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Quality Manager

Albany, OR 97322

Posted: 06/12/2024 Job Number: 72438

Job Description

Position Type:     Quality Manager
Location:     Albany, OR
Annual rate: $85,000

Quality Engineer
Job Description

Job Title:                      Quality Engineer
Department:              Quality
Reports To:                 General Manager
FLSA Status:                Exempt

The Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring the highest of standards are upheld during the sourcing and manufacture of products which support the Aerospace & Defense industry. The ideal candidate has a passion for Forging and Machining with a focus on Continuous Improvement and Corrective Action Implementation in these respective areas. This role will primarily collaborate with Leadership as well as QC staff and is part of a rapidly growing, dynamic organization.


• Responsible for the Quality Management System (QMS) and applicable quality registrations, audits, and approvals.
• Lead/Facilitate Shop Floor Quality Improvement activities that include conducting Floor audits and training machinists on how to inspect their in-process parts effectively and efficiently
• Lead Material Review Board (MRB) investigation/disposition process that includes Root Cause/Corrective Action activities while maintaining minimal production closure times
• Facilitate Corrective Action & Preventive Action (CAPA) activities that include monitoring/tracking open CAPA activities assigned to others, while working with CAPA action owners to rapid closure and escalating when necessary
• Maintains quality control and inspection objectives and coordinates objectives with manufacturing personnel to maximize product quality, reliability, and minimize costs.
• Read and interpret customer drawings that include GD&T and multi-level Bills Of Materials
• Perform advanced manual inspections with gauging tools and perform visual product Inspections as required by production
• Solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including Team building and Collaboration
• Create/refine Manufacturing Work Instructions and Quality Inspection plans
• Review and approve FPI as well as FAI workflows,
• Review Final inspection reports and drawing/specification change requests as required operationally.
• Record, Trend and present Quality performance/SPC data where applicable
• Create/refine Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
• Lead Customer escapes containments and Root Cause Corrective Action utilizing advanced problem-solving techniques
• Provide training to employees on Quality related topics
• Interface with Customer Quality and Engineering Reps
• Confers with Leadership to help formulate fiscal budget while working within the approved budget.  
• Reviews Company purchase orders for conformance to customer requirements concerning QC inspection requirements.
• Works with suppliers to obtain information related to quality, capacity of vendors and subcontractors to meet orders, and vendor / subcontractor quality standards.
• Conduct Source Inspections and schedule contracted Source inspections where necessary
• Audit internal and supplier processes where necessary
• Makes the final decision on acceptability of product
• Other duties as assigned

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and CMM reports.
  • Must be able to properly use quality gages, micrometers, calipers, height gauges, indicators, etc.
  • Ability to identify and make subjective determinations for visual defects.
  • Be proficient at using Microsoft applications for word processing, spreadsheet, and collaborative communication.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  PC literate in a Windows environment.  Detailed AS9100 requirements.  Demonstrated experience with use of a full range of precision measuring equipment.

• ASQ CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) and / or CQIA (Certified Quality Improvement Associate) preferred
• 5-15 years of relevant Quality Engineering experience in the Aerospace and/or Machining Industry
• Experience developing quality standards, methods, work instructions and procedures for the inspection of manufactured products
Personal Qualifications:
• Self-Starter, Self-Motivated, Flexible, and Organized
• Reliable, Dependable, Honest with good integrity, Team player w/ Positive customer service  attitude
• Professional demeanor, Respectful to people in all situations, enjoys fast pace and rapidly changing environment, and Willing to help others as needs and tasks change often

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

NWI Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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