Engineer, Quality in Fontana, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for managing Forged Metal’s quality interactions and all quality related functions for designated Customers.  Familiarity with customer quality systems, portals, document requirements, quality objectives, and customer quality initiatives.  Develops management tools and strategies to ensure that FMI meets customer expectations for quality compliance, certifications, and inter-company communication.  Interfaces with the designated customers as Forged Metals Inc. quality representative. Communicates FMI business objective and cooperative limits to customers within the confines of industry compliance.  Works directly with customers to define requirements and solve quality issues while maintaining excellent relationships.  Initiative and communication skills are paramount for success.  Role requires a blend of both strategic and tactical approaches to managing the customer and their expectations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • Perform quality review of orders during contract review including purchase orders, specifications, blueprints, and other related documents
  • Perform quality review of quality records (i.e. certification, packing slips, etc.) prior to shipment
  • Complete and submit first article packages
  • Perform quality assurance verification for raw material
  • Perform reviews of new or revised specifications
  • Ensure compliance to FMI and customer quality system requirements
  • When customer certified as such, act as customer’s agent on all product quality and quality systems issues
  • Complete all audits, forms, and reports as required by the customer
  • Ensure proper identification and packaging as required
  • Ability to use quality tools to respond and resolve customer concerns
  • Perform other duties as assigned
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
Associate degree (A.A.), Bachelor’s degree or higher in the Engineering field or Business Management is preferred.  A minimum of five years of direct related experience in the aerospace manufacturing and /or forging industry is required. Strong working knowledge of Quality Systems, Quality Standards and material specifications is preferred. 
Must be able to read engineering drawings and specifications, have knowledge of geometric dimension and tolerancing principles and have the ability to use measuring devices common to the manufacturing industry.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, drawings, standards, specifications and operating instructions and procedures.  Ability to compose routine reports and correspondence for internal/external customers.  Ability to communicate effectively before groups of employees of organization, customers, and outside regulatory agencies. 
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages.  Ability to perform conversion calculations (e.g. metric to inches, Celsius to Fahrenheit).  Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to decipher nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to decipher a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Demonstrated ability to effectively develop long-standing business relationships while managing through difficult issues.  Must be highly intuitive when dealing with customer’s expectations and must be alert to the impact that cultural differences have on the business relationship. 
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite & MRP Systems. 
Certified Auditor by American Society for Quality (ASQ) preferred, but not required. Six Sigma, Greenbelt certification preferred but not required.
Must meet the requirements pertaining to Vision Acuity Testing under the Quality Assurance Manual.
GE DSQR Certificate, PWA DSQR Certificate are required. Rolls Royce DSQR, MTU DSQR Certificate and Snecma SARA certificate are preferred but not required.
ASQ Certified Internal Auditor preferred but not required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is required to sit frequently.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.