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United Technologies Corporation Senior Engineer, Supplier Quality in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job ID: 01352614

City: Colorado Springs

State: Colorado

Country: United States

Category: Quality

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HCO01: Interiors (Seats) - CO Springs 1275 N Newport Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80916 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?You could be a great fit for our Quality organization if:

• You take immense satisfaction and pride in the quality of your work.

• You’re the first to point out opportunities for continuous improvement (even outside of work…not at all to the annoyance of your friends and family).

• You understand the absolute importance of adhering to compliance…all while making your customers proud by achieving a zero-defect quality delivery plan.

OK. We got it. You live and breathe Quality. So do we! For us at Collins Aerospace, quality is personal. People’s lives and safety depend on the quality of our products. From the child flying for the first time, to the men and women who save lives, to the astronaut exploring outer space – what we do matters, every day. If you checked the boxes above, we invite you to join the Quality organization as we work to be the best aerospace company for the world by delighting our customers with 100 percent on-time delivery and zero defect parts.

Role Overview

Mission Systems is looking for a Senior Engineer to be part of a new multiple site based Supplier Quality team supporting the Training & Mission Systems portfolio of the Ejection and Propulsion Systems operations in both Colorado Springs and Fairfield, California. This engineer will provide supplier quality support for both manufacturing of engineered item and commodity materials supporting Mission Systems. This position is an exciting opportunity with room for career growth opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

Candidates should possess experience in Supplier Management with manufactured products, Quality Management Systems (QMS), Root Cause and Corrective Action, Continuous Improvement, Data Analysis, Specification Review, Inspection Methods, strong understanding of GD&T as well as Project Management including team facilitation. Candidates must have excellent communication, organizational and time management skills and an overall strong quality focus. They must be able to work within cross-functional teams including Program Management and Subcontracts Management to meet and improve upon program established quality and delivery goals.

  • Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead Supplier performance management by analyzing performance data, identifying opportunities for improvement and driving actions on supplier development

  • Proactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claims

  • Leading cross-functional teams in pursuit of performance improvements aligned to department and organizational goals

  • Preventing/Minimizing business impact from supplied material defects; supplier quality risk mitigation

  • Submitting, reviewing, coaching, accepting supplier corrective action requests

  • Lead on-site supplier engagements, including performance reviews, process walks and Quality System audits

  • Develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation

  • Provide project management guidance and support to projects and processes

  • Exercise independent judgment methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Leadership within supplied material performance organizational strategies and development / enhancement of Supplier Quality standard work

  • Influence supplier selection

  • 25% Travel on average

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Candidates for this role should possess a STEM Bachelor’s degree

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residence required.

  • Experience with manufactured products incorporating chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical commodities

  • Experience with AS9100 or ISO9000, Quality Management System (QMS) standards

  • Supplier Management, Project Management and Change Management experience

  • Expertise in manufacturing Special Processes & related industry organizations (Nadcap)

  • Competence in conducting root cause analysis for moderate to complex nonconformities and implementation of effective corrective action

  • Experience with continuous improvement, APQP, DFMEA, PFMEA, Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, etc.

  • Experience in conducting supplier audits

  • Strong interpersonal skills - able to influence others at all levels within an organization

  • Strong presentation skills - able to analyze and present data to all levels of leadership

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

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

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

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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.

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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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.