Senior Quality Engineer

Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture rugged embedded systems. Spun out of GE in 2015, we combine over 30 years' experience in the industry with the attitude and opportunity of a start-up company. Find your place here as part of a high-performing team, delivering products and services in industries such as energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government & defense, and telecommunications.

Product Quality Engineer-PB

Role Summary/Purpose – to describe the role and its place within the organization

The role of Product Quality Engineering will own the Quality relationship with Military/Aerospace customers as it relates to product delivery and contract agreement. This role will require establishing and maintaining positive customer relationships inclusive of contract reviews/negotiations, customer presentations/audits, Source Inspections/MIPS, FRACAS, MRB, and Product Readiness as they relate to Quality. Demonstrates accountability for functional business, and broad company objectives. Integrates and develops processes that meet business needs across the organization, involving long-term planning for AS9100. This role will also serve as senior QE for other QE's and Quality Technicians on the Quality team.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities – to explain the major duties performed in the job

  • Lead Huntsville manufacturing to efficiently produce high quality board level and system assemblies for the support of the Mil/Aero industry. Establishing direct relationship with customer, hosting, material readiness and presentation.
  • Use of data driven analytics to lead Quality initiatives in order to increase capacity, flexibility, reduce costs and inventory.
  • Serve as Supply Chain's customer and supplier quality interface.
  • Responsible for delivery and analysis of key manufacturing metrics (I.e. RTY, FPY, Return Rate, Cost of Quality, Scorecards, and RMA Cycletime)
  • Must have demonstrated ability as a change agent combined with the ability to work at various levels and cross functionally in the organization.

Qualifications/Requirements – to list the skills and experience required for the role

  • BS/BA Engineering or 5 years equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing leadership experience in Mil/Aero production environment
  • Highly effective communicator with all organizational levels
  • Proven leadership capability
  • Demonstrated computer competency, including Email, Excel, and Power Point. Use, and presentation, of data driven actions is a must.
  • Experience with Source Inspection preparation and presentation
  • Experience with contract review and negotiation as it relates to Quality Standards

Desired Characteristics – to describe other job-related criteria that will be used to make the selection decision

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict in a positive way
  • Ability to gain consensus in developing priorities
  • Highly motivated
  • ASQ Quality Engineer Certification
  • AS5535 experience
  • IDEA experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt/Lean experience
  • Strong project management
  • IPC610 experience
  • AS9100 Auditor experience
  • Experience with AS9102 FAI preparation and presentation

Are you looking to become a part of something remarkable? Check out Abaco Systems. We are looking for a diverse, self-motivated, and energetic collaboration of minds to build the mission-critical rugged embedded technology. Open-minds, creativity, and innovation are the cornerstone of our new generation; failure is not an option. We offer excellent compensation and a full complement of benefits to provide for you and your family.

Abaco Systems prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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