Quality Assurance Engineer (Onsite)




Columbus, GA


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United States of America


PW103: Columbus GA 8801 Macon Road, PO Box 9903, Columbus, GA, 31908 USA

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Pratt & Whitney is working to once again transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious.

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Innovation through diversity of thought. At Pratt & Whitney, we believe diversity of thought enables creativity, innovation, and a foundation for inclusion. By fostering an inclusive culture, we accept a shared accountability and responsibility to recognize, sponsor, coach, hire and promote talent equally. We welcome our employees to be their whole - best - selves at work because trust, respect and integrity, are a part of our DNA.

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The Pratt & Whitney Columbus Engine Center is seeking a qualified Quality Assurance Engineer (P3). The person in this role will bring experience in Quality Management Systems (QMS), AS9100/9110, RCCA, Data Analysis, Technical Review, as well as FOD program. You will also be the process owner of Columbus Engine Centers Internal Audit Program as well as the Foreign Object Prevention Program. This position will support other QMS areas like, Non-conformances, External Audits, and Documented information.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define, plan, and execute Internal Audit program in support of an AS9110 Quality Management System.

  • Analyzes and makes recommendations for the implementation and execution of the Foreign Object Detection and Prevention Program.

  • Provides research and guidance for root cause analysis & problem solving in escape management procedures.

  • Identify systemic issues and develops quality initiative strategies and addresses with key proactive quality tools (https://e.g. PFMEA, MSA, Process Flow and Control Plans, SPC, etc.), driving their implementation.

  • Conducts investigations, provides analysis and develops recommendations for corrective actions for nonconformities.

  • Reviews process control documentation to ensure it is in compliance with requirements, objectives, and/or contracts.

  • Analyzes quality activities to identify systemic issues and enable development of specific quality initiative improvements and strategies.

  • Develops proactive quality initiative strategies and drives their implementation.

  • Promote the Quality culture in the business, through compliance to the QMS and adherence to Quality Cardinal Rules.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and 3+ years Engineering of experience within Manufacturing, Military, Aerospace or Aviation industry; OR Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant industry experience; OR an Associate’s degree and 7+ years of relevant industry experience; OR Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certificate or similar technical training and 7+ years of relevant industry experience; OR High School Diploma 9+ years of relevant industry experience.

  • https://U.S. citizenship is required for this position; only https://U.S. citizens are authorized to access and handle sensitive data required to support our government and military programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in STEM field; Engineering field preferred.

  • Lead Auditor experience and advanced knowledge of AS9100/AS9110 standards and audit process. Certification a plus.

  • Experience working directly with auditors, regulators, and internal customers.

  • Experience in Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) for aircraft engines and CFR 145

  • LEAN, Continuous Improvement, and/or CORE, ACE, Six-Sigma training and experience.

  • Strong Root Cause Analysis experience, able to lead product or process non-conformance investigations (https://i.e., DIVEs).

  • Ability to read and interpret technical engineering drawings.

  • Advanced Data Analysis and Excel skills.

  • Organizational, planning and project management skills.  Certification a plus.

  • Experience working with Solumina MES, SAP ERP, and MS Office Suite.

  • Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to motivate teams to achieve business goals.

What is my Role Type?

In addition to transforming the future of flight, we are also transforming how and where we work. We’ve introduced role types to help you understand how you will operate in our blended work environment. This role is:          

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance workers, as they are essential to the development of our engines.

Candidates will learn more about role type and current site status throughout the recruiting process. For onsite and hybrid roles, commuting to and from the assigned site is the employee’s personal responsibility.

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

RTX 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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