Principal Parts Specialist

Requisition Number:  7052
Company:  W Electric Canada Inc

Peterborough, ON, CA, K9J 6X7

Principal Parts Specialist

Company:  W Electric Canada Inc

Location:  Peterborough, ON, CA, K9J 6X7


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.


Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, this Principal Parts Specialist opportunity will be responsible to support the growing Spare Parts Business at Westinghouse Canada Manufacturing Operations in various aspects of bidding/proposal work as well as execution of awarded orders.

Your Day to Day:



  • Work closely with the Parts Product Line Manager to lead internal estimates for spare parts opportunities
  • Determine make/buy decisions for parts and components
  • Communicate appropriate information to Sourcing in order to solicit bids
  • Work within the SAP environment to create material masters and requisitions
  • Take ownership for the overall status of all estimates and expedite where necessary to meet customer due dates
  • Develop plans to minimize and mitigate exceptions and clarifications to bids
  • Coordinate with quality assurance to develop item specific QA plans and estimates
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to reduce proposal cycle time


  • Oversee the successful launch of newly awarded Parts orders, including kickoff and initiation.
  • Collaborate with sales, project, engineering, design and operations in their planning processes and scheduling with work-in-progress production updates, fabrication completion and delivery updates.
  • Assist production leaders to create and instruct credible production plans and schedules that balance available capacity and resources. 
  • Plan and manage inventory for work in progress, including surplus and excess inventory. 
  • Assist other departments during execution (sourcing, inspection, Quality Assurance, production control) to resolve issues such as nonconformances
  • Timely release of internal deliverables to support production activities dependent on these documents to maintain delivery schedules.     
  • Support continuous improvement activities for planning, control, inventory, production and delivery lead times.




Who You Are:


  • 4+ years experience in project-based manufacturing environment, with an emphasis on Spare Parts Supply
  • Quality Assurance (specific to CSA N299) experience desired
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in a related technical field is required
  • Canadian Nuclear (CANDU) experience including site assignments a strong asset
  • Experience in production planning & control. 
  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel
  • Inventory planning
  • Communicates well with others to convey information effectively.
  • Familiar with reading blueprints / drawings and schematics  
  • SAP or similar MRP system knowledge and experience an asset

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