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Supplier Development Engineer

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose and Scope
This position exists to ensure The Timken Company suppliers are capable of reliably providing products or services conforming to Timken’s requirements and specifications while continuously improving the supplier’s product quality, cost, and delivery to meet the needs of our internal facilities and our customers.



Supplier Development:

  • Participate and/or lead activities to bring on new suppliers that meet internal Timken quality, delivery, and performance expectations for purchased product, services, and components through coordination with internal Sourcing, Engineering and Manufacturing teams while facilitating supplier assessments and development plans. 


Quality Assurance:

  • Perform pre-defined systems and process audits per recognized standards, as well as modify/create audit questions to identify and improve quality systems and processes of suppliers which affect The Timken Company products or services. Use the results of these audits to approve and rate the suppliers to minimize The Timken Company risks and maximize profitability. 


Quality Planning:

  • Coordinate with suppliers and internal technical experts to develop robust quality plans that prevent problems from occurring and ensure process capability while minimizing costs.
  • Review and approve supplier quality plans and part submittals such as PPAP and FAI to ensure accurate and complete records are maintained for traceability. 


Quality Control:

  • Participate and/or lead the resolution of quality issues related to the above-mentioned purchased parts through identification of root cause and the implementation and verification of effective corrective and preventive action. 


Continuous Improvement:

  • Analyze the data acquired from external and internal sources, to identify and implement opportunities for improving quality, cost, or delivery. Monitor supplier quality performance and assist with the development of performance metrics. Use problem solving and process improvement tools such as SPC, Pareto analysis, Benchmarking, TQM (Total Quality Management), and others to perform this work.


•    Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering or related degree
•    Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above highly preferred
•    Engineering internships/co-ops preferred
•    Possess leadership potential that has been demonstrated in academic or extra-curricular activities, or during employment
•    Achievement in non-academic pursuits such as clubs and organizations, special projects, military service, and prior work experience
•    Ability to learn quickly
•    Flexibility and adaptability
•    Demonstrated effective communication skills
•    Ability to relocate to our World Headquarters in North Canton, Ohio
•    Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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