Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Engineer, Quality Assurance

    Location US-AR-Camden
    Job ID
    Quality & Mission Assurance - Quality Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to join our facility in Camden, Arkansas.


    The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for ensuring that delivered products and/or services conform to contractual and the Company’s requirements. The SQE will work closely with their assigned suppliers on activities such as Early Supplier Engagments, First Article Inspections, Root Cause / Corrective Action activites, and audits. The SQE will also work with the assigned Contract Source Inspector to ensure that produc releases are timely and meet the expectations of the internal customers. Up to 50% travel is required.


    This position may be filled at this level or one level higher



    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    25% - Visit suppliers to review product & process issues. Interface with internal and external customers; i.e., engineering, manufacturing, supplier, procurement to ensure requirements are met. Analyze supplier processes and planning to verify compliance with purchase orders, engineering drawings, processes, specifications, etc.


    25% - Visit suppliers and perform investigation and root cause analysis to drive improvements into their processes.  Be accountable for assigned suppliers' performance and ensure suppliers are performing with a 100% quality rating.


    15% - Be an active contributor in Early Supplier Engagments such as Post Award Reviews (PAR), Supplier Manufacturing Readiness Reviews, and Control Plan activity. Perform as the leading contributor for PAR-Lites.


    15% - Work with suppliers to resolve issues with purchase order inspection packages. Investigate and report supplier quality history as requested by quality engineering or Quality & Mission Assurance (Q&MA) management.


    10% - Create reporting documents to status Supplier's Perfomance, Non-Conformance History, impact to the Company's CoPQ, and other metrics as assigned.


    5% - Participates in managing the supplier ratings/scorecard system and overseeing periodic meetings.


    5% - Perform periodic source inspections at assigned suppliers.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering, quality or other appropriate discipline 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:

    • Experience in manufacturing and/or inspections required.
    • Strong problem solving, RCCA and investigation experience required.
    • Certified Quality Engineer strongly preferred.
    • Ability to synthesize and analyze data from several sources and develop a plan to take action based upon the data.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a close-knit team environment.
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

    Driver's License Requirement:

    Some positions may require possession of a valid driver’s license. Employees who drive on company business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the Company. Eligibility for employment for those who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.




    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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