Quality Engineer IV (QUALI003171)
Sargent Aerospace

Tucson, Arizona

Posted in Aerospace

Job Info

Join the Sargent Legacy in Securing Our Future

Founded in 1919, RBC Bearings (Nasdaq: ROLL) has a long, successful history of quality craftsmanship and innovation in highly technical bearing products that require sophisticated design solutions and manufacturing capabilities for Industrial, Aerospace and Defense applications around the world. In 2015, RBC acquired Sargent Aerospace and Defense.

Founded in 1920, Sargent Aerospace & Defense leverages 100 years of expertise as a premier global supplier of precision engineered customized components that directly contributes to the safe operation of countless commercial and military aircraft, rotorcraft, submarines and land based vehicles.

At Sargent, our mission is to secure our future by making the challenging a reality. We achieve this by delivering high quality products and services that meet customer requirements and exceed customer expectations through employee development, customer focus and continual improvement.

Sargent’s continuing investment in people, assets, technology, and process quality ensures excellence and is integral to the company’s commitment to customers and their end-users. As we grow, we will continue to root our culture through our core values of Integrity, Respects & Values People, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Results Focus and Continual Improvement.

Company Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Bonus platforms
  • Holidays/Vacation/Sick Time
  • 401k Savings & Investment Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plans
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Accident/Hospital/Critical Care Plans
  • Pet Insurance

  • Gym & Rideshare Incentives
  • Legal Insurance/Identity Theft
  • Flexible Schedules
    • 3 & 4-day work week
    • ½ day Fridays

Dedication to our core values. Our must haves…
  • Integrity - We do the right thing the right way. Our ideal candidate is ethical, honest in all interactions, delivers good news and bad, and follows through on commitments. Key Skills & Abilities: is fair, credible, confidential, fiscally responsible and accountable for decisions and actions.
  • Respects and Values People- We encourage and bring out the potential of others. Our ideal candidate embraces diversity, recognizes and supports the accomplishments, talents and development of others. Key Skills & Abilities: is committed to the building of strong relationships and creates an environment of trust and mutual respect.
  • Customer Focus - We act with excellence in each and every interaction. Our ideal candidate builds strong internal/external customer relationships, and goes above and beyond to deliver high quality products and services on time, every time. Key Skills & Abilities: is responsive with strong customer service skills, product and job knowledge to provide excellent customer satisfaction.
  • Teamwork - We are better together. Our ideal candidate is inclusive, engaged and collaborative, sharing information, ideas and experiences to accomplish goals, improve decision making and leverage capabilities. Key Skills & Abilities: is a dependable team player, demonstrated through attendance and punctuality, works well with others and has strong communication skills (both oral & written) to keep all stakeholders informed.
  • Results Focus - We focus on the outcome, not the obstacle. Our ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic with a results/performance driven track record in a fast paced, changing and challenging environment. Key Skills & Abilities: is adaptable, works with a sense of urgency and high level of initiative and demonstrates a commitment to quality with attention to detail.
  • Continual Improvement - We encourage and drive innovation. Our ideal candidate must be naturally curious, passionate and never satisfied with the status quo. Key Skills & Abilities: is innovative and has a problem solving mindset that provides and implements CI ideas.

Join the Sargent Legacy in Securing our Future

With continual growth comes opportunity and Sargent has an immediate opening for a Quality Engineer IV.

Position Summary

The Quality Engineer IV is the position that will provide leadership in the application of quality principles to one or more of Sargent’s product lines. This position will work with personnel at all levels of the organization including customers as well as suppliers while supporting the company’s efforts towards meeting customer requirements and ensuring quality product is delivered to customers. Provide assistance to Quality Management towards improving the Quality Management System, the performance of the QMS processes, Design and Implementation of Quality Assurance Process Controls and increasing customer satisfaction, improving process, product and service quality.

  • Design, implement and maintain Quality process controls, Error proofing, SPC, inspection reduction / elimination programs and quality data collection, analysis processes and reporting
  • Analyze process and product performance, internal rejects/MRRs, customer RMA, Escapes and initiate Quality Improvement projects making sure formal, structured quality tools are utilized, identifying root cause(s), implementing robust , permanent corrective actions that will prevent reoccurrence
  • Establish a priority for CI projects based on data, driving systematic quality improvements using CI & Problem Solving tools, identifying root cause(s), implement immediate containment, corrective actions and prevent reoccurrence
  • Invariably utilize formal Quality tools; process mapping, FMEA's, Control Plans, Process Controls, Problem Solving and CI to drive systematic quality improvements including process reviews, MSA, FAI reviews, Product Qualifications, etc. engaging with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Develop and execute Gage R&R (gage repeatability and reproducibility) studies, and recommend actions to improve measurement methods
  • Design and Implement Q (rejects, risks and opportunities) Feedback system for; Receiving Inspection, SQE and Process Inspection to improve our product quality
  • Work with value stream management to create, revise and control Sargent written procedures and enforce compliance to Sargent policies and procedures
  • Use GD&T to review and signoff on new drawings, DCNs and FAI, assess effect in measurement methods, gage design and propose DFM/DFA opportunities
  • Mentor and Train QEII and QMETs
  • Act as liaison with customers by processing customer complaints, RMAs and assessing product returns, leveraging lesson learned to improve the Quality System
  • Collaborate and work together with cross functional teams to reach the company's goals
  • All other roles and responsibilities as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS degree in a technical discipline and eight years of experience as a quality engineer
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification with completed Lean/ Six Sigma Projects
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams with technical expertise using quality tools including root cause analysis, Process Reviews, Pareto analysis, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Proficient with Minitab, QI Macros or other equivalent statistical software
  • Strong analytical skills- ability to perform systematically and creatively, to identify and develop quality solutions, and use appropriate judgment and decision-making skills necessary to achieve desired goals
  • Proven knowledge of Quality Management System standards
  • Technical writing ability
  • Ability to read drawings including GD&T
  • Demonstrated experience with quality metrics, statistical control analysis and critical thinking methodologies
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to adhere to a strict production schedule and handle conflicting priorities
  • Proficient with applicable computer programs, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Proven presentation and speaking skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in a technical discipline
  • Experience as a Quality/CI Manager in an ISO9001/AS9100 or IATF16949 environment
  • Highly skilled Continuous Improvement techniques including Lean Manufacturing
  • Hold a current ASQ certification as a Quality Engineer or other appropriate professional certification
  • Ten or more years of Quality Engineering/Quality Assurance experience in the aerospace and defense industry
  • Internal Auditor Certification to AS9100 Quality System
  • Demonstrated experience in a IATF16949 or AS9100 QMS environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Design Of Experiments
  • Ability to create an Access Database
  • Defense Contract Management Agency and Federal Aviation Administration experience

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