5 months ago
Supplier Quality Engineer 2/)
About the Organization
Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, engineering design and systems certification, and automatic test systems.
Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.
Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.
Supplier Quality Engineer 2/3
Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics' revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has over 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 10 years consecutively.
The Supplier Quality Engineer's mission is to champion AES ability to conform to our specifications/processes and comply with all applicable industry standards and regulations. We do this by attending to systems that error proof operations and metrics that monitor progress and, as necessary, course correct. We are committed to our process improvement and error correction tools in our support of our Quality Philosophy.
Position requires knowledge of engineering principles and quality assurance, and understanding of other engineering disciplines, required to develop effective recommendations for quality assurance (understand of the internal company ins and outs).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Understand requirements from the company QMS and industry standards such as AS9100, and government regulations.
Audit Supplier Quality Systems and assess their improvement paths and corrective actions.
Perform Quality Engineering activities for both Production and New Product Development.
Maintain our goal of successfully meeting customer and regulatory requirements. As we improve our efficiency, it must not come at the expense of meeting our aerospace quality standards.
Travel to supplier locations to perform quality audits.
Familiar with manufacturing, design, material and process engineering on hardware problem areas and in coordination with other personnel taking expedient action to resolve problems.
Proficiency in using the QA organization toolset (e.g. Omnify, Intuitive, QAS, Report Tools, Intranet)
Assure the presence of inspection techniques for parts and assemblies, emphasizing approaches to product verification to increase inspection productivity and effectiveness.
Serve as member of Configuration Control Board and Material Review Board on assigned program.
Knowledgeable in the company CAPA system. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in corrective actions and be able to communicate those clearly.
Anticipate problem areas in quality assurance and take corrective action to minimize or eliminate probability of problems occurring.
Prepare quality assurance plans in support of proposals. Make internal presentations on programs summarizing quality program status.
Perform internal audits.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in engineering field required. Prefer 2-5 years' experience in operations, development, program management or quality in a regulated industry environment.
Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible
Astronics AES is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.