For over 15 years, Supplier Management Solutions (SMS) has remained the leading provider of full-service delivery assurance and quality solutions, servicing aerospace industry throughout the United States. As the only full-service quality solutions provider of its kind, SMS provides delivery assurance, containment, inspection, quality engineering, training, and supplier development services. SMS is providing support to the largest aeronautics companies in the US and is expanding our role in quality support.
Please visit our website at: www.SMSSolutionsInc.com
The Quality Assurance Specialist will be responsible for executing and expanding on key initiatives inside of the supplier quality organization. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible in high pressure situations.
Implementing, monitoring, approving and/or closing FAI approvals, sampling plans, and projects in the supply base.
Travel may be required to aid supplier in training and closing actions.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant procedures/requirements.
Provide leadership and direction to suppliers to ensure compliance to QCD (Quality, Cost, and Delivery) performance process requirements, and maintains up-to-date knowledge of general standards and regulatory requirements.
Review Supplier Corrective Actions and ensure Root Cause will be eliminated if implemented. Perform follow-up activities to verify implementation of corrective action plan and validate effectiveness of the plan.
Perform Review of PO to ensure supplier meets special requirements such as PPAP, APQP, Variability Reduction, Key Characteristics documentation.
Provide trending of supplier nonconformances and other required reports typically performed by Prime Contractor Quality Engineers.
5+ years of hands-on experience as a Quality Engineering in an Aerospace Manufacturing Environment.
Working knowledge and experience with Aircraft Parts and Material Conformity Inspections
3-5 years FAI experience with AS9102 (FAI) Protocol
Hands-on inspection experience and ability to use basic inspection tools and equipment (e.g. calipers, micrometers, gauges, etc.)
Hands-on experience or working knowledge of Special Processes (i.e., heat treating, welding, NDT)
Working knowledge and experience with inspection methods, techniques and protocols
Strong understanding of Engineering Mechanical Processes, Standard Drawings Conventions, Interpreting Drawing, Specifications and GD&T
5-7 years' experience hands-on experience with the ISO9001 and AS9100 Quality Management Systems Processes, especially in Production, Quality, and logistics
Knowledge of, (or hands-on experience preferred), with FAA, EAR, and ITAR standards and regulations
Experience leading customer audits
Strong verbal, written and communication skills
Project management, time management, problem solving and organization
Strong mechanical aptitude
Ability to work as an effective team member
Must have ability to obtain security clearance.
Prior experience in areas of Quality Engineering such as: DOE, FMEA, SPC, RCCA, controls plans, APQP, PPAP, material control, process control, systems performance, product evaluation, MSA, metrology, automated measurement and software is preferred.
Required Education (including certifications):
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a technical discipline, (i.e., Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quality Management, etc.).
OR In lieu of a Degree, 8+ years of hands-on experience as a Quality Engineering in an Aerospace Manufacturing environment.
Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is the leader in the Commercial and Defense Aerospace Industry providing global supplier management, development and quality services through "boots on the ground" on-site management to drive systemic changes that improve quality and sustain on-time delivery and overall supplier performance.
With SMS' U.S. Headquarters between Los Angeles and San Diego, in Temecula, CA, Steve M. Clarke, SMS' CEO, and team come with over forty (40) years of industry experience. Together, SMS understands the current dynamics and urgent need for a more efficient and cost-effective supply chain management solution. SMS' management team and field resources, Delivery Assurance Specialists (DAS), Supplier Development Specialists (SDS), Quality Assurance Specialists (QAS) and Sr. Quality Engineers (SQE), perform their role working as an extension of their customers, with a domestic presence in over 40 states and 24+ countries internationally. SMS' business model provides a customized, fully integrated service solution along the customer's value stream which results in quality parts arriving "on-time, every time."
As of January 2019, TRIGO Group, with a headquarters in Paris-France, has acquired Supplier Management Solutions. This transaction was a major step in TRIGO's development strategy into the value added global Aerospace supply chain and quality management services market, while expanded TRIGO's U.S. footprint by leveraging SMS' relationships and domestic presence. It has strengthened SMS' position as a quality partner in the Aerospace supply chain by providing global coverage in addition to an extended service offering into quality inspection and conformity management. The integration of the two companies has provided our current and future customers with a unique combined full service solution for both On-Time-Delivery and On-Quality-Delivery performance for the Aerospace supply chain.
Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.