Cobham

 

 
Location
US-New York-Orchard Park
Date Posted
03 Dec 2021

Eaton Mission Systems, formerly Cobham Mission Systems, is seeking a Supply Chain Project Manager – Mechanical for their Orchard Park, New York facility. The ideal candidate will coordinate and execute supply chain operational activities to hit cost out targets for all machine fabrications, and mechanical assemblies. They will support supply chain activities across Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to ensure NA strategic direction is sustained, supplier performance is improved, and risk is mitigated. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate supplier agreements to support effective purchasing practices that reduce cost, lead times, and risk that support the IPT needs.
  • Coordinate with the Eaton commodity leads for the onboarding of suppliers to ensure proper handoff to the Tactical Supply Chain team for order management. Onboarding is inclusive of (but not limited to) part qualification and/or requalification/supplier qualification, supplier assessment and approval, terms and conditions review, and necessary supplier development/training to support unique Cobham sourcing requirements.
  • Alignment with IPTs to become aware of products manufactured, sales growth/reduction plans, new product development, industry/markets the IPT serves, and supply chain pain points in order to define supply chain program managers improvement actions.
  • Create individual supplier action plans based on core competencies, centers of excellence, supplier maturity levels, and supplier risk assessment that provides clear understanding long-term sourcing plans for all key suppliers.
  • Communicate all aspects of supplier action plans via written and verbal communication in order to inform, influence, and engage with critical stakeholders across the business.
  • Be “technologists” in the products and parts they support and remain current on technological advances relative to their IPT’s (Integrated product Teams).
  • Coordinate with the design engineering community during development activities to aid in the creation of products, which can be readily sourced from the existing supply base.
  • Provide assessment and guidance to the Tactical Supply Chain team on which suppliers to RFQ that are aligned with core competencies.
  • Support the evaluation of supplier proposals with the Tactical Supply Chain team in order to provide the team with complete sourcing decisions.
  • Continuously support supplier risk assessment utilizing various methods of research and internal tools to summarize and communicate to the entire organization.
  • Manage key supplier performance though the use of supplier performance management tools (scorecards, supplier improvement plans, QBRs, etc.) to ensure KPI goals are understood and any deviation from KPI goals have a clear understanding of root cause and action plan in place from supplier to meet goals in the future.
  • Assist the Tactical Supply Chain team of issue resolution if issues are escalated to the Supply Chain Program Manager.

 

Core Competencies:

  • Well versed in machine shop and fabrication operations and environments
  • Aerospace and defense part qualification processes, and level of effort for same 
  • Understanding P&L impact of department and IPT business actiivities
  • Leadership and project management skills 
  • Strong influencing skills by persuasively presenting thoughts and ideas; gaining committment and buy-in from others, and ensure IPT support for proposed ideas.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that create an open environment that encourages people to work together to solve problems and improve practices and services.
  • Understand business risk and development of risk mitigation actions 

 

Key Measures and Milestones:

  • Cost out PPV, SOTIF, SDPPM, Supplier Portfolio Risk Management

 

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Operations, Supply Chain, or related field experience in negotiating long-term complex supplier agreements and managing supplier performance along with 3-7 years of procurement experience within a technology company (ideally aerospace & defense related)  
  • Technical knowledge of products beinf procured along with knowledge of product marketplace.
  • Experience developing busimess cases to underpin specific investment and change projects
  • Supplier relationship management experience 
  • Ability to work to financial and time constraints across multiple IPTs (Integrated Product Teams)
  • ERP and Microsoft Office suite proficency to amange and analyze various procurement data.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% and hold a passport. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Hands on expereince in machine shop and operations and business management
  • Proven success in executing cost out programs with machine shops 
  • Excellent leadership and development skills to drive success of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in communication, motivation, and persuasion
  • Skilled facilitator and mediator in resolving conflict
  • Commercially and contractuially aware
  • Ability to balance task, team, and individual needs in achieiving goals and illustrate corporate "global" view with senior stakeholders.

