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Supply Chain (SC) Development / Work Transfer Specialist (WTS)

Location: IRVINE, CA, United States
Job Family : Mfg & Prod Engineering
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Aug 15, 2020
Job ID: 17695

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Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company. With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Position Summary: The Work Transfer Specialist will lead work transfers, resolve supplier quality and delivery issues, and champion continuous improvement activities with suppliers. The SC professional will monitor suppliers’ performance against contractual obligations, customer expectations, and key performance indicators. Essential Functions: Participate in the development and implementation of world class work transfer processes and tools that align with strategic initiatives at the Division and Group levels. Support transferring work and fielding all questions of the manufacturing process to ensure the supplier has a working understanding of Parker manufacturing and processing specification. Evaluate supplier manufacturing process and capability by conducting on-site process analysis, audits, and soliciting observations from operators/production technicians. Applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, to identify manufacturing and assembly capability at existing and new potential suppliers. Work with suppliers to improve their internal/ external capabilities, streamline their manufacturing process to ensure the best value. Coordinates the development and maintenance of the standard work associated with team support to key Division and Site level initiatives, including: Supplier Continuous Improvement proposals, Supplier Business Health, Capacity, Production Readiness, and Capability Assessments, Work Transfer, Procurement Manufacturing Engineering support, and Global Strategies. Initiates and facilitates Continuous Improvement suggestions at the supplier and with Parker Engineering. Employs project management initiatives to drive CI proposals to closure. Executes delivery and quality improvements plans with suppliers using problem solving tools such as A3 to ensure delivery and quality requirements are met. Utilizes project management methods to complete improvement plans. Review supplier business operations, assess capacity business health, and production readiness risks at key and proposed suppliers. Communicates risks to internal customers. Helps generate strategies with internal teams based on team inputs. Leads and participates in requirement discussions with suppliers to support and mitigate work transfer risks. Evaluate supplier capabilities and establishes supplier relationships through training and understanding of their capabilities and overall business risks. Communicates supplier capabilities to internal team to assist in work transfer, long term agreements, and cost reduction activities. Evaluate supplier operational capacity and machine capacity. Assess supplier business operations for maturity and risks. Determines supplier core capability, growth potential, and operational sustainability. Refines and enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement, key lean manufacturing/production principles, and techniques to critical areas of a supplier’s production. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications, establishing industry networks, benchmarking state-of-the- art practices, and/or participating in other professional associations. Represents Company on high-level projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities. Travel 20-40% of the time to suppliers locally, throughout U.S., and some internationally. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, related technical discipline or proven technical knowledge. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through three to five or more years of related experience. Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices. Self-starter with strong organizational skills. Must have advanced computer skills. Ability to use standard business applications software and/or specialized data analysis tools. Knowledge of aerospace industry or similar industry products and legal and regulatory requirements related to field. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts. Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprises principles and practices. Ability to work on a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs and negotiation. Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems utilizing proven methodologies and reporting techniques that may require coordination across multiple teams. Must have experience with all manufacturing processes, CNC and conventional equipment. Prefer Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, project management, FMEAs, and quality systems experience. Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, ability to use basic measuring tools, and hands-on capabilities to work on projects without supervision.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and
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