Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Locations AE-ABU DHABI
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.


We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.


Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, world-class team.


When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger – a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other’s successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.


Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.


Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.





The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) role includes supplier qualifications, improvement and action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and developing key suppliers towards increasing standards of excellence. Responsibilities include assisting the Supplier Quality Director and Managers in the development of the Supplier Quality program as needed, helping to manage vendors, assessing supplier capabilities, making recommendations on supplier acceptability, understanding strategies for relevant commodities, and proactively driving initiatives to meet Sourcing and Quality objectives.





  • Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company’s Security, Compliance & HSE policies, Management System, relevant laws, regulations, standards, and industry practices and complies with the Company’s Rules to Live By
  • Places Quality, Health & Safety, Security and protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers or the communities in which we live and work at risk
  • Seeks continual improvement in Health, Safety, Security & protection of the Environment, taking into account responsible care, process vulnerabilities, public, customer and employee inputs, knowledge and technology and best business practices to exceed customer expectations
  • Supervisors & Managers should demonstrate effective safety leadership for the health and safety arrangements of all subordinates and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises
  • In case of concerns with safety, quality non-conformances, or integrity concerns, exercises ‘Stop Work Authority’ to suspend operations



  • Responsible for being familiar with the Company's Quality policies and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of Weatherford’s Management System
  • Maintains service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business and continually seeks areas for improvement


  • Approves supplier selection through more streamlined qualification processes
  • Arranges supplier quality inspections to be done using internal resources or via a third party inspector
  • ASL Team should coordinate with Supplier Quality and Sourcing to close the documentation gaps
  • Assists the Supplier Quality Director and Managers in the development of the Supplier Quality program including process and procedure development, supplier due diligence, audits, scorecards, and supplier development
  • Assures supplier compliance to Weatherford process and regulatory requirements through supplier monitoring process; develop and utilize supplier scorecards in line with the requirements of the Quality Management system
  • Collaborates closely with Sourcing, Category Management, Engineering, Product Lines, Manufacturing and his/her supervisor on a regular basis as well as present to internal teams on program development, supplier qualification and audit progress, metrics, and overall project status
  • Creates standard Supplier Quality procedures for use across Operations, Manufacturing, and Product Lines; rationalize and simplify existing procedures and guidelines as applicable
  • Defines Inspection test plans / quality plans that may be required for manufacturing, sourcing or customer contracts
  • Develops positive relationships and work closely with Engineering, Sourcing leaders, Manufacturing leaders, and shop floor personnel to manage and implement supplier and engineering changes
  • Ensures a compliant and qualified supply base by conducting supplier evaluations, supplier qualifications, supplier scorecards, supplier improvement action plans, and supplier audits
  • Ensures Corrective and Preventative Action Reports (CPARs) are prepared by supplier, completed with the sufficient level of depth, and actions are monitored through to effective closure
  • Identifies and reports any quality concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.
  • Improves supplier quality performance for assigned suppliers via Quality Plan implementation and relevant monitoring based on the risk categorization of the supplier
  • In Lead Supplier Quality Engineer role - Mentor and support local Supplier Quality Engineers in day to day questions and challenges; assist in next steps, problem solving, and technical questions necessary to progress a qualification, audit or investigate a supplier issue
  • Interfaces with Suppliers, Engineering, and and Sourcing to drive Quality improvements that minimize the Costs of Quality, specifically Failed on Arrival/Install (FOA/FOI) issues, field failures, and factory defects
  • Interprets Design Engineering data (including blueprints, Bills of Material, specifications), and customer requirements
  • Participates in kick-off meeting / pre-inspection meeting with vendor
  • Review and approve vendor quality documentation for First Article Inspections at a minimum; Sourcing, ASL team and Supplier Quality must coordinate to ensure all documents are collected from the supplier
  • Reviews customer project specifications, identify quality requirements & implements quality inspection and testing requirements
  • Understands and administers supplier quality fulfillment of project contract requirements


  • Maintains effective communications with all key stakeholders both internal and where appropriate external
  • Supervisors & Managers should clearly communicate expectations, roles and responsibilities to their reports
  • Interacts closely with Suppliers, Sourcing and Engineering to assist in the development of the Supplier Quality program, to execute the program, to identify improvements to the program, and to understand and address specific supplier quality issues


  • Employees have a responsibility for developing their own careers within the Company including completing all necessary function, compliance & business standards training to enhance their knowledge, skills and experience
  • Employees should engage on a regular basis with their line manager to discuss their personal performance, objectives and opportunities to enhance their skills and experience to support their career potential
  • Supervisors are expected to actively engaging their employees to support talent management through Weatherford’s performance management process, including but not limited to talent assessments, succession planning & regular coaching opportunities
  • Supervisors should collaborate with Human Resources & Training Development to drive strategies for the recruitment & retention of key personal & to foster an environment that supports the attraction & retention of a high performing talented workforce





  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience with third parties, supplier qualifications, and audits
  • Internal and external auditing experience 


  • Root Cause Analysis Incident Investigation Training
  • Oilfield services operational and technical experience
  • Failure Mode, Effects and Critically Analysis (FMEAC) / TapRoot experience
  • 5+ years of Supplier Quality experience
  • Experience using JDE
  • Experience leading in a matrixed organization






  • Ability to coordinate with customers and third party inspectors
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, technical notes, procedures and specifications
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to evoke critical thinking
  • Basic knowledge of various welding processes (SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and SAW) and materials
  • Demonstrated collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution skills with suppliers
  • Demonstrated report-writing skills
  • Demonstrated skills related to problem-solving, decision-making, judgment, leadership, root-cause analyses, and team collaboration to lead and influence others to drive change
  • Fabrication or design experience for Mechanical SQEs; Electrical / software experience for Software SQEs
  • Knowledge about NDT methods such as (PAUT, MT, US, ToFD, LP)
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills between functions – verbal and written
  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of recognized standards and codes such as ASME, AWS, API, ASTM, NACE, ISO, etc.



  • Weatherford enterprise and management systems knowledge
  • Document management and control experience


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