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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer - First Article Inspection

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01412907 Date posted 11/10/2020 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

This position is responsible for providing quality objectives for the business unit in accordance with RCI quality policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable contractual requirements. This individual must be able to work within cross-functional teams to meet and improve upon established quality and delivery goals.  The position will be a focal point for quality issues, as well as responsible for continuing to develop and improve the processes associated with compliance to Collins Aerospace Quality Standards.  This position operates in the following functional areas: Quality Assurance, Quality System Validation, Supply Chain Quality Assurance, or Material Verification. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs preliminary review and Material Review Board analysis of First Article Inspection Reports and disposition of nonconforming material.

  • Evaluates Collins Aerospace or supplier products and processes.

  • Analyzes root causes of deficiencies and ensures proper corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.

  • Applies quality standards for receiving, in-process and final inspection in accordance with Collins Aerospace and contractual requirements. 

  • Provides support to manufacturing operations in the review of products and of engineering and manufacturing processes.

  • Maintains a working relationship with key customer procurement organizations to the benefit of the customer and Collins Aerospace.  

  • Maintains quality data records, compiles information, and prepares reports for internal and external customers.

  • Performs duties required by the Quality Management System.

  • Identifies need for and delivers training materials to Collins Aerospace or suppliers related to the Quality Management System.

  • Evaluates, revises and applies Procedures and Methods related to the RCI/Business Unit Quality Management System. 

  • Administers an effective evaluation and audit program for Collins Aerospace or its supply base to ensure conformance to Collins Aerospace process and product requirements. 

  • Utilizes lean or six sigma tools to evaluate Collins Aerospace or supplier products and processes. Analyzes root causes of deficiencies and ensures proper corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR
  • Advance degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
  • Must Be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Read and Interpretation of engineering drawings (Dimension, tolerance and basic GD&T Symbology).

  • Familiar with industry specification and standards interpretation

  • Familiar with inspection methods and techniques

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with continuous improvement principles, Six Sigma, lean, 5S etc.

  • Familiar with problem solving techniques like PDCA

  • Able to make quick decisions based in facts and risk analysis, even under high-pressured situations

  • Familiar with AS9102 and or First Article Inspection process and requirements

  • Experience in supplier management and development

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Best Doctors, second opinion program
  •  And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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