Quality Engineer Associate

Description:This position will be for the North Central Region based in Jackson, Michigan.

This position is part of the LM Aero Supplier Quality Management (SQM) team, within the LM Aero Quality & Mission Success organization and reports to the Associate Manager of SQM Airframe Commodities.
This position is for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) working with various airframe suppliers of complex products.
Goals of the selected SQE are:
- Accepts purchased products to support program development, production, and sustainment on behalf of LM Aero.
- To ensure long term flow of defect reduction and elimination to continuously reduce cost of poor quality associated with procured product.
- To ensure long term supplier compliance to contractual quality requirements, as they relate to LM Aero product.
Scope includes suppliers of both airframe and system commodities, as well as both build-to-print and design-authority contracts.
The selected candidate will be accountable for collaborating with executive leadership at the supplier sites and at LM Aero to solve technical and contractual issues, and ensuring execution is aligns with the quality and affordability goals set by the LM Aero programs.
The position requires about 25-40% travel within the United States and Canada.

Must be a US Citizen; this position will require a government security clearance. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Industrial and Operations Engineering, or a related discipline from an accredited college
Desired Skills:
Knowledge of developing successful performance improvements plans (i.e. return-to-green plans, zero-defect plans, excellence plans).
Knowledge of quality tools and processes.
Capable of maintaining productive relationship with suppliers and managing frequent interactions with supplier executives.
Understanding of AS9100.
Knowledge of developing plans for acceptance testing, inspections, and sampling.
Knowledge of planning and/or executing Quality Engineering tools (i.e. PPAP, APQP).
Experience identifying and engaging relevant stakeholders for collaboration.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to tactfully achieve desired actions.
Proven success working independently and with minimal supervision.


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