Quality Engineer in Big Lake, MN at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic Engineered Structures is a world-class producer of titanium aero ingots and mill products—and a leader in multi-material airframe subassemblies and advanced technologies and materials, such as 3D printing and titanium aluminides. Titanium is the world’s fastest-growing aerospace metal, and we’re taking it to greater heights with vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise. Our engineered products and solutions help build the world’s most advanced aircraft—and also help protect our troops and power our world.

The Quality Engineer is responsible for developing and maintaining manufacturing quality plans along with project-specific quality plans, compiling and analyzing statistical data in order to assess process capabilities and control processes, investigating and resolving CAPAs, performing internal and external ISO audits, assuring compliance to and providing guidance regarding interpreting governmental regulations and ISO 9100 standards, identifying continuous improvement opportunities, preparing required quality documentation, publishing quality metrics and maintaining and updating quality procedures.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing quality plans for the facility, including inspection and control plans, and ensure adherence to and the proper execution of;
  • Develop and maintain project-specific quality plans, including establishing quality requirements and standards for projects, while adhering to the customer requirements and working as part of a cross-functional team. Measure and publish project-quality costs;
  • Compile and analyze statistical data in order to assess process capabilities and control processes and conduct Process Failure Mode Effects and Analysis (PFMEA), Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) studies;
  • Investigate and resolve all assigned Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAs);
  • Perform both internal ISO audits and external supplier audits. Participate in the supplier certification process and develop qualification requirements for purchased components and services;
  • Assure compliance to and provide guidance and expertise regarding interpreting governmental regulations, ISO AS9100 standards and internal Quality policies in order to assure compliance;
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and support efforts in order to implement LEAN principles throughout the organization;
  • Prepare required quality documentation and reports. Publish and distribute quality metrics;
  • Maintain and update quality procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physics from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum 2 years of quality engineering and/or manufacturing engineering experience;
  • 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. 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:
  • Experience in a precision machine shop environment;
  • Strong background with scrap reduction and continuous improvement projects;
  • Experience working within a CAPA program;
  • Demonstrated use of structured problem-solving methods (i.e. 8D);
  • Experience using an ERP system;
  • Proficient PC skills in a Windows environment;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Experience developing manufacturing quality plans;
  • Experience working in an ISO environment and conducting internal and supplier audits;
  • ASQ certification
  • LEAN / Six Sigma experience.