 

Eaton Mission Systems formely Cobham Mission Systems  is seeking a Quality Engineer for their Orchard Park, New York facility to drive quality improvement initiatives, root cause and corrective action and to lead quality engineering support for value stream teams and product lines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review customer’s RFQs, contracts, and flow-down of customer contractual quality requirements or quality system requirements to Cobham and its suppliers.
  • Act as the Cobham liaison during customer/government audits and inspections.
  • Communicate with team, suppliers, customers, and the government regarding all quality related issues.
  • Participate in customer return process to include failure analysis and corrective action
  • Generate inspection check lists, inspection criteria and skip lot for purchased and manufactured parts.
  • Process Engineering Change Orders.
  • Responsible for the processing and disposition of nonconforming material via the Non-Conforming Reporting system.
  • Create and communicate customer data packages for shipped product.
  • Analyze and trend quality data within value stream to drive preventive and corrective actions and continuous improvement (via CAB meetings).
  • Drive continuous improvement by leading Root Cause Problem Solving Projects.
  • Conduct a yearly internal audit of the quality related systems and procedures in accordance with the AS9100 standard.
  • Maintain performance management Key Performance Indicators and board and participate in performance management meetings.
  • Responsible for ensuring environmental, health, and safety are included as part of everyday activities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or 10 years of experience in the Quality Assurance field
  • A minimum of one year demonstrated experience in manufacturing quality.
  • Advanced computer skills using MS Office applications such as Word and Excel.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you Must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics).
  • Proven experience specifying test chambers, equipment and/or performing selection and oversight of suppliers providing Test capability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic systems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Skills: organizational, communication, leadership, personal computing, performance management, continuous improvement and problem solving.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing certified.
  • Knowledge of material certification testing.
  • ASQ Certified Quality EngineerCobham 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.

Eaton Mission Systems formerly Cobham Mission Systems is seeking a Quality Engineer for our Orchard Park, New York facility. The ideal candidate will be responsible for Quality Engineer responsibilities along with the ability to provide quality function expertise. They will establish stakeholder relationships that foster a positive partnership, facilitate resolution of customer issues and provide technical support during the life cycle of assigned products. In addition, they will offer support and knowledge of quality philosophies and disciplines to internal and external customers in the coordination of quality improvement efforts.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional corrective action and/or continuous improvement teams in significant quality activities or programs.
  • Deploy significant quality expertise to provide tangible benefit to the organization (product cost, quality, metrics etc.)
  • Utilize the latest quality, problem solving techniques and best working practices.
  • Lead, liaise with and coordinate other quality team members to ensure all relevant Quality metrics are recorded utilized and appropriate to their purpose.
  • Ensure proper handling of non-conformities and customer complaints, assuring root causes are clearly defined and corrective actions are put in place and accomplished and necessary documentation is properly prepared and distributed
  • Lead Quality issue investigation and resolution using problem solving techniques
  • Identify, develop and implement systems that will assure product conformance to specifications.
  • Work within the organization to execute changes and improvements to the quality management system.
  • Support Failure Mode avoidance activities (PFMEA/ DFMEA etc.)
  • Create and control of PPAP/ISIR documentation for internal and external parts.
  • Provide mentoring and training support for new Quality Engineers and Quality Engineering Technicians.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Environmental, Health, and Safety are included as part of everyday activities.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or related with manufacturing experience
  • A minimum of five years demonstrated manufacturing experience.
  • Advanced computer skills using MS Office applications such as Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work effectively ina  team environment
  • Proven organizational, communication, leadership, performance management, continuous imporovement and problem solving skills.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics).
  • Proven experience specifying test chambers, equipment and/or performing selection and oversight of suppliers providing Test capability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic systems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Skills: organizational, communication, leadership, personal computing, performance management, continuous improvement and problem solving.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing certified.
  • Knowledge of material certification testing.
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

 

As a contractor with the Federal government, Eaton is subject to the Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccination.  As permitted by applicable law, the candidate(s) hired under this posting must provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines, or request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation exempting them from the requirement.  Vaccination status will not be verified until after an offer of employment is provided, and candidates may also request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation at that time.

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 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.

 To see all of our latest opportunities and for consideration please visit www.cobhammissionsystems.com/career.

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Job ID
00VPY
Job Category
Procurement
Primary Location
US-New York-Orchard Park
Organization
CMS
Schedule
Full-time
Recruiter
Michele Monfuletho
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