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Quality Engineer
Ref No.: 17-28185
Location: Tampa, Florida

The Quality Engineer is expected to work within cross-functional teams and/or individually to plan and implement improvements while continuing to collect data in order to prove project success.

Comtech Command and Control is a leading provider of mission critical solutions to government and civilian agencies with a focus on C4ISR solutions using any type of network, whether mobile, fixed, static, terrestrial, marine, airborne or in space. Comtech designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. We are technology leaders in the markets that we serve and conduct our business through Government solutions. Our market segments consist of: Tactical Communications, Space & Component Technology, Mobile Datacom, and Cyber Security Solutions.
  • Maintain and audit ISO 9001 documentation for manufacturing of SATCOM terminals and telecommunication equipment. Must be familiar with ISO 9001-2015 requirements.
  • Manage Quality Assurance documentation – Certificates of Compliance, Test Results, Sign-off Reviews, Material Review Board documentation, Cost Point Item Master and Bills of Material, Cost Point MRP support
  • Configuration Management – Supervise and act as SME for Configuration Management activities in the production group
  • Monitor quality records, reports, field failures and test results seeking continuous improvement.
  • Interface with Engineering, Program Management, Finance, Operations, Supply Chain and Maintenance to discover trends in poor quality or areas with significant improvement can be found.
  • Gather, complete, and properly store information and documentation to meet Comtech's Quality record requirements included but not limited to serial numbers, test results, signoff reviews, etc.
  • Responsible for providing Certificate of Compliance for product prior to shipment, including technical quality compliance and testing, shipment, proper function verification per predetermined standards.
  • Support the production team, ensuring products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system.
  • Participate and lead the Material Review Board process to assist resolution of any issues that resulted from nonconforming material.
  • Participate and/or lead cross-departmental meetings that are specifically in regard to Quality issues, and act as a representative for the Quality Department other types of meetings.
  • Participate and/or lead continuous improvement activities within the Quality department and with other departments to strengthen Comtech's Quality management system (QMS).
  • Assist in the solution of Quality-related problems resulting in the issuance of corrective actions reports, vendor corrective action reports and customer complaints with tools such as 8D, 5 whys, etc.
  • Act as a representative to suppliers and customers when required, supporting COMTECH's Quality Management System.
  • Responsible for continual improvement activities through an effective CAPA system to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc.
  • Provide guidance and direction as needed in support of a coherent team work environment complying Comtech's QMS. ​
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with diverse audiences both internally and externally and foster strong teamwork.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, and as a member of a team environment
  • Detail-oriented, with strong analytical in a technical background.
  • Prefer experience with equipment related to networking, microwave, satellite, baseband and wireless equipment.
  • Prefer previous experience with quality management systems within a DoD manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelor's degree plus 2 years' experience in a technical manufacturing field, experience in DoD manufacturing highly desired.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, ability to program Microsoft Access Database for automated capture of quality required data and Excel Formulas and Pivot Tables.
  • Knowledge of standard quality and reliability tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), Lean, Six Sigma, DOE, SPC and Process Mapping in an aerospace (preferably military defense) environment.
  • Experience in maintaining ISO certification through audits and ISO documentation.
  • Secret clearance preferred

Comtech offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and flexible paid time off options, for eligible employees:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account
  • STD, LTD, Supplemental Life insurance and AD&D
  • Comprehensive 401k plan and Employee stock purchase plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick time
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Bereavement and jury duty leave

Comtech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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