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Global Supplier Quality Engineer at Johnson Controls, Inc

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Description:

At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter. 


What you will do

The Global Supplier Quality Engineer monitors, evaluates, selects, and applies standard quality engineering principles and techniques to assigned business problems. Ensures that the results meet established needs and goals.

How you will do it

1. Facilitate deployment of global supplier metrics across supply base.

2. Support product engineering teams and the resolution of top warranty issues and in the application of advanced statistical analysis, problem solving techniques and Quality tools.

3. Facilitate utilization of APQP with manufacturing and engineering organizations supporting supplier related activities.

4. Develop Supplier Engagement Schedules in conjunction with Procurement Strategies, Product Group, and Mfg. Operations requirements. Perform On-Site Assessments and Annual Re-qualifications per defined schedules as directed by Global Supplier Quality Leadership.

5. Responsible for validating and verifying corrective actions within the supply base.

6. Act as a liaison between Procurement and Product group leadership to support supplier warranty and quality initiatives including cost recovery.

7. Develop supplier quality roadmaps leading to improved supplier performance metrics.

8. Supports plants in supplier quality issues and drives corrective actions with the suppliers.

9. Facilitate the application of problem solving techniques in all supplier quality aspects.

10. Support the PDP (Production Development Process) process through implementation of Supplier Safe Launch, PAPSO and participation in Project teams.

11. Lead and manage cross functional project teams using standard project management techniques to drive toward corrective and preventive actions.

12. Train key suppliers and project team members in critical competencies necessary for project realization. 

What we look for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering, Management or equivalent experience in Manufacturing.

  • A minimum of six years experience in a manufacturing environment, DMAIC (Blackbelt/Greenbelt) training, Lean manufacturing experience, problem solving training (Kepner Tregoe, 8D or Shainin), strong facilitation skills, working knowledge of APQP techniques.

  • Possess strong oral, written, and listening communication skills, and team building skills

  • Travel requirement 50% - 75%, including international.


  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing certification preferred.

  • AQC CQE certification desired.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit