Past due), DPPM and waste

  • Establish specific short / long term supplier quality goals

  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of non‐conformances, ensure SCAR’s are completed and timely

  • Work to resolve supplier technical issues in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply

  • Develop long‐term supplier relationships and generate and implement cost reduction ideas

  • Aide manufacturing in the evaluation and qualification of new supplier materials following a defined new product development process

  • Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting Utilities requirements. Projects may include: process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6‐Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events

  • Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base

  • Perform quarterly and/or annual audits on our suppliers to make sure they are adhering to the Utilities Supplier expectations.

  • Establishes key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to supply chain performance to give consistency to the assessment of our suppliers.

  • Makes recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.

  • Helps plan, implement, and administer programs designed to track and measure quality of supplier performance and the Supplier Quality System.

  • Partners with management and Team Members in various facilities and regions to report findings, and to organize and prioritize quality solutions and measuring tools.

  • Work closely with the Parts and Warranty team to incorporate the quality standards and systems within the company.

  • Travels occasionally to supplier locations across the world.

  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of manufacturing or technical experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four or more years’ experience in quality management system

  • Proficiency with MS office products

  • Ability to comprehend and communicate requirements from technical drawings and specifications

  • Additionaltechnical experience (including: mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic components and processes such as casting, stamping, and forming). Additional education may substitute for some experience.

  • Ability to communicate and work efficiently in cross-functionalteams

  • Understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts

  • Supply Chain Management experience

  • Understanding of precision measurement and testing

  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts and methods

  • Project management and planning experience

  • Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills

  • Work well under compressed time constraints

  • Manage multiple tasks/projects at one time

  • Coordinate assignments among multiple support groups and provide direction to Team Members

  • Ability to compile data, synthesize, draw conclusions, and present results in a format tailored to the audience

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities

  • High degree of initiative and proficiency in learning new skill


Job ID 2018-38311

# Positions 1

Category Supply Mgmt and Trans

Location: SD-Watertown