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Quality Engineer

Overview:
Engineering Innovation
Manufacturing Excellence
We Fly with the Fastest ‚€
With 70+ years of experience and reliability, our products are aboard virtually every major commercial, military avionic and space vehicle program. Our talented, loyal and dedicated employees provide highest quality and innovative solutions, products and services to meet our customers' needs.
Under general direction and guidance, is responsible for ensuring that all quality attributes for assigned programs are carefully monitored and satisfactorily controlled to comply with Company and customer contractual requirements, specifications and drawings.
Arrowhead Products is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
Arrowhead Products is a drug free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random testing.
EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans
Responsibilities:
Job duties to include, but not limited to:
Provide adequate oversight and control that assures all raw materials, component details and finished products supporting a given program are procured and/or manufactured in accordance with contractual quality requirements.
Manage supplier interactions, work with new product development programs, and ensure appropriate supplier compliance to Arrowhead and Customer quality requirements.
Develop and communicate Arrowhead expectations for quality performance, continuous improvement, quality systems, process controls and capabilities to suppliers.
Mentor and train supplier representatives in best practices in quality systems, process controls methods, problem solving and statistical tools.
Develop supplier audit schedule, conduct supplier audits and follow-up on supplier corrective actions.
Maintain supplier program, including supplier ratings, metrics and development.
Measure and communicate supplier performance on key metrics and the corresponding continuous improvement plans and reports results to management on a monthly basis.
Willingness and flexibility for business travel both domestically and abroad, when required.
Establish quality control criteria in terms of methods and procedures, visual and physical inspection points and testing requirements; surveillance over tools, fixtures, gages and tests; and prepare, approve and distribute various supporting quality documents, bulletins, and relative work instructions required to support assigned programs.
Monitor in-process control points of assigned programs so that adequacy and timeliness of quality assurance feedback to management and interested company personnel is being effectively managed.
Conduct assessments of customer returned materials, assigning responsibility and approving work instructions as required.
Review and coordinate all actions necessary to support all quality related requirements the company is contractually obligated to provide per customer purchase order terms and conditions.
Foster and maintain an effective liaison role with the customer and associated governmental agencies, including but limited to product quality assurance representatives and technical support staff.
Conduct, provide leadership or participate when called upon in all activities related to customer quality surveys or audits.
Conduct internal audits to ensure conformance to quality manuals and procedures.
Interact with manufacturing and manufacturing support groups in the detection and resolution of quality problems. Determine and implement effective correction actions as required to avoid repeat non-conformances.
Serve as member of the Material Review Board.
Provide input and approve manufacturing routings, insuring mandatory inspection points are adequately defined and appropriately placed.
Coordinate internal corrective action requests and help audit the effectiveness of internal corrective actions.
Perform any other duties required or requested.
Qualifications:
Ability to speak Mandarin is highly desirable for this position.
EDUCATION
Requires B.A./B.S. degree, or the equivalent combination of experience and classes in quality assurance. Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) is preferred.
EXPERIENCE
Requires 5+ years quality engineering experience in aerospace manufacturing that includes internal/supplier quality engineering. Experience with Lean methodologies required.
CORE COMPETENCIES
Proficient in interpreting engineering drawings/blue prints.
Sound organizational and analytical skills.
Demonstrated strength in decision-making.
Capable of multi-tasking with sufficient ease to meet multiple priorities and deadlines.
Demonstrated effectiveness working across organizational levels.
Ability to analyze and develop policies/procedures, to perform sound root cause analysis, and to perform process mapping.
Proficient with manufacturing processes and controls.
Must be accurate and detailed.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in use of computer applications including MS Office Suite, MS Project, Visio.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
N/A
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Lift up to 35 lbs.
Push and pull 35 lbs.
Bend Occasionally
Sit, Stand, and Walk Frequently
Talk and Listen Frequently
Use of Computer Monitor Frequently
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None
Limitations and Disclaimer
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, this job description does not establish a contract for employment and the content is subject to be changed, modified, or deleted at the discretion of the Company. In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990, the Company will make reasonable accommodations with those individuals with a disability as defined by the ADA.

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