Principal Supply Chain Engineer

Requisition Number:  12080
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Hopkins, SC, US, 29061

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


The Supplier Performance Engineering (SPE) Function has the following Mission Statement elements: 1) Add Value by developing & continuously improve our world-class supply base, 2) Develop Skills as we deploy and maintain industry-best operations & manufacturing processes, and 3) Eliminate Waste by seamlessly integrating suppliers with our Westinghouse processes. In achieving this Mission, the SPE function executes the following Vision statements, 1) Deliver Quality Parts, On-Time-In-Full, at Target Cost, 2) Predict and prevent emerging issues with material supply, 3) Design components for manufacturability, 4) maintain world class manufacturing & OpEx skills, 5) Maintain a structure that provides focus on  Functional Excellence that enables Continuous Improvement & Skills Development, and on Execution Excellence that launches and maintains a world class supply base. 


This will be a remote position 


The Manufacturing Process Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Stamping is responsible for supporting the SPE activities in component design, commodity strategy, and supplier selection under Executional Excellence tasks (see the diagram at right) for stamping products / processes. 
  • The Stamping SME will be the go-to resource across WEC for stamping process development in our Supply Chain and will be part of a large matrixed Team / Council to leverage the Manufacturing talent and knowledge across our WEC manufacturing sites and functional teams.

The primary responsibilities of the Stamping SME are

  • Serve as the metal stamping SME within our supply base and WEC
  • Maintain industry leading stamping knowledge through training, research process councils, etc
  • Drive continuous improvement with our stamping suppliers through supplier evaluations and flawless launch processes, using discipline problem solving approaches
  • Mentor and train the members of the GSE teams on stamping processes
  • Lead complex stamping Issue Recovery efforts. 
  • Maintain a close relationship with his/her peers in the GSE teams to share best practices, drive process standardization, and coordinate on global cost-out and continuous improvement projects that require SME support.


Duties and Responsibilities (in the order of priority):

  • Acts as a Metal Stamping Subject Matter Expert for SPE in New Product Design & Development, Supplier Selection, and Supplier Development.  Leads cross-functional teams on product/process development, manufacturing feasibility development of stamped component designs, and major issues resolution at supplier locations globally.
  • Add value through Cost-Out / Cost-Avoidance – Identifies process improvements at our suppliers that eliminate waste, reduce cycle time, improve throughput, reduce cost-of-poor quality etc.     
  • Support development of SPE – Mentor / train SPE resources on stamping processes, operations, issues, die design, etc
  • Maintaining Strong Customer/Cross-functional Relationships – Build effective working-level relationships with leaders from all WEC Functions that impact stamping processes - Manufacturing, Assembly, Production, Inspection, etc.  This includes Innovation, Flawless Launch (DTV), Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, SIOP, Quality, Product Managers, etc.
  • Delivering Financial Objectives – Support Global Manufacturing & Operations Process Excellence team to deliver $0.5M - $1.0M annual clearance.  Support delivering $0.2M - $5M of annual cost out.

Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering discipline
  • Minimum 10 years Manufacturing Engineering experience in stamping processes (Transfer, Progressive, Deep Drawn, and Fine Blanking, etc.) including tool and die design, stamping industry design standards and stamping press operation.  Minimum 5-years of experience in the nuclear or related energy industry.
  • Professional Certifications: Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) or equivalent experience and a development plan to pursue

Skills and Competencies:            

  • Supplier Development, Supply Chain Design, Supplier Management, Project Management, Problem Solving, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Data Analysis, Issue Identification/Resolution, Cost Analysist, Process Optimization, Communication, Training and Guidance, etc.   
  • Collaborative style, teaching & training, upper-level communication skills, technical acumen, business acumen, analytical thinking, problem solving, adaptability, leadership, continuous learning, works well Globally, etc..

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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