Date Posted
03 Sep 2019
Cobham is seeking a Quality Engineer to be a part of the Quality Compliance team in Davenport, IA. The successful candidate will understand and lead corrective actions, contract review, and regulatory actions.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface with all departments on quality RCCA and quality compliance database issues.
  • Provide technical input on RCCA and quality compliance database issues to internal stakeholders.
  • Mentor / Train teams in Cobham Corrective Action Process.
  • May serve as Quality Representative on corrective action teams.
  • Develop and perform training in quality compliance modules.
  • Analyze production and service limitations and standards based on quality compliance modules, and recommend revisions of specifications when indicated.
  • Compile and perform various reports to support the quality compliance modules.
  • Lead with the implementation of quality compliance database functionality.
  • Review design concepts and technical documentation .
  • Interface with regulatory agencies and internal departments regarding FAA, Nadcap, and FDA.
  • Development and modification internal regulatory documentation.
  • Develop and perform training for internal regulatory requirements.
  • Support Contract Review by Interpreting engineering drawings and specifications, customer quality requirements, and company quality requirements to ensure compliance with the customer's expectations.
  • Support Document Control by Developing and modifying procedural documents.
  • Formulate or help formulate Business Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Serve as Quality Representative on Configuration Control Board as necessary.
  • Chair Material Review Board and/or Inspection Review Team as Quality Representative.
  • Serve as Quality Representative on Integrated Product Teams.
  • Compile and perform various reports and audits.
  • Perform necessary tests with equipment and effectively document test results.
  • All other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • 2 + years of experience in a Quality Engineering role in a manufacturing environment.
  • 2 + years of experience with AS9100/ISO 9001:2015.
  • 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:

  • Aerospace industry experience.
  • Military aviation or aircraft modification experience .
  • Quality assurance related experience in a design and manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Quality Management System (QMS) Auditing.
  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis Tools, Lean Manufacturing, and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) experience.
  • FAA experience with FAR Part 145 and 21.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements, Government/Military contracts, and Aerospace industry experience.
  • National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) experience.
  • ASQ (American Society for Quality) Certified Quality Engineer or Certified Reliability Engineer or Certified Auditor.
  • Project/Program Management experience.
  • Ability to make independent judgments regarding technical issues.
  • Ability to handle multiple, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%.


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