Sierra Nevada Corporation is Looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer III

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in a related Engineering field and at least 6 years of relevant experience. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to design and create the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies – those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow.

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What to look forward to:
As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to ensure all quality standards are met for our products and production equipment. You’ll be responsible for designing and testing our processes, mechanisms, and equipment and developing standardized quality acceptance criteria. Your technical responsibilities during planning, organizing, and conducting our projects involves the design and development of new evaluation and control processes utilizing statistical analysis and other control/risk mitigation techniques.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) in Durham, NC, we design and manufacture electromechanical components for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, satellites and other systems that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team supports the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support QA system in accordance with regulatory, government, and internal standards
Verify product design incorporates customer requirements and establishes inspection controls
Specify production and QA inspection points for designed products; Assist production team with development of product documentation
Interface with Customer and Program Management to complete customer reviews, inspections, tests, and audits; coordinate follow-up actions
Inspect, witness, and/or certify production operations, tests, and documentation
Adhere to test & calibration equipment procedures
Represent Quality in MRB by coordinating activities, maintaining MRB records, and dispositioning parts
Audit internal procedures and processes in accordance with company/contract requirements
Assign quality codes on purchase requisitions to suppliers to meet customer and internal requirements
Perform supplier visits and source inspections; maintain Approved Vendor List
Coordinate with various departments to disposition supplier rejections and discrepant material

COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adhere to SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
Execute personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
Punctual to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
Minimum physical requirements to perform duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
BS in Related Field and at least 6 years of related experience
Related Quality experience with a good working knowledge of Quality System requirements, contract quality requirements and inspection
AS9100 and/or ISO9001 knowledge, ability to coordinate and perform audits to standards
Basic motor and electronic component knowledge
Use of basic inspection tools (e.g. calipers, micrometers, height gage, etc…) and visual inspection using microscopes
Application of product and process nonconformance and root cause analysis (problem solving skills)
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and schematics, parts lists, specifications, instructions and test procedures, preferably GD&T experience
Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences
Fluent in Excel (e.g. pivot tables, report generation, data mining, etc…) and PowerPoint

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Aerospace industry experience
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or equivalent
Working experience on CMM equipment
Certifications – IPC J-STD-001 Electronic soldering, NASA 8739.1 Conformal Coat, 8739.4 Crimping
The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status
pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

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