Specialist - Supplier Quality

Dodge Center, Minnesota
Competitive wage & excellent benefits package
Mar 14, 2018


The Commercial segment is a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles, front and rear discharge concrete mixers, portable and stationary concrete batch plants, field service vehicles, and truck mounted cranes. All backed by 24/7 support, our segment’s brands consist of McNeilus, CON-E-CO, London Machinery, and IMT. Oshkosh Commercial leads it's industries in both innovation & quality.

Oshkosh Commercial is a segment of Oshkosh Corporation, which is a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company.  At Oshkosh Corporation we are dedicated to designing and building the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.



Supplier Quality Specialist work with suppliers, employee teams and managers while exhibiting a professional and cooperative attitude. The primary mission of the Quality Specialist is to resolve and drive corrective action with supplier quality issues. The position will also continuously improve safety, quality, business, and manufacturing processes with an emphasis on eliminating process waste.  The Quality Specialist will design new processes and re-engineer existing processes to produce outcomes that meet safety, quality, and business expectations.  Examples of process improvement projects include inventory accuracy, production throughput, and plant flow. The Quality Specialist reports to the production supply chain leader.



1. Determine root cause and drive permanent corrective action with suppliers.

2. Assist in the identification and implementation of six-sigma projects.

3. Lead efforts to reclaim all costs on supplier caused issues.

4. Apply the following basic process improvement tools within the six sigma DMAIC improvement model: Project Charter, Process Map, Thought Process Map, Pareto Chart, Trend Chart, Fishbone Diagram, 5-Why Analysis, Histogram, SPC, FMEA, Benchmarking, Brainstorming, 5S, Correlation Analysis, Error-proofing, Cpk, Ppk, Corrective Action Matrix, and Continual Improvement Control Plan.

5. Design and improve process inputs to gain desired outcome.

6. Improve processes to reduce common cause variability and eliminate special cause.

7. Establish control plans to prevent process backsliding for consolidation of gains.

8. Perform process capability studies internally and externally.

9. Analyze process constraints and develop standards to overcome constraints. 

10. Revise procedures for process improvement.

11. Investigate/analyze and benchmark industry practices for process validation assessments. 

12. Coordinate and work cross-functionally with Employee Teams, Quality, Engineering, Contracts, Sales and Manufacturing to improve processes.

13. Travel as required to resolve supplier issues.

14. Must be willing to complete additional advanced training/educational courses as required.

15. Accurately maintain company records and documents in accordance with policies and procedures.

16. Support and Improve the MRB process.

17. Support Country of Origin and NAFTA requirements.

18. Support Chassis management needs.

19. Other duties as assigned.




 Bachelor’s degree and related experience



 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Quality

 Hold a Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt  

 ASQ Certified Quality Engineer certification (or equivalent)  

 Advanced training/experience in the use of statistical techniques and process improvement methods

 Must interpret basic technical drawings including characteristics such as views, title blocks, dimensioning, tolerancing, GD&T symbols, etc. Interpret specification requirements in relation to product and process characteristics

 Experience with and be able to exhibit the use of structured problem-solving techniques preferred

 MS Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Lotus Notes e-mail, Visio, Statistical software, and JDE experience is recommended

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.


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