Quality Engineer in Waco, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is looking for a Quality Engineer I at our fastener manufacturing plant in Waco, TX.
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS), Industrial Division, is the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our products are critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFS employs over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 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.
The Quality Engineer I provides internal and external consulting support to individuals and groups that are internal and external to the organization, including Manufacturing, Engineering, customers, and vendors. Additionally, the Quality Engineer supports on-time delivery of products that meet established product specifications, analyzes quality problems, and develops data-based solutions which correct root-cause deficiencies.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Under the direction of the Quality Assurance Manager, responsible for customer-plant liaison, implementation and improvement of statistical methods, quality cost analysis, specification and procedure development, and conduct of plant quality audits;
  • Act as liaison between manufacturing plants and customers relative to customer specifications, customer quality requirements, and customer problems;
  • Review customer complaints, analyze returns, and make recommendations for corrective action;
  • Assist plants in implementation of statistical methods and quality improvement programs;
  • Assist in conducting annual plant audits and systems surveys;
  • Update and augment Group Quality Assurance procedures and systems;
  • Continually strive to improve testing methods, tooling, and equipment through statistical sampling to ensure adequate quality in our manufactured product;
  • Monitor manufacturing processes through periodic audits and evaluations, to ensure that processes are followed and to prevent non-conformances to avoid jeopardizing product quality;
  • Remain flexible with daily activities in order to handle emergency issues as they arrive;
  • Travel as necessary and on short notice to customers and suppliers to resolve problems;
  • Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards;
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;

  • 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;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITRA defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen U.S. Permanent Resident (ie. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Industrial/Manufacturing Technology, Physics, or Math from accredited university;
  • Minimum of (1) years in a Quality Assurance role in a manufacturing environment, including internships;
  • ASQ certification and formal course work in Industrial Statistical Methods;
  • Experience as a Tier I Supplier in the automotive industry or direct for Automotive OEM;
  • Experience with the Automotive Quality Core Tools such as APQP, PPAP, FMEA, and MSA;
  • Experience with internal /external audits: ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949.