Supplier Quality Engineer

Job title: Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Weatherford

Job description: Weatherford is the leading wellbore and production solutions company. Operating in more than 75 countries, the Company answers the challenges of the energy industry with its global talent network of approximately 17,000 team members and 380 operating locations, which include service, research and development, training, and manufacturing facilities. Visit for more information or connect on , , , , or .

We’re looking to the future with a clear vision and a strong mission.

Our goal is to address the headwinds facing the industry, revolutionize the oilfield with digital technology, integrated solutions, and world-class talent.

We accept every challenge for the benefit of our Company, our industry, and the world. Our technology leadership delivers solutions that rise to every occasion, supply the best outcomes in each operation, and give power to all customers.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) role includes supplier qualifications, improvement and action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and developing key suppliers towards increasing standards of excellence. Responsibilities include assisting the Supplier Quality Director and Managers in the development of the Supplier Quality program as needed, helping to manage vendors, assessing supplier capabilities, making recommendations on supplier acceptability, understanding strategies for relevant commodities, and proactively driving initiatives to meet Sourcing and Quality objectives.


  • Assist the Supplier Quality Director and Managers in the development of the Supplier Quality program including process and procedure development, supplier due diligence, audits, scorecards, and supplier development
  • Create standard Supplier Quality procedures for use across Operations, Manufacturing, and Product Lines; rationalize and simplify existing procedures and guidelines as applicable
  • Interpret Design Engineering data (including blueprints, Bills of Material, specifications), and customer requirements
  • Define Inspection test plans / quality plans that may be required for manufacturing, sourcing or customer contracts
  • Understand and administer supplier quality fulfillment of project contract requirements
  • Ensure a compliant and qualified supply base by conducting supplier evaluations, supplier qualifications, supplier scorecards, supplier improvement action plans, and supplier audits
  • Approve supplier selection through more streamlined qualification processes
  • Improve supplier quality performance for assigned suppliers via Quality Plan implementation and relevant monitoring based on the risk categorization of the supplier
  • Review customer / project specifications and identify quality requirements
  • Implement quality inspection and testing requirements
  • Participate in kick-off meeting / pre-inspection meeting with vendor
  • Review and approve vendor quality documentation for First Article Inspections at a minimum; Sourcing, ASL team and Supplier Quality must coordinate to ensure all documents are collected from the supplier
  • ASL Team should coordinate with Supplier Quality and Sourcing to close the documentation gaps
  • Arrange supplier quality inspections to be done using internal resources or via a third party inspector
  • Assure supplier compliance to Weatherford process and regulatory requirements through supplier monitoring process; develop and utilize supplier scorecards in line with the requirements of the Quality Management system
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Engineering, Sourcing leaders, Manufacturing leaders, and shop floor personnel to manage and implement supplier and engineering changes
  • Interface with Suppliers, Engineering, and and Sourcing to drive Quality improvements that minimize the Costs of Quality, specifically Failed on Arrival/Install (FOA/FOI) issues, field failures, and factory defects
  • Ensures Corrective and Preventative Action Reports (CPARs) are prepared by supplier, completed with the sufficient level of depth, and actions are monitored through to effective closure
  • Identify and report any quality concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality or Engineering (with Quality focus) in an industrial related business
  • 5+ years knowledge in ISO 9001 and API
  • Demonstrated experience with third parties, supplier qualifications, and audits
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, technical notes, procedures and specifications
  • Basic knowledge of various welding processes (SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and SAW) and materials
  • Fabrication or design experience for Mechanical SQEs; Electrical / software experience for Software SQEs
  • Working knowledge of recognized standards and codes such as ASME, AWS, API, ASTM, NACE, ISO, etc.
  • Knowledge about NDT methods such as (PAUT, MT, US, ToFD, LP)
  • Demonstrated skills related to problem-solving, decision-making, judgment, leadership, root-cause analyses, and team collaboration to lead and influence others to drive change
  • Internal Auditing experience
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand Spanish (for Mexico SQE)
  • Demonstrated report-writing skills
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills between functions – verbal and written
  • Ability to coordinate with customers and third party inspectors
  • Demonstrated collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution skills with suppliers
  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 50-75% of time
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to evoke critical thinking

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Location: Abu Dhabi

Job date: Sat, 19 Feb 2022 06:33:10 GMT

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