Supplier Quality Specialist

Oakville, Ontario
Job ID:
Charan Raj

Our largest  Client is recognized by customers as Canada’s leading water technologies company.

We are looking for a  Supplier Quality Specialist to support the team.

Duration: 12+ months contract

Location: Oakville, Ontario L6M 4J4


The Supplier Engineer will support project requirements from proposal through start-up as well as work with the Supplier Quality Manager to continuously improve supplier performance through the development of supplier quality management systems, sharing of best practices and through the improvement of supplier surveillance.  In addition, the Quality Engineer will work with Supply Chain Manager, Engineers, Buyers and the Supplier Quality Manager to develop low cost country suppliers.


  • Assist in the development of new and existing suppliers by improving their quality management systems to improve overall part and documentation quality
  • Audit current suppliers to evaluate risk by monitoring changes in management, key personnel, and process changes
  • Perform Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) at supplier and client sites
  • Perform inspections at client sites and work with clients to get equipment acceptance
  • Assist in the development of project specific Inspection Test Plans (ITP) and the continuous improvement of ITP templates
  • Monitor inspection plan for key project equipment
  • Manage inspection reports and client quality communication when non-conformities occur
  • Actively manage Return on Experience (REX) from quality inspection with Purchasing and Engineering teams
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (Quick Response Quality Control) involving engineering and other key departments for non-conformance issues.
  • Manage quality documentation submittals and approvals as required by project specifications
  • Identification and evaluation of new suppliers in the US and low cost countries
  • Assist in developing historically municipal suppliers into industrial suppliers (ability to support industrial documentation and quality requirements)
  • Assist in the improvement of supplier part inspections
  • Identification and documentation of supplier best practices
  • Assist with Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) program, monitor KPI’s
  • Actively support category specialists, category managers, and supply chain managers in category strategy development, supplier selection, and supply market research.
  • Support OMEGA training and auditing needs
  • Assist in the development of REXs and the continuous improvement of the quality management system  


  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience driving supplier qualification programs, supplier development and supplier quality problem solving Master in root cause analysis methods (QRQC, PDCA, FMEA, etc…).
  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent.
  • NACE level I coating inspector, or willing to complete NACE certification following on-boarding.
  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Track record of significant improvement in supplier component quality.
  • Technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical components.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • ISO and other quality systems.
  • Sound knowledge in Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of various ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis, DOE, Deming Cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act), etc.


If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

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