Senior Quality Engineer
Hartford, CT 
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Senior Quality Engineer
Location US | US
Job ID 17541
Category Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality Engineering
Overview

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.

This position is located off site in Lincoln, Nebraska.The selected candidate must be located in the Lincoln area.

The Senior Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring that delivered products and/or services conform to contractual and the Company's requirements by designing, implementing, evaluating and continually improving quality assurance and control methods and systems. The Senior Quality Engineer will translate design drawings and contractual requirements into a comprehensive, understandable and functional quality plan; monitor and closely support manufacturing, inspection and supplier functions that relate to product quality; coordinate with the customer the establishment of government quality requirements and material review board activities; represent quality assurance in corrective action activities; and participate in audits or product evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the quality assurance program.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

25% - Visit suppliers and perform investigation and root cause analysis to drive improvements into their processes. Be accountable for assigned suppliers' performance and ensure suppliers are performing with a 100% quality rating.

25% - Visit suppliers to review product & process issues. Interface with internal and external customers; i.e., engineering, manufacturing, supplier, procurement to ensure requirements are met. Analyze supplier processes and planning to verify compliance with purchase orders, engineering drawings, processes, specifications, etc.

15% - Visit suppliers to review technical, quality and other contractual requirements and ensure the supplier has an adequate understanding to develop a plan to meet all the requirements. Review the suppliers' plans for adequacy and ensure all requirements are met. This includes, pre-award, post award, manufacturing readiness and other periodic reviews as requested.

15% - Work with suppliers to resolve issues with purchase order inspection packages. Investigate and report supplier quality history as requested by quality engineering or Quality & Mission Assurance (Q&MA) management.

10% - Participates in managing the supplier ratings/scorecard system and overseeing periodic meetings.

10% - Work closely with Planners, Program Quality Engineers, and Receiving Inspection to resolve supplier issues.

Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering, quality or other appropriate discipline and five (5) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience in manufacturing and/or inspections required.
  • Strong problem solving, RCCA and investigation experience required.
  • Certified Quality Engineer strongly preferred.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyse data from several sources and develop a plan to take action based upon the data.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a close-knit team environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time.

Driver's License Requirement:

Some positions may require possession of a valid driver's license. Employees who drive on company business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid driver's license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the Company. Eligibility for employment for those who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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The Aerojet Rocketdyne official policy and my personal commitment has been and shall continue to be that equal employment opportunity is provided in employment and advancement for all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran and persons with a disability, at all employment levels, including the executive level.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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