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Supplier Quality Specialist

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) has achieved an enviable international reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel handling systems and service for CANDU reactors in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to our employees, customers, quality & EHS initiatives.

Supplier Quality Specialist


We are looking for a Supplier Quality Specialist for our Peterborough, Ontario site.  BWXT NEC's Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions group is involved in the design, manufacture, development, testing, parts supply, and service of on-power refueling, reactor maintenance, and nuclear medicine delivery tooling sold around the world. We are the original designer of the automated systems that allow 24/7 on power refueling of CANDU reactors and aim to solve some of the Nuclear Industry’s most challenging problems. Today, BWXT’s equipment is being used in most of the nuclear power plants in Canada and is critical to delivering carbon free energy production and lifesaving medical isotopes.


Check out the YouTube video of an innovative product we recently designed and manufactured in partnership with Bruce Power, called the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System Channel Access Device. Go to YouTube and search for video: “Bruce Unveils new BRIMS Tool”. There are exceptional opportunities to learn and grow with a career in the nuclear industry in Ontario.


The Peterborough community invites you to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy life. We have an abundance of recreational opportunities, festivals, and entertainment that is fueled by culture, nature and homegrown culinary experiences. Friendly people, inspiring landscapes and incredible lakes are waiting for you in the heart of cottage country. The region is home to 140,000 people (approx. 83,000 in the City of Peterborough) in addition to the charming towns, townships and villages that make up the County. We offer the best of all worlds here and we’d like you to get to know us a bit better.




Directly responsible to the Strategic Supply Manager, the Supplier Quality Specialist (SQS)  performs a criticalrole in developing new and existing suppliers, assessing supplier quality performance and ensuring that products are received free of defects.  The SQS is the liaison between our supply chain management team, quality team, and suppliers to investigate, analyze and resolve supplier quality related issues by conducting audits, analyzing trend defects and leading continuous improvement initiatives.  The SQS will assess the supplier’s capability to meet contractual needs, will measure their performance during the contracting period, and will work with suppliers to identify challenges whilst looking to improve the working relationship.  The SQS will also ensure the right levels of contact to ensure that the relationship remains on track for both parties, in order to get the best result for BWXT.



    • Evaluate and communicate on a regular basis the quality performance of key suppliers.
    • Generation of supplier scorecards.
    • Collaborate with cross functional teams to determine any trends and identify opportunity for improvement.
    • Implement and assign supplier corrective action plans to satisfy opportunities.
    • Work with purchasing team to quickly resolve vendor issues.
    • Positively represent BWXT’s values and code of conduct with internal and external representatives.
    • Participate in corrective action process to ensure appropriate allocation of responsibility.





  • University or college level education in quality assurance, engineering, or technology.
  • Certified quality technician (CQT) or quality engineer (CQE) via the American Society of Quality is preferred.
  • Certified quality auditor in a manufacturing environment.
  • A minimum 5 years of experience managing supplier quality relationships.
  • Previous experience building positive relationships with suppliers is preferred.
  • Experience working within the nuclear industry an asset.
  • Formal Green/Black belt certification or equivalent experience.


Technical Skills/Competence

  • Strong statistical analysis skills and ability to analyze supplier metrics.
  • Ability to interpret and comprehend drawings and technical documents.
  • Formal training and ability to decipher geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) as per ASME Y14.5.
  • Ability to interpret and comprehend quality documentation including reports pertaining to non-destructive testing (NDT), dimensional inspection, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) reports, material test reports (MTR), certificates of conformance (C of C) etc.
  • Lead formal (8-D or 5 why) root cause investigations.
  • Basic knowledge of dimensional and weld inspection techniques.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Highly motivated and driven individual.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, listening and written.
  • Ability to travel approximately 35% of the time, primarily within Ontario.
  • Sense of urgency and an overall focus on customer satisfaction
  • Experience interpreting ASME NCA 3800 and 4000, NQA-1, CSA N285, N286, N299, ISO 9001.


BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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