Date Posted
03 Mar 2020

Position Summary:  Perform Quality Engineering activities to support the design and manufacture of high tech products and systems.  Monitors related functions to ensure implementation of all contract requirements.  Performs audit and monitoring activities as required.  Works independently and sometimes provides coaching in processes and procedures as required.  
Apply various tools used with teams to facilitate group meetings and collaborative efforts
Apply elements of AS9100D in the workplace environment.
Conduct and follow through on audits as identified.  Analyze and evaluate cumulative audit data for impact to the overall business area.
Use various tools such as failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), quality function deployment (QFD), design for X (DFX) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and fault tree analysis (FTA).   
Participate in Material Review and Material Review Boards, both working in the process and recommending/implementing needed improvements.
Understand and apply various concepts related to sampling, including AQL, lot tolerance percent defective, average outgoing quality, and various sampling standards and plans.
Define and implement the use of various measurement and test tooling and methods.  Define and apply various repeatability and reproducibility methods such as gauge R&R.;
Apply various continuous improvement and lean tools and models as identified.  Includes DMAIC, TQM,  PDCA, 5S, VSM, standard work, etc.
Identify opportunities and apply elements of the corrective and preventive action processes.  Includes problem definition, failure analysis, root cause analysis, corrective actions, recurrence control, effectiveness verification, error proofing, and robust design.
Determine and implement effective quantitative data methods such as descriptive statistics and graphical representations.  Analyze for content, communicate situation and develop/implement improvement plans.
Identify, calculate and use specifications and tolerances and sampling plans.  Identify and implement Design and Analysis of Experiments as identified.
Apply and interpret risks mitigation plans.  Identify and document risks, gaps and controls.

Bachelor's Degree, preferred degrees include Engineering, Quality or other technical fields (or the combination of education and experience) and a minimum of five (5+) of related experience as a quality engineer, specialist or technician.
5+ years of demonstrated skillset matching ASQ CQE or individual skills, tools and processes listed above.  
In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.

Preferred degrees include MS or BS level Engineering, Quality or other technical field. 
Excellent PC Skills utilizing Microsoft applications.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
Experience working in or leading cross-functional environments including Operations, Supply Chain and Engineering. 
Experience in quality engineering, specialist or technician role
Experience in the electronics manufacturing, aerospace or a defense-related industry.
Current or past ASQ CQE certification.
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If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas. In order to be eligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be a US Citizen.

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