Sr. Quality Engineer in Burbank, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Burbank, CA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $60000.0 - $70000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Responsible for implementing the quality requirements of Mil-Q-9858A on projects within the aerospace industry.  Thorough knowledge of the current standards accepted by government and industry for specification requirements for precision metal products.  Extensive knowledge of inspection and quality control practice prevailing throughout industry and of applicable company policies and standards.  Wide knowledge of technical terminology.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in technical writing.  Ability to investigate technical problems methodically and to evaluate them objectively.

Plan and present to management any required procedure, method, tool, etc. that will enhance the quality of the product being manufactured by reducing cost, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following and all other duties as may be assigned. Individuals must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Review all customer imposed quality documents to determine applicability to specific Stainless Steel operations, and assess compliance. Independently decide and approve or direct corrections as necessary.

  • Review Stainless Steel documents relating to quality to assure compliance with customer specifications and contractual requirements.

  • Evaluate corrective action taken, as requested by customer, is conclusive.

  • Maintain a standard procedure (Quality Manual to encompass all of SSP’s customer’s quality requirements).

  • Direct the re-inspection, rework, modification or usage of tooling when necessary.

  • Review vendor records and rate the quality performance.  Approve or disapprove vendors based on past performance.

  • Interface with customers to maintain a stable working relationship, and MRB activities.

  • Generate lesson plans and participate in the training of inspection personnel, when required.

  • Review shop planning for adequate inspection points incorporation into the manufacturing processes.

  • Verify (via inspection functions) the customer receives a product of the quality requirement per Purchase Order, B/P, Spec’s, etc.

  • Maintain a Cost of Quality, identified by Prevention, Appraisal, Failure, and adjust as required.

  • Justify all costs (labor, equipment, etc.) are minimum and required.

  • Monitor the Scrap and Rework cost, identifying responsibilities, repetitiveness, etc., and requiring corrective actions.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job does not require supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.

Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.

Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

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, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

BS Degree in engineering or another technical field required.  Must possess 10 + years of quality control experience.

Must have at least 7 years of diversified and progressively responsible experience in quality control of precision-machined parts, which must have covered in process, finished products, tools and gages, and laboratory tests of both metals and specialized alloys.

Comprehensive knowledge of up-to-date inspection and control methods in the metal

Industry; and analytical mind with the ability to understand, modify and interpret, complex technical information and to draw valid conclusions, Extreme conscientiousness; ability to work under pressure.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MAPICS manufacturing software; MS Excel spreadsheet software, MS Word, and Word Processing software.

Other Qualifications:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must have prior experience in Quality Systems Administration; experienced in Quality system auditing and customer audits; have through knowledge of quality procedures; and prior experience in data analysis (Cost of Quality, Nonconformance Trends, Scrap and Rework reports and charts, supplier performance evaluations and trends).

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Personal Protective Equipment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will primarily work in a

manufacturing shop floor setting and occasionally in an office setting. Steel toed safety

shoes and safety glasses are required at all times while on the shop floor. Earplugs are

required in posted shop floor areas.