US-Colorado-Colorado Springs
Date Posted
04 Feb 2020

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Performs a wide variety of professional Quality Assurance (QA) engineering technical work which requires extensive application of Quality Assurance Engineering principles and concepts in support of the Cobham Semi-Conductor and Space Solutions (SCSS) QA functions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Initial Roles and responsibilities for this position will include the following:
  • 30% failure investigation and root cause and corrective action
  • 40% involvement with understanding customer requirements for new/marketed product and flowing it down to different parts of the organization and satisfying the needs of the customer
  • 20% performing compliance work related to quality systems like AS9100, MIL-PRF-38535 and QML & interact with government agencies like DLA and be Cobham’s representative and
  • 10% quality advocacy on supplier development.
Who We Want:
  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend robust solutions to prevent future issues.
  • Effective communicators. People who can concisely communicate results, expectations, and recommendations to stakeholders, external suppliers, and their teams.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to resolve quality issues, implement effective supplier and engineering changes, and drive continuous improvement.
We are expecting you to:
  • Establish effective interface with customers and their representatives. Participates in customer Program Reviews, discussions and presentation. Demonstrates capability to meet customer needs and assures customer that Quality interests are maintained. Resolves contract interpretations early into the Program.
  • Develop new and or improved processes through the application of theoretical and practical engineering
  • Provides direction, mentorship and resources to other engineering groups and project leaders as well as factory technicians. Act as lead engineer on a variety of projects and participates in the project planning of major sub-projects
  • Compiles data and makes recommendations for product or process design changes.  This will include the use of Design of Experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis using six sigma principles.
  • Provide guidance to other engineers regarding applicable regulatory and statutory requirements and applicability of these requirements to Cobham SCSS products
  • Plan and direct creation of quality standards, quality control, and quality assurance procedures, sampling plans, test methods, fixtures, and processes in compliance to QML/MIL-PRF-38535 for finished devices manufactured at Cobham Colorado Springs facility.
  • Provide quality engineering support to analyze the returned product
  • Own and manage internal and supplier driven non conformances (NCs) & Internal (NC) and CAPAs ensuring timely containment actions, corrections, root cause investigation
  • Performs quality audits to determine the effectiveness of the quality program and prepares audit reports
  • Complies and evaluates test and measurement data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process and material specifications
  • Keeps abreast of all meaningful technical trends and developments and incorporates them in appropriate assignments.
Minimum Requirements: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
3+ years of experience in Engineering role with experience in Quality or Manufacturing engineering
2+ years of experience working with Quality Management systems like ISO 9001/AS 9100
2+ years of hands on experience taking care of process capability analysis, GRR and process qualification

Preferred Qualifications: 
5 years’ experience in quality engineering, test, inspection, or manufacturing of sophisticated electronic or electromechanical products
Experience working in a defense contractor, aerospace or the military
Ask questions and don’t stop at the first answer. Analyze deeply to ensure the solution is the most effective solution
Brings unpleasant facts to discussion, does not hold back information
Driven by results. Fully supports team decision, even if he/she disagrees with the decision
Enjoys working hard and learning when opportunities arise
Offers suggestions for doing things differently, brings measurable evidence to support each decision. Able to breakdown complex issues into simplified task
Sets priority and manages time wisely, capable of identifying the critical issues from the trivial issues. Sets individual goals aligning with the team goal
Strong knowledge of Quality concepts (e.g. Risk Management, CAPA, Audits, Statistics). 
Knowledge of AS9100 quality management system
Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt Certification
Good command of excels, Minitab or JMP sw
MS, CQE, or CRE preferre

About Us:

Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Semiconductor and Space Solutions (SCSS)
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