Component Engineer I
Cobham’s San Diego Team is seeking a Component Engineer to serve as the primary interface between Quality Engineering, Component Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality Assurance departments by oversight of X Ray Fluorescence analysis of components at incoming inspection. Evaluates the chemical and materials characteristics of components and/or sub-components and systems to determine the analytical composition, verification of component and/or sub component compositions or elemental composition of layered terminations; analyses materials and recommends corrective action; develops analytical, chemical or materials methods, processes, procedures and use of equipment that will improve the analysis process and/or improves quality assurance and quality inspection; improves customer relations and internal product acceptance and quality of RF components and sub-systems through quality assurance and quality engineering; interfaces with customers and management; represents Quality Assurance in Material Review Board approval/disapproval of defective product.
Oversight of analysis, evaluation, and qualification of components using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis of components used in microwave assemblies. Oversees X-Ray Fluorescence analysis methods, testing and processes are in conformance with established processes procedures. Technical oversight of calibration, analysis and testing of components on instrumentation in our receiving inspection department. Evaluates components for elemental composition and is the subject matter expert for acceptance or rejection of materials based on chemical and/or mechanical characteristics. Supports business systems to determine the cause of failure and ensure corrective action closure using MIDEO video microscope, real time x-ray system and associated equipment. Ensures calibration of test and measurement equipment and supports Internal Audits and Corrective Action Closure Audits; ensure timely reporting and corrective action of audit findings within the testing area. Creates reports; component analysis reports, instrumentation calibration control charts and process procedures or analysis methods instructions. Develop or employ analytical/instrumental methods, processes and procedures to improve component analysis processes and quality assurance of out supply chain. Represent Quality Assurance in Material Review Board meetings for understanding the approval or disapproval of defective product. Improve and maintain 5S in your area, make suggestions for improvements. Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving. Collaborate in team meetings and activities. Perform other related duties as assigned. Performs work of high complexity; using judgment and discretion to establish methods, processes, procedures for continuous improvement and reduce failures. Works in a leadership capacity positively influencing employees across functional areas. Minimum Requirements:
Experience in instrumentation, analytical testing or failure analysis of electronic components. Knowledge of quality processes used in manufacturing product flow from assembly through final inspection. Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science, Analytical or Applied Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.Knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point. Experience reading blue prints.U.S. Citizenship. Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Preferred Experience:
Exposure to Enterprise-wide system, such as SAP or Oracle. Experience in microwave assemblies. Master’s Degree. Active DoD Clearance.
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