Under direct supervision, the Associate Quality Assurance Engineer assists with review and approval of Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, design drawings, design specifications and instruction/procedures for Manufacturing, Test and Inspection activities to assure compliance with Quality System requirements. Also assists with coordination of review of discrepant material, investigates cause of defect/failure and takes corrective action, monitors Quality trends and escalates for appropriate preventive action. Provides input in preparation of reports and analyses, performs special tasks as assigned in support of Quality Program Objectives and assisting with presentations to Department and Program Management and Customers as required. This position will be located at our Culpeper, VA facility.
40% - Support MR/MRB investigation and disposition activities for assigned programs.
20% - Prepare First Article inspections and ensure compliance to all requirements.
20% - Support all corrective and preventive action activities for assigned programs.
10% - Support continual improvement/VM activities; Prepare and review required metrics.
5% - Work closely with Planners, Program Quality Engineers and Receiving Inspection to resolve issues.
5% - Visit suppliers to review product and process issues.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. US Citizenship only required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications. This position requires the employee to have access to premises or perform duties which are subject to national security requirements of the United States under government contracts that impose US Citizenship requirements for such positions.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
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.