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Quality Engineer Contract

Company name
Esterline Technologies Corporation

Brea, CA

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Job Level

Individual Contributor

Job Description

Esterline Technologies Corporation

Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Esterline Engineered Materials, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Esterline, is a leading diversified manufacturer of highly engineered, organic, and in-organic elastomer based products.

Job Overview


Quality Engineer

Job Family:


Reports to:

Quality Manager

Works with:

Quality Director, Production Supervision and Management, Production Employees, Quality Inspectors,


Brea, CA, USA


Full Time

Job Summary

Quality Assurance Engineer will actively lead the improvement of customer satisfaction by leading the reduction of internal non-conformances and the elimination of customer returns through the effective utilization of continuous improvement techniques. This individual will also assist in the development of quality engineering and assurance personnel through effective mentoring and skill development programs.

Primary Responsibilities

Uses advanced Quality, Six Sigma methods and actively work with the production departments to effectively reduce non-conformance(s) and prevent returns.

Responsible for developing an effective corrective and preventative program that will concentrate its efforts on reducing scrap and rework.

Assists with operator and inspector training development requirements.

Mentors and assists with quality engineering development requirements.

Facilitates and processes customer returns through the material review process.

Conducts internal audits and corrective action follow-up per internal and customer quality system requirements.

Escorts and supports customer representatives during quality audits and responds to corrective action requests, as required.

Evaluates and selects appropriate product evaluation equipment and establishes applicable training to personnel.

Develops and updates Quality Program Procedures and Work Instructions and providing training to appropriate personnel.

Other duties as assigned.


Works effectively with limited supervision.

Demonstrated experience in analyzing and solving parts and process issues.

Working knowledge of Quality Assurance standards.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Demonstrated ability to meet critical deadlines in fast paced environment.

Ability to interpret contractual and specification requirements.

Must be a self-motivated team leader with the ability to lead continuous improvement activities.

Team player with ability to work well with employees and customers alike.

High level of motivation and sense of urgency.

Intermediate skills in working with Microsoft Office.

Ability to multi-task and shift priorities.

Esterline Competencies



Customer Focus -

Knows and understands the needs of internal and external customers. Is a result(s) oriented and works hard to consistently provide exceptional service.

Ethics and Values -

Adheres to an effective set of core values and beliefs and acts in accordance. Rewards the right values and disapproves of others.

Problem Solving -

Looks beyond the obvious to find effective solutions.

Integrity and Trust -

Widely trusted and seen as direct and truthful.

Functional/Technical Skills -

Possesses the skills to be effective in the job. Has the skill(s) to perform the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Listening -

Practices active and attentive listening, able to hear others.

Action-oriented -

Full of energy, willing to take action.

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related STEM curriculum.

Aerospace and/or Elastomer/Plastics manufacturing experience preferred

Related certification such as ASQ Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Lean and Six Sigma preferred.

U.S. Export Policy Notice:

To comply with U.S. export laws and regulations, Esterline operations in the U.S. may only employ U.S. Persons as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Company info

Esterline Technologies Corporation
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Company Profile
Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets. Approximately 80% of total revenues are generated from aerospace/defense markets. The remaining 20% is from the application of these technologies in adjacent markets. Esterline management views the company’s businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.

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