Supplier Engineering Manager (AWS-CWI)

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Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 120155 
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Asia 
Country: Malaysia 
State/Province: Johor 
City:  Johor Bahru 


As a member of the supplier development and performance management team, individuals in this capacity are expected to perform in a unified, coordinated team effort under the direction of the Supplier Engineering Manager to establish partnerships with key suppliers to improve the quality and on time delivery of supplied materials while achieving cost containment. This position interacts with procurement, manufacturing, continuation engineering and other Celestica personnel, as well as supplier representatives to improve processes that impact supplied materials. This position will mainly interact with suppliers that performed sheet metal, structural and other related welding as per ASW standard.

Detailed Description

  • Performs inspection, examines weld joins and validation of Built to Print (BTP) parts at supplier sites, particularly of structural steel welding in adherence to AWS standards
  • Develops training materials and checklists on weld inspection for suppliers and Supplier Engineers for quality assurance throughout various fabrication stages 
  • Observes techniques and performance of welders at supplier sites including the correct preparation work, cutting methods, joint positions, welder settings, including clamp placement and alignment
  • Develops, reviews and endorses supplier welding procedures
  • Validates training records of welders and fitters at supplier sites, including preparation and handling of qualification records and welding procedure specifications
  • Oversees inspections and tests carried out by suppliers or external entities
  • Setting up mechanical testing appointments with 3rd party testing inspectors where required and analyses x-ray photographs of welded joints.
  • Maintain comprehensive fabrication, inspection and test records and pertinent documentation
  • Document deviations found during inspections and provide recommendations for corrective measures to ensure adherence to contract plans and specifications
  • Participates in Material Review Board activities - conducts FMEA risk assessments of defective parts and recommends scrapping or methods for reworking including re-work or repair methods
  • Provides guidance to suppliers on root cause analysis, and drive implementation of effective containment, corrective and preventive actions in a timely manner
  • Actively engages suppliers on Kaizen and continuous improvement exercises
  • Drives suppliers to exceed Scorecard thresholds 
  • Endorse weld inspection reports, develop weld maps, conducts weld qualification, and sign off on qualifications
  • Communicates effectively with stakeholders including suppliers, customers and internal cross functional team members regarding project progress, specifications and requirements
  • Prepares reports for executive level presentation
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • Familiar with AWS Welding Codes/Standards, welding processes, welding procedures, welding inspection, welder qualifications, materials, and weld testing limitations
  • Deep understanding of ANSI/AWS A2.4, Standard Symbol For Welding And Brazing And Nondestructive testing, particularly  AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.6  welding codes
  • Ability to read blueprint drawings, prepare and keep technical records/reports and make responsible judgments
  • Knowledge of sheet metal and structural frame manufacturing processes, procedures, and production equipment
  • Well versed in technical drawing interpretations and geometric tolerances     
  • Demonstrates a keen attention to detail to prevent potentially catastrophic mistakes
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong English proficiency, spoken & written
  • Aptitude for working independently with minimal supervision

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent applicable experience.
  • Qualified as AWS QC1, Standard for AWS Certification of Welding Inspector (AWS-CWI), for at least 3 to 5 years 


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).
At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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