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Sr. Quality Engineer

Company: Smiths Interconnect
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Job Description:



North America, USA, California, Thousand Oaks

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Job Type
Full Time

Job Function
Reg Affairs & Quality Assurance

About Us

Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected. We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big. Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.

As one of the five divisions of Smiths Group, Smiths Interconnect employs over 1800 people. We have a global presence selling our products in over 50 countries with manufacturing facilities in nine countries and offices across North America, Europe and Asia.These are exciting times to join Smiths Interconnect as we continue growing and delivering innovative solutions to the world. Our values inspire our employees to bring their very best selves to their jobs which creates a thrilling work environment.We are proactively delivering advanced technologies and if you look closer you will notice us in your everyday life. We have a range of exciting opportunities at Smiths, so follow the link to learn more and apply. We would love to get to know you better and share more about why Smiths is a great place to work. Want to know more about us*

Check us out at: So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future. Job Description

Responsible for product quality on assigned programs to ensure that customer contract requirements are fulfilled. Duties & Responsibilities

* Review of customer contracts, Statements of Work, Purchase Order Quality Clauses, drawings and specifications

* Review and approval of quality requirements for Manufacturing Planning and Supplier Purchase Orders

* Participate in QMS process management

* Perform numerous RMA tasks

* Drive improvement

* Analyze data to develop metrics and trends

* Assist with establishing Root Cause of failures and defects

* Assist with completion of customer issued SCARs

* Comply with and ensure department compliance with all Company policies and procedures

* Perform other related duties as assigned

The Individual

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Experienced with use of technical drawings, specifications, manufacturing work instructions, inspection procedures, and configuration control of documents

* Experienced with Configuration Control Board (CCB), review of ECOs, drawings, source control specifications, test plans & reports

* Experience managing an FAA Repair Station

* Good working knowledge and experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

* Experienced with practices associated with ISO and AS9100 Quality Management Systems

* Experienced with investigation of non-conformances and continuous improvement techniques; e.g., RCCA, 8D, 5-Why, PFMEA

* Experienced in First Article Inspection (FAI) documentation IAW AS9102

* Experience with a diverse set of manufacturing and assembly processes; e.g. PCB manufacturing, motors and encoders, conformal coating, IPC soldering, plating, painting, assembly, test and inspection, preferred.

* Experienced managing a group of 3 or more quality assurance personnel

* Familiar with typical ERP business system software

* Proficient in MS Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and other CRM tools

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Ability to multi-task and prioritize, be a self-starter

* Strong attention to detail and accuracy

* Ability to work independently

* Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, diverse environment

* Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence

* High energy, results oriented, self-motivated/self-reliant, team player

* Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with an organization and customers at all levels

* Ability to absorb and analyze a wide range of technical business information


Education: Bachelor s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field; or equivalency experience. ASQ Certified Quality Engineer desirable.

Experience: Minimum ten (10) plus years of Quality Engineering experience in an AS9100 Aerospace/Aviation business. Experience manufacturing to MIL airborne requirements. FAA experience preferred.


* Driving Results The ability and motivation to persistently pursue and achieve effective results which drive business forward

* Collaboration & Influencing the ability to engage, challenge and work effectively with others

* Driving Change Willing and able to identify and support change and continuous improvement in own and wider business environment

* Leading People The ability to effectively lead and manage the performance of people by being a role model to others, monitoring progress on objectives and behaviors and coaching others for success.

* Decision Making The ability to make effective, timely decisions in a complex global market, by sourcing and analyzing critical information

* Stakeholder Impact the ability to build an effective network of relationships both internally and externally, understanding your customer s needs

* Commercial Orientation the understanding and recognition of the organization s commercial environment and position themselves, their role and their actions in order to support the organization s commercial success.

Diversity & Inclusion

Smiths Interconnect, Inc. participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program.Smiths Interconnect is an EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.
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