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8 months ago
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Durham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Auditor Jobs
Core team member who participates in operations and engineering activities from proposal through product sell-off. The Quality Assurance Specialist is involved in the Change Control Board and the Material Review Board as a voting member. The Specialist is responsible for deriving quality requirements from contracts, applies Quality Codes to Purchase requests and conducts internal audits to ensure compliance through program execution.


* Perform drawing and specification reviews as part of the Configuration Control Board team
* Contract review for quality requirements
* Review of product design and Manufacturing Work Instructions for appropriate inspection points
* Evaluate current processes, procedures, and instructions for efficiency and streamlining
* Conduct program, process and procedure audits of the quality management system
* Establishes in-process inspection points for items being produced Review and assign quality codes to purchase requisitions
* Work with program teams to analyze root cause and create MRB and Corrective Action Plans. Approve final MRB documentation.
* Perform drawing and specification review as member of Configuration Control Board
* Interfaces with customer and Government Quality Representatives on program quality issues including inspection schedules
* Interface with suppliers on program quality requirements and any discrepancies
* Attend and participate in program meetings and reviews
* In-process and Acceptance Test monitoring and surveillance
* Track FRACAS data and prepare FRACAS reports when required
* Responsible for illustrating quality trends, which may include statistical data collection, analysis, and presentation


Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

Other duties as assigned


Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)


Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position


* 0-2 years of related experience
* Fluent in GD&T along with Interpreting drawings
* Requires a BA/BS in Related Field. Relevant work experience may substitute for required education.
* Mechanical experience
* Ability to use inspection tools (e.g. calipers, mic’s, height cage, etc…)
* Nonconformance process and root cause analysis (problem solving skills)
* Knowledge and utilization of ISO 9001 and applicable Military Standards and Specifications
* Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal
* Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions
* Strong computer skills are required with good working knowledge of the MS Office Suite, including MS Project
* Ability to read and interpret drawings (electrical & mechanical), parts lists, specifications, instructions, and test procedures
* Strong math skills including basic trigonometry
* Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
* Ability to use advanced inspection tools

Preferred Skills

* CMM experience a strong preference
* Ability to conduct program, process and procedure audits
* Basic motor and electronic component knowledge
* ISO9001 and/or AS9100 knowledge
* Fluent in Excel (e.g. pivot tables, report generation, data mining, etc…)


* To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

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