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Associate Quality Engineer
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Job Description

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.

UTC Aerospace Systems is part of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.

UTC Aerospace Systems employs approximately 42,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of ~$14 billion.

The Aerostructures business unit, headquartered in Chula Vista, Calif., is one of eight business units within UTC Aerospace Systems. With a global network of facilities, Aerostructures is a world leader in the design, development, production, integration and support of jet engine nacelle systems for commercial aircraft.

At UTC Aerospace Systems, we take great pride in creating career opportunities for our employees, and we provide them with the tools, training and support they need to achieve their goals.

This position is for our Aerostructures facility, located in Riverside, California, which comprises approximately 1.2m square feet of manufacturing, assembly and storage space. The facility specializes in metal and composite bonding, automation, paint and processing, assembly, perforation technology and precision machining and contains numerous labs conducting R&D activities.The Riverside facility manufactures and assembles components of nacelle systems for large commercial, regional and military aircraft; supporting annual revenue of approximate annual sales of $2.4B.

Job Description

The Quality Engineer will act as Quality interface to provide expertise between the organization and its customers to proactively assure that their quality needs and expectations are understood and satisfied. Provide support to the Supply Chain Management organization relative to the collection and analysis of supplier quality data. Provide expertise in Quality Assurance and process improvement tools and methods. Execute the initiatives of the organization in the development, implementation and improvement of the appropriate Quality Management systems throughout the operation. Develop, implement and auditing of inspection and test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures / work instructions. Facilitate the investigation and elimination of causes of quality problems and follow-up on corrective actions. Develop and analyze statistical data and product / process performance and to recommend and implement improvements in targeted areas of the organization. Provide support in the way of development and evaluation of process capability, process control plans, analysis of out-of-control conditions, and process audits with the objective of improving the process performance and capability. Participate in all aspects of product development and launch activities through the organization to help ensure quality goals are met on new nacelle development programs.

Level of Responsibility:

* Responsible for several components of a project or a complex component of a larger project.
* Contributes to the team or department by applying his/her knowledge of one or more functional areas.
* Fully developed professional able to work without direct guidance or direction from others.
* Has in depth knowledge of the discipline and role.

Qualifications Required Skills:

* Experience with QA systems such as AS9100,ISO, Conducting Audits, Being able to manage Rejection Tags and Corrective Action is preferred.

Proven track record of understanding and managing First Article Inspections (FAI) preferred.

* Self-motivated with a passion for QA and proven problem solving ability.
* CAD software experience: Inventor, SolidWorks, Pro-E or CATIA is preferred but not required.
* Six sigma experience or LEAN, knowledge of Lean Product Development (LPD) and Continuous Improvement (CI) is preferred but not required; including experience working within an environment that embraces the daily use of these tools.

All qualified applications must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand, kneel, and lift up to 40 lbs. as needed throughout the day.

* Must be able to wear the necessary Personal Protective Equipment to work with chemicals.
* All applicants must have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
* Must be at least 18 years if age or older.
* Due to ITAR, all applicants must be a US Citizen or a current Green Card holder.


BA/BS Engineering degree with 0 - 2+ years Quality experience. New grads welcome to apply!

EEO/AAP Statement

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries. It has six segments: Otis, Carrier, UTC Fire & Security (UTC F&S), Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky. Otis includes elevators, escalators, moving walkways and services. Carrier includes heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment, and food service equipment. UTC F&S offers electronic security, fire detection and suppression, monitoring and response systems and services, and security personnel services. Pratt & Whitney includes military aircraft engines, parts and services, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion. Hamilton Sundstrand includes aerospace products and aftermarket services. Sikorsky offers military and commercial helicopters, aftermarket helicopter, and aircraft parts and services. In October 2008, the Company acquired Architectural Energy Corp.