Principal Supply Chain Engineer

Website Westinghouse Electric Company

Principal Supply Chain Engineer Job Highlights

Title Principal Supply Chain Engineer
Type Full Time (mobile position)
Experience 10+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Hopkins, SC, United States
Company Westinghouse Electric Company

Company Profile

Westinghouse Electric Company is the world’s leading supplier of safe and innovative nuclear technology. The company provides the most reliable, dependable nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel, plant automation, and operating plant products and services.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Principal Supply Chain Engineer to join its team.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in Engineering from a college/university

Work Experience

  • Possess 10+ years of progressive experience in engineering/manufacturing
  • Experience authoring technical documents or operating procedures
  • Experience leading multiple, concurrent cross-functional projects
  • Experience performing process capability analysis (Cpk) and qualification
  • Experience with nuclear products and standards desired
  • Project Management experience (desired)


  • De-risking new suppliers through technical assessments and development
  • Evaluating procurement risk, soliciting stakeholder input, and leveraging tools and resources to develop the security of supply risk mitigation plans
  • Identifying, proposing, and implementing performance improvements
  • Leading and escalating significant “quality events”, coordinating activities, issuing timely communications, identifying stakeholders, etc. to ensure prompt identification of impacted products, disposition, and corrective action
  • Leading and supporting assigned cost reduction and new product projects
  • Leading Supplier development activities to implement or improve Supplier quality management systems or manufacturing processes to meet Westinghouse requirements
  • Leading supplier development and qualification activities for new products and cost reduction efforts. This includes identification of project risks and mitigating actions, managing project schedules, approval of supplier process documents, process capability analyses, measurement system analyses, input to design for manufacturability, etc.
  • Leading technical assessments of new suppliers for manufacturing capability, capacity, process controls, compliance with applicable regulations, codes/standards, and associated risks
  • Leading timely resolution of complex quality/technical issues
  • Learning, applying, and reinforcing Nuclear Safety Culture Traits and Human Performance Tools at Westinghouse and with our suppliers
  • Owning internal and supplier corrective action requests, performing cause analyses, and verifying the completion of preventative and corrective actions
  • Performing on-site and remote supplier oversight to ensure Westinghouse technical and quality requirements are achieved
  • Personal, industrial, and nuclear safety is a fundamental part of their job
  • Support implementation of Value Analysis/Value Engineering, Design for Assembly, and Design for Manufacturing principles during the design process
  • Supporting resolution of supplier issues and negative performance trends
  • Work with Design Engineering to ensure the integrity and clarity of engineering drawing requirements and that all expectations are communicated effectively to support suppliers


  • A proactive approach to work/risk management
  • Ability to effectively mentor and develop others
  • Ability to identify key project tasks, develop schedules, manage to spend
  • Ability to read drawings and specifications made to ASME standards
  • Effective communication with different disciplines and functions
  • Effective decision maker – timely and using data, facts, input, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Machining, welding, assembly of components, I&C, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, and PowerPoint
  • Questioning attitude and continual interest to learn and develop
  • Respectful negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Results-oriented and self-driven
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • Working knowledge of Manufacturing and Quality Plans, PFMEAs, etc.


  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness, and Income Protection Benefits
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays

Employer’s Statement

Westinghouse Electric Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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