Quality Engineer Lead AuditorAdelanto, California
Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
Exciting Opportunity to work within our Aircraft Systems Quality Team as a Quality Engineer (Lead Auditor) in our Desert Horizons location!
Develops, documents, and directs the implementation and evaluation of quality assurance programs and systems on one or more large projects by leading audit and root cause/corrective action activity. Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting national and international quality standards and governmental regulations. Consults with maintenance management to ensure quality standards are in place. Works on highly complex and diverse problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for independently auditing Quality Systems and maintenance activities, including the associated quality feedback system.
- Ensures appropriate and timely root cause and corrective actions are taken in response to findings resulting from audit activities. Ensures Root Cause/Corrective Action tasks and rectification dates are tracked.
- AS9100 Lead Auditor certified. Facilitates second, and third-party audits and provides requested documents and evidence upon request.
- Determines technical objectives for quality assurance as well as approaches to completing projects.
- Requests remedial and preventative action of the maintenance organization.
- Monitors Maintenance Organization conformance with associated procedures to ensure compliance in-accordance with the associated MRP Part 145 Regulatory Articles.
- Develops, implements, and manages the independent annual audit plan. Ensures the annual audit plan is implemented over the required period, including all sub-regulations, Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), Guidance Material (GM) and applicable processes and Regulatory Articles required by contract.
- Tracks and trends failure analysis and corrective actions of Air System components.
- Prepares audit plans, checklists, and audit reports for high level executives, customers, and regulatory personnel.
- Directly interacts with high level executives, customers, and regulatory personnel to resolve quality issues. Delivers technical presentations.
- Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations.
- Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
- Must be able to travel to conduct duties when needed.
- Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
- Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or related discipline and five or more years of related experience with a bachelor's degree or three or more years with a master's degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
- Must be able to apply a sound understanding of inspection methods and have good knowledge of computer operations and applications.
- Must have the analytical ability required to develop creative solutions to routine and non-routine quality issues and the skills required to present those solutions to internal and external contacts.
- Must be detail-oriented to accurately prepare statistical reports and technical documents in support of company objectives.
- Must have good leadership skills to direct staff members and ensure project costs and schedules are maintained.
- Lead Auditor certification highly desired.
Salary:$73,700 - $128,780
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