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Sr. supplier Quality Engineer

Location : USA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
Required Education : Bachelorís degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

GAL AeroStaff, which provides specialized staffing and recruiting services in the Business & Commercial Aviation industry, is presently seeking for Sr. supplier Quality Engineer for a 3 to 6 months contract, in USA. We offer competitive salaries, as well as a professional and ethical work environment. 

Essential Job Functions:


  • Manage supplier activities to ensure the quality of components for precision & complex machined parts

  • Be the technical focal point to coordinate Sourcing, Design & Materials Engineering functions while interfacing with suppliers.

  • Drive consistency and adherence to quality procedures and specification requirement

  • Manage supplier qualification and surveillance activities for assigned commodities/suppliers.

  • Provide technical guidance to suppliers to assure product/process compliance with engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Drive continuous improvement of supplier's quality, cycle, and delivery performance.

  • Manage supplier non-conformance and supplier deviation and concession activities; identify and drive process improvement, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation.

Specialized Knowledge / Skills:
Extensive knowledge of precision & complex machined parts manufacturing, quality & testing, and performance


  • Experience with part and process evaluation and qualification (APQP/PPAP,)

  • Measurement and/or Inspection experience (MSA, Gage R&R, Calibration)

  • History of identifying and resolving quality and delivery issues, including part containment, risk assessment, utilization of formal quality RC-CA tools and processes

  • Capability to inspect, verify parts and processes (1st piece, source inspection, material certs, FAI)

  • First Article Inspection Reviews & Documentation

  • Auditing / Assessing to Customer requirements and Industry specifications (like AS9100, AS9110, ISO9001, ,)

  • Use of Lean methodologies and Six Sigma tools

  • Quality metric and KPI establishment, tracking, control charts, improvement. Ability to perform data analysis.


  • Ability to read/interpret drawings including understanding of GD&T

  • Involvement with Process Flow, Control Plans, PFMEA, Work Instructions, Capability studies, Capacity evaluations, Production readiness reviews

  • Materials selection and process considerations

  • Familiarity (breadth and depth) of modern high tech manufacturing processes

  • Knowledge of Tool / Fixture / Gage Design and part handling/transfer


  • Knowledge of Aerospace Systems components and assemblies

  • Interaction with MRP systems

  • Product Design (fit/form/function)

  • Failure analysis/inspection

  • Proficiency using MS Office suite

  • Authoring/Conducting formal training

  • Program Management, scheduling, quoting and customer presentations

  • Leading/Training/Mentoring others

Required Qualifications :

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • BS degree in Engineering or Technical field. Other degrees w/ additional relevant experience will be considered.

  • Quality related Certifications (CQE, Black Belt, Lean, LCS)

  • 5+ years relevant experience in Quality / Manufacturing

  • 2+ years required for auditing, supplier development roles

  • Design background & Supply Chain Management history preferred

  • ISO9001, AS9100, and/or AS9110 auditor work preferred (required for auditing roles)

  • IAQG sanctioned AATT auditing certification (obtainable for auditing roles)

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Office and Shop Floor Environments

  • Common activities include sitting, walking and standing

  • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work

  • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures

  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early

  • Ability to travel to customer/supplier locations. Air travel may be required.

  • Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen and cannot hold dual citizenship.

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