Job Description

Job Description
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
The Product Assurance Specialist assists Quality Engineers with the design, development, and execution of quality assurance and control systems. Ensures end item deliverable products meet all customer/agency quality and functional requirements. This position will have responsibilities and assignments at Sacramento location and/or CONUS-OCONUS deployment sites.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists Quality Engineering with participating in design reviews, preparing inspection plans based on drawing requirements, and comparing manufacturing instructions per drawing requirements
Assists Quality Engineering with reviewing and approving Manufacturing Order's (MO's) to prepare for release
Assists Quality Engineering with developing solutions to prevent and/or resolve product and manufacturing process non-conformances
Assists Quality Engineering with validating First Articles
Perform process surveillance activity on product non-conformances throughout their lifecycle
Monitor and provide visibility into the overall effectiveness and operation of the quality management system, and take actions to resolve issues when needed
Participates in or leads continuous improvement projects to eliminate scrap and reduce rework operations
Participates in or leads root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns
Supports the Quality Inspectors ensuring products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system
Assist Quality Engineering with reviewing and/or preparing documentation to support product/system delivery, including configuration and documentation verification
Assists Quality Engineering with reviewing and updating Discrepancy Material Reports (DMRs) based on assigned actions
May participate and support Material Review Boards (MRB) on assigned programs or projects
Assists Quality Engineering with dispositioning discrepant materials as identified by internal departments or customers
Assists Quality Engineering with determining proper quality codes to assign in ERP system based on contract/ design requirements
Assists Quality Engineering with work transfer planning and the gathering of required quality documentation
Ensures the safety and efficacy of all manufacturing and/or maintenance operations on systems or components in accordance with manufacturer's and/or customer requirements.
Determines acceptability and proper configuration of aircraft or other complex systems by performing routine and required validations in accordance with applicable procedures and guidelines prior to customer delivery
Responsible for system delivery activities which include hardware end item acceptance with customer and or Government agencies
Witnesses product acceptance testing
Creates end item acceptance reports and assures proper deliverable documentation packages are present (e.g. log book)

In Support of Field Operations (when using KUAS owned assets):
Assist deployment lead with identifying proper infrastructure/assets are available to support field activities including aircraft maintenance and flight operations
Assists with all pre-flight activities and confirms pre-flight readiness
Participates in post mission/operations debriefs
Assists in failure analysis activities, as required
Monitors accuracy of maintenance logs, aircraft logs and all quality records
Attends Operational Readiness Review meetings
Ensures personnel are trained on critical (e.g. munitions, ordinance) pre-flight and post-maintenance inspections
Assists in coordination of transfer/shipment of customer/Government properties, as required
Other Job Functions
Other duties may be assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
None

Experience and Skills
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Proficient with the use of a computer, including the ability to enter and retrieve information
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to multi-task and adjust to changing work priorities
Possesses or able to obtain US Passport/VISA.
Holds or able to obtain US Government security clearance

Additional Desirable Qualifications:
FAA aircraft inspection certification
FAA Aircraft & Power Plant License or, equivalent positions/responsibilities with time-in-service in US Military.
Experience with machining and composites manufacturing
Quality experience in DoD or aerospace industry
Knowledge and experience with AS9100 and/or ISO 9001:2008
Experience with Government problem reporting systems
Experience with Government logistical support command/systems
Experience using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
Familiar with IPC standards
America Welding Society/Certified Welding Inspector

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Each successive level of Product Assurance Specialist builds on the identified education and experience listed for the previous level(s) Product Assurance Specialist.

High School Diploma or Equivalent experience
A minimum of 10 years of diversified maintenance and or inspection experience as an Aircraft and Power plant mechanic on fixed or rotary wing aircraft

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Office and or manufacturing environment
May be exposed to possible shop hazards including high noise level, high pressure equipment, chemicals, and shop traffic.
Must be able to perform and or supervise all activities normally found in aircraft maintenance and aircraft flight facilities.
Must be able to travel domestically and internationally
May work extended hours or weekends, including deployments which may require prolonged stays for up to 3 weeks
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
15% Travel required

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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