Quality Engineer

Tini Aerospace, Inc.

Simsbury, CT

At Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD), we believe that our strengths are built on our most important resource - our people. Join EBAD and you'll be a part of a team who creates cutting edge technology that will blast us into the future. No other company can match the innovative energetic solutions that we provide. At EBAD you will actively contribute to successful missions putting men, women and satellites into space, and protecting our armed service men and women around the world. If this is the culture and work environment you are seeking, then EBAD is the place for you! ​

Job Description

This position will primarily support one Value Stream. The candidate will be responsible for quality engineering, system and process improvements, supplier development and RCCA activity including non-conformance analysis and implementation of effective countermeasures.

  • Lead quality functions for assigned programs from proposal through shipment to customer while complying with customer requirements and achieving EBAD cost and delivery expectations.

  • Determine root cause and implement corrective actions for customer complaints and product defects.

  • Host external quality audits and participate in internal quality audits.

  • Participates in new product development and product failure investigations.

  • Maintain product First Article status in accordance with customer and AS9102 requirements.

  • Interface with suppliers and customers concerning program quality requirements.

  • Conduct customer and government source inspection

  • Develop IPs for suppliers and internal manufacturing

  • Verify customer requirements through creation of End Item Data Packages

  • Work to project timelines to support customer and business needs

  • Use statistical methods to improve product quality and reduce defects.

  • Conduct GR&R and process capability studies.

  • Interface with a variety of personnel in support of production including operators, quality engineers, inspectors, shop floor supervisors, program managers, product engineers and design engineers.

  • Develops, modifies, coordinates and documents the implementation, evaluation and maintenance of quality assurance programs and systems.

  • Issue internal and supplier Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA).

  • Provides advice and guidance in interpreting and adapting quality standards and government regulations.

  • Analyzes design reliability and quality to recommend process changes and enhancements.

  • Works closely with Engineering in bringing quality products to production readiness.


The successful candidate must have a BS/MS in an engineering discipline, or related experience. Additionally, it is desired that the candidate has experience in the following areas:

  • Experience in Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing or Continuous Improvement and strong problem-solving skills.

  • Interfacing with customers and suppliers concerning product quality.

  • Interpreting customer specifications and then designing and implementing an effective quality program.

  • ISO 9000/AS 9100 quality systems.

  • Production floor experience, defect reduction, and process improvement.

  • Experience in root cause/corrective and preventative action and the ability to lead project teams and customers through the analysis.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite software.

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.