The most important thing we build is trust

Date Posted
18 Oct 2017

Will perform Quality Assurance Engineering activities to support the design and manufacture of high tech products and systems.   Monitors related functions to ensure implementation of all contract requirements.   Performs audit and monitoring activities to ensure compliance to AS9100 registered Quality System.


  • Performs professional technical assignments requiring the full use and wide application of established Quality Engineering principles, theories and concepts.

  • Identifies and prepares QA requirements for major proposals by reviewing requests for proposals (RFQs) and other customer proposal documents. Establishes an effective interface with the Proposal Team to provide a cost effective QA Program that meets the customer needs and contributes towards a successful contract award.

  • Directs the development of Quality Assurance Program Plans and contract review. Determines and clarifies interpretations of contractual Quality requirements and bid strategy and disseminates to QA functional groups involved with the program.

  • Represents QA management in design reviews and Configuration Control Board activities by reviewing and approving the release of all Engineering documentation for Prototype and Production phases. Considers and approves subsequent changes when deemed necessary and appropriate. Monitors budgets and initiates corrective action where required.

  • Composes QA technical/management section of proposal. Analyzes each QA bid for adequacy.

  • Evaluates the capability of major subcontractors and suppliers, and works, in conjunction with Program, Engineering, Procurement and Subcontract personnel to maintain continuity in the delivery of products that meet Engineering and Production needs in time phase plan.

  • Establishes effective interface with customers and their representatives. Participates in Customer Program Reviews, discussions and presentations. Demonstrates capability to meet customer needs and assures customer that Quality interests are maintained. Resolves contract interpretations early into the Program.

  • Conducts in depth review of Engineering and Reliability failure analysis by full usage and wide application of established Quality Engineering principles, theories and concepts to influence new designs with respect to quality and producibility requirements. Implements and assesses corrective action of internal and/or supplier caused quality problems.

  • Maintains professional and technical proficiency by attending selected seminars and taking selected technical courses to keep abreast of new technology, materials, processes and measuring equipment. Determines and acquires equipment necessary to support inspection production process.

  • Assists and provides guidance to Engineering in the development of test plans, test procedures and other technical data items through application of knowledge of in-house capabilities. Validates and approves acceptance test procedures and verifies factory test equipment (FTE) compatibility.

  • Coordinates and directs the work efforts of lower level QA Engineers to ensure progress is achieved against specific plans.

  • Evaluates route cards, process sheets and establishes numerous inspection requirements by evaluating and monitoring process capabilities.

  • Supports continuous improvement and In-plant Quality Evaluation (IQUE) activities and remains focal point for Operations and program teams. Reviews and approves suppliers acceptance and qualification test plans and procedures. Assists with supplier evaluation and selection.

  • Performs product acceptance and presents that product for customer acceptance.

  • Monitors quality budgets and initiates corrective action where required.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or combination of 8+ years post high school education and relevant experience. 

  • 6 years’ experience as in Engineering with a concentration in Quality

  • US Citizenship.

  • Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Intermediate use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Experience working with Quality Management Systems

  • Working knowledge of AS9100

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in quality engineering, test, inspection or manufacturing of sophisticated microelectronics/hybrid devices.

  • Experience working in a defense contractor, aerospace or the military

  • ASQ certification (s)

  • Experience working in cross-functional environments including Operations, Supply Chain and Engineering.

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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