Product Quality Engineer

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Job Description

At ZeroAvia, we’re clean sky thinkers. For the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight, we need a scalable solution; hydrogen-electric powertrains. As a leader in zero-emission aviation and a UK Jet Zero Council member, we’re designing and commercialising hydrogen-powered solutions that will positively impact the future of aviation, global connectivity, and the world.

The Quality team work alongside ZeroAvians in niche roles that include supply chain management, product oversight, oversight of the hydrogen and more. They ensure regulatory requirements are met for design and production and conformity to aerospace standards.

ZeroAvia is currently looking for an experienced and highly analytical Product Quality Engineer, PQE with a background in Aerospace, Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Systems or Aircraft Manufacturing. The PQE will assist in the implementation and maintenance of the quality management system (QMS) for AS9100-ISO9001 certification including elements of AS9145 (APQP, DFMEA/PFMEA, PPAP, customer concerns and customer visits, gauging and tooling, process control plans, supplier issues, customer specific requirements.

Requirements

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working knowledge of AS9100, AS9145, AS13100 or IATF16949 quality standards. Guides associates in following ZA’s Quality Management System.
  • Complies with policies and procedures pertaining to facility or divisional adopted standards
  • Establish and implement process control plans to include capability studies, gage repeatability and reproducibility (Gage R&R) studies.
  • Provide quality related documents to the manufacturing floor, including control plans, control cards, visual aids and work instructions.
  • Monitor production floor processes for conformance to control plans and customer requirements which includes fit, function, reliability, durability and reappearance criteria.
  • Experience in with AS9145 elements Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
  • Develop and implementation of SPC activities, including originating objectives, goals and timetables, and implementing new techniques as they become available.
  • Perform capability studies on new jobs and in other situations where they are needed.
  • Participates in and performs Layered Process Audits and Special Process Audits.
  • Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement including Lean.
  • May be required to perform inspections and other duties as required.

    Experience and Qualifications:

  • 4-year College or University Degree in Business, Quality, Engineering or related field preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years' experience in a Quality related role, preferably in the aerospace or automotive industry.
  • Six Sigma or Op-Ex experience preferred
  • Ability to solve complex problems and exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications including GD & T.
  • Ability to support and/or lead root cause analysis, disciplined problem-solving and decision-making processes.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and personal development skills.
  • Experience in a variety of basic operation disciplines: Manufacturing, Quality, Process / Tooling and Shop Floor Supervision.
  • The successful candidate must have strong computer skills, working knowledge of MS office application and advanced knowledge of MS Excel, ERP systems (SAP/Oracle/Net-Suite/Siemens/TipQA) etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Quality audits: 3 years (Preferred)

    License/Certification:

  • Six Sigma Certification (Preferred)
  • Lead Auditor or Quality Auditor Certification (CQA) (Preferred)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (Preferred)

Our solution-focused culture champions fast decision-making and empowers our people. We value results and efficiency and prioritise achieving our mission in the most effective and innovative way possible. We collaborate as a unified team to create solutions and solve problems, so we want people who share our principles to join us. If you’re eager to take radical ownership and are unafraid to ask questions or challenge the status quo, then we want you to be part of our Clean Sky Thinking.

Diversity and Inclusion

As an emergent company shaping the aviation industry, we know that diversity fuels success and unlocks potential. We embrace being an equal-opportunity employer and actively seek individuals from diverse backgrounds. We value the multitude of skills, perspectives, and mindsets everyone can bring to the table. These experiences ignite creativity, originality, and growth. We proudly reject discrimination in all forms, including that based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Benefits

The wage scale or salary range for this position is between $75,000 - $115,000. In addition to the foregoing base compensation, additional compensation and benefits are available to employees and eligible family members (as applicable) including the following:

  • Bonus: Annual discretionary bonuses.
  • Equity: Ability to exercise company stock options
  • Retirement: Eligible to participate in the company's 401(k) Plan, with up to a 4% matching
  • Health Insurance: Employer covers up to 80% of the employee's monthly premiums on medical, dental, and vision.
  • Life Insurance: Basic Life/AD&D of up to $50,000 and the option to add on Supplemental Coverage.
  • Short-Term Disability: Up to 60% of your earnings for up to a period of 24 weeks.
  • Long-Term Disability: If your disability extends beyond 180 days, LTD Coverage for up to 60% of your earnings.
  • Paid Time Off: Eligible employees may accrue up to 120 hours per year (15 days) and may borrow up to 40 hours (5 days).
  • Sick Time: Eligible employees may accrue up to 40 hours, per year (5 days)
  • Paid Holidays: 12 observed holidays, per calendar year.
  • The Fly Club: up to $2,000 of reimbursement towards flying lessons to all full-time staff

    Please note, among other factors, the compensation offered may vary based on work location, experience, qualifications, specialties, training, and then-current market and business considerations

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