Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a senior-level Quality Engineer to serve as an Enterprise Internal Quality Auditor. This position will be based in our facility in Redmond, WA. In this role, you will be responsible for planning, scheduling and conducting audits of documented policies, procedures and practices of the quality system in manufacturing and other functional areas throughout the enterprise.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Working under limited general direction:
45% - Perform Quality Management System (QMS) audits based on AS9100, ISO9001, customer and internal requirements. Plan, communicate, and clarify the purpose and scope of the audit to responsible department representatives. Collect and analyze evidence to determine whether processes being audited produce quality product and meet the requirements of the QMS.
20% - Perform follow-up actions to ensure that corrective actions have been effectively implemented. Review audit related root cause and corrective action submittals.
15% - Collect and Document audit findings and observations. Create substantive and meaningful audit reports. Report results to management.
10% - Populate audit data base with internal & external audit results.
5% - Coordinate and support external customer and third party audits. Interface with customer representatives in matters relative to quality assurance and the QMS.
5% - Perform other duties as necessary or appropriate to the position.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and at least 5 years of related experience as a Quality Inspector, Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer or Process Engineer (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.
Firm understanding of Quality Management Systems.
Knowledge and understanding of quality management systems based on AS9100 Rev D and ISO 9001 standards.
Must understand basic audit principles and practices, as well as basic assessment techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting.
Demonstrated competence in clearly expressing concepts and ideas orally and in writing and have good interpersonal skills.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and related specifications.
Analytical and problem solving skills to interpret and evaluate data and processes.
Familiar with manufacturing process planning and ability to ensure compliance with drawing, specification and contractual requirements.
Ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.
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.