Provides Program Quality Engineering support and Quality analysis to the Production Teams and other internal organizations. Develops and evaluates QA processes, work instructions, site specific procedures, and recommends improvements to support the Continuous Improvement process for the site and division. Mentor of the Root Cause and Corrective Action process.
Must possess root cause analysis and corrective action skills and must promote and mentor this methodology across his/her department, the programs he/she supports and across the other departments at the site and the division. Generates Quality Plans and assures that internal and external requirements are met for their assigned programs. Provides corrective action, trend analysis, and failure analysis documentation for products and processes. Performs as the Quality Representative of the Material Review Board (MRB). Leads root cause and corrective action efforts to preclude recurrence of non-conformances. Leads Corrective Action Board (CAB) for their assigned programs and in support of the site. Provides quality-engineering support and leadership to quality inspectors, operations personnel, Configuration Management, Program Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Planning, Liaison Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Purchasing and other groups in the organization. Will be exposed to company proprietary information. Provides sound Program Quality Engineering disciplines and acts as Quality Manager on his/her assigned program.
As a minimum, the following core PQE responsibilities are to be performed and executed:
•Reviews and participates in BOEs and SOW review for new proposals for estimating Inspection, QE, NDI and FAI support hours for the job.
•Supports Supplier Quality Assurance Requirements Planning.
•Supports supplier, internal and customer (if required) FAI processes. Conducts FAI Planning for internal manufactured assemblies and/or details.
•Participates and supports the CDM CIMS Process as the Quality representative for his/her respective program(s).
•Quality approving authority of Production Planning Instructions to assure adequacy of planning documents to FAI Plans and incorporation of the required inspection points. Includes Customer Source Inspection Points if required by contract. •Supports Operations, Engineering, PM and other functional groups by providing trend analysis and root cause analysis investigations in support of internal and external processes and products and documents the required corrective actions. •Generates periodic program Quality metrics in support of his/her assigned program for internal reporting and customer reporting to include: Program Core Meetings, Site Reviews, Division Reviews, etc. by collecting, trending and reporting on Quality related issues/potential risks affecting his/her assigned program(s).
•Supports customer interface activities with customer’s Quality Assurance Representatives.
•Supports the internal audit program.
•Supports Customer Program Reviews and Customer visits for Quality Assurance to include customer audits.
•Champions corrective action efforts for both internal and external customers utilizing internal corrective action databases (i.e., CARTS, C-CARTS, and SPCARTS) as well as external customer corrective action databases.
•Champions special projects or assignments as assign by the site’s Quality leader. •Champions Notice of Escape process affecting internal and external customes. Assures that all employees under technical supervision receive adequate training in the processes that they are responsible to perform. Sets an example for employees that are under his/her technical supervision by leading and demonstrating a personal commitment to follow company operating policies and procedures. Stresses the importance of integrating these operating concepts into employees’ daily activities. Assures employees understand and adhere to company policies as published in the applicable company QMS procedures and Quality Manual. Will be exposed to company strategic information that must not be divulged. Responsible for promoting and re-enforcing the importance of complying with the company’s AS9100/ISO Quality Management System.
•Effective communicator, leader and mentor of Quality Assurance principles. •Leading and mentoring the other PQEs on matters involving their respective programs. Leading department training needs for PQE and inspection personnel (i.e., MES, MEDS, SAP, QSM and VWIs, Skills Training, BOE training, etc.).
•Supporting Management Level meetings in support of the Quality Director, when requested.
•Leading efforts involving the generation and collection of Quality metrics and other related data for the organization and providing any necessary training.
•Acting as Quality Director when his/her Director is out of office and taking responsibility for the department’s day to day activities to include the generation of status reports, approval of timecards, addressing any personnel issues and having full signature authority on behalf of the Quality Director.
•Being a proactive leader and a mentor to the Quality Assurance organization. •Proficient in the use of Quality professional advanced tools. Will communicate verbally and in writing within and external to his/her department. Will use self-motivation skills to remain organized, communicate effectively and handle several tasks at one time, be multi tasked, good time manager while working with minimal to no supervision in the completion and execution of assignments.
*The successful Candidate will typiucally have a BA/BS or equivalent and 1-3 years of experience in the quality field.
* Proficient with various software programs (MS Outlook, MS Power Point, Excel, MS Project, MS Word, Quality Reporting and Shop floor Data Management System databases
* Degree in Technical Field
* Understanding of Aerospace products, primarily aero structures consisting of Tier I and Tier II assemblies and details.
* Ability to read and interpret documents such as engineering drawings and specifications, quality procedures and work instructions, test procedures, design documentation (internal or external), CDM documentation (CIMS Packages, CM Plans, PCAs, etc.), contracts, SOWs, and safety requirements, as relative to Program Quality Engineering Requirements. (Experience with MES, MEDS, and SAP preferred).
* Proficient in the use of Quality professional advanced tools is highly preferred (i.e., 5 Whys, Pareto Analysis, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Process Capability, QFD, FMEA, Gauge R&R Studies, Poka Yoke [Mistake Proofing], Business Process Mapping, DOE).
This position must meet Export Control compliamce requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R 120.15 is required.