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Group Lead, Quality R&D Description at United Technologies Corporation

Group Lead, Quality R&D

Business Unit UTC Aerospace Systems Job ID 49483BR Date posted 07/11/2017 City Riverside State California Country United States
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.

UTC Aerospace Systems is part of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.
UTC Aerospace Systems employs approximately 42,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of ~$14 billion.

The Aerostructures business unit, headquartered in Chula Vista, Calif., is one of eight business units within UTC Aerospace Systems. With a global network of facilities, Aerostructures is a world leader in the design, development, production, integration and support of jet engine nacelle systems for commercial aircraft.

At UTC Aerospace Systems, we take great pride in creating career opportunities for our employees, and we provide them with the tools, training and support they need to achieve their goals.

This position is for our Aerostructures facility, located in Riverside, California, which comprises approximately 1.2m square feet of manufacturing, assembly and storage space. The facility specializes in metal and composite bonding, automation, paint and processing, assembly, perforation technology and precision machining and contains numerous labs conducting R&D activities.The Riverside facility manufactures and assembles components of nacelle systems for large commercial, regional and military aircraft; supporting annual revenue of approximate annual sales of $2.4B.

Job Description

The Quality Engineer will act as Quality interface to provide expertise between the organization and its customers to proactively assure that their quality needs and expectations are understood and satisfied. Provide support to the Supply Chain Management organization relative to the collection and analysis of supplier quality data. Provide expertise in Quality Assurance and process improvement tools and methods. Execute the initiatives of the organization in the development, implementation and improvement of the appropriate Quality Management systems throughout the operation. Develop, implement and auditing of inspection and test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures / work instructions. Facilitate the investigation and elimination of causes of quality problems and follow-up on corrective actions. Develop and analyze statistical data and product / process performance and to recommend and implement improvements in targeted areas of the organization. Provide support in the way of development and evaluation of process capability, process control plans, analysis of out-of-control conditions, and process audits with the objective of improving the process performance and capability. Participate in all aspects of product development and launch activities through the organization to help ensure quality goals are met on new nacelle development programs.

Level of Responsibility:
  • Responsible for several components of a project or a complex component of a larger project.
  • Contributes to the team or department by ing his/her knowledge of one or more functional areas.
  • Fully developed professional able to work without direct guidance or direction from others.
  • Has in depth knowledge of the discipline and role.
  • Responsible for Quality procedures, Internal Inspections, and Suppliers.
  • Will have up to five (5) direct reports.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with QA systems such as AS9100,ISO, Conducting Audits, Being able to manage Rejection Tags and Corrective Action is a requirement
    Proven track record of understanding and managing First Article Inspections (FAI) is also a requirement.
  • Self motivated with a passion for QA and proven problem solving ability.
  • Prior leadership experience.
  • CAD software experience: Inventor, SolidWorks, Pro-E or CATIA is preferred but not required.
  • Six sigma experience or LEAN, knowledge of Lean Product Development (LPD) and Continuous Improvement (CI) is preferred but not required; including experience working within an environment that embraces the daily use of these tools. Enhance and support teamwork.
  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in the following MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and MS Project or project Management Software.

Due to ITAR, all applicants must be a US Citizen or a current Green Card holder.

  • BA/BS Engineering degree w/6- 10+ years experience
  • MA/MS Engineering degree w/4 - 7+ years experience
  • PhD Engineering degree w/2 - 4+ years experience.
United Technologies Corporation 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.


  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics

Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines. This is your opportunity to join a company steeped in history yet focused on the future by developing engines that provide step-change improvements for the next generation of commercial aircraft and fifth generation military aircraft. Pratt & Whitney, a pioneer in flight and technology, is part of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) family. UTC is a Fortune 50 company located in over 4,800 locations in approximately 80 countries with $65.2 billion in revenues in 2014.


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