Supplier Quality Inspector – 1st Shift

About the Role – You will:

  • Manage the containment, inspection, and escalation of quality spills from Suppliers. Update production on the status of Corrective Actions.
  • Gather data and write Supplier Non-Conformance reports to be issued to Suppliers.
  • Host Suppliers coming on site to perform reworks and coordinate space to execute those reworks.
  • Represent the Supplier Quality team during daily Material Review Board (MRB) reviews and daily GEMBA walks.
  • Perform material transactions (physically and systematically) to and from the MRB cage.
  • Manage material being sent offsite to suppliers for rework or replacement.
  • Place Purchase Order requests for sub-component parts that are damaged during production or material handling.
  • Collaborate with other inspectors and supplier quality engineers on the priority of inspection regarding incoming development material, containment inspections, and sampling plans.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement and development of processes for the newly launch battery manufacturing facility.
  • About Our Group :

  • As strategic partners, the Supplier Quality team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • You will report to the Greenville Site Supplier Quality Engineer.
  • About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
  • Strong time management, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Sound judgment, good leadership, and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent English communication skills with a professional approach to understand and resolve technical and non-technical issues with suppliers.
  • Your Experience Includes:

  • Internships or Projects within quality, manufacturing, or supplier quality engineering.
  • Associates degree in Quality, Engineering, or previous experience working in a quality function.
  • Understanding of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing), ISO and TS standards
  • Experience in working with battery-related components.
  • Broad range of tooling, manufacturing process and workmanship standards experience across castings, printed circuit boards and other complex assemblies.
  • Experience or education with best-in-class manufacturing practices (Lean Manufacturing, visual management, data collection, material utilization, employee engagement, cross-training, standard work, gage R&R, calibration, etc.)
  • Experience in systematic material transactions in Oracle or SAP.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and SPC.
  • Location : Greer, SC

    Travel : 10%

    Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

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    Supplier Quality Inspector – 1st Shift




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 17, 2024

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    About the employer

    As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than 10 years of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold 1,300+ buses to 135+ transit agencies across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

    To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization.


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