Esterline Senior Quality Engineer in Coachella, California

Job Description

Esterline Technologies Corporation

Senior Quality Engineer, Esterline Defense Technologies

Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. Esterline Defense Technologies (EDT) is comprised of five wholly-owned subsidiaries of Esterline. The Defense Technologies platform has a sole source position in Combustible Ammunition Cases and Countermeasure Chaff. Additionally, Defense Technologies produces Countermeasure Flares and related products for the global defense industry. The platform is headquartered in Coachella, CA with additional locations in the states of Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina as well as one site in the United Kingdom.

Company Profile

Company Name: Esterline Defense Technologies is part of the Advanced Materials Business Segment of Esterline Technologies Corporation

Industry: Defense Products & Services

Number of Employees: 828

Job Overview

Title:Senior Quality Engineer

Job Family:Quality Engineers

Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager

Works with: mid-level managers and supervisors, employees

Location: Coachella, California

Type: Full-Time

Job Summary

Provide systems support for the various quality functions including contract and purchase order review, interpretation of contractual quality requirements and plans for compliance, data collection and analysis, and preparation of quality management system documentation. Design and manage process improvement projects as team leader and facilitator. Assist Quality Engineers with program quality issues. Support Armtec's continual improvement efforts including ISO 9001:2000, internal audits and assessment, SPC and SMART.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Effective project management. Must apply systematic problem solving and improvement concepts in a team environment to resolve product quality issues.

  • Will prepare test plans for conducting experimental trials and qualification of tooling to support improvement efforts, including any required MOC documentation, work instructions, maintenance work orders and subsequent CERs.

  • Analyze cost of quality and performance data to plan and deploy improvement efforts.

  • Must read and understand customer requirements, product drawings and specifications and provide written interpretation for performance.

  • Participate in all areas of Armtec's quality management system.

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above

  • Understand and live by Esterline’s ethics and business conduct policies

  • Provide input in areas not specific to quality assurance but essential to Armtec's Shared Values and team based management structure


  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Business Management or Engineering.

  • Five years experience in Quality Management or comparable work experience. Knowledge of government specifications, contracts, and ISO 9001:2000 requirements.

  • Knowledge of management systems for improving quality, i.e. benchmarking, project management, six-sigma, experimental design.

  • Must be dependable, responsible, and accurate and have the ability to deal with people effectively.

Esterline Competencies

  • Demonstrate ability in the Esterline competencies as a senior leader: timely/quality decisions, delegation, develops direct reports, process management, innovation management, business acumen, intellectual horsepower, learning on the fly, hiring and staffing.

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien Status required

Work Hours

4/10 workweek

To Apply

Please apply on-line on the Esterline Career Website,

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet

City: Coachella

State/Province/County: California

Full/Part-Time: Full Time

Position Type: Regular