Senior Quality Engineer (Palm Springs area, 4/10 work week)

Job Description
Esterline Technologies Corporation
Senior Quality Engineer, Esterline Defense Technologies
Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. Esterline Defense Technologies (EDT) is comprised of five wholly-owned subsidiaries of Esterline. The Defense Technologies platform has a sole source position in Combustible Ammunition Cases and Countermeasure Chaff. Additionally, Defense Technologies produces Countermeasure Flares and related products for the global defense industry. The platform is headquartered in Coachella, CA with additional locations in the states of Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina as well as one site in the United Kingdom.
Company Profile
Company Name: Esterline Defense Technologies is part of the Advanced Materials Business Segment of Esterline Technologies Corporation
Industry: Defense Products & Services
Number of Employees: 828
Job Overview
Title: Senior Quality Engineer
Job Family: Quality Engineers
Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager
Works with: mid-level managers and supervisors, employees
Location: Coachella, California
Type: Full-Time
Job Summary
Provide systems support for the various quality functions including contract and purchase order review, interpretation of contractual quality requirements and plans for compliance, data collection and analysis, and preparation of quality management system documentation. Design and manage process improvement projects as team leader and facilitator. Assist Quality Engineers with program quality issues. Support Armtec's continual improvement efforts including ISO 9001:2000, internal audits and assessment, SPC and SMART.
Primary Responsibilities
Effective project management. Must apply systematic problem solving and improvement concepts in a team environment to resolve product quality issues.
Will prepare test plans for conducting experimental trials and qualification of tooling to support improvement efforts, including any required MOC documentation, work instructions, maintenance work orders and subsequent CERs.
Analyze cost of quality and performance data to plan and deploy improvement efforts.
Must read and understand customer requirements, product drawings and specifications and provide written interpretation for performance.
Participate in all areas of Armtec's quality management system.
Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above
Understand and live by Esterline's ethics and business conduct policies
Provide input in areas not specific to quality assurance but essential to Armtec's Shared Values and team based management structure
Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Business Management or Engineering.
Five years experience in Quality Management or comparable work experience. Knowledge of government specifications, contracts, and ISO 9001:2000 requirements.
Knowledge of management systems for improving quality, i.e. benchmarking, project management, six-sigma, experimental design.
Must be dependable, responsible, and accurate and have the ability to deal with people effectively.
Esterline Competencies
Demonstrate ability in the Esterline competencies as a senior leader: timely/quality decisions, delegation, develops direct reports, process management, innovation management, business acumen, intellectual horsepower, learning on the fly, hiring and staffing.
Education/Previous Experience Requirements
U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien Status required
Work Hours
4/10 workweek
To Apply
Please apply on-line on the Esterline Career Website, www.esterline.com
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet

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