Quality Assurance Analyst II - DEA Program - Fort Worth, Texas
Vertex Aerospace •
The Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst 2, assists the QA Manager with overseeing the Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) and Quality Management System (QMS). QA is an independent resource that reports business information to the Program Manager, information that pertains to the interests of the organization to meet customer safety and quality of service requirements. This job has no aircraft maintenance duties or supervisory responsibilities.
Total salary varies depending on experience and certifications.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the below-listed functions. Additional functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbents performance appraisal elements. Various tasks may be assigned under each function. Those that are listed under the examples are not all-inclusive; they are examples only and may be amended or added to as needed by the organization:
- Business Acumen: Combine experience, knowledge, and perspective in the context of a particular situation and collaborate with other team members to make sound judgments. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
- Technical Writing: Strong expository and descriptive skills. Must be able to understand the subject matter when generating quality reports or when checking for credibility during peer, technical and editorial type reviews
- Make Enquiries: Utilize investigative techniques, risk-based thinking, and other principles when conducting case studies, investigations, assessments, evaluations, or audits for evidence of statistics, decision, or action
- Process Assurance: Perform process-based performance assessments to ensure compliance with contract criteria and applicable regulatory requirements. This includes:
- Analyzing process characteristics, interpreting data, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and determining if there are trends of decreasing capability or increased risk
- Determining the extent to which planned preventive or corrective action activities are realized, and to the extent that results are achieved
- Product Assurance: Evaluate aircraft service provider maintenance/quality inspection systems, and capabilities. This includes:
- Contracted maintenance service, repair, inspection, and/or alteration for satisfactory performance against purchase order requirements and specified standards including maintenance record deliverable requirements
- Verifying aircraft maintenance service requirements, and return to service of maintenance or alterations of articles or specialized services in which FAR Parts 43, 91, and 145 apply, including manufacturers data, drawings, specifications, bulletins, or other technical data
- Prepare preventive/corrective action type requests to initiate an investigation of the cause for improvement or nonconformity
- Quantify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), metrics, and other data
- Quality & Accuracy of Work: Possess a high degree of mastery, requiring minimal supervision because of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and past performance.
- