Quality Engineer in Norwalk, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With minimum supervision, responsible for implementing initial quality plans on products and programs. Provides support and direction in the implementation and administration of quality systems. Analyzes the effectiveness of the quality system and coordinates quality related issues with customers, suppliers, and other functional disciplines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and establish quality systems and procedures, inspection plans, quality performance trends, statistical plans and continuous improvement initiatives specific to assigned customers and/or product.
  • Perform Customer Purchase Order/Contract Reviews to identify quality requirements for impact into the manufacturing system. Ensure that all documentation, Certification/Inspection Reports, making, packaging, source inspection and applicable Supplier Source Release are identified and acceptable.
  • Review and maintain all assigned customer quality documents and specifications.
  • Interface and/or work closely with Quality Assurance, Inspection, Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Shipping personnel on procedural issues involving design, methods, tooling, cost and other areas involved in the control of product quality.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of quality related policies and procedures based on corporate and government/customer requirements, as well as in conjunction with AS9100 requirements.
  • Participate in Material Review Board activities, failure analysis and corrective action investigations, and assist in the timely dispositioning and processing of nonconforming material.
  • Make recommendations to management on the implementation of process improvements on assigned program(s) or product area(s).
  • Act 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.
  • Participate as assigned on Process Improvement Teams or other Continuous Improvement Groups.
  • Prepare periodic and special reports on quality statistics and other related quality issues on assigned program(s) or product area(s).
  • Review manufacturing planning (work order), methods and process specifications as it relates to assuring product quality.
  • Respond to customer Corrective Action Request in a timely manner, by investigating and determining root cause and corrective/preventive measures to eliminate deficiencies. Coordinate team efforts to resolve issues and monitor trends.
  • Perform internal audits/surveys, where applicable, to assure compliance to specific quality/customer requirements. Audit and validate Statistical Process Control data and procedures for assigned program(s) or product area(s).
  • Initiate Corrective Action Requests and monitors follow-up for effective closure and elimination of identified deficiencies.
  • Conduct training as required on various Quality topics and methods.
  • Performs other tasks of equal or lesser skill as required.  



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Assurance or an engineering discipline from an accredited institution; or three years related experience and/or training
  • AS9100 knowledge required
  • 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
  • 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
  • Five years experience in Product/Manufacturing and Quality Engineering