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Supplier Quality Engineer

CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems

Quality Assurance
Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
About Coolit Systems Inc.

Founded in Calgary, Alberta in 2001, CoolIT Systems is the leading Direct Liquid Cooling technology provider for data centers, supercomputers, and desktop computers. We design and manufacture solutions used by the largest tech companies globally.

Recognized as one of “The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023” by Financial Times and honored with the Deloitte Fast 50 Clean Technology award in 2022, as well as the Deloitte Fast 500 distinction in both 2021 and 2022, CoolIT's rapid growth is capturing global attention.

As demand for generative AI, high performance computing and cloud solutions rapidly expands, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.



We are seeking an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to join our growing Supplier Quality team. We are looking for someone with experience in mechanical assembly manufacturing, structured problem solving, and supplier quality management. This role will report to the Director of Supplier Quality. Quality is at the forefront of everything we do at CoolIT. This role presents the candidate with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to and be rewarded for achieving the CoolIT business goals.


  • Work collaboratively with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of quality parts and assemblies that meet CooIIT engineering specifications and manufacturing requirements.
  • Work proactively with Supply chain, Manufacturing, Quality, and Engineering teams to define requirements and ensure supplier material, manufacturing and quality systems are capable of meeting requirements and preventing supplier quality issues.
  • Perform on-site supplier audits to validate compliance with quality standards.
  • Establish and maintain data-based relationship with suppliers to provide visibility and support where needed.
  • Review and approve Supplier PPAP submissions and updates.
  • Actively participate in PFMEA and Control Plan development with suppliers to ensure they capture and mitigate potential risks.
  • Manage supplier quality issues using 8D methodology to define the problem, assure effective containment, find root cause, verify, and validate corrective actions, and prevent recurrence.
  • Act as single point of contact between suppliers and CoolIT to ensure effective, efficient communication.

Basic Qualifications

  • Post-secondary Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer or Quality Engineer
  • Demonstrated experience with AIAG Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Preferred Qualifications

  • BASc. / BEng. degree or higher in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Combined 5 years experience as a Quality Engineer/Supplier Quality Engineer at a Tier 1 automotive supplier or an automotive OEM
  • Lean Six Sigma and/or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) training


  • APQP, PPAP, AIAG Methods: Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), PFMEA, Control Plans, Measurement Systems Analysis (GR&R), Statistical Capability and Capacity Analysis
  • Structured problem solving, one or more of: 8D, PDCA, DMAIC, 5P
  • Design Controls: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Stack-up Tolerance Analysis (STA)
  • Statistical Process Capability & Control (SPC), Statistical Engineering Methods including Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Supplier Auditing, Scorecards, Quality Improvement Plans, Continuous Improvement
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration capabilities, Strong Project Management skills
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and responsiveness to ensure commitments are met.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.


We strive to be an employer of choice and as such we believe in rewarding our employees with career and development opportunities that will maintain and strengthen our culture while aligning to our vision and values.


We are a company that is full of vibrant, innovative people who love what we do. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Vacation and flex days, and paid company-wide shutdown during the holiday season.
  • Comprehensive benefits including Dental, Drugs, Optical, Paramedical and Health Spending. These costs are covered by CoolIT and are enacted from your first day.
  • Dress for your day – in a casual yet professional environment.
  • Retention rewards like “The Big Coffee Break” that reward tenure with additional vacation time and a monetary bonus.
  • Employee ownership program.

We thank every candidate in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo background checks including criminal records check and education.