Quality Engineer (Aerospace) in Sylmar, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/15/2020

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is looking for a Quality Engineer at our aerospace manufacturing plant in Sylmar, CA.
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global market position in aerospace fastening systems and rings, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our rings and high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.  Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFS employs over 7,500 people in 13 countries at 38 locations.  AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).
Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops and establishes quality systems and procedures, inspections plans, quality performance trends, statistical plans and continuous improvement initiatives specific to assigned customers/product.
  • Performs Customer Purchas Order/Contract Reviews to identify quality requirements for impact into the manufacturing system.  Ensures that all documentation, Certification/Inspection Reports, marking, packaging, source inspection and applicable Supplier Source Releases are identified and acceptable.
  • Reviews and maintains all assigned customer quality documents and specifications.
  • Interfaces and/or works closely with Quality Assurance, Inspection, Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, Procurement and Shipping personnel on procedural issues involving design, methods, tooling, cost and other areas involved in the control of product quality.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality related policies and procedures based on corporate and government/customer requirements, as well as in conjunction with AS 9100 requirements.
  • Participates in Material Review Board activities, failure analysis and corrective action investigations, and assists in the timely dispositioning and processing of nonconforming material.
  • Makes recommendations to management or ISO/Continuous Improvement Steering Committee on the implementation of process improvements on assigned program(s) or product area(s).
  • Acts as liaison for the company in coordinating and resolving customer and supplier complaints and concerns, relative to quality performance, investigations, system audits and corrective actions.
  • Participates as assigned on Process Improvement Teams or other Continuous Improvement Groups.
  • Prepares periodic and special reports on quality statistics and other related quality issued on assigned program(s) or product area(s).
  • Coordinates customer source inspection and/or performs Designated Source Quality Representative functions for various customers, where applicable.
  • Reviews manufacturing planning (work order), methods and process specifications as it relates to assuring product quality.
  • Responds to customer Corrective Action Requests in a timely manner, by investigating and determining root cause and corrective/preventive measures to eliminate deficiencies.  Coordinates team efforts to resolve issues and monitors trends.
  • Performs internal audits/surveys, where applicable, to assure compliance to specific quality/customer requirements.
  • Initiates Corrective Action Requests and monitors follow-up for effective closure and elimination of identified deficiencies
  • Audits and validates Statistical Process Control data and procedures for assigned program(s) or product area(s);
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a Quality Manufacturing environment;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in aerospace industry;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with internal /external audits: AS 9100