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Sr. Quality Engineer

Aerojet Rocketdyne

This is a Full-time position in Wood-Ridge, NJ posted December 1, 2019.

Overview ARDE, Inc., an Aerojet Rocketdyne Company, designs and manufactures pressure vessels (tanks) for aerospace applications.

We are seeking a Senior Quality Engineer with aerospace experience for our location in Carlstadt, NJ .

This position will work in a metal manufacturing environment.

This position needs candidates who are familiar with manufacturing methods including heat treating, welding, composites, NDT and inspection methods.

Responsibilities Working under limited general direction, the Senior Quality Engineer will develop, implement and administer various methods and procedures to ensure product quality.

Design and plan product inspections to assure potential defects are minimized and product and system quality levels are maintained.

Investigate root cause and implement corrective actions to assure efficient and effective system execution.

Audit product and processes as required including vendor surveillance.

Review procedures, purchasing documents, drawings, manufacturing travelers, process data, certifications for completeness and adequacy.

Prepare and review product data packages.

Establish and provide written procedures for quality assurance activities as related to product.

Generate non-conformance reports based on inspection results.

Generate inspection method sheet for inspectors.

Participate in review and disposition or nonconforming materials.

Investigate causes of system and hardware non-compliances.

Prepare and maintain quality assurance program plans in accordance with prescribed standards.

Administer the audit system using prescribed audit methods and checklists.

Participate in customer audits and source inspections.

Participate in technical, quality and commercial meetings with customers and suppliers.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and at least 5 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


Citizenship required.

Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Desired Qualifications: 10 years of experience in an aerospace manufacturing operation with certification to ISO9100.

Ability to work autonomously and make effective decisions.

Knowledge of various materials (Inconel, Aluminum, Composites).

Knowledge of processes (heat treating, welding, NDT).

Knowledge of inspection methods.

Knowledge of ISO, EAR, and ITAR standards and regulations.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Project management, time management, problem solving and organization skills.

Strong mechanical skills.

Ability to work as an effective team member.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a manufacturing environment, as well as standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

May require the ability to travel by air or auto.

Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas.

May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.

These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.