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  • Specialist Engineer, Quality

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality Engineering
  • Overview

    The Supplier Quality Assurance Organization is seeking a Quality Engineering Specialist to serve as the site integrator for the Canoga Park, CA site (Los Angeles area). This individual will be responsible for integrating the Canoga Park based programs into the enterprise Supplier Quality strategy, while ensuring all specific program demands and needs are met. Additionally, this individual will be expected to provide guidance to personnel operating at our suppliers, serve as the liasion between the various program functions and the Supplier Quality Assurance group and coordinate with Quality Engineers and Inspectors in the field to meet the programs needs.


    This person may also be responsible for ensuring key suppliers met expectations and participate in audits or product evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the quality assurance program.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Under minimal direction:


    50% - Drive integration and standardization of the enterprise Supplier Quality Assurance strategy into the programs at the Canoga Park site. Be the on-site point of contact for all program activities relating to supplier quality and ensure program demands are met by using the Quality Engineering and Inspection workforce in the field. Attend program corrective action boards, integrated product team meetings and other necessary program reviews.


    20% - Visit suppliers to review product and process issues. Interface with internal and external customers including NASA and DCAA; i.e., engineering, manufacturing, supplier, procurement to ensure requirements are met. Analyze hardware documentation to verify compliance with purchase orders, engineering drawings, processes, specifications, etc.


    20% - Utilize the 8D and other methods to investigate discrepancies of hardware and documentation and drive the suppliers to effective resolution. Maintain ownership over the supplier's quality rating and drive actions to reduce total Cost of Poor Quality in the supply base.


    5% - Define and balance resources needed to support the programs demands.


    5% - Create and deliver program status, investigation and other presentations to program and functional management.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree and nine (9) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience,


    US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also 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:

    • Certified Quality Engineer a plus.
    • Experience in manufacturing and/or inspections required.
    • Strong problem solving, RCCA, Lean manufacturing experience required.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a close-knit team environment.
    • Valid driver's license.
    • This position may require travel up to 50% of the time.

    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 varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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