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Senior Quality Technician

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe Quality Technician II supports the Quality Engineering group through processing First Article Inspection (FAI) and Part Approval Process, selective inspection, analysis and processing of internal Nonconformance Reporting (NC) material and other administrative and logistical support duties. Represents the Quality Department in witnessing and documenting UAV flight acceptance test activity.Position Responsibilities

  • Processes inbound or outbound FAI and deliverable submissions accurately and timely including: receipt and analysis of parts and/or supporting documentation; completion of associated records and logs; communication of submission status as needed to QEs, managers, engineers or interested parties; processing of parts after completion; maintaining records and files associated with submissions; and other related tasks.
  • Conducts selective inspection under the direction of the QE group including: receipt and verification of material, completion and maintenance of related documentation, communication of inspection results to concerned parties and processing of material after verification using Agile/Oracle database.
  • Processes internal non-conforming material as needed in support of QE including: retrieval and analysis of material, interpretation of preliminary findings and restatement of problem statements to ensure understanding of problem, processing material through the necessary NC processes, communication of status to concerned parties, maintaining necessary documentation and processing material to internal and external suppliers.
  • Provides general support of QEs including communication, Corrective Action Request processing, product evaluation, and sorting activities under exceptional circumstances, and interfacing with other team members as necessary to complete assigned tasks in support of continuous improvement initiatives using A3, Six Sigma DMAIC forms.
  • Support DCMA Source Inspection process
  • Coordinates with Shipping and Contracts department as needed to ensure timely delivery.
  • Responsible for creating the Final Inspection documentation package including COC, TDR's, etc., and as necessary support internal/external customer inspection.
  • Represents and supports QEs during internal and 3rd party audits regarding the essential functions above and as needed regarding our measurements system and documented system.
  • Develops and maintains process instructions for quality-related activities
  • Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature
  • Other duties as assignedBasic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • 1 - 2 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • Demonstrated expertise in mechanical inspection methods and skills including surface plate work, hand tools, and gages, etc.
    • Solid ability to read and understand drawing requirements including a solid understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance to ANSI Y14.5
    • Basic knowledge of FAI validation and verification process requirements
    • Strong computer skills and is proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel)
    • Basic knowledge of engineering drawings and specification systems
    • Must be able to fill out the necessary flight test documentation
    • Must be able to properly document any/all non-conformances encountered
    • Must have the skills necessary to perform pre and post-flight visual inspections on flight hardware and components.
    • Must possess the skills necessary to remove and replace field replaceable components on aircraft. Will populate excel spreadsheets on a daily basis documenting flight test results
    • Must able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
    • Required to travel to and from remote flying sites on a daily basis
    • Must have a valid California driver's license and clean driving record
    • Willingness to work overtime also a mustOther Qualifications & Desired Competencies
      • 2 year technical degree desired; Quality system courses and/or equivalent experience preferred
      • Aerospace quality management system experience (AS9100DD) and/or internal audit experience is preferred
      • Solid ability to accurately record and manage data, records, files and other documents to support tasks
      • Has an analytical approach to problem solving and high organizational skills as well as effective time management, interpersonal and communication skills
      • Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks
      • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
      • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
      • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
      • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
      • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interestsPhysical Demands
        • Ability to work the majority of the time outdoors in varying weather conditions, when needed, during flight test activity (Frequent)
        • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and carry/move objects of varying shapes and sizes (Frequent)
        • Regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent) COVID Vaccine Statement AeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.ITAR RequirementThis position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR
          • 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits .We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.Who We AreBased in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.What We DoBuilding on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.ITAR

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