Siemens Quality Manager, Supplier Quality Management-Urban Transport in Sacramento, California

Quality Manager, Supplier Quality Management-Urban Transport

Locations:Sacramento, California

Job Family: Quality Management


Job Description

Division: Mobility

Business Unit: Urban Transport

Requisition Number: 201441

Assignment Category: Part-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)

Travel Required: 15%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Mobility Division provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road – all products, solutions and services regarding mobility are handled by the Mobility Division.

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Job Description:

Siemens Rolling Stock - Urban Transport Business

Siemens is the market leader in light rail vehicles (LRV) in North America, having built more than 1000 rail vehicles for 17 cities in the US and Canada. One out of every three light rail vehicles in North America is a Siemens vehicle.

Siemens innovation provided the first low-floor light-rail vehicles to the United States when it delivered Portland’s 70 percent low-floor LRV in 1998. The low-floor design enhances operational efficiency and accommodates those with impaired mobility. Meanwhile, Venezuela’s Metro Valencia was the company’s first export contract with twelve vehicles operating on the new transit system. In January 2004, Siemens unveiled the first fully operational S70 low-floor light-rail vehicle. In 2013, Siemens introduced the new S200 high-floor light rail vehicle – a hybrid creation combining industry leading innovations with the best elements from both of our successful SD160 high-floor and S70 low-floor light rail platforms.

Position Overview

The Quality Manager coordinates supplier quality management efforts for all projects.


Coordination and deployment of Supplier Quality Management activities including:

  1. Ensures standardized supplier qualification process according corporate guidelines.

  2. Defines preventive quality methods aimed at risk minimization. Designs, maintains and improves specific Quality requirements, specification and concepts based on supplier categorization.

  3. Coordinates the qualification and approval of suppliers, in cooperation with purchasing, and plans and executes Supplier Audits including follow up of audit measures.

  4. Coordinates product/service qualifications and approvals based on specific requirements / specification, including First Article Inspections

Collaborates in the creation of technical specifications

  1. Creates and negotiates Quality Assurance agreements, and monitors implementation in supplier processes.

  2. Drives performance and continuous improvement management and collaborates in supplier development programs.

  3. Implements complaint management to detect and analyze non-conformance and communicates with supplier. Supports sustainable problem solving.

  4. Defines SQM targets.

  5. Applies consistent application of the total cost of ownership principles.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

BS/BA or equivalent experience.

Knowledge of Quality Management principles.

Experience with supplier qualification processes.

Experience creating Quality Assurance Agreements.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

BS/BA in Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, or Business Administration.

Minimum 10 years of experience in mechanical and electromechanical systems, structures and engineering documentation.

American Society for Quality Certification preferred.

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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