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Manager - Quality Assurance Engineering

Manager - Quality Assurance Engineering

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Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


We are looking for a Quality Engineering Manager at our growing Camden, AR location. The Quality Engineering Manager typically accomplishes results through second-level managers and/or exempt specialists. This position is responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational group.


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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

15% - Manages direct and overhead budgets within agreed goals or limits. Responsible for hiring employees, setting goals and objectives, providing evaluation and feedback and taking appropriate action as necessary based on results.


10% - Provides daily job assignment and direction to direct reports.


15% - Provides assistance in meeting established schedules and resolving complex technical or operational problems.


15% - Develops, communicates and implements program quality plans that comply with contract requirements, quality management standards and command media.


15% - Trains and ensures full compliance with policies and procedures related to drawing and planning release, nonconforming material control, cause and corrective action, first article inspection, engineering milestone reviews, risk management as well as other responsibilities in quality engineering and inspection.


15% - Manages participation and leadership in cause and corrective action activities, failure investigations, metrics creation and special projects to support program Corrective/Preventive Action Committees (CACs/PACs) and other management boards.


15% - Works with customers in coordinating hardware acceptance reviews, customer participation in CACs/PACs and in developing regular meetings to communicate and resolve quality issues and concerns.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and 9 years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, including the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control the activities of the assigned organization.
  • US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Quality Manufacturing background.
  • Understanding and experience with AS9100 Standards.



Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varyi g shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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