Why Waupaca Foundry?

Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America’s leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide. Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use our castings every day. Our goal is to employ individuals who take pride in their work within a culture of continual innovation. Waupaca Foundry is proud to be an employer of choice for those driven and skilled individuals seeking rewarding careers by producing top quality castings.

You will be right at home at Waupaca Foundry.

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Supplier Quality Engineer


This position involves both Supplier Quality and Supplier Development activities. This includes investigating, analyzing and resolving supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing performance trends and leading continuous improvement projects in addition to outsource APQP process.


  • Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardization, waste elimination, and continuous improvement.
  • Establish specific short / long term supplier quality goals.
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances.
  • Develop long-term supplier relationships generate and implement cost reduction.
  • Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meet Waupaca Foundry requirements. (Projects may include but not limited to; process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6-Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events.)


  • Associate’s degree; or 5 years related experience and/or training in manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified ISO Auditor.


  • This position requires up to 60-75% domestic and international travel.
  • Travel to supplier and customer locations to resolve quality problems.
  • Travel to WF locations to aid in understanding and resolving supplier quality problems.
  • Travel to appropriate training sites.


  • Associate’s degree; or 5 years related experience and/or training in manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Process knowledge of Value Add Services, (ie. Machining, Paint, Heat Treat, Assembly).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill.
  • Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Quality Management System certified auditor or experience in conducting supplier audits and internal audits.


  • Communicate engineering and manufacturing specifications to supplier technical teams
  • Actively manage suppliers to ensure there are no regressions with the implementation of new processes
  • Aide in the new, probationary and rejected supplier transition processes
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems
  • Identify and record any problems relating to the product process and quality system
  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels
  • Verify the implementation of solutions
  • Assure compliance to all applicable legal requirements pertaining to the basic environmental aspects and impacts. Work to help achieve the performance goals established in the environmental measurement areas.       Offer suggestions that can lead to improved environmental performance whenever possible.




Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision.
  • Short and long term disability.
  • Life insurance.
  • 401(k).
  • Employer funded retirement plan.
  • Paid vacations/holidays.
  • Wellness program.
  • Fitness membership.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement.

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.



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Phone: 715-258-6611
Email: HR@waupacafoundry.com

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