United Technologies Corporation Program Quality Engineer in Chula Vista, California

Job ID: 63468BR

City: Chula Vista

State: California

Country: United States

Category: Quality

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

You probably never think about it, but the engines on an aircraft need to be housed in safe, aerodynamic structures called “nacelles.” UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business is a world leader in nacelle technology, which leads to better fuel efficiency, less engine noise and critical stopping power when the airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing airplane platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

You could be a great fit for our Quality organization if:

  • You take immense satisfaction and pride in the quality of your work.

  • You’re the first to point out opportunities for continuous improvement (even outside of work…not at all to the annoyance of your friends and family).

  • You understand the absolute importance of adhering to compliance…all while making your customers (and boss!) super proud by achieving a zero-defect quality delivery plan.

OK. We got it. You live and breathe Quality. So do we! For us at UTC Aerospace Systems, quality is personal. People’s lives and safety depend on the quality of our products. From the child flying for the first time, to the men and women who save lives, to the astronaut exploring outer space – what we do matters, every day. If you checked the boxes above, we invite you to join the Quality organization as we work to be the best aerospace company for the world by delighting our customers with 100 percent on-time delivery and zero defect parts.

The Program Quality Engineer will act as the Quality interface including customer and internal management communication, reviews and presentations for the assigned Program. The individual will provide expertise between the organization and both internal/external customers to ensure their requirements and expectations are satisfied. The Program Quality Engineer will support the development, implementation and continuous improvement for the assigned Program(s).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • First Article Reviews, AS9102 aerospace standard

  • Manage customer communication in a timely professional manner.

  • Support the introduction of new products and processes as well as managing changes to existing products and processes applying Advanced Product Quality Planning, AS9145 aerospace standard

  • Support/Participate in Program Reviews, including but not limited to:

  • PDR

  • CDR

  • PDPR

  • MPR

  • Collaborate with manufacturing sites to monitor the production process and proactively look for continuous improvement opportunities to make the process more robust and reduce risk of product manufacturing error, applying Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Control Plans, AS13004 aerospace standard.

  • Provide support to manufacturing sites to achieve process control in the way of developing and evaluating mistake proofing, process capability studies, measuring system analysis (MSA, AS13003 industry standard), analysis of out-of-control conditions, and process audits with the objective of improving the process performance and capability.

  • Execute UPPAP on high-risk assemblies and components in accordance with internal procedures, including assistance with suppliers and UTAS technical focals.

  • Provide support relative to the collection and analysis of Program quality data and prepare metrics for PDPR

  • Interacts with internal sites to facilitate the investigation and elimination of causes of quality problems and implementation of corrective actions utilizing problem-solving methodologies such as 8 Disciplines, Shainin Red X, DIVE.

  • Execute the initiatives of the organization such as Zero Defect Plan (ZDP)

  • Participate in and lead Manufacturing Process Reviews (MPR’s)

  • Maintains a close relationship with customer and program management to ensure compliant hardware deliveries.

  • Interpretation of inspection requirements based upon engineering and specification requirements

  • Assists in the preparation, review, and approval of specific quality documents, such as Quality Plans, Qualification Test Procedures, and Acceptance Test Procedures.

  • Participation in customer, third party regulatory and internal audits.

  • Coordinate preparation and management of Notification of Escapes (AS9131) with suppliers, internal manufacturing, and the customer.

  • Monitors Quality Notifications (QN’s) to ensure timely closure in SAP and customer portal when applicable.

  • Supports ACE initiatives to assist the program’s progression to Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

  • Advance in the ACE/Lean certification program to practitioner.

  • Execute the initiatives of the organization

  • Any other special assignment as required

This position will report to the Program Quality Manager.

Qualification:

Required :

  • 3 years of experience in Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality or related industry OR an Advanced degree in a related field and minimum of 1-year experience

  • Experience with QA systems such as AS9100, ISO, Conducting Internal Audits

  • Experience managing First Article Inspections (FAI)

  • Experience applying Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for new product introduction

  • Experience utilizing Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) principles

  • Six Sigma experience or LEAN, knowledge of Lean Product Development (LPD) and Continuous Improvement (CI)

  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with data analysis tools such as Minitab

  • Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons.

Working Environmen t:

  • Position may travel

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

Education:

Required :

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred :

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

Required :

  • 3 years of experience in Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality or related industry OR an Advanced degree in a related field and minimum of 1-year experience

  • Experience with QA systems such as AS9100, ISO, Conducting Internal Audits

  • Experience managing First Article Inspections (FAI)

  • Experience applying Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for new product introduction

  • Experience utilizing Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) principles

  • Six Sigma experience or LEAN, knowledge of Lean Product Development (LPD) and Continuous Improvement (CI)

  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with data analysis tools such as Minitab

  • Due to federal regulation or contracting requirements, this position is only available to U.S. persons.

Working Environmen t:

  • Position may travel

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.