Quality Engineer in La Porte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/20/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Engines is a world leader in the investment casting of super alloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets.  For more information on Arconic, visit us online at http://www.arconic.com/.

As a Quality Engineer at our growing LaPorte, IN facility, you will provide leadership and guidance to the organization acting as a change agent to implement process improvement across the organization in the achievement of an operational excellence environment.  This is accomplished through application of knowledge in quality systems, driving adherence to disciplined systems and robust processes, and focused standardization of best practices; in conjunction with managing to a cohesive set of key performance metrics that provide an objective perspective on the business operating system health and effectiveness. The Quality Engineer also creates and maintains cross functional relationships needed to foster a proactive engagement culture amongst the business operations team and a productive working relationship with customers.
  • Purchase order and specification review leader focused on negotiation of customer requirements, advanced product quality planning and translation of requirements to operator level
  • Customer advocate (Voice of the customer)
  • Process improvement leader focused on review, disposition and elimination of material review, concessions, corrective / preventive actions and escapes
  • Ensure customer verification is complete (i.e. FAIR) and submitted to the customer.
Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assesses health of the business systems against customer and/or industry standards through an efficient and effective internal audit/corrective and preventative action management system.
  • Be a team player and develop relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the necessary engagement, influence and customer connections (both internal and external).
  • One who is energized by consistently identifying and overcoming challenges and possessing highly developed quantitative, as well as qualitative skills.
  • Problem Solving and Corrective/Preventive Action skills - Proactive approach (to foresee problems rather than reacting after the event).
  • Ability to multi-task in a demanding environment and to work independently with little to no guidance required.
  • Possess practical understanding of manufacturing processes to objectively and independently analyze problems, communicate effectively and facilitate problem solving activities.
  • Possess production operation knowledge and experience relating to manufacturing, inspection, engineering and customer interaction.  Ability to directly link, monitor and improve quality objectives with overall business objectives of the company,
  • Ability to apply problem solving methodology to positively impact business objectives.
  • Consistently demonstrate Arconic values. 
  • Experience in coordinating, developing and executing corrective/preventative/systemic action and process improvement activities.  Can effectively work through major and minor issues without getting emotionally disconnected with the issue and what is needed to resolve the issue professionally.
  • Least cost application of customer specs/drawings (no over-processing) Blueprint Reading/customer requirements flow down.
  • Customer interface and understanding/deployment of customer requirements.
  • Understanding of non-destructive validation methodology (Visual, x-ray, penetrant, etc.) and Nadcap understanding (if required), Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T) understanding.
  • Must be able to work with external and internal customers.  
  • Complies with all EHS rules required for the work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of one rotation of a co-op or internship in a quality function within a manufacturing environment. 
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business acumen (financials, linkage of quality impact to financials, A3 thinking).
  • Experience and proficiency in understanding ISO 9000 and/or AS9100 along with knowledge in Statistical Tools and Techniques, APQP and Measurement System Analysis.
  • Demonstrated Internal auditing skills.
  • Basic Computer Skills required; Advanced skills can be learned Understanding of Regulatory requirements.
  • Communication and Presentation Skills required (written, verbal and non-verbal) Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization. 
  • Can effectively listen.
  • Must be able to work with external and internal customers.  
  • Ability to read and react to verbal and non-verbal communication while maintaining a level of professionalism.