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Quality Engineer in Hauppauge, NY at Circor Career Site

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Job Description

Quality Engineer



BUSINESS:                    Aerospace & Defense LOCATION:                   Hauppauge DIRECT REPORTING:     Quality Manager

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is a fast-growing company known for its ability to provide highly engineered technology, service and system solutions to a range of aerospace and associated markets.

Globally focused with strategic facilities on four continents, we offer a range of products, components and integrated systems that are found on most commercial and military aircraft, as well as on unmanned aircraft, military ground vehicles, shipboard applications and spacecraft. Core product lines include: fluid control, landing gear and actuation, and electro-mechanical control.

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense - Hauppauge, NY

Aerodyne Controls/CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., manufactures and supplies engineered critical control components and sub-systems based on customer requirements to the aerospace and medical equipment markets. A new lean manufacturing facility, features a class 10K clean room for flight critical pressure regulators, product line cells for pneumatic weapons release systems, high pressure pneumatic assemblies, blood separation centrifuges, and kinetic switch components and modules.


  • High Pressure Pneumatic Systems
  • Pneumatic Blowdown Systems
  • Landing Gear Blowdown Systems
  • Kinetic Switches
  • Pneumatic UAV Rail & Tube Launchers
  • Blood / Plasma Centrifuges


  • Aerospace - Military, and Commercial
  • Medical



Position Summary

The Quality Engineer will support the business in the areas of new product development, lean implementation, process capability improvement, daily production support, project management, technical data interpretation/analysis (engineering drawings, specifications, technical publications, component maintenance manuals, purchase orders, etc.), and quality system management.


The Quality Engineer must be knowledgeable of stage-gate new product introduction processes, best practices for supporting design-for-quality, statistical process controls, dimensional inspection metrology, and aerospace quality systems.


The QE primarily interfaces with Customers, Suppliers, Sales/Contracts, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Operations.


Principal Responsibilities:


  •  Drive manufacturing process capability improvements through variation reduction, error-proofing, and implementation of statistical process control 
  • Collect and analyze data to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement of product and process quality        
  • Provide leadership on problem solving teams to drive root cause analyses and corrective/preventive action plans  
  • Key quality representative on new product introduction teams responsible for contract review and driving design-for-quality on new product introduction teams 
  • Manage major program manufacturing process qualification 
  • Manage supplier quality and provide support for supplier quality development
  • Perform product reliability studies
  • Validate and respond to corrective and preventive action requests (from both internal and external customers)
  • Provide quality witness on tear down of customer returned material
  • Participate on Material Review Board and Configuration Control Board
  • Develop process flow charts/diagrams and process failure mode effects analyses reports
  • Create statistically valid control plans for manufacturing processes
  • Use of lean and six sigma tools to drive variation reduction
  • Conduct and participate in quality system, process, and product audits
  • Provide technical leadership to inspection team members
  • Support product/process certifications and approvals
  • Comply with all company policies/procedures
  • Comply with all military and contractual requirements
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by management

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (or like technical field); Masters of Science in Engineering a plus.
  • Experience: 10+ years of progressive quality systems and process quality experience in an aerospace or high precision manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing in a high mix low volume environment is a plus.
  • Experience with flight critical components/systems (or product line with equivalent criticality) is a plus.


Core Competencies:

  • High ethical standards. Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Strong business/technical writing, presentation, planning, problem solving, organizational, project management and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of government contract requirements
  • Knowledge of major aerospace prime customer requirements
  • Familiar with FAA production and repair station requirements
  • Six sigma tools and methodology; green belt or black belt experience is a plus
  • Lean manufacturing practices to improve product/process quality
  • Excellent problem solving skills aimed at identifying and correcting the root causes of problems
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of problem solving tools: 5-Whys, failure mode and effects analysis, 8-D, Pareto analysis, fault tree analysis, Bayesian inference and Ishikawa diagrams
  • Aerospace quality management systems: ISO, AS9100, AS9110, FAR 21, FAR 145
  •   Demonstrated ability to create and implement statistically valid control plans and audit plans
  • Working knowledge of inspection metrology and proper application of automated measuring equipment
  • Excellent working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Ability to create and/or review failure analysis reports and perform dimensional tolerance stack up analyses
  • Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project, and other applicable tools



  • US Persons Only (US citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee – all require proper identification and documentation).
  • Approximately 20% travel required.
  • Pre-Employment Verifications: Must pass background and reference checks, drug screen, and prior to employment. 
  • We are an E-Verify participant.



CIRCOR Aerospace Products and the Aerodyne Controls business offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including:  medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement.

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities