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Quality Assurance Engineer III

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in a related Engineering field and at least 6 years of relevant experience. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to design and create the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies - those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow. What to look forward to:As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to ensure all quality standards are met for our products and production equipment. You'll be responsible for designing and testing our processes, mechanisms, and equipment and developing standardized quality acceptance criteria. Your technical responsibilities during planning, organizing, and conducting our projects involves the design and development of new evaluation and control processes utilizing statistical analysis and other control/risk mitigation techniques.At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America s fastest-growing companies. At SNC s Space Systems Group (SSG) in Durham, NC, we design and manufacture electromechanical components for the Dream Chaser spacecraft, satellites and other systems that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team supports the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support QA system in accordance with regulatory, government, and internal standards
  • Verify product design incorporates customer requirements and establishes inspection controls
  • Specify production and QA inspection points for designed products; Assist production team with development of product documentation
  • Interface with Customer and Program Management to complete customer reviews, inspections, tests, and audits; coordinate follow-up actions
  • Inspect, witness, and/or certify production operations, tests, and documentation
  • Adhere to test & calibration equipment procedures
  • Represent Quality in MRB by coordinating activities, maintaining MRB records, and dispositioning parts
  • Audit internal procedures and processes in accordance with company/contract requirements
  • Assign quality codes on purchase requisitions to suppliers to meet customer and internal requirements
  • Perform supplier visits and source inspections; maintain Approved Vendor List
  • Coordinate with various departments to disposition supplier rejections and discrepant materialCOMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Adhere to SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
    • Execute personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
      • Punctual to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hoursESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
        • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
        • Minimum physical requirements to perform duties and responsibilities, as defined by managementREQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
          • BS in Related Field and at least 6 years of related experience
          • Related Quality experience with a good working knowledge of Quality System requirements, contract quality requirements and inspection
          • AS9100 and/or ISO9001 knowledge, ability to coordinate and perform audits to standards
          • Basic motor and electronic component knowledge
          • Use of basic inspection tools (e.g. calipers, micrometers, height gage, etc ) and visual inspection using microscopes
          • Application of product and process nonconformance and root cause analysis (problem solving skills)
          • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and schematics, parts lists, specifications, instructions and test procedures, preferably GD&T experience
          • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences
          • Fluent in Excel (e.g. pivot tables, report generation, data mining, etc ) and PowerPointPREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
            • Aerospace industry experience
            • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or equivalent
            • Working experience on CMM equipment
            • Certifications IPC J-STD-001 Electronic soldering, NASA 8739.1 Conformal Coat, 8739.4 Crimping
            • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required.
              • At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America s fastest-growing companies. Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected statuspursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. Associated topics: circuit, diagram, electric, electrical engineer, electrician, energy, image processing, rf, schema, wiring

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