7 months ago
Willingness to work independently at offsite supplier locations, working to audit, monitor, and assess suppliers' Quality Management Systems and compliance to Zero Defect Improvement plans. This position will be located in the Tulsa, OK area, initially within the Triumph Tulsa supplier facility, but with need to travel locally to several other key Gulfstream supplier accounts.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Engineering, aviation sciences, quality systems, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Four (4) years technical related experience in a manufacturing environment, or repair and overhaul facility.
The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for addressing all quality performance related concerns for suppliers throughout the product life cycle. The SQE works with suppliers to monitor the effectiveness of their Quality Management System and partners with key stakeholders such as Engineering, Operations, and Procurement to continuously improve supplier performance (increase lifecycle, reduce scrap, improve manufacturing/repair processes). This position requires leadership skills that would enable the SQE to drive major Quality improvement projects across functions with minimum supervision.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions: 1. Performs all tasks in area of responsibility in a timely manner to support the supplier quality/inspection system. Ensures all aspects of the delivered/finished article is manufactured in accordance with approved quality system requirements and is certified as compliant to type design requirements or compliant with in-service limitations for Repair Station activities. 2. Manages the compliance of supplier performance through the application of system, product and process audits in accordance with company policy and federal regulations. 3. Certifies a supplier or assess supplier quality system, personnel, processes and equipment as required to the applicable quality standards. 4. Coordinates quality assurance program plans, monitors and modifies audit schedules, evaluates acceptance test programs, and quality engineering requirements of Gulfstream suppliers. 5. Responsible for driving the Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) process for all Suppliers. 6. Promotes the use of continuous improvement techniques and APQP principles at Suppliers to help them reduce variability and achieve process control.
Additional Functions: 1. Drives closed loop corrective action process and ensure timeliness and effectiveness of supplier CA plans. 2. Develops key metrics and score card measures that accurately depict supplier health from a risk and performance perspective. 3. Provides technical guidance and direction to subordinate level personnel. Oversees completion of assigned tasks of subordinate level Quality Engineers within functional groups. 4. Lead quality focus meetings to address supplier performance and to communicate progress to senior leadership. 5. Performs other duties as assigned.
Other Requirements: 1. An Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License may be used in combination with four 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 designee highly preferred. 3. Understands and is able to apply and communicate to others: blueprints/specifications; Federal Aviation Regulations; Quality Control System Requirements; knowledge of manufacturing/fabrication techniques and processes. 4. Computer literate; capable of working within the various software applications utilized throughout the enterprise. 5. Experience in a Supplier Quality capacity highly desirable. 6. Advanced knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma principles (certification preferred) 7. Working knowledge of APQP principles and the ability to lead and train others related to the skillset.
Languages Required (in addition to English): None
Requisition Number: 109682
Category: Quality Assurance
Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%
Employment Type: Full-time
Posting End Date: 07/27/2017
Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.