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Quality Engineer (Recent Grad)

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Location: KENT, WA, United States
Job Family : Quality
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Apr 9, 2024
Job ID: 47972

Job Description
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Parker Aerospace is a global leader in commercial and military aircraft and aeroengine technology. With the addition of Parker Meggitt, the company collaborates with customers to enable engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow.

Are you ready to join an industry-leading global company that believes in empowering its employees? Are you prepared to use your inquisitive nature and strong work ethic to help our team solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges?

A career at Parker is rife with rewards and opportunities. But a career at Parker is not for everyone. Finding success at Parker requires dedication and an insatiable desire to win. We seek very smart people who also have the equally impressive characteristic of humility. We solve our customer’s challenges as teams, working together to ask the questions that have never been asked before.

Parker understands that solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges requires an inquisitive and intelligent workforce, and we invest in our employees to ensure they are the best in the industry. Our global success relies on empowered employees operating in an environment that breeds ideas and solutions, and we take every possible action to ensure this happens. 

Quality Engineer

We are looking for a talented engineer responsible for overall quality planning for manufactured and purchased products. This position will be responsible for the improvement of processes and technical quality planning, including review of contract requirements, designs, change orders, specifications, and work orders. Will also ensure that our company and sub-tier suppliers comply with customer quality and special process requirements.

Functions and Responsibilities

·         Uses advanced quality and continuous improvement quality engineering principles to enhance product quality, reliability, and acceptance.  Suggests and implements improvement ideas covering products designs, system processes, and hardware processing.

·         Prevents problems by assessing and qualifying the capability of the product design, manufacturing, and preventative action systems

·         Implements quality plans and monitors detection systems

·         Evaluates performance of the product design, manufacturing quality and reliability systems

·         Implements corrective actions and solves problems that affect quality, manufacturability, and product reliability

·         Provides customer/vendor and management interface on quality, process, and manufacturing systems

·         Conducts and supports audits on special processes and quality management system

·         Updates quality system documentation in support of audits and customer requests

·         Ensure development teams maintain focus on customer quality system and product quality requirements

Skills, Education and Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Aerospace Engineering, or Chemical Engineering.
  • Proficient at problem solving and working with Customers
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel, from shop employees to customer management both internally and externally
  • Hands-on with strong mechanical aptitude, and capable of successfully balancing both the technical and administrative aspects of the position.

Desired skills but not required:

  • Read and understand drawings, including geometric tolerancing.
  • Experience in developing Quality Plans, Monitoring Quality Performance, and implementing Corrective/Preventative Actions, and Interface with Customer and Third-Party Auditors.
  • Experience in manufacturing.
  • Experience in aerospace.
  • Working knowledge of FAA regulations.

Physical Requirements

Sit, stand and/or walk for 8-10 hours per day, depending on work schedule based on 40 hours/week.  Occasionally lift items that could be up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions

Use of protective clothing, goggles, helmets with protective lenses, and other equipment to prevent burns and eye injuries.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package. See what we have to offer!

·         Benefits: Our benefits start on day 1 of employment! We offer 2 medical plan networks, each with 4 plan designs – you’ll be sure to find the healthcare plan that fits your life! With each medical plan network, there are plans that include a Health Savings Account and a Health Reimbursement Account. You can choose from 3 dental plan options and vision coverage as well. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts for both Childcare and Healthcare expenses as well as optional Supplemental Medical Benefits (Critical Illness, Accidental Injury & Hospital Indemnity). Reduced healthcare premiums offered with a wellness incentive credit. Our company provided Life Insurance (1x annual salary), Accidental Life & Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance are available to employees. 

·         Bonus: This position receives a 10% Annual Cash Incentive Plan, which is a bonus based on division performance.

·         Retirement: Our 401k offers up to 5% Employer match with an annual Retirement Income Account (RIA) contribution of 3%. 

·         Time Off: To help promote a healthy work/life balance, this position receives 120 hours of Paid Time Off.

·         Holidays: Up to 14 Paid Holidays, including paid time off every year between Christmas and New Year’s. 

·         Parental Leave: 4 weeks Paid parental leave at 100% of your pay when you have a new addition to your family. 

·         Education: Ongoing education is supported through our Educational Reimbursement program.

·         Extras: Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance programs, financial guidance resources, paid jury duty time, bereavement time and volunteer time, as well as paid days off for citizenship testing, marriage and birth. Free membership to, and optional legal coverage were additions to our benefits package this year.

·         Certain positions may be offered relocation assistance and/or stock options.

The wage range for this role considers allowances for several factors, including but not limited to required experience, skill level, prior training, licensure/certifications, education and other business needs. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $68,460-$114,101.

Drug-Free Workplace
In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements. Completion of a U.S. Export Compliance Notice is required. Prospective employees must identify their status as a U.S. or Foreign Person, as well as their country of citizenship and residence. 

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. 

Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and (06/20/2006) (C/O July 2015)

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