Product Quality Engineer - Turbomachinery

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Product, Quality Assurance
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

As a Product Quality Engineer, you will work inside & outside the organization to define, develop, and execute processes that deliver high quality & reliable Turbomachinery products. You will be a critical role in ensuring the reliability, quality, and performance of a jet propulsion systems. Your expertise will contribute to the success of cutting-edge projects in in Anduril’s product portfolio for years to come. You’ll collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to maintain high-quality standards throughout the development, testing, production, and deployment phases.. The right person for this role has knowledge of manufacturing, product development, sub-system performance criteria and metrology, and continuous improvement. If you are someone who loves to build world-class quality processes, work hands-on, and be accountable for results, then this role is for you.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Drive quality processes throughout the product development stages with the propulsion engineering team through design reviews, process development, testing, and qualification of propulsion products. Utilize the product maturity frame work to build a quality plan with partner organizations and deliver to the program schedule and performance expectations.
  • Collaborate with propulsion design engineers to ensure manufacturability and reliability. Champion quality planning and execution to customer design requirements and system integration - design, develop, and implement customer quality tools, processes, and procedures with partner organizations.
  • Own the elimination of product and process risk to improve quality & reliability across the product lifecycle. Utilize audits, readiness reviews, and training & documentation to ensure compliance. Support the planning and execution of rigorous testing procedures for jet propulsion systems, including engine assembly, pre-test checks, test initiation, and post-test teardown.
  • Work cross-functionally to define and execute the product roadmap and delivery schedule of the propulsion systems. Participate in design reviews, risk assessments, and project meetings
  • Lead Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) and Material Review Board (MRB) activities. Review the effectiveness of actions and share lessons learned across the product team. Investigate failures, anomalies, and non-conformities related to propulsion hardware.
  • Support the implementation of the Quality Management System on the programs. Define and improve required documentation and activities as needed.
  • Create, develop, and provide quality metrics to the project team and stakeholders.
  • Prepare, support, and lead customer onsite audits and reviews for contract deliverables for quality management and compliance.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in propulsion systems, aerospace manufacturing, or quality engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in turbomachinery engineering. Knowledge of fundamentals of internal combustion engines.
  • Experience driving high quality assemble and/or disassemble of complex projects and mechanical structures through developing drawings and work instructions with other engineering functions.
  • Proven expertise in the aerodynamics and thermodynamics of turbomachinery.
  • Experience driving product quality and performance requirements to test and measurement system development and optimization. Leading the transition from engineering qualification to manufacturing variance testing for product quality coverage.
  • Working knowledge of product development methodologies such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) elements such as Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) quality improvement techniques, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • A strong ownership mindset with demonstrated capability to drive projects from start to completion.
  • Analytical skills and experiences for data mining, data quality, metrics generation, issue management systems, and statistical analysis tools (MatLab, JMP, MiniTab, NX/CAD, etc)
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with air-breathing propulsion systems (Small jet engines, APUs)
  • 5-7 years of experience with developing quality systems for low volume, high complex manufacturing environments and suppliers.
  • Professional experience designing, testing, or flying air-breathing combustors, augmenters, ignition systems, variable area nozzles, or turbomachinery.
  • Working knowledge of AS9100/ ISO 9001-based Quality Management System requirements, including AS9100 CAA Part21 and Part145, along with ISM (Independent Systems Monitoring) for Part21J
  • Experience with government contracts and MIL standard requirements
  • Experience with Teamcenter, SolidWorks, Oracle/Netsuite, Jira, Tableau, and Foundry
US Salary Range
$100,000$150,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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