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Quality Engineer

GKN

Cromwell, United States of America

Role Purpose
To provide technical and program leadership to ensure that performance and quality of products conform to established company, international and governmental regulatory standards, agency guidelines, and customer requirements by implementing and maintaining quality assurance policies, processes, procedures and controls.

Key Responsibilities
o Lead and maintain Quality Plans (to include Inspection Plans/ Techniques, Statistical Process Control Plans, Process Mapping, PFMEA, Control Plan, MSA, etc.) for your products and processes.
o Create and maintain inspection procedures and plans that align with customer requirements and program specific quality plans.
o Lead problem solving activities and events and ensure that issues affecting product quality have effective, data-based, problem resolution plans to include, containment, root cause, corrective , and preventive actions, as well as statistical validation of corrective action effectiveness to minimize both product quality and delivery impact.
o Serve as point of contact with Management and Program Team for program progress and monitoring.
o Represent the Quality organization by performing and/ or leading specialized processes, such as contract evaluation and planning; data preparation, data analysis and reporting; development of quality tools, techniques and methods; process improvements; special investigations and audits: material review support; preventive and corrective actions; customer interface, liaison and support; product delivery; and audit of manufacturing and test data for quality system requirements.
o Make recommendations that improve products’ and processes’ quality, throughput and/or costs.
o Perform initial MRB reviews and document nonconformance concession submittals to customer
o Provide technical expertise to company employees, suppliers, customers and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with contractual, company, and regulatory requirements.
o Provide education and coaching on the company’s quality system to program and process team mates.
Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Education

Requires a BS degree in Engineering or related discipline.

Essential

MUST BE U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in quality and/ or manufacturing; an Aerospace manufacturing environment is preferred.
Have a fundamental understanding of quality philosophies, principles, systems, methods, tools, standards, organizational and team dynamics, customer expectations and satisfaction, supplier relations and performance, leadership, training, interpersonal relationships, improvement systems and professional ethics.
Understand elements of a Quality Management System and its development, documentation and implementation to applicable domestic and international standards and/ or requirements.
Demonstrate ability to perform audits, understand the audit process and its role within a Quality Management System; including types of audits, planning, preparation, execution, reporting results and follow-up.
Develop and implement quality plans, including tracking, analyzing, reporting and problem solving.
Demonstrate ability to lead problem-solving and quality improvement events and utilize tools and techniques. This includes knowledge of management and planning tools, quality tools, preventive and corrective actions, and how to overcome barriers to quality improvements.
Will be able to acquire and analyze data using appropriate standard quantitative methods across a spectrum of business environments to facilitate process analysis and improvements.
Possess strong written, communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate ability to facilitate, lead, and influence others within numerous capacities and subjects.
Possess a pro-active mindset with a passion for utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques to improve processes.
Computer literate in Excel, Word, Access, Project and PowerPoint.

Physical Requirements

Specific Vision abilities required; including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus with a specific requirement for corrected vision at 20/25 or better;
Must be able to work in a production environment and travel throughout the facilities and corporation to obtain information needed to perform job functions;
Prolonged standing and have the ability to move around a manufacturing environment;


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