Rockwell Collins Warranty Engineer in Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and we currently have some exciting positions based at our Leighton Buzzard facility, including a Supplier Quality Engineer.
Reporting to the Quality & Configuration Manager, the Senior Quality Engineer is required to plan and coordinate supplier quality activities and development programs for the Interior Structures business unit, to ensure that all products are manufactured to relevant international standards and meet BE aerospace needs. Provide technical support and leadership to purchasing, manufacturing, design engineering and suppliers.
• In conjunction with Strategic Procurement, perform supplier evaluations and actively support new supplier selection, including supplier risk assessment• Maintain Approved Supplier database in line with company procedures• Ensure that Launch readiness activities are approved and in place to ensure faultless Quality and Delivery performance of supplier base• Perform supplier quality and process audits• Monitor supplier performance metrics and initiate improvement plans when appropriate• To work alongside purchasing/manufacturing to improve supplier performance• Be responsible for developing suppliers using the appropriate quality tools (including process capability, FMEA, 7D, fool proofing, DOE, SPC)• Provide support and assistance to suppliers in development and execution of corrective actions• Give quality input into strategic purchasing decisions• Ensure new and existing suppliers understand and meet our needs for FAI parts, traceability, conformance, etc.• Assist supplier with problem solving activities• Any other reasonable duties
Required Knowldege, Skills & Abilities
• In depth knowledge of quality and/or aerospace standards (ISO9001, AS9100, EASA Part 21, EASA Part 145)• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally at all levels within the organisation• Ability to work without direct supervision and to present a professional face of the BE business to suppliers
• Educated to A’ Level or equivalent
• Ability to travel internationally at short notice. Must hold a full clean driving licence• Experience in a leadership role where initiative has been used to deliver results in a structured manner• Computer proficiency, product knowledge, good problem solving and team building skills
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