Supplier Quality Engineer


Lincoln, NE

Vertiv is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer in Lincoln, NE to develop, evaluate, and improve the Vertiv product supplier base through quality system and product process audits. The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible to maintain working relationships with suppliers to ensure the highest quality possible of purchased components / materials with a focus on continuous improvement. The Supplier Quality Engineer establishes quality targets and goals to include quality cost reduction, warranty reduction and overall supplier rating. 


  • Monitor and resolve supplier process control performance issues by developing robust quality control plans and implementing sustainable corrective actions.
  • Drive permanent resolution of supplier issues reported by Vertiv plants and by Customers.
  • Initiate and lead supplier performance improvement by partnering with supplier to identify, understand and abate issues for New Product Introduction, First Article Inspection (FAI) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) as well as Mass Production. 
  • Lead and own PPAP requirements associated with a change.
  • Lead problem definition and reactive problem solving through containment, identification of root cause and corrective action with Supplier Corrective Action Report (SCAR).
  • Develop 8D and supplier reports on reported issues. Communicate internally and externally on outcomes of investigations. Work with internal teams, including Engineering, Service, Manufacturing / Operations, Sales, Offering Management, and Plants Quality to resolve quality issues impacting Vertiv plant and customers.
  • Ability to simplify complex information and concisely prepare both verbal and written executive summaries to Leadership Team.
  • Perform supplier on-site audits to monitor supplier Quality Management System (QMS) compliance and effectiveness.
  • Identify areas for cost reduction across assigned supplier base including internal supplier process, quality improvements.
  • Visit Suppliers to proactively see installations and document improvement needs. Visit suppliers to understand the nature of the issue and get definite corrective action initiated in the organization.
  • Evaluate potential new suppliers by conducting on-site audits and scoring of Quality Management System
  • Monthly reporting and status updates to management on Supplier performance and various quality initiatives to business management.
  • Supports the execution and maintenance of an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position


Minimum Job Qualifications: 

  • 1-3 years of experience in a Supplier Quality Engineer role or related field.
  • Experienced with problem solving tools and techniques (i.e. 8-D, 5 Whys, 7 Ways, DOE, eCAR, Fishbone, Pareto, Six Sigma, First Piece, PPAP).
  • Can manage multiple tasks by based on priority, difficulty and severity.
  • Background in applying statistical tools for process and product development and control (i.e. Gage R&R, Process Capability, Control Plans, SPC, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of experience in a Supplier Quality Engineer role or related field.
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication/machining, electrical components, wiring


  • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 1-3 years of experience


  • Frequent Standing


  • Working in a manufacturing environment around machinery and equipment
  • Protective Equipment Required (safety shoes, eyewear, earplugs, gloves, etc. where required)


  • 25%

At Vertiv, we offer the stability of a global leader in a growing industry and the opportunity of a startup. We design, manufacture and service the mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial environments. With $5.0 billion in revenue, a strong customer base and global reach in nearly 70 countries, our move to establish a standalone business enables us to deliver greater value to our customers and create new opportunities for our people.

The successful candidate will embrace Vertiv’s Core Principals & Behaviors to help execute our Strategic Priorities.  

OUR CORE PRINCIPALS: Safety.  Integrity.  Respect. Teamwork.  Diversity & Inclusion.


  • Customer Focus
  • Operational Excellence
  • High-Performance Culture
  • Innovation
  • Financial Strength


  • Own It
  • Act With Urgency
  • Foster a Customer-First Mindset
  • Think Big and Execute
  • Lead by Example
  • Drive Continuous Improvement
  • Learn and Seek Out Development

Vertiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We promote equal opportunities for all with respect to hiring, terms of employment, mobility, training, compensation, and occupational health, without discrimination as to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression (including transgender status or sexual stereotypes), genetic information, citizenship status, national origin, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by sending an email to [email protected]

No calls or agencies please. Vertiv will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, O, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.