The Quality Engineer (QE) I is accountable for the overall delivered
quality of products and/or services to customers and ensures quality controls
are met. The QE engages Continuous Improvement (CI) resources to identify
and eliminate cost drivers, identify and eliminate flow disruptions and
implement visual factory KPI metrics. The QE establishes effective Problem
Reporting and CAPA systems for Containment, Correction & Prevention Actions
and Documentation of non-conformances. The Quality Engineer will have either
Customer Quality responsibilities or Product Quality responsibilities, in
addition to the general responsibilities outlined.
Coordinate work with Quality Technicians and inspectors as necessary
Perform training on BMS procedures with workforce, as required. Provides
internal auditing support
Responsible for driving corrective action and failure analysis in a timely
Participate in Product Readiness Reviews (PRR) and coordinate Final
Provide guidance and assistance in quality enhancement strategies and the
interpretation of workmanship criteria
Perform process capabilities analysis on key characteristics; implementing
Inspection and Quality Plans
Conduct internal audit activities including but not limited to quality
management systems, purchasing, contract review process, and manufacturing
Drive trend improvements on the internal and external quality in support
of strategic business objectives
Ensure product acceptance criteria reflects the customer's definition of
fitness for use.
Correspond, as required, with customer representatives to ensure a
thorough understanding of their needs and expectations.
Participate in the review of engineering specifications to ensure the
inclusion of adequate quality and reliability requirements.
Work to reduce defects in various processes through data analysis and team
Review customer contracts and purchase orders to identify requirements and
flow down new customer requirements to all functions.
Review New Product Integration (NPI) customer specifications to flow
down new requirements to all functions and ensure in establishing
compliance to customer requirements.
Perform PPAP's (production part approval process).
Act as a liaison for the development and LRIP areas on matters related to
NPI process and first article inspection.
Learns to use professional concepts. Applies company policies & procedures
to resolve routine issues
Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and
procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be
Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
Bachelor's degree in related discipline is required or equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience
Minimum of 0 - 2 years of related experience
Basic understanding of DMAIC, FMEA, PPAP, Statistical Process Control
(SPC), Gage R&R Studies and lean manufacturing methodologies
Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 9001:AS9100, AS9102 standards and audits
Demonstrates proficiency using MS Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint,
Ability to communicate with customer and suppliers to resolve processes
gaps and the ability to apply specified requirements in a cost-effective
Ability to collect, compile and analyze data (using the appropriate six
sigma methods and techniques); to determine both the actual root causes
of identified problems and required corrective (preventive) actions to
Knowledge of dimensional inspection measurement systems and their
application for the inspection of complex products – a full understanding
of ASME Y14.5 (GD&T)
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
Able to affect internal and external DPPM (scrap and rework) reduction
and OTD improvements both internally and at our suppliers
Build stable, productive internal/external working relationships using
effective interpersonal skills. Effectively articulate concepts and ideas
to both technical and non-technical staff
Strong written/verbal communication, analytical, time management and
problem solving skills.
Ability to work well as both an individual contributor and as a member of
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small
teams share a broad variety of duties
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company
Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance
performance of oneself, others, and the company
Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above
one's own interests
Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
Regularly required to stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to
operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
The salary range for this role is:
$0 - $0
AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but
not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a
candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.
This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance
with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export
Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements
of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific
documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S.
person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent
resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or
asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S.
Citizenship due to contract requirements.
Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical,
dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid
holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings
please visit: https:// www. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com to
learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned
aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by
celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the
leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the
team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created
the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative
vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection
in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical
missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our
customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs,
develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department
of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to
provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time,
airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and
works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the
concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be
considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical
condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.
U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee
status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.