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Quality Engineer
Posted on 1/17/2023
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 4-year engineering degree required
  • 3+ years of experience in quality engineering, quality assurance or manufacturing engineering operations
  • Deep experience in transforming data into information to drive change
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and desire to work in manufacturing
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations (OSHA)
  • Working knowledge of ISO9002 or AS9002 quality systems (ideally familiar with ISO/AS implementation and audit process)
  • Analytical thinker with interpersonal skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts
  • Develop and update quality standards
  • Create Incoming Quality Inspection standard and process across the supply chain
  • Define vendor quality management criteria and audit process
  • Monitor and analyze quality performance, create reports and dashboards
  • Effectively manage reviews, drive for excellence
  • Coordinate quality system rollout with functional managers
  • Develop, configure and optimize mfg. processes from inception through to start up and validation
  • Assess processes, take measurements, interpret data and develop future state value stream map
  • Conduct gap analysis and create bridge map to achieve desired future state
  • Conduct and coordinate Lean KAIZEN events including
  • Develop best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output
  • Perform day-to-day manufacturing quality support on the production line
  • Perform risk assessments (FMEA)
  • Drive the creation of process documentation and operating instructions
Desired Qualifications
  • ASQ certification
  • Demonstrated track record of building quality functions
  • Previous start-up experience in a mfg setting
  • Ability to learn new engineering concepts quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to implement continuous improvement processes
  • Desire to lead others and coach them to their fullest potential
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Company Overview
Planet is an aerospace and data analytics company that builds small satellites and delivers information about the changing planet.