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Supplier Quality Engineer - China

CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems

Quality Assurance
Shanghai, China
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.

What You’ll Do

The Role:


We are seeking a talented Supplier Quality Engineer to join our Supplier Quality team. The SQE is responsible to drive part suppliers and contracted manufacturer performance, procedures, and processes in collaboration with procurement, manufacturing, quality, and engineering teams. This role will report to the Manager of Supplier Quality and will be integral to our commitment to delivering quality products. Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate potential suppliers based on their quality management systems, manufacturing processes, and quality performance.
  • Collaborate with the procurement team to select suppliers that meet quality standards and requirements.
  • Will perform Supplier Qualification activities to ensure the supplier meets our operating and quality expectations.
  • Establish and implement inspections, test methods, and inspection sampling plans to ensure performance and quality of the product meet product specifications and expectations for both production level components and finished devices
  • Define and communicate quality standards, procurement specifications, and inspection criteria to suppliers.
  • Work with Engineering to develop the various documentation required for the supplier to meet the quality requirements.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure they understand and adhere to the agreed-upon quality requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of process capability indices (Cp, Cpk), statistical process control (SPC) techniques, and quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001).
  • Conduct regular supplier audits (virtual or on-site) to assess their quality management systems, process control methods, and compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Monitor supplier performance using key performance indicators (KPIs) and take corrective actions when necessary.
  • Assess the statistical methods a supplier will use to control their process and may have to train suppliers in these methods should those not be evident.
  • Will coordinate QBRs for key suppliers.
  • Investigate and resolve quality issues related to supplied products or services.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to implement corrective and preventive actions to address quality problems.
  • Responsible for issuing, monitoring, and driving to conclusion 8D and SCAR processes.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements in supplier operations to enhance product quality, reduce defects, and improve overall efficiency.
  • Work closely with suppliers to implement continuous improvement initiatives and best practices.
  • Maintain accurate records of supplier assessments, audits, and corrective actions taken.
  • Prepare regular reports on supplier quality performance and communicate findings to relevant stakeholders.

Who You Are

Basic Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Legally authorized to work in China without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain or related fields


  • Experience in ISO audits, PFMEA, MSA, PPAP
  • 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 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.