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.
We are seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to join our team in our Canoga Park, CA office.
This individual will provide program Quality Engineering support to the Space Launch System (SLS) Program, RS-25 Engine System, spanning the life cycle of the program including design, development, production test and supplier support.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Under limited general direction:
20% - Utilizes engineering background and expertise to communicate between team members, customer counterparts and suppliers to provide assurance that the hardware is compliant to specifications. Handles and communicates deviations/non-conformances at different levels within the organization. Understands and communicates typical aerospace processes (machining, welding, NDT, etc.) and how they are applied to the hardware being manufactured.
10% - Applies modern quality principles, concepts and methods, including Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and process variation management tools to continuously improve processes, reduce cost and ensure the quality of our products and services.
10% - Interprets engineering drawings and specifications, customer quality requirements and company quality requirements to ensure compliance with the customer's expectations.
10% - Drives corrective and preventative action activity both in-house and at the Supplier, and provides corrective action board support to manage timely and effective problem closure and recurrence control. Mentors less senior quality engineers.
10% - Participates in design reviews to identify inspectability and producibility issues and opportunities early in the product life cycle.
15% - Provides a clear and concise flow down of product definition and Quality requirements to Suppliers.
5% - Prepares comprehensive analyses, procedures, reports and presentations for both internal and external customers.
5% - Interfaces with the Material Review Board (MRB) to provide technical justification when a nonconformance to mutually agreed specifications is determined.
10% - Utilizes Pro-Active Risk Assessment tools including Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Process Control Plans (PCP) to mitigate hardware manufacturing and processing risks in-house and at our Suppliers.
5% - Perform First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR) for hardware manufactured in-house.
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: -Other duties as assigned.
US 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply.