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Principal Quality Engineer Lead

Requisition ID:  48191
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Principal Quality Engineer Lead develops and implements resolution of quality assurance solutions for the most complex issues while providing technical leadership for others as they develop all other similar solutions within the business. Ensures high reliability and proper performance per product requirements. The job requires the ability to synthesize quality requirements across multiple customers and determine systemic root cause and corrective actions to common issues. 

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Provides Quality Engineering expertise in planning and implementing systemic quality assurance processes. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Inspection plans, measurement methods and recording forms
    • Quality assurance systems, methods and procedures
    • PPAP Key Quality Element development, i.e Process Flows, FMEAs, Control Plans, Capability Assessments, Production Monitoring
    • Statistical methods to control and evaluate process capabilities, where applicable
    • Development of quality assurance data packages for customer review
  • Acts as the technical lead for activities with Quality Engineers, customers, suppliers, and third-party oversight bodies as necessary.
  • Reviews contractual requirements in specifications and drawings with specific attention to quality requirements and leads the development of compliance matrices for customer acceptance
  • Provides leadership in acquiring and implementing improved QA techniques and processes and makes key processes visible.
  • Serves as the key owner and monitor for Quality processes for key customers and across the business.
  • Leads cross-functional efforts for improvement and creation of standardized quality processes.
    • Ensures 100% quality and regulatory compliance in accordance with documented procedures across the business.
    • Provides subject matter expertise while interacting with internal and external customers as well as suppliers by meeting regularly, responding to requests, and resolving issues as they may arise.
    • Assists other departments as necessary in establishing standards relative to ensuring product quality.
    • Reviews and approves drawings in accordance with ANSI/ASME Y14.5M 2009 standard, routings, specifications, procedures and similar documents related to assigned projects. Prepares and provides detailed quality assurance inputs to such documents.
    • Translates customer, regulatory, and code requirements into Manufacturing Work Instructions, Quality Engineering Instructions and Control Plans.
    • Reviews, revises or writes inspection procedures, including review and approval of Inspection Procedures written by other Quality Engineers.
  • Leads the performance of internal process surveillances and internal audits.
  • Acts as the technical lead for RCCA analysis and closure of customer issues
  • Oversees and participates in the preparation and maintenance of quality manuals and related department and divisional procedures.
    • Generates reviews and processes Quality Non-Conformities, conducts containment, obtains disposition, evaluates root causes, and implements corrective action as required.
    • Prepares program quality inspection plans in conjunction with manufacturing routers
    • Leads data analysis and Identification of potential project quality issues
Job Specifications

Education Level: (Required):  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
      (Preferred):  Master's Degree  or equivalent experience           

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Engineering
12+ years of experience in Quality Engineering or equivalent experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities List

• Aerospace experience
• Prefer experience in:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Regulated Industries (e.g., food, aerospace, transportation, biotech)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt / Master Black Belt certifications
  • ASQ Certifications
  • Lead Auditor certification

• Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills (presentations, technical reports, etc.)
• Excellent customer service orientation
• Good interpersonal skills
• Strong prioritization skills
• Decision making skills
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task
• Effective at training others and in demonstrating value from lessons learned.
• Champion for cultural change and strong advocate for continuous improvement / learning organization

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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