The Senior Quality Engineer works under the general direction of the Quality Assurance Manager and is responsible for establishment, control, and audit of manufacturing inputs and outputs to ensure compliance to internal, regulatory and customer quality assurance requirements within a manufacturing environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Leads efforts in manufacturing by providing specification review and implementation to assure process integrity.
Prepares and administers training and instructional materials for personnel to obtain and maintain proper certifications. Performs internal audits as required for all required, planned audits.
Responsible for leading and coordinating continuous improvement activities.
Apply knowledge to identify process improvements as well as coordinate and implement corrective/preventative actions.
Leads, implements, and tracks progress of innovation initiatives to continuously drive improvements to overall cost of poor quality. Effectively interface with internal customers to support contractual requirements and provide technical support.
Possess a working knowledge of AS9100/ISO9001 Quality System requirements.
Responsible for developing and maintaining positive internal and external customer relationship through timely response, thorough communication, and preventative action, based upon customer requirements.
Prepare Customer documentation, such as but not limited to, Quality System checklists, first article inspection plans and audit readiness reviews.
Maintain accurate records of inspection data and procedures.
Uses metrics to track performance and initiate corrective action, where necessary.
Ensure cost-effective administration of company and departmental practices.
Education: Bachelor's degree
7-10 years of related experience, preferably with exposure to metallic structures and assembly.
Working knowledge of AS9100/ISO 9001.
Working familiarity with common Quality methodologies such as SPC, Six Sigma and Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action.
Ability to read complex blueprints, technical charts and specification sheets. Experience with 3D-MBD (3 dimensional - model based definition) necessary for consideration.
Effective oral/written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team/collaborative environment.
All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.