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12 months ago
United Technologies
Location: United States, North America
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Auditor
Supplier Quality Engineer

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems
Job ID 45568BR Date posted 04/06/City Hood River
State Oregon
Country United States

UTC Aerospace Systems – Hood River TASE Imaging Systems are the Preferred Tactical ISR Solution, providing superior image quality and offer the lowest size, weight and power (SWaP) requirement in the industry. Proven in the harshest environments our payloads have flown hundreds of thousands of hours of unmanned and manned in theater military operations, public safety missions and commercial surveillance projects.

We at ISR & Space Systems are world leaders in electro-optical sensors, employed by the U.S. and foreign military in time critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Our passion for supporting the Warfighters and their mission demands excellence in everything we do, from the talent we recruit to the highly-engineered systems we deliver. We value people, integrity, ideas and performance. This position offers an exciting opportunity to grow technically and broaden capabilities while proudly contributing to unique state of the art solutions that truly make a difference.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will work with both the Supplier Base Integration and the Supplier Quality Engineering Organization along with responsibilities to both the Hood River business unit and ISR and Space Systems sites.

Responsibilities include:

·Developing supplier partnerships to ensure quality, service and cost requirements that meet the needs of the United Technologies Aerospace (UTAS) ISR and Space site Operations, Program Management and Engineering teams.

·Working with our supplier partners to investigate and correct supplier quality issues and establish a culture of continuous improvement.

·Creating a trusting relationship with emphasis on removing waste and variability from processes to assist suppliers in reducing their costs, and improving the suppliers' quality and delivery.

·Managing people within commodity and directing activities with their supply and commodity base

·Overseeing corrective preventive action

·Working with both supplier and other site supplier issues


·Must have in-depth background in working with key subcontracts and sub-contract manufacturers.

·Must have in depth background and ability to manage the suppliers within various commodities with a main focus in the optical commodity field.

·Requires an extensive background in processes and process surveys and thorough understanding of AS9100 and ISO 9001 is required.

·Knowledge in lean and lean techniques with an ability to work with suppliers on lean improvement activity with the supply base for both operational and quality improvement is a must.

·Strong Communication skills

·Self Starter, Highly motivated

·Detailed knowledge of standard AS9100, ISO 9001-2015,Quality Systems and Supplier Management Requirements; and First Article Requirements per AS9102.

·Experience with advanced problem solving techniques, 6 sigma tools, corrective action, root cause analysis, CPK, Gage R&R, and Lean Manufacturing-Understand Metrics / First Pass Yield and general process improvements.

·Fluent in reading technical documents and specifications including GD&T.

·Experience with Supplier Manufacturability and design tolerance reviews in a Low Volume Manufacturing scenario.

·Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite particularity in Outlook, Excel Power Point & Word. SAP experience a real +++.


In lieu of AS/BS - Candidate must have 12+ years of experience
AS - candidate must have 8+ years of experience ( Degree in Engineering preferred)
BS - Candidate must have 4+ years of experience ( degree in Engineering is preferred)

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


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