Quality Engineer Level 2

United States of America
Permaswage Gardena
Full Time



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.

Location Profile:

Located in Gardena California, Permaswage designs and manufactures separable and permanent fluid fittings and installation tooling for aerospace and defense applications.

Position Summary:

The Quality Engineer will utilize a wide range of knowledge and professional skills to drive Quality Engineering and Continuous Improvement initiatives and projects. The candidate will be the focal point for interfacing Quality Assurance issues with internal and external customers/suppliers ensuring compliance to the appropriate requirements including non-conformance analysis and implementation of effective countermeasures.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be assigned to perform varying degrees of Quality Engineering activities and lead projects pertinent to Internal and Customer Quality Assurance under general guidance of Quality Assurance Management.
  • Drive continuous defect reduction by collecting and analyzing quality-related data (yield, rework, and scrap) and facilitating problem-solving activities to process improvement.
  • Conduct internal/supplier audits to ensure customer requirements, regulatory agencies, government regulations, and engineering specifications are properly met.
  • Perform purchase order and contract reviews to ensure complete flow-down of requirements throughout various facets of the organization.
  • Ensure continual compliance and improvement to the Quality Management System procedures and processes.
  • Host client and regulatory audits, manage responses/resolution, and audit follow-up
  • Perform Material Review Board (MRB) duties representing Quality Engineering
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Operations and Engineering to improve manufacturing process and develop methods to eliminate quality problems.
  • Requires consistent exercise of discretion and independent judgment to perform assignments of a professional nature requiring application of quality engineering and related techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Six Sigma, and/or ASQ Certification is a plus.
  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering technical data, such as manufacturing or part drawings, to provide guidance to cross-functional teams.
  • Significant experience working directly with customers and suppliers.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as, strong problem solving, organizational, project management and decision-making skills.
  • Understand internal and external customer requirements with a high attention to detail in resolving findings
  • Knowledge of aerospace quality standards including AS9100, AS9102, & ISO9001.
  • Ability to process and effectively communicate information using MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

Required Experience:

  • Typically 1-5 Years
  • Experience working in military or aerospace quality systems

Level of Education:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical, or related field from an Accredited Institution required.

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 $65,000.00 to $81,400.00 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 96 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 requisition is closed to applications.