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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

Cobham Mission Systems Orchard Park Orchard Park, NY

Orchard Park, NY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Cobham is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer that will drive quality improvement initiatives and root cause and corrective action; and to lead quality engineering support for value stream teams and product lines. This position is located in Orchard Park, NY.


* Perform thorough supplier audits and assessments to identify opportunities for process and product improvements

* Monitor and evaluate supplier process for compliance to purchase order and engineering requirements

* Improve product quality by ensuring proper inspection and drawing requirements are communicated, understood and deliverable

* Update supplier records and performance metrics; produce supplier reports

* Provide Manufacturing and Quality with timely investigations into supplier quality issues

* Work with Design, Manufacturing and Quality to define process parameters and criteria to ensure suppliers process is capable of meeting product requirements

* Promote the use of continuous improvement techniques such as Lean, Six Sigma, Poka-Yoke, Measurement System Analysis and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

* Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues

* Gather and analyze supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain

* Report on key performance indicators

* Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs

* Undertake personal continuous training and development


* Completed Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Applied Statistics

* Minimum of five years of manufacturing or supplier management experience

* Experience with Lean Six Sigma Methodologies

* Experience interpreting engineering drawings and specifications

* Experience with manufacturing processes

* This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident


* Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Statistics or Business

* Knowledge of PPAP

* Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing certified

* ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

* Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic systems

* Ability to work in a team environment

* Effective verbal and written communication skills

* Effective listening skills

* Ability to present data effectively

* Effective problem solving skills

* Self-starter with ability to work independently

* Knowledge of measurement techniques

* Skills: organizational, communication, leadership, personal computing, performance management, continuous improvement and problem solving

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And its the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: US-New York-Orchard Park
Organization: Cobham Mission Systems Orchard Park
Schedule: Full-time
Recruiter: Theresa Zens