Performs Quality Assurance Engineering assignments requiring independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard Quality Engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment and ingenuity in making adaptations and modifications. Tasks are performed on medium, moderately complex contracts requiring independent execution within a defined set of skills or knowledge area without help or coaching from others. In working with senior level Quality Assurance Engineers, individuals may be exposed to higher level skills that may require help or coaching from others.
Essential Functions: 1. Actively identifies and completes process improvement projects related to achieving improved quality or efficiency within their area of responsibility. 2. Monitors workflow and progress and ensures that standards/expectations are met; assist Coordinators in resolving issues. 3. Interprets and executes company policies and procedures; develops new procedures as required. 4. Develops processes to identify, analyze and correct quality trends. 5. Maintains KPIs for the MRB process to demonstrate process effectiveness and improved efficiency. 6. Promotes, encourages and leads employees towards a continuous improvement culture. 7. Serves as QA customer interface for various oversight activities. 8. Performs Quality Engineering activities using defined software tools and applications such as MiniTab. 9. Proficient in the use of inspection tools and techniques. 10. Performs quality planning activities including Quality Plans, QADs and Inspection Plans as required by the assigned project(s). 11. Participates in process improvement activities through monitoring, root cause investigations, auditing, failure analysis, etc. 12. Participates in CDRL development, review and delivery to the customer as required by the assigned project(s). 13. Assists in gauging and calibration activities as necessary. 14. Assists in developing fabrication/build processes and standards. 15. Participates in MRB disposition activities. 16. Performs QA estimating for small to medium, less complex projects.
Unique Skills: Required: 10+ years Quality Engineering shop floor experience in an aviation manufacturing environment; ability to interrogate 3D models using Catia V5. Highly preferred: 5+ years experience in composite manufacturing (hand layup and/or Auto Fiber/Tape Laying equipment) and assembly processes. Position will be located in Tulsa OK.
Other Requirements: 1. An Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License may be used in combination with 4 years of related experience (in addition to the experience requirements below) in lieu of the degree requirement. 2. ASQ certification (CQE) and/or experience as a FAA recognized airworthiness designee highly preferred. 3. Advanced degree in engineering or related curriculum preferred. 4. Maintain an up to date knowledge in the areas of Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Design Controls, Risk Management, and Statistical Techniques. 5. Knowledgeable of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T) ASME Y14.5. 6. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 7. Aerospace industry experience preferred. 8. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of FAA regulations, CATIA and Solumina preferred. 9. Knowledgeable of manufacturing processes. 10. Lean/Six Sigma certification as a green belt preferred.
Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelors degree in Engineering, aviation sciences, quality systems or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Four (4) years quality assurance/control, manufacturing operations and/or military operations experience is required.