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Senior Quality Engineer

Orange City, Iowa
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
An exciting aerospace career awaits you in our manufacturing facility in Orange City, Iowa. Apply to join the SEKISUI Aerospace team today!


Responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and directing all aspects of the Quality department and reports to the Quality Manager. The chosen candidate will be responsible for implementing and utilizing the AS 9100-B / ISO 9 compliant Quality Management Systems to ensure that our products are manufactured to meet the dimensions, specifications, quality and any other features or requirements specified by our customers. The chosen candidate will drive the continuous improvement of customer feedback, management, manufacturing, and supply chain processes.

Essential Functions: Essential functions, including how an individual is to perform them and the frequency with which the tasks are performed; the tasks must be part of the job function and truly necessary or required to perform the job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


Works with customers, program managers, and engineering staff to develop techniques and procedures for inspecting and testing company product
Responsible for inspection, test and calibration operations
Oversees analysis on material or product defects, production processes, and customer requirements in order to recommend or implement modifications in products and/or quality standards where appropriate
Maintains and continually improves the Quality Management System
Partners with engineering to manage the document control process
Establishes effective communication channels that ensure the flow of quality-related information to and from vendors, customers, management, and other departments
Identifies and develops new quality metrics as needs arise
Assists in development of strategic and tactical plans to ensure achievement of company and departmental goals
Works with program managers, and engineering staff to define how the quality system will meet the customer s requirements

Required Qualifications

Must have extensive AS9100, ISO9000 & QS9000 quality systems experience
Proven track record in managing a manufacturing quality system with measurable results
Knowledge of advanced manufacturing, quality assurance, quality control, and related measurement methods and techniques
Knowledge of product inspection standards and sampling, metrology and tools calibration an asset
Experience in using statistical data analysis methodology to control and improve the design, product realization (manufacturing) and supply chain related processes
Knowledge of supply chain processes and supplier quality management programs for government and prime contractors purchasing, contracting and subcontracting
Ability to specify, negotiate and document agreements related to supplier quality requirements
Experience in developing, implementing and managing/leading an effective MRB (material review board) program
Ability to lead an effective continuous improvement program (or be part of the team that is responsible) related to both products and processes
Ability to interact well with and manage people as well as facilitate interdisciplinary teams
Adapts quickly to changing requirements, resources, and tools
Superior leadership, communication and interdisciplinary skills


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor's degree in engineering / quality equivalent preferred. ASQ-QE or QM Certification preferred.


Five to seven years related work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Computer Skills

Very proficient with Microsoft office products, document control systems, and databases

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to precarious places and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate requiring hearing protection in certain areas.

Required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

PPE is provided by SEKISUI Aerospace based on the employee s position and exposure.


Day Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, additional overtime hours as needed

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, Life and AD&D Insurance
Company Sponsored 401k
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Tuition Reimbursement

SEKISUI Aerospace is a division of SEKISUI Chemical Group with offices in the United States. Our headquarters are located in Renton, WA with facilities Sumner, WA and Orange City, IA. We design, engineer and manufacture composite structures used in commercial and military aircraft.

SEKISUI Aerospace is committed to maintaining a work community that recognizes and appreciates the value of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding and mutual dignity and respect among all team members. Our Values are the filter by which we do business. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Orange City, IA is located in the northwest corner of Iowa in Sioux County. It is home to two growing school systems, a four-year liberal arts college, the annual Tulip Festival, as well as many large industry and development opportunities. To learn more about the Orange City community please visit .

Pre-Employment Screening

SEKISUI Aerospace is a Drug Free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.

Any applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to a background screening.

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

SEKISUI Aerospace provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

People with Disabilities
SEKISUI Aerospace is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the human resources department at the appropriate SEKISUI Aerospace manufacturing site.

Orange City Operations:

E-Verify Statement
SEKISUI Aerospace is a federal contractor and is required to participate in the federal government s E-Verify program. E-Verify allow us to confirm the employment authorization of newly hired employees through an electronic database maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. With respect to new hires, the E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with a new hire s completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification within three days of starting employment. For information regarding E-Verify, visit the E-Verify site.

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  • Job Reference: 674022928-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Location: Orange City, Iowa
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent