Quality Engineer in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) is a world-class producer of titanium aero ingots and mill products—and a leader in highly-engineered, multi-material structures for aircraft. We serve the global aerospace and automotive markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of forgings and extrusions. Our vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise in aluminum and titanium structural casting is taking the industry to new heights. This Business Unit is also home to our suite of direct and hybrid additive offerings. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH; AES employs 6000 people in 6 countries at 30 locations. AES is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE: ARNC).

Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) is seeking a Quality Engineer to support Quality initiatives at our Whitehall, MI facility. Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through continuous capital investment, operational excellence and career development. As part of the Quality Team, this position will engage with manufacturing and shipping ensuring products/packaging meet or exceed customer specifications. The ideal candidate will engage respectfully with all stakeholders, anticipate challenges, proactively bring solutions, and champion integrity. If this describes you, then we encourage you to apply. This position reports to the Quality Manager.


Compensation:
Strong base salary plus variable compensation bonus structure
Generous Health Benefits beginning day 1; medical, life, dental and vision plans
401(k) Program with a Company Match (up to 6%)
Retirement contribution (3%)
Competitive annual vacation accrual and paid holidays

Profile: The primary purpose of this role is to partner across functions and ensure that product is meeting or surpassing the quality standards within the customer specifications by resolving any arising related issues. The primary objective of the Quality Engineer is to create procedures and processes and collaborate with team members to support the administration of quality systems and audits, quality manuals, and quality continuous improvement initiatives including root cause analysis and preventative/correction action implementation. The successful candidate will have experience establishing and testing parameters and the ability to design and implement control systems for quality assurance.

Essential Functions: The Quality Engineer position within AES includes execution of Quality initiatives, examples include but are not limited to:
  • Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Review purchase orders and specifications.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between departments or with external organizations.
  • Train personnel in Quality initiatives as required.
  • Partner with engineering and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.
  • Develop and monitor procedures in conformance with Quality and Industry Standards as required.
  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.


Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Troubleshooting – Determine causes of errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Written and Verbal Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and in writing so others will understand.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1-year Quality Systems experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 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 Regulation (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

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in the following disciplines preferred: Quality, Engineering, Material Science or Metallurgy.
  • Certification as CQE, ASQ and or CQE preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience working in aerospace manufacturing in a quality engineer or quality assurance role
  • Working knowledge of quality systems and requirements and how they relate to business (i.e. AS9100, ISO9001, or NADCAP).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Root Cause and Corrective Action analysis and suiting methodology.