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Requisition ID:  29953

Supplier Quality Engineer

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At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.


As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.



Responsible for the oversight and continual improvement of the incoming materials quality system. Regularly interacts with suppliers to ensure quality, qualify new material, and improve mutual efficiencies. Gathers, analyzes, and reports data in pursuit of a best-in-class supplier scorecard system. Assists in sourcing, qualifying, purchasing, and setting-up accessorial products to support and improve plant operations.




80% of time to be spent in a Supplier Quality Engineer role:

  • Complies with all company safety rules and procedures.
  • Administers and actively improves the incoming material quality system.  This includes establishing and documenting systems for:
    • Incoming inspection (including criteria, frequency, responsibility, and reporting).
    • Regular supplier quality audits.
    • New supplier/material qualification and trials.
    • Consistent supplier feedback through an active scorecard system.
    • Documenting and maintaining accurate, up-to-date specifications and material requirements, including taking measures to ensure agreement between supplier and Production.
    • Issuing supplier corrective action requests including root cause analysis, preventive actions, and follow-up to ensure effectiveness.
  • Proactively prepares and presents action-driving, visual metrics associated with supplier quality performance.
  • Tracks projects with a hands-on approach; develops and maintains data logs, generates reports, and improves current processes.
  • Acts as the key communication channel between Production and supplier, ensuring concerns are communicated and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Actively participates in troubleshooting material-related concerns on the Production floor, using strong knowledge of production processes and material science to identify root causes and propose solutions.
  • Learns supplier’s processes and utilizes 6-sigma, 5-why, 8D, and other tools to help suppliers improve quality. Visits suppliers as needed to drive results.
  • Leads and/or actively assists in establishing product quality specifications.
  • Leads projects related to material cost reduction and quality improvement using a data-driven approach. Coordinates efforts among Purchasing, Production, and suppliers to reduce material costs while ensuring quality.
  • Uses excellent quantitative data skills (Excel, preferably with VBA experience) to prepare and/or automate weekly metrics reports reflecting on-time deliveries, material availability and performance, inventory levels, and project status.
  • Files monetary claims and RTVs with suppliers for defective material, and works with Finance to follow claims through to completion.
  • Assists in issuing forecasts of anticipated material consumption to external suppliers, other Unilin companies, and internal groups such as Finance.
  • Assists in creating and maintaining master data related to materials in multiple IT systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


20% of time to be spent assisting with purchasing related activities:

  • Assists purchasing director in data gathering and analysis, providing recommendations and research in purchasing decisions of key raw materials.
  • Participates in new product development process as a key and active contributor - especially towards new materials (decors, board, packaging, etc.). Assists and leads in accurately setting up new products and parts within internal systems.
  • Helps seek out new suppliers/materials and works with current suppliers to create mutual cost savings while simultaneously improving quality and operating efficiencies
  • Maintains a holistic view in every purchasing decision or recommendation, protecting the interests of the company and balancing short-term and long-term benefits



Education and Knowledge:


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering/technical field or associates degree with 3 – 5 years of manufacturing experience in a quality and/or purchasing-related role.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in manufacturing; interaction with material suppliers strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent data and analysis skills.  Ability to collect, analyze, and report data in a concise, well organized form.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to track details of multiple projects at multiple stages without getting lost in the details.
  • Self-directed, pro-active, get-it-done approach, driven to work with and through others to find and deliver results on time.
  • Strong communication skills.  Ability to communicate on a professional level verbally and in writing about technical issues, product specifications, etc.
  • Highly proficient computer skills – Very strong Excel skills (some VBA experience preferred); Locus, Minitab, Word, and SAP skills also preferred.



Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.