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Quality Engineer

Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Quality Engineer
PURPOSE:
The Quality Engineer is responsible for providing quality assurance and control support to customers, suppliers, and internal production; ensuring products, components, parts, and material conform to customer, supplier, and regulatory requirements. This position is a key liaison with internal staff, suppliers, and customers on Quality related matters. This position reports directly to the Quality Manager.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
Safety
First Pass Yield
Scrap
Cost of Quality
Throughput
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Comply with PCC Code of Conduct Requirements and all PCC Cardinal Rules (e.g. Quality and Safety).
Ensure a safe, productive and rewarding working environment.
For all RFQs (request for quotes) and sales orders, review customer documentation and ensure manufacturing, technical and quality requirements are met and documented. Preemptively identify and communicate issues that can be resolved early, thus avoiding costly Inspection or Manufacturing options that delay processes.
Interpret customer requirements that may have hidden costs. (i.e., fixturing, tooling, testing, NDE acceptance criteria, etc) and recommend cost savings, especially the cost associated with surveillance, notification ranges, and requests that exceed Industry requirements
Review or create order specific Inspection & Test Plans and Quality
Negotiate/recommend effective surveillance options (when required by customer), set up all related documents/procedures to ensure those agreed to options are known and met. Act as the primary third party interface
Responsible for final material certifications ensuring compliance and accuracy prior to release to customer and, as required, securing customer release for shipment
Manage the process to reduce operational queues associated with approval of ITP's, QA Plans, Waivers, Submissions, or any document requiring outside approval
Address quality inquiries and concerns from our customer and their representatives
Provide quality customer interface to assure requirements are understood and satisfied. Host and participate with customer audits, work collaboratively with customers to identify quality gaps, assure corrective action resolution, and oversee continual improvement activities to meet or exceed customer expectations.
Perform and lead internal audit activity to identify process enhancements and ensure compliance with QMS. Responsible for ensuring RCAs are implemented for CARs, PARs and NCRs
Monitor quality control activities and processes at suppliers. Review and analyze corrective action and non-conformance data to eliminate non-conformances. May assist with suppliers in dock to stock programs to reduce/eliminate the need for incoming inspection activities.
Develop reports and metrics on various aspects of product assurance function including cost of scrap and rework operations, accuracy of inspection, quality of outgoing product, etc. Monitor nonconforming parts through RMA and the rework process including timely disposition and closure.
Recommend new techniques and processes to improve the flow of data and documentation
Assist with training production staff in the implementation of QMS and inspection procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering related field
2+ related experience in a manufacturing environment; forging and/or machining industry preferred
Knowledge of manufacturing and quality systems; Aerospace preferred
Knowledge of heat treatment, metallurgy, machining, chemical processing, special processes and applicable specifications.
Lean manufacturing basics
Trouble shooting skills with focus on process improvement
Project Management
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Strong communications skills, both verbal and written, to convey ideas and processes
Ability to complete work assignments accurately and quickly, while always focusing on accomplishing the goal
Self-motivated and able to work independently without close supervision
Strong organization and planning skills
Team Oriented
Proficient use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Oracle experience preferred
Ability to work 40+ hours per week, including weekends as required
Note: This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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