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Quality Engineer 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


Main Tasks:

• Support development of Acceptance Data Packages per customer requirements, generating elements related to product build documentation; these tasks are performed at a high level with oversight of the manufacturing process operations from a Quality perspective and interface with the Operations team to assure shop documentation, non-conformances and redlined changes are managed in a manner resulting in effective in-process closures during the Product build cycle. This is an influence skill set to drive performance expectations for team members.
• Generate Non-Conformance (NC) documentation and participate in Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) activities – requires ability to interpret customer and internal models / drawings, specifications and Statements of Work in defining non-conformance
• Support Quality Inspection and Supplier Quality functions in interpreting product definition requirements for inspection, either in-process or received components
• Prepare production related metrics and apply data analysis to improvement projects in reduction of loss and increased production throughput
• Support review of design documentation initial release and revisions relative to customer Quality requirements and ability to inspect as designed configuration
• Lead teams to utilize LEAN process initiatives for waste reduction and maintaining facility continuous improvement initiatives
• Demonstrated skills in structured problem solving methods at a level suitable to act as mentor for facility personnel


Requirements/Skill Set:

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited university – aerospace or mechanical majors preferred; Associates degree and/or extensive relevant experience, including military, may be considered
• Five [5] years minimum of experience of increasing responsibility in aerospace design, manufacturing, or quality functions; relevant background in industries of similar customer and regulatory requirements considered, along with applicable military service
• Composite materials product inspection experience is strongly preferred
• Ability to adapt to a dynamic condition on the floor with start up activity for the facility and individual programs
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; an ability to develop documentation clearly conveying non-conformances and process history for internal and external use is a key position requirement
• Ability to work in cross functional team and international settings
• GD&T knowledge per ANSI Y14.5 and Y14.41 at a level suitable to act as mentor to personnel in the facility
• AS9102 First Article experience to a level suitable for defining documentation requirements to Operations and managing shop launch of FAIs / compiling final reports
• Strong PC skills in Microsoft Excel, Word ,Power Point, Vizio, etc... required; CAD, analysis or math software experience considered a plus
• SAP knowledge; similar systems background will be also considered
• Must be able to travel both international and domestic as required with potential of extended travel to Switzerland for initial training


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Quality Management

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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