Engineer 3- Supplier Dev 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 6438 | JOB GRADE: 16  



Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Summary:


This position is responsible for actively and continuously improving performance of suppliers in the responsible region in terms of quality, delivery and technology.


Essential Functions:


  • Lead and champion quality and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Resolve medium impact/complex issues at plant and supplier locations.
  • Manage suppliers through PAVE.
  • Ensure success of APQP projects for suppliers (DMI+).
  • Define and agree on actions with suppliers to meet PPM targets.
  • Develop suppliers’ systems in all aspects of quality and safety.
  • Assure agreement for obtainable design/process controls.
  • Advanced in assessing the criteria for technology auditing and benchmarking.
  • Lead and train IATF16949, VDA6.3, and PSA audit.
  • Ability to mentor Supplier and Plant Quality Engineers in all the above processes.




  • Advanced knowledge of APQP, VDA 6.3, PSA, IS9000:2000, IATF 16949 and QMPP
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics
  • Advanced knowledge of SAP
  • Advanced knowledge of quality core tools
  • Proper application of GD&T
  • Proficient with problem-solving tools




  • 5-7 years’ experience in Quality and Supplier Quality Engineering:
    • Leading teams
    • Managing projects
    • Working with manager level at suppliers
    • Dealing with confrontation
    • Applying problem-solving methods and tools





  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Advanced statistical and analytical skill
  • Advanced auditing skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong ability to read GD&T
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment


  • Bachelor of Engineering or Industrial Engineering
  • Master's degree a plus
  • Green Belt certification preferred


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Hybrid Work policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan
- Legal
- Identity Theft and Fraud Protection 

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron