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Quality Engineer
Title:Quality Engineer
Location:Phoenix, AZ

Northstar Aerospace Phoenix is ITAR Compliant, candidates must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to be hired. 


The Quality Engineer is responsible for assessing process capability and supporting product and process qualifications. This position plays a key role with new production introduction, customer contract reviews (form part). This position also addresses and supports key account activities from quality assurance perspective. The Quality Engineer is in Northstar’s Quality Department, and reports to the Quality Manager. The position works with all levels of employees throughout the organization as necessary to facilitate quality assurance goals but does not directly or indirectly supervise any other employees. This is a full-time position.


The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are listed below. This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Assess the validity of statistical conclusions by analyzing the assumptions used and the robustness of the technique used.
  • Define, interpret, and classify quality characteristics for new and existing products and processes
  • Interpret specification requirements in relation to product and process characteristics and technical drawings, including characteristics such as views, title blocks, dimensioning and tolerancing, and GD&T symbols
  • Evaluate/analyze parts using the appropriate inspection tools such as gage blocks, calipers, micrometers, dial bore gauge, optical comparators, etc.
  • Actively participate in supplier management, including supplier qualification, certification, and evaluation
  • Conduct, interpret and drive actions of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Conduct product and process qualifications and capability studies
  • Review and improve manufacturing process for Quality Department
  • Review and approve inspection planning for production parts
  • Audit preparation and assistance for external audits when/as required
  • Plan, conduct and report internal and supplier QMS or process audits (support function, not primary responsibility)
  • Analyze all nonconformity data to determine results, document corrective actions and verify results
  • Work with external customers on parts discrepancy verification and parts submittals to NCR process


This position will not direct the work of any other employees.


The physical requirements of this position are listed below. This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing, writing and typing
  • Occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds
  • Occasional reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, twisting, bending and repetitive motion
  • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles
  • Frequent exposure to moderate to heavy noise
  • The ability to wear proper personal protective equipment, including earplugs, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.


Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent (Other Engineering disciplines may be considered). CQE w/ strong statistical analysis capability required (Black Belt preferred). Minimum Green Belt with QE responsibilities

Experience Required: 5 -10 year’s work-related experience as a Quality Engineer for Aerospace company or High-Tech manufacturing/precision machining environment


The knowledge, skills and abilities required and/or preferred for this position are listed below. This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Ability to read and interpret complex blue prints for Aerospace parts (GD&T)
  • Proficient in Root Cause Corrective Action tools and conduct RCCA for internal and customer related issues
  • Proficient in utilizing statistical tools Cp/Cpk, Pp/PpK, ANOVA and GR&R to assess, correct and/or qualify new processes and analyze product/process performance/capabilities
  • Able to work independently and achieve results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Look for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment
  • Manages competing demands
  • Must be detailed oriented and able to manage multiple prioritizes in a fast-paced work environment
  • Knowledgeable in GD&T / blue print interpretation
  • Shainin RedX problem solving skill set a plus
  • Skilled in auditing or knowledgeable in AS9100 or IS9001 a plus
  • Knowledgeable with Nadcap requirements a plus
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Minitab)

Northstar Aerospace is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.






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