Senior Quality Engineer (Hampton Enhanced Equiaxed- EEQ) in Hampton, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/26/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary
 
The Quality Engineer provides senior leadership and guidance to the organization and peers acting as a change agent to drive process improvement across the organization in the achievement of an operational excellence environment and tangible results.  This Quality Professional may have a Team Leader role in respective area.  This is accomplished through application of knowledge in quality systems, creating and driving adherence to disciplined systems and robust processes, and focused standardization of best practices; in conjunction with managing to a cohesive set of key performance metrics that provide an objective perspective on the business operating system health and effectiveness. The Quality Engineer also creates and maintains cross functional relationships needed to foster a proactive engagement culture amongst the business operations team and a productive working relationship with customers.
Essential Functions
 
Quality Systems
  • Develop, maintain and implement quality systems procedures and work instructions in compliance to customer and regulatory requirements
  • Corrective / Preventive action leader and team player
  • Standardize metrics and best practices within facility
  • Internal audit program leader
Product Quality
  • Purchase order and specification review leader focused on negotiation of customer requirements, advanced product quality planning and translation of requirements to operator level
  • Customer advocate (Voice of the customer)
  • Process improvement leader focused on review, disposition and elimination of material review, concessions, corrective / Preventive actions and escapes
  • Ensure customer verification is complete (i.e. FAIR) and submitted to the customer.
Supplier Quality
  • Purchase order and specification review leader focused on negotiation of customer requirements, advanced product quality planning and translation of requirements to supplier level
  • Process improvement leader focused on review, disposition and elimination of material review, concessions, corrective / Preventive actions and escapes for supply chain purchased product
 
 
 
Job Responsibilities 
 
Core Competency :
 
    • Assess health of the business systems against customer and/or industry standards through an efficient and effective internal audit/corrective and preventative action management system.
  • Be a leader and team player and develop relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the necessary engagement, influence and customer connections (both internal and external) required.
  • One who is energized by consistently identifying and overcoming challenges, and possessing highly developed quantitative, as well as qualitative skills required.
  • Leader and teacher in Problem Solving and Corrective / Preventive Action skills - Proactive approach (to foresee problems rather than reacting after the event)
  • Strong ability to multi-task in a demanding environment and to work independently with little to no guidance required
  • Demonstrated business acumen (financials, linkage of quality impact to financials, A3 thinking) required
  • Must possess practical understanding of manufacturing processes in order to objectively and independently analyze problems, communicate effectively and facilitate problem solving activities.
     
Business Competency:
    • Must possess production operation knowledge and experience relating to manufacturing, inspection, engineering and customer interaction.
    • Ability to directly link, monitor and improve quality objectives with overall business objectives of the company,
    • Ability to apply problem solving methodology to positively impact business objectives.
  • Consistently demonstrate Alcoa values
     
Job Competency:
    • Strong experience and proficiency in understanding ISO 9000 and/or AS9100 along with knowledge in Statistical Tools and Techniques, APQP and Measurement System Analysis required.
    • Strong experience in coordinating, developing and executing corrective / preventative /systemic action and process improvement activities
    • Can effectively work through major and minor issues without getting emotionally disconnected with the issue and what is needed to resolve the issue professionally.
  • Least cost application of customer specs/drawings (no over-processing)
    • Blueprint Reading/customer requirements flowdown
    • Customer interface and understanding/deployment of customer requirements
    • Demonstrated Internal auditing skills
    • Willingness to travel (both domestic and internationally) <25% required
    • Understanding of non-destructive validation methodology (Visual, x-ray, penetrant, etc) and Nadcap understanding (if required)
    • Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T) required
  • Basic Computer Skills required; Advanced skills can be learned
  • Understanding of Regulatory requirements
 
 
Communication:
  • Communication and Presentation Skills required (written, verbal and non-verbal)
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization. 
      • Must be able to work with external and internal customers. 
    • Ability to read and react to verbal and non-verbal communication while maintaining a level of professionalism.
    • Can effectively listen.
       
Coaching and Mentoring:
    • A willingness to coach and teach the operations people; not viewing oneself as the “policeman” of the plant, but as a team member and contributor to improvement
       
Other:
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all EHS rules required for the work environment.
  • Training Requirements:
  • Quality representatives that are designated to sign off Heat Treat documentation and procedures shall be trained to AMS2750 requirements.
  • Quality Engineers and or Quality Leads that are designated to sign off Heat Treat Documentation and procedures shall be trained to AMD 2750 requirements.


Qualifications

  • Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution. Five (5) years of work experience as a Quality Engineer, Product Engineer, or Process Engineer.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Manufacturing experience preferred
 
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.