Fitchburg, MA
Date Posted: April 18, 2017
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Job Id: 7609

Job Description

Product Assurance Engineer 1st Shift

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include performing quality engineering tasks associated with product assurance in support of new product introduction, current product, and manufacturing/test quality oversight. This individual will review and provide input for product quality planning including PFMEA analyses, quality hold points, manufacturing/test work instructions, nonconforming product dispositions, root cause corrective actions and continuous improvement efforts for current production components and assemblies.

Process of Record Baselines

  • Develop product quality plans for new product introduction that include requirements for PFMEA, in-process inspections, internal and external quality hold points, FAIs, testing, etc.
  • Drive continuous improvement processes related to business and manufacturing processes.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing to ensure that they understand requirements related to contract compliance, engineering documentation, FAI process, nonconformance process, RCCA process, workmanship standards, etc.
  • Manage production non-conformances and help improve manufacturing quality to achieve quality metrics.
  • Lead on-site audits, evaluate prototypes, and review and approve corrective actions.
  • Conduct in-inspections and first article inspections.
  • Review and approve first article inspections.
  • Act as customer and management interface in resolving and managing customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on manufacturing process and product quality issues.
  • Develop and deploy SPC initiatives.
  • Provide support to quality technicians.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 5 years of appropriate industry experience
  • Proficient technical expertise and knowledge including precision machining of components and fabrications for large complex assemblies and rotating machinery
  • Proficient with ISO Standards, 6 Sigma tools, Statistics
  • Ability to read blue prints and understand industry and military specifications
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication, writing and computer skills
  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action
  • Audit experience on ISO 9001 or AS9100 standards
  • Must be able to travel to both domestic and international customer locations. Current position may require travel to customer sites 1-3 times per year.
  • US citizen required

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • First Article Inspection experience to AS9102 preferred
  • ASQ certification or Black Belt preferred
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance required
  • DoD experience preferred

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the following activities in order to perform in-process and first article inspections: walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, etc.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet #MCSS

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