Quality Engineer
Barnes Group, Inc. - Windsor, CT

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Core Responsibilities:
Review customer contracts and requirements, and interpret customer and regulatory requirements to ensure effective integration into appropriate customer, engineering, manufacturing, operations, and quality plans and quality management system in-house and at suppliers.

Work with Purchasing to flow down quality requirements, including First Article and VSE.

Prepare technical packages for Internal & Customer review: First Article, PPAP, and VSE, MRB concessions, etc.

Develop internal Quality Plans to account for key design characteristics.

Review Operation Sheets, Routers, Inspection Records, Inspection Method Sheets, and the like for compliance to regulatory, customer, and internal Quality Management System requirements; Maintain configuration control of customer, regulatory, and internal documentation to meet contractual and corporate policy.

Perform audits within the Company and at suppliers and work with the organization to ensure compliance with customer requirements and internal procedures (i.e. AS9100C/AS9110, ISO9001, NADCAP, CAAC, FAA/EASA FAR 145 and Product Operation Sheets)

Investigate and provide effective relentless Root Cause Analysis along with Corrective and Preventive Actions for process and product nonconformances in-house and at supplier base. Train, mentor, and engage all functions in effective problem solving methods.

Develop and analyze statistical data and specifications to establish product and process capabilities (Cp/Cpk).

Identify, develop, and implement process controls to meet customer/specification requirements; train and coach the workforce to ensure sustained and effective application. Establish reliability management plan for products and processes.

Participate in and support the maintenance of the Quality Management System and Maintain Quality Department business metrics

Participate in cross-functional teams on process control, improvement, and optimization projects; participate in other continuous improvement projects (i.e. Kaizen, Baseline, Production, and Preparation Process (3P).

Required Skills

Required Experience

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proven ability to effectively influence and motivate others; must be able to deal with ambiguity and various changing requirements. Must be able to work in and encourage a collaborative environment and to perform positively in high conflict situations.

Excellent quantitative, statistical and analytical skills with strong organization and project management skills.

Proven functional experience in a manufacturing environment with successful track record of results.

Proficient computer skills on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and statistical tools (i.e., Minitab).

Statistical Process Control background.

Green Belt certification preferred. Lean certification with practical experience, a plus

Proficient in the interpretation of customer drawings and specifications.

Knowledgeable of Calibration Standard ANSI Z540 desirable.

Knowledgeable/experienced with OEM and MRO regulations highly desirable including NADCAP, FAR/EASA 145, CAAC and ISO9001/AS9100/AS9110.

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