GKN Quality Engineer in St Louis, Missouri
Country: United States
Work Location: St Louis
Advertising End Date: Not Specified
Job Type: Temporary
About The Opportunity
This position will provide day-to-dayfocus on the proper execution of actions necessary for the on-time deliveryand first time quality of products and services. To provide technical andadministrative leadership to ensure that performance and quality of productsconform to established company, international and governmental regulatorystandards, agency guidelines, and customer requirements by implementing andmaintaining quality assurance policies, processes, procedures andcontrols. Maintain the most recentinterpretations of the quality system requirements and therefore ensure thatdocumented practices meet the true interpretation of the quality managementsystem standards.
Ensure that Quality Plans are current, and being executed for the programs assigned
Ensure that Quality Plans and supporting documentation such as Inspection Points, Statistical Process Control Plans, etc are in place and being used to measure and monitor key process/product characteristics and interfaces.
· Determine when process stability andcapability studies should be performed on existing processes. Review andanalyze results. Recommend changes to processes based upon findings andperform follow up to verify effectiveness.
Ensure that issues affecting product quality have effective corrective actions/micro plans in place that will result in resolution or risk mitigation plans are in place that will minimize product quality impact
Monitor the fidelity of associated inspection procedures to customer requirements and program specific quality plans
Ensure that plans/processes are in place and executed to minimize or eliminate product escapes
o Ensure that corrective actions havedata and data analysis to effectively identify root cause, containment,interim and long term corrective action planning and decisions, as well asquantifiable verification and monitoring exit criteria
o Analyze and provide material reviewdispositions for non-conforming materials, parts, and equipment.
o Provide engineering support tooperations ensuring consistent application of quality techniques
Resolve quality issues of capability, tolerance, andmaterials related issues.
Resolve quality issues by identifying problems,examining solution options, implementing action plans, and providingresources.
Effectively communicate and reinforce commitment toquality improvement efforts
o Participate in the development ofFailure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
o Program Quality
Serve as point of contact with the Quality Manager for program progress and monitoring.
Support efforts to ensure overall customer satisfaction relative to current project or product and prospective follow-on business.
o Participate in the creation ofoperational/program plans and/or procedures and coordinate with customer andsupplier representatives to ensure satisfactory quality system performance.
o Participate in the administration ofprogram and project activities and processes.
o Identify necessary quality resourcesto achieve organizational goals and objectives.
o Perform and lead specialized qualityfunctions as contract evaluation and planning; data preparation, analyzes andreporting; development of quality tools, techniques and methods; processimprovements; maintenance of accountability and configuration of deliverableproducts and records; special investigations and audits: material reviewsupport; preventive and corrective actions; customer interface, liaison andsupport; product delivery; and audit of manufacturing and test data forquality system requirements.
o Resolve issues at department/program level.
o Test and recommend products,processes, and software, equipment and measurement systems.
o Provide technical expertise to companyemployees, suppliers, customers and regulatory agencies to ensure compliancewith contractual, company, and regulatory requirements.
o Facilitate problem solving activitiesand events
o Provide education and coaching on thecompany’s quality system to program and process team mates.
o Make recommendations that affectquality, products, processes and costs.
o Act as FOD Coordinator as applicableto site/area.
Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance.
Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
BS Degree in Engineering or related discipline and 3 years’ experience inquality engineering field or related disciplineOR 5 years of relevant experience in quality engineering field or related discipline in lieu of degree.
U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
Will have a fundamental understanding of quality philosophies, principles, systems, methods, tools, standards, organizational and team dynamics, customer expectations and satisfaction, supplier relations and performance, leadership, training, interpersonal relationships, improvement systems and professional ethics.
Will have a fundamental understanding of a quality system and its development, documentation and implementation to domestic and international standards or requirements.
Will have a basic understanding of the audit process including types of audits, planning, preparation, execution, reporting results and follow-up.
Will be able to develop and implement quality programs, including tracking, analyzing, reporting and problem solving.
Will be able to plan, control and assure product and process quality in accordance with quality principles, which include planning processes, material control, and acceptance sampling and measurement systems.
Will have basic knowledge of reliability, maintainability, and risk management, including key terms and definitions, modeling, systems design, assessment tools and reporting.
Will have a thorough understanding of problem-solving and quality improvement tools and techniques. This includes knowledge of management and planning tools, quality tools, preventive and corrective actions, and how to overcome barriers to quality improvements.
Will be able to acquire and analyze data using appropriate standard quantitative methods across a spectrum of business environments to facilitate process analysis and improvements.
Maintaining the integrity of the certified quality system requirements with lean, cost effective strategies that meet the organizations needs.
Advocating as the "voice of the customer" demanding the highest quality expectations from the organization.
Executing the duties of the position such that the focus is largely proactive versus reactive.
· Superbwritten, communication interpersonal and leadership skills.
· Computerliterate in Excel, Word, Access, Project and PowerPoint.
Candidates must be U.S. Persons with the ability to pass agovernment background investigation for a DoD Security Clearance at the secretlevel. Candidates will also be subject to an employment backgroundinvestigation to include but not limited to: criminal history, employment andeducation verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness. The clearancemust be maintained during the time of employment.
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.