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United Technologies Corporation Supplier Performance Engineer in Troy, Ohio

Job ID: 01388242

City: Troy

State: Ohio

Country: United States

Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HOH12: Wheels & Brakes - Troy 101 Waco Street, Troy, OH, 45373 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Role Overview:

This position is for a Lead professional in Supplier Performance / Optimization. This individual will perform technical evaluations and action plans, focusing on driving supplier performance, metric improvement, and cost reduction. This may include design, tolerance, production methods, coating, processing, heat treatment, electronic, measurement techniques, etc. The person will collaborate with technical resources inside Collins and at the supplier developing actions and needed to ensure the desired improvement. This collaboration will include the resolution of risks/obstacles, regardless of origin, to provide manufacturing, supply chain, delivery schedules, and costs, in alignment with customer needs. Communication may involve senior management in multiple organizations. This position is located in either Oakville, ON Canada or Troy, Oh.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish partnerships at all levels within the supplier, emphasizing: collaboration, clear expectations, common goals, trust and transparency.

  • Responsible for ensuring supply base is capable and prepared to support production rates on all programs.

  • Support the selection, development, and management of Strategic & Preferred Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals.

  • Implement programs for supplier performance management, Lean supplier journeys, and supply base optimization.

  • Partner with suppliers to lead continuous improvement, problem-solving, waste elimination, and other value-enhancing opportunities.

  • Drive business process improvements between Collins and the suppliers.

  • Work with suppliers to lead the improvement of their manufacturing processes to reduce cycle times, improve throughput and quality, and ultimately meet the requirements for the Collins Aerospace Supplier Gold Program.

  • Support Commodity team negotiations.

  • Support the relationship management of Strategic Partners and Preferred suppliers.

  • Work with Commodity Managers and Design/Project Engineers to coordinate sourcing strategies and ensure a smooth and timely manufacturing ramp-up on new programs.

  • Champion value analysis for purchased products and propose/lead design and process improvement projects to reduce costs.

  • Make design and manufacturing recommendations in the new product development process, support concurrent engineering activities between supplier and internal product development teams.

  • Ensure appropriate risk mitigation activities are completed


  • Bachelor's Degree coupled with significant related technical experience

  • Previous experience in a technical capacity (Engineering or Operations)

  • Strong supplier & applicable industry knowledge

  • General knowledge of Supply Chain Management practices as well as procurement systems.

  • Strong understanding of Continuous Improvement (CI) with demonstrated success in implementing CI projects.

  • Previous experience in Manufacturing/Mechanical/Aerospace components

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications & drive manufacturability improvements

  • Background in root cause analysis, PPAP, GR&R

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes

  • Lean management tools with the ability to measure, analyze and assess complex processes

  • Three years of operations experience in a manufacturing environment, including leading project teams and design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in Six Sigma

  • University Degree in a Technical Field (Engineering, Operations or, Quality Preferred)

  • Advanced degree

  • Project Management experience

  • Previous experience with aircraft wheels & brakes

  • Knowledge of GD&T and proficiency with CAD

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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