Quality Engineer in Joplin, MO at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/13/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Under the guidance of the Quality Assurance Director, assures that planning and executing cost-effective quality programs that will help ensure contractual compliance to quality requirement and the integrity of delivered product.

  • Review contract documentation for quality-related requirements; assure proper flowdown and satisfaction of these requirements through review of design and manufacturing/test documentation and development of inspection plans.
  • Ensure any customer requirements reflecting digital product definition using CAD/CAM/CAI Data, are met when authorized by the customer for its use.
  • Ensure that all FAI requirements (including delta) are current, or are identified as necessary to perform.
  • Participates in quality assurance proposals and cost estimates.
  • Support the organization leadership on Lean implementation using Lean Systems as the principal tool.
  • Evaluate new processes and improve current process capability, efficiency, and overall productivity in all areas of manufacturing.
  • Participate in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and develop documents and test data, as required.
  • Provide primary customers, source inspectors and suppliers interface, and must work cooperatively with them and his/her program team to ensure that all contractual quality requirements are satisfied.
  • Providing training and feedback to Quality personnel to ensure uniform process and inspection methods.
  • Evaluate the robustness and risk of process and recommend improvement actions where appropriate.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in problem solving for non-conformance product, quality escapements, and process capabilities (but not limited to) and establish definitive root cause and effective corrective action(s).
  • Execute product containment actions to protect the customer from non-conforming material arriving at their facilities.
  • Lead in root cause and corrective action investigation efforts.
  • Participates in the maintenance of the Quality Systems Registration, and highlighting areas for continuous improvement.
  • Participates in internal audit programs.
  • Analyze, review and prepare necessary reports/data summaries, as required.
  • Develop and update quality documents such as the Control Plan, PFMEA, and Inspection Instructions, as required.
  • Responsible for complying with quality system (AS 9100, Nadcap) and Aerospace OEM system requirements.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision. Incumbents are typically assigned highly technical and/or major start-up programs that require the coordination of top resources in each of the functional areas.
  • Inspects product when/if there is a need and requested by Quality Manager.
  • Proficient at mentoring other quality engineers with evaluating and resolving process issues.
  • Other duties as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered. 

•         Bachelor of Science or four-year technical degree required.

•         Up to five (5) years technical experience is required, including a minimum of two (2) years in Quality Engineering (preferably within the aerospace or automotive industry).

•         Green belt certification; black belt preferred.

•         Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, ability to utilize measuring equipment, and hands-on capabilities to work on multiple projects at the same time without supervision.

•         Good math skills, familiarity with personal computer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Internet, and Baan (MPR system) required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled