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Engineer Quality 2

  • ID: 499480
  • Posted: 1/13/2022
  • Location: Dulles, VA
  • Category: Pro - Engineering
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 9 - 12 Months


Acara Solutions is looking for an Engineer Quality for our client located in Dulles, VA

  • Be the expert in the nonconformance flow and each factor of the nonconformance process.
  • Understand and assimilate large amounts of complex data, simplifying it for appropriate actions and communication.
  • Provide problem solving approaches that are sensitive to and effective within a wide variety of cultural frames of reference, value systems and business practices.
  • Work within the manufacturing and spacecraft integration process to support nonconformance resolution and proper Root Cause and Corrective Action implementation.
  • Use data analysis techniques to assist in development of effective yet practical solutions and eliminate organizational obstacles for implementing positive corrective actions.
  • Provide substantive insight and contributions that add value to the business processes
  • Successfully interact with different levels in the organization to drive nonconformance investigations and resolutions effectively and efficiently
  • Work within the configuration management process to ensure processes exist and identify processes that need to be created or improved.
  • Work autonomously and develop metrics, reports, business cases to drive improvement using data, facts, return of investment, and risk assessments
  • Articulate problem statements to lead Root Cause Analysis teams to proper Root Cause and Corrective Actions
  • Contribute as a subject matter expert in at least one area of manufacturing, integration, or any other part of the product life cycle. 
  • Reduce the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) by identifying actionable trends, making a business case, and working within the assigned Work Centre(s) to drive improvements with the end goal of reducing the number of Non-conformances
  • Review nonconformance reports for data accuracy.
  • Review practices, procedures and processes seeking avenues to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality.
  • Understand technical and Mission Assurance (MA) requirements and ensure these requirements are integrated into specifications and product drawings.
  • Provide information in discrepancy review, failure investigations, as well as cause and corrective action determinations.
  • Support Mission Assurance at different review boards such as a Corrective Action Boards (CAB), & Material Review Boards (MRB).
  • Provide tracking and reporting metrics and provide support of internal and external MA briefings.
  • Support root cause and problem-solving analysis.
  • Assist in monitoring the COPQ for systemic issues and take/make recommendations for Corrective Actions.
  • Ensure approved tasks from Nonconforming Reports, Material Review Boards (MRBs) and Failure Review Boards (FRBs) are completed expeditiously.
  • Use or review outputs from Root Cause analysis tools (Fishbone, Fault Tree, 5-Why)
  • Develop or contribute to Design of Experiments
  • Reviews, designs, and analyses manufacturing, integration, inspection and testing processes and work instructions'

Pay and Benefits:                                                                                                   

  • The salary for this position is between $43.58 and $54.47 per hour (Max Pay rate).
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • BS in STEM Discipline 
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in space/aerospace environment within Safety and Mission Assurance (or Quality Assurance) 

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a space/aerospace environment within S&MA (or Quality Assurance)
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in at least one area of manufacturing, integration, or any other part of the product life cycle. 
  • Experience in Circuit Card Assemblies design/manufacturing or space harness assemblies
  • Six Sigma/Lean training
  • ASQ certifications relevant to the position
  • SharePoint forms and workflows
  • Excel Pivot Tables and Power Query
  • Python
  • Minitab
  • Working knowledge of J-STD/NASA workmanship specifications, about Circuit Card Assembly (CCA), Harness and Space System Integration.

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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