Aerojet Rocketdyne Quality Engineer (Senior to Specialist level) in Canoga Park, California
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion systems and energetics to space and defense customers. Our Canoga Park, California facility near Los Angeles is the company’s Space headquarters and specializes in the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of hardware for liquid rocket engines that support exploration missions as well as the defense of our nation and allies. Currently, employees are building the RS-25 engine for NASA’s Space Launch System that will take the first female and person of color to the moon and eventually Mars. Additional programs include propulsion systems for Lockheed Martin’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program, unique power systems that will power Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Spacecraft and the Mars Perseverance Rover. Visit www.rocket.com for more information on you can Power the Future with Aerojet Rocketdyne.
We are seeking Quality Engineers (Senior to Specialist Level) to join our team in Canoga Park, CA . This individual will provide program Quality Engineering support for assigned contracted programs spanning the lifecycle of the program including design, development, production, test and supplier support.
You're not just "doing a job" at Aerojet Rocketdyne . The work you perform makes significant contributions to national security and space exploration.
Eligible for robust relocation benefits
Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized asAmerica’s #1 Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company (https://www.newsweek.com/americas-most-trusted-companies-2022) .
Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne. (https://rocket.com/careers)
Enjoy Work/Life Balance - Begin accruing 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual 1+ week year-end paid company shut down. Hybrid work may be available.
Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs.
Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match
Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program.
Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.
This posting may represent one or more specific immediate or near-term openings. Those who express an interest may be considered for current and future positions.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
30% - Provides Quality Engineering direction including, but not limited to these areas:
Requirements flowdown: Ensure program design and process documents for area of responsibility include program quality requirements and that products are inspectable.
Planning review and approval. Independently reviews manufacturing planning to ensure appropriate design engineering requirements implementation, material traceability maintenance, quality record maintenance and operator and inspector sign-offs. Designates inspection/verification needs.
Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA). Lead effort to quantify and reduce risk using this quality tool. Is considered the process expert.
Process mistake proofing/improvement. Actively participates in improvement teams to reduce risk through the application of mistake proofing principles.
Inspects method development and implementation. Develops, implements and monitors new or existing inspection methods to ensure products meet stated engineering requirements.
First Article Inspection execution per AS9102 requirements.
20% - Utilizes engineering background and expertise to communicate between team members, customer counterparts and suppliers to provide assurance that the hardware is compliant to specifications. Handles and communicates deviations/non-conformances at different levels within the organization. Understands and communicates typical aerospace processes (machining, welding, NDT, etc.) and how they are applied to the hardware being manufactured.
20% - Applies modern quality principles, concepts and methods, including Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and process variation management tools to continuously improve processes, reduce cost and ensure the quality of our products and services. Drives corrective and preventive action to ensure continual improvement. Investigates and determines root causes of problems. Develops and implements corrective and preventive actions.
10% - Actively participates in the Material Review Board, including segregation and control of nonconforming hardware to preclude inadvertent processing, disposition nonconforming hardware, preparing for and conducting board meetings, and implementing disposition decisions.
10% - Participates in design reviews to identify inspectability and producibility issues and opportunities early in the product life cycle. Interprets engineering drawings and specifications, customer quality requirements and company quality requirements to ensure compliance with the customer's expectations.
10% - Prepares comprehensive analyses, procedures, reports and presentations for both internal and external customers.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and at least 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced degree in a related field
CQE and/or CSSBB
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a close-knit team environment; highly motivated team player.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to operate in a team environment.
Computer skills sufficient to generate reports and analyze data using MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word software.
Ability to analyze, evaluate and develop solutions to a variety of situations.
May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Physical Requirements / Work Environment:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply.
Pay range for this position:
83,000 - 123,000 per year
Note about pay range:
Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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Location US-CA-Canoga Park
Job ID 21101
Category Quality, Mission Assurance & Test - Quality Engineering
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? Hybrid