Commodity Engineer - Electrical Engineering/Transformers

Siemens   •  

New Kensington, PA

Industry: Engineering Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 339 days ago

Job Description:





Support Siemens Large Drives by effectively and proactively ensuring the highest possible quality levels for purchased materials. This involves building strong relationships with the suppliers and review of supplier related processes such as qualification, development, integration, monitoring, and auditing.


Specific Requirements:

  • ·         5 + years of experience with power electronics
  • ·         A working knowledge of transformer/magnetic design and application
  • ·         Understanding of transformer manufacturing, as well as current techniques and technologies
  • ·         Understanding of electrical insulation, copper conductors, motors, and passive components
  • ·         Ability to work with the supply base of assigned commodities to reach long-term corrective action on quality issues, and assist in the development of new supplier processes
  • ·         Coordinate the qualification of new material with R&D, Operations Engineering and supplier
  • ·         Support Operation Engineering and Manufacturing in the resolution of Quality issues
  • ·         Lead supplier audits of new and existing suppliers
  • ·         Lead the resolution of warranty issues and provide technical support to Field Service Representatives
  • ·         Effective communication and collaboration skills.  Proven ability to work with multiple departments, such as Purchasing, Engineering, and Manufacturing.

General Requirements:

  • ·         BS in Electrical Engineering or related degree
  • ·         Experience working with suppliers, preferably in a supplier development role that includes audits, and reviews.
  • ·         Effective problem solving and analytical ability
  • ·         Effective facilitation skills
  • ·         General auditing skills preferred
  • ·         Must be willing to travel both domestic and international 25%

Other supporting responsibilities:


  • ·         Maintain and Analyze Key Performance Indicators and Cost of Poor Quality data to identify recurring trends and drive improvement actions to reduce internal and external failure costs
  • ·         Drive Supplier actions to verify part and process quality at the Supplier’s location to reduce the need for incoming inspection activities at LDA Pittsburgh
  • ·         Development of quality plans, general quality agreements, quality requirement specifications



Job Family Responsibilities:

Displays team leadership capabilities, along with good presentation techniques.  Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops systems for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data. Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.

Key Responsibilities:

Performs advanced areas of work for the professional field. Applies advanced skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently. Displays a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high impact, complex, and/or cross functional problems.


BS/BA in related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification may be required in some areas.

Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of field of specialization to the successful completion of complex assignments. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization. Demonstrates significant knowledge of organization's business practices and issues faced and contributes to problem resolution of those issues. Typically 8+ years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.

Direction of Others:

Provides specialized guidance or train support and/or professional staff. Leadership qualities and role model qualities demonstrated.

Key Working Relationships:

Primarily intra organizational contacts and external contacts