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Quality Engineer I in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

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Quality Engineer I

Job Description

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

  • Participate in the review of 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.
  • Assist with review of any customer requirements reflecting digital product definition using CAD/CAM/CAI Data, are met when authorized by the customer for its use.
  • Support the efforts to ensure that all FAI requirements (including delta) are current, or are identified as necessary to perform. 
  • 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.
  • Participates in providing 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.
  • Evaluate the robustness and risk of process and recommend improvement actions where appropriate.
  • Provide support to 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).
  • Ability to execute product containment actions to protect the customer from non-conforming material arriving at their facilities.
  • Participates in root cause and corrective action investigation efforts, resulting from MRB activity.
  • Assist plant personnel in maintaining the Quality Systems Registration, and highlighting areas for continuous improvement.
  • Participate in internal audit programs.
  • Inspects product when/if there is a need and requested by Quality Manager. 
  • 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 (ISO 9001, AS 9100, Nadcap) and Aerospace OEM system requirements.
  • Provide support in order to submit tags to customers; closes out rejection reports.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Under direct supervision, incumbents will be assigned to established programs or new programs with limited technical complexity.
  • Entry level classification for the job family.
  • Other duties as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager. 

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral
    vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Annual eye exam is required.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger,
    handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Working conditions are:  50% office environment, 50% manufacturing
    environment.
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places and in outside weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and extreme heat.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with
    minimum impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation
    ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e. ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are
    viewable on the inside tag of footwear. 

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.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job.

  • Five S, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, SPC and ISO 9001 / AS 9100 and Aerospace OEM Specifications and Drawings.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills for internal/external customers and suppliers.
  • A good memory for detail
  • Conscientious, organized and meticulous – records must be accurate and maintained
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook

  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 three (3) years technical experience is required, preferably within the aerospace or automotive industry.
  • 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.