Quality Engineer II

The QE II evaluates quality processes, procedures and statistical techniques, analyze production and service limitations and standards; recommend revisions of specifications when indicated; assist in the formulation of quality policies and procedures; continuously interfacing with all engineering departments as well as with customers and suppliers on quality related issues.  Responsible for specific customers, programs and projects, reviewing customer quotes and contracts for quality requirements and ship acceptable quality products to the customer. 

Prepare quality plans as required and review planning for approval or rejection, recommending process improvements, reviewing and/or approving changes to the specifications and procedures.

Reviews material certifications, processing data, work orders, test reports and inspection reports for accuracy and prepares the data for delivery to the Customer

Daily interaction with internal Engineering group including Design and Manufacturing Engineers, identifying product quality problems making independent decisions on the method of resolution. 

Ensure proper flow down of Customer Quality Requirements down to Supplier Purchase Orders. Translates customer, regulatory, and code requirements into Manufacturing Work Instructions, Quality Engineering Instructions and Control Plans.

Serve as a Quality Assurance representative on the Material Review Board (MRB), participating in various continuous improvement projects to identify and resolve recurring product problems and improve existing processes.

Participates in failure investigations, issues corrective action, preventative action and customer complaints to the responsible parties. Conducts RCCA analysis and closure on customer returns associated with assigned programs

General GD&T understanding and ability to review and approve drawings in accordance with ANSI/ASME Y14.5M 2009 standard, routings, specifications, procedures and similar documents related to assigned projects. Some preparation of detailed quality assurance inputs to such documents.

Acts as a Liaison between Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Program Management, Operations, Sales and Purchasing Functions to ensure product Conformance and Customer Satisfaction.

Coordinate customer/government source inspection needs between customer, government and VACCO.  Attends meetings involving customer/government source representatives.

Support Internal Audit Program as necessary, perform internal audits and assist with External Audits, document all results and following through with corrective/preventive actions.

Exposure to Government contracts and familiarity with ISO 9001 and AS9100 (Current Revision). Knowledge of inspection methods in the design and fabrication of product is required.  Able to work with various internal groups and teams and have the ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple tasks, simultaneous projects and deadlines.  Possess excellent verbal communication skills both verbal and written, to support effective correspondence with internal as well as external customers/suppliers.  Proficient in the use of MS Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Ability to read and interpret Blueprint drawings and specifications.

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering discipline with three (3) to six (6) years of experience and/or training in a Quality Assurance Department in an Aerospace manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.