Senior Product Quality Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

Software Engineering, Product, Quality Assurance
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

The opportunity

As a member of our System Safety team you will report to the Manager of Safety, Reliability, and Maintainability, and will help define and apply the safety standards for our first certified aircraft. You will help us overcome the challenge of providing airline-like levels of safety while offering urban air transportation at a price accessible to all, setting the bar for the entire nascent advanced air mobility industry.

What you’ll do

  • Take a key leadership role in the development and deployment of procedures, and standards for a manufacturing quality system that meets AS9100 and FAA requirements.
  • Lead the establishment of an aircraft inspection plan
  • Execute / Oversee the Root Cause and Corrective Action plans associated to the shop floor to include establishment of problem solving training for manufacturing
  • Develop metrics and KPIs to assess and act on the health of the flight line based on date from the manufacturing and quality teams.
  • Assist in the development of training content to support new processes
  • Lead the inspection team consisting of 4-8 inspectors
  • Assist in the planning and process for company inspection in support of FAA conformity inspection and certification process.
  • Support the development and roll out of Advanced Product Quality Planning techniques such as PFMEAs, control plans and SPC

What you need

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial) with at least 5+ years’ experience
  • Experience creating and approving first article inspections with working knowledge of the tools required for inspection
  • Experience with MES systems and creating inspection plans electronically
  • Experience with APQP - creating PPAPs, DFM, MSAs, FMEAs and SPC.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment in aerospace or other highly regulated environments
  • Experience with design reviews including assessing the ability to verify dimensional requirements
  • Knowledge of Quality Standards such as AS9100, AS9103, AS9145, and AS6500.

Bonus qualifications

  • Experience creating real time dashboards using Tableau or Microsoft BI
  • Experience with conformity and working with the FAA and DARs
  • Six Sigma Black/Green Belt or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • Experience with developing/validating automated inspection equipment in a manufacturing environment including working with SQL languages
  • Experience with battery assembly processes

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $150,000-$175,000?. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.