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Textron Lead Supplier Quality Engineer in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Lead Supplier Quality Engineer


Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation

vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support

equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under several different brands. Its vehicles are found in

environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting



  • Maintain the supplier quality goals set by the Quality Manager and monitor performance to

metrics such as supplier PPM (parts per million), corrective action completion, nonconforming

material dispositions, delinquent PPAPs (production part approval processes), and FAIR (first

article inspection report) submissions.

  • Work collaboratively with Sourcing during the supplier approval process by assessing the

supplier capabilities to deliver the required quality standards.

  • Assist in technical training for team members within the Supplier Quality team.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to understand customer requirements during the

development of new products, print revisions, supplier changes, and providing new product

readiness reports.

  • Collaborate with Customer Care to review and communicate customer supplier quality issues

and work with the Supplier Quality Engineers to implement preventative/corrective actions.

  • Assist in developing and executing strategic plans to continuously improve Supplier Quality.

  • Interact with Operations to resolve supplier quality issues on the production lines.

  • Assist with assigning vendors to the appropriate Supplier Quality Engineers based on

Commodity teams.

  • Contributes to a culture of respect, dignity, and inclusion, where everyone, feels heard and

understood, empowered, and valued.



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or another related

  • Years of Experience: 2 or more years of experience required in a manufacturing or assembly environment,

demonstrated leadership aptitude for project and process development and support

  • Software Knowledge: SAP knowledge preferred

  • Experience with interpreting part/assembly blueprints and understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and

tolerancing (GD&T) preferred

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Quality
Primary Location: US-Minnesota-Thief River Falls
Recruiting Company: Textron Specialized Vehicles
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 11/20/2023, 3:22:42 PM
Worksite: Onsite
Relocation: Available

Req ID: 319710