Astronics-PECO, located in picturesque Clackamas, Oregon near the foothills of Mt. Hood, designs, certifies, manufactures, and sells a wide range of products to commercial, government, and military markets throughout the world. Our highly engineered interior and structural aerospace products are supplied to the largest aircraft manufacturers and are installed in aircraft around the globe, and our military products are used in critical national defense applications. The Max-Viz enhanced visions systems (EVS) are designed and certified for use as an improvement to safety by a vast array of airplanes, helicopters, and unmanned-aerial-vehicles in the commercial, government, and military marketplace. PECO-Controls are well established temperature control devices designed for applications where high quality is a must, such as the hospitality industry, commercial cooking, and other critical applications.
In support of our growth, we are seeking to add a Quality Engineer who will take ownership and drive improvements in one of our key manufacturing segments.
Key Responsibilities & Activities Include:
Supports New Product Introduction to ensure successful transition of products and processes from design to production.
Member of cross functional team, supports generation and maintenance of AS9145 documentation, including PFMEA, Process Flow Diagram and Control Plans.
Initiates process improvement projects using Lean Tools, to increase efficiency, reduce costs, simplify processes and improve quality.
Assists in directing inspectors engaged in measuring and inspecting of product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality.
Develops and implements methods for sampling, inspection, testing and evaluation of products.
Develops and documents internal specifications, work instructions, and quality plans.
Participates in the PECO internal audit program as an internal auditor, plans and performs quality system audits and presents audit reports.
Supports NADCAP Special Processes, including AC7108 Chemical Processing, AC7118 Composites, AC7130 Measurement and Inspection. Participates in NADCAP 3rd Party Audits, as required.
Supports customer visits and audits, completes customer surveys, investigates, and responds to customer corrective action requests.
Reviews customer requirements to ensure they are incorporated into the Quality Management System.
Develops and implements statistical methods and design experiments to support process control, process/product improvement.
Review and approval of First Article Inspections (FAI) reports per AS9102 and Net Inspect software.
Supports Change Review Board (CRB) and ECN activities to review drawings and specifications prior to release and documents impact assessments.
Supports the Material Review Board (MRB), disposition of nonconforming material and ensures that effective root cause analysis is conducted.
Responds in a timely manner to Corrective Action - CAPA requests, using problem solving tools and a team approach.
This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation and this position may be responsible for the performance of various functions that may be an integral part of the Company's overall SOX / 404 internal control structure.
No direct supervisory responsibilities currently exist, but will be required to provide technical direction and guidance to auditors.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below each are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in Technical discipline with three or more years of quality aerospace experience.
Knowledge of AS9100 and AS9102 and familiarity with NADCAP and Special Process Audits.
ASQ Certification preferred – CQE/CQA.
Statistical Tools expertise and experience with Lean/Six Sigma.
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Minitab.
Ability to communicate effectively, make presentations and write concise reports for all levels of employees.
Astronics-PECO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.