Kaman Corporation

  • Quality Engineer

    Location : Location US-CT-Bloomfield
    Requisition ID
    Kaman Aerospace
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(9/5/2018 2:34 PM)
  • Overview



    We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join our team in Bloomfield, CT. At Kaman Specialty Bearings our Quality Engineers define the methods, equipment, and gauging necessary to be able to measure key process parameters and customer expectations. This individual also uses statistical tools and data analysis techniques, combined with routine auditing of key process parameters, to maintain requirements and find new ways to improve processes. He or she investigates the data collected from processes to define weaknesses in the current system and develop ways to continually improve the system to minimize variation and waste. Quality Engineers also update work instructions and provide training to operators and inspectors to ensure that process parameters are met and everyone understands roles and requirements.


    Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products, a division of Kaman Corporation, located in Bloomfield CT, is a leader in the design and manufacture of high technology mechanical products, such as self-lubricated bearings and driveline couplings, used in aviation, marine, hydropower and other industrial applications.


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    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead root cause investigations on any internal or external non-conformances. This may include 8D, 5 Why, DOE, or other similar methodologies to find the true root cause of problem. 
    • Be able to take charge in putting together meetings and/or workshops to determine the causes that lead to the problem/complaint and find effective measures to prevent recurrence of the issue.
    • Must have prior experience in a manufacturing (job shop) environment preferably having working knowledge of multi-axis machines, grinders, CNC type of lathes and milling machines, and bagging equipment.
    • Work with the Manufacturing Engineers to develop solid corrective actions to eliminate the non-conformance identified. (Corrective actions must include some mistake proofing to prevent recurrence.)
    • Work pro-actively on the prevention of non-conformances and product variation using tools such as SPC and Poka-Yoke systems and have the ability to introduce these into the process and monitor results for effectiveness.
    • Monitor key process parameters (such as rework and scrap) to isolate problem areas and correct the potential for escapes and waste prior to it happening.
    • Work well in a team environment but have the ability to work independently when required. 
    • Strong communication skills using verbal, written, or electronic media. Have the ability to design and explain concepts and requirements to those with less training and background.


    Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field such as Engineering or Quality.


    Experience: 5 years of experience in a Manufacturing/Quality function. Experience in a Job Shop environment.


    Knowledge Essential to the Position:

    • Analytical thinking
    • Attention to detail
    • Blueprint reading
    • Capability studies and gauge analysis (basic to strong understanding)
    • Communication (speaking, questioning, listening)
    • Customer service
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Microsoft Office skills
    • Minitab or other statistical software and electronic data collection systems
    • Problem solving
    • Production equipment
    • Results oriented
    • Team oriented
    • Training
    • Use precision instruments, including coordinate measuring machines
    • Writing, documentation


    All positions at Kamatics Corporation require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently all applicants must be US citizens or US Permanent Residents (“green card holders”) and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.




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