Date Posted
03 Sep 2021

Cobham Mission Systems is seeking a Senior Quality Engineer that will work with a dynamic team at our growing Davenport, Iowa facility.  The successful candidate will be an integral member of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). This position is located Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface with all CMS engineering disciplines and with customers and suppliers on quality related issues.
  • Provide technical input on quality and contractual issues to internal stakeholders and external customers.
  • Serve as Quality Representative on configuration control board (CCB) as necessary.
  • Serve as a Quality Representative Chair for material review board (MRB) and/or inspection review team.
  • Serve as Quality Representative on Integrated Product Teams.
  • Serve as Quality Representative on corrective action teams.
  • Design or specify inspection and testing mechanisms and equipment.
  • Analyze production and service limitations and standards, and recommend revisions of specifications when indicated.
  • Review design concepts and technical documentation.
  • Perform necessary tests with equipment and effectively document test results.
  • Formulate or assist in the preparation, review, and approval (if applicable) of quality documents such as plans, policies, procedures, and reports.
  • Participate in and/or perform various audit along with compiling corresponding reports when required.
  • Assist with the implementation of quality processes, procedures, work instructions, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct training on quality assurance concepts, tools and software.
  • Serve as the Quality Point of Contact (POC) between the Operations and other quality functions.
  • Manage customer and internal communications in a timely and professional manner, ensuring they are handled as required.
  • Ensure lessons learned are applied to other programs and ensure processes are updated accordingly.
  • Lead the monthly report outs as assigned.
  • Provide support relative to the collection and analysis of quality data.
  • Document and report concerns via internal tracking methods including but not limited to nonconformance records.
  • Mentor IPT team members on requirements as needed.
  • Ensures both customer and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Support the adherence of business management system (BMS) processes by all functions.
  • Interprets engineering drawings and specifications, customer quality requirements, and company quality requirements to ensure compliance with the customer’s expectations.
  • Perform Root Cause Corrective Action utilizing disciplined methodologies such as 8D to ensure effectiveness.
  • Act as the functional project manager within the Quality team, managing the Quality deliverables and their completion to the project schedule and requirements to all projects as assigned.
  • Witness and audit the building and testing of product as needed.
  • Perform risk analyses and implement associated mitigations.
  • Review and approve work instructions.
  • Assemble and verify customer PPAP submissions for acceptance as needed.
  • Review all customer/program deliverables/activities and verify for their completeness.
  • Participate in monthly/periodic reviews and present the quality status up to and including senior leadership as required.
  • Perform all operations according to prescribed safety and environmental principles.
  • Less than 25% travel required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years’ Quality Assurance (QA) experience OR High school diploma (or equivalent) plus 10 years’ Quality Assurance (QA) experience OR High school diploma (or equivalent)  with CQE Certification and plus 7  years’ Quality Assurance (QA) experience
  • 3+ years of experience with AS9100/ISO9001 (aerospace), MIL-STD, ISO13485 (medical), or TS16949 (automotive)
  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Field (i.e., Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering)
  • 4+ years of Engineering experience
  • 3+ years of experience with AS9145
  • 3+ years of experience with AS9142
  • 3+ years’ experience with Root Cause Analysis Tools, Lean Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Lifecycle Management (LCM) experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience with Quality Management Systems (QMS) Auditing
  • 3+ years’ experience in reading and interpreting technical documents, including prints (GD&T), drawings, and engineering orders.
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to operate measuring and gauging equipment, and proficiency in GD&T
  • DOD and MIL-STD experience
  • Military aviation or aircraft modification experience
  • FAA experience
  • Experience with reviewing production processes for compliance with quality requirements.
  • Experience in leading corrective actions and Validating corrective action effectiveness.
  • Experience in the development of audit plans, audit schedules.
  • Experience in participating in quality audits (and lead a team of quality auditors, when needed).
  • Able to identify processes, situations, etc., where organization is meeting requirements, as well as identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Experience in developing audit reports; present audit reports to top management, as needed.

Cobham Mission Systems' 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 Mission Systems 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 Mission Systems 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 Mission Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.  It is the policy of Cobham Mission Systems 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 Mission Systems 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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