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Applied Materials Supplier Engineer III - (E3) in Kalispell, Montana

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with New Product Development teams to ensure the integrity and clarity of engineering drawing requirements and that all expectations are communicated effectively to supporting suppliers.

  • Participation with New Product Introduction teams to ensure suppliers are involved in the development and review of specifications to promote design for manufacturability.

  • Continuous involvement in the Supplier Selection Process to develop a supply base that provides competitive advantage in quality, value/cost, delivery and technology.

  • Performing the supplier technical audit process and evaluating supplier performance and capability, drive continuous improvement opportunities at supplier.Â

  • Performing quality problem resolutions and incident management, drive root cause and correction action.

  • Evaluates technical requirements of new and existing products. Applies knowledge of qualified sources and products to recommend materials to Design Engineering, which would result in savings, lead time reductions, system improvements, increased life and/or mitigated risk.

  • Assist in cost planning by monitoring key cost drivers, supply markets, to ensure a competitive advantage.Â

  • Support product development and improvement teams by sourcing new technologies from qualified suppliers. Â

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

Business Expertise

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market


  • Â Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Problem Solving

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information


  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus


Bachelor's Degree with Mechanical, Electrical, Materials or Industrial.


4 - 7 Years



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 25% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.