Quality Engineer

United States of America
Washington
Kent
Aerostructures
Protective Coatings
Quality
On-Site
Full Time

  


Pro-Coat

12013

With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Located in Kent Washington, Protective Coatings Inc. is a leading provider of full service finishing for the aerospace, electronics and medical industries in both commercial and defense applications. Services include but are not limited to non-destructive testing such as fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle inspection and a wide variety of surface enhancement processes such as shot peening and abrasive blasting, passivation, cadmium and nickel zinc plating, chromic, sulfuric and boric sulfuric acid anodizing and the application of chromate conversion coating on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Organic coating includes the application and testing of multiple resin systems such as epoxies, phenolics, polyurethanes, polyesters, elastomerics, intumescents, lacquers, alkyds, acrylics, dry-film lubricants, powder coatings and Teflon. Current approvals include the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, (NADCAP), Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company, Boeing Defense and Space, Boeing/Philadelphia, Boeing Long Beach, Grumman, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Goodrich, Bombardier, Cessna and Sikorsky among much else.

Founded in 1976, Protective Coatings Inc. was later acquired by Precision Castparts in 2012, and became part of the Aerostructures Division. As a defense contractor Protective Coatings Inc. is registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls as a subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corp and is fully compliant with all relevant facets of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.

 

Position Summary:

Selected candidates for the Quality Engineer position will perform tasks that support both Quality and Production operations. A Quality Engineer will be expected to perform a variety of functions which include but are not limited to participating in the analysis and approval of proposed processes, maintaining current process accuracy, and proposing and disseminating preventive/corrective action to departments as needed. Quality Engineers will also participate in process revision analysis and approval as well as product discrepancy documentation and will maintain communications with various customers associated with the implementation of internal/customer driven corrective action. Candidates must have the ability and desire to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced production environment, be resourceful and innovative along with presenting a strong business ethic and compliance to leadership and company policies, and a good communicator with the ability to represent the company in a positive manner. Other responsibilities will include maintaining a clean and organized work area, as well as adherence to organization safety rules and regulations. In order to comply with the facility’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or Export Administration Regulations, candidates may be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, Legal Permanent Residence or protected status as a Non-Citizen National of the U.S. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support activities related to AS9100C/D
  • Lead Corrective Action Process (5 Why, 8D etc.)
  • Conduct Internal Auditing (QMS and Process)
  • Lead External Audit (Prime, Customer and regulatory)
  • Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment
  • Responsible for Metrics Management
  • Communicate with shop inspection and operations personnel on established frequency the performance of quality objectives and day to day improvement opportunities
  • Support quality department personnel in individual development and training needs
  • Understanding of facility documentation retentions policies
  • Lead and participate in problem solving initiatives

 

 

Required Skills:

 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Excel with intermediate skills in other Microsoft Office products.
  • Team player with a proactive, positive attitude and a strong sense of self-motivation, accountability, and responsibility.
  • Ability to quickly understand concepts and think through possible solutions and implications.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities using strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • High degree of integrity while working with confidential information discreetly and appropriately.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an emphasis on attention to detail balanced with a big picture focus.
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret quality and specification data with an understanding of company policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Ability to rely on experience and judgment to work independently to prioritize and accomplish daily tasks.
  • Familiarity with aerospace manufacturing / processing environment preferred.

 

Required Experience:

 

1+ years of progressive quality engineering experience

 

Level of Education

 

4-year degree in Business Administration or Manufacturing Engineering preferred 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $75000 to $95000 US Dollar (USD) Salaried based on a variety of factors.  For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company’s Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 2X the Company’s bonus multiple, based on the Company’s performance in the applicable quarter. Employees will receive 120 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company’s 401(k) plan.
This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.