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QuEST Global Senior Quality/Design Engineer - MRE in Lansing, Michigan



Senior Quality/Design Engineer - MRE

Job Description:

QuEST Global (engineering) Services is seeking candidates for the role of Sr. Quality/Design Engineer- MRE (Material Review Engineer) within the Aero-Engine industry and located in Lansing, MI. This hybrid technical role combines the education, skills and experience background of Design Engineers with the tools, requirements, and knowledge associated with the Quality and Manufacturing disciplines to review, evaluate and make formal dispositions on non-conforming parts. Incumbents engage in global cross functional engineering relationships including interaction with the Design Authority / Responsible parties. Other similar skill set work will supplement this MRB (Material Review Board) work. Minimal travel required. This is a full time Alternate Work Week position requiring availability to work 10-12 hr days Friday-Monday and is worked in a flexible remote/on-site capacity. US Citizenship required. MRE Certification training required and offered. Must be able to obtain and hold MRE certification for this role. Additional requirements below.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Review and disposition Non-Conforming Material (parts) from OEM, Suppliers, and Aftermarket. Work includes ability to review fit, form, function, interchangeability, health, safety, intended use, weight, appearance and classification (major vs minor) based on provided / obtained technical information. Also, the ability to determine/review part repair requirements or usage conditions

  • Member of cross functional rapid response teams formed to assess, address, and document/discuss critical production issues requiring an on-site presence.

  • Conduct other typical quality engineering activities - when required.

  • Part & Process Qualification / Verification / Validation (FAI; PPAP, etc.)

  • Proactive Process Development / Supplier Development

  • Quality Management System, Process, Tool compliance

  • In everything, help foster growth of QuEST’s Engineering Services across the life cycle of our customer’s products.

Secondary Job Functions:

  • Project Management: Execution and Support levels

  • Generate Productivity Improvement or Cost Avoidance ideas

  • Mature QuEST’s tools, systems, procedures, SW, checklists

  • Provide technical work review/training/support to others

  • Partake in cultural/social responsibility activities

  • Personnel Management/Development

Specialized Knowledge / Skills:

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

  • Reviewing engineering assessments, findings, investigations, repairs

  • Familiarity of CAB (Corrective Action Board) activities

  • Supplier interactive events

  • Presenting technical date/results to customer and regulatory representatives (Federal Aviation Administration; Defense Contract Management Admin)

  • Knowledge (breadth and depth) of modern high tech manufacturing processes (metal, composites) and associated support equipment, gaging, and handling

  • Interaction with MRP systems (Oracle/SAP/CAPP/Solumina)

  • Developing/mentoring less experienced engineers

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • BSME or equivalent technical field (BSAE)

  • 10 years Aero-Engine/Aerospace complex component design experience OR 15+ years of design experience in relatable components

  • Prior Aero-engine MRB (Material Review Board) and/or Non-Conformance process experience

  • Quality Engineering experience in Non-Conforming Material systems and processes

  • Quality certifications - noteworthy

Personal Work Attributes:

  • Self-motivated, disciplined, and organized

  • Passion for developing technical and business solutions

  • Ability to persuade and influence without authority

  • Maintain integrity & ethics in all situations

  • Superior customer interaction / Collaborative yet firm Supplier relations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Office and Shop Floor Environments

  • Services Oriented: Must be able to meet multiple commitments for QuEST’s customers

  • 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, OT

  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations

  • Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Locations: Lansing, MI

Shift: Alternate work week (Friday – Monday). Potential for some OT. Flexible.

Travel: 0-10%

Compensation Type: Salary Exempt (or Hourly non-Exempt if P/T)

Status: Full Time (40 hrs)

Reports to: Quality Engineering Discipline Center - Windsor, CT

Contact: https://www.quest-global.com/careers/

QuEST Global is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


(Rev: 19Feb 2021)

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Job Type:

Full Time-Regular

Assignment Country:

United States

Total Years of Exp:

10 plus

Education Type:

B.E/B.Tech/BS-Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

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Experience Level:

Mid Level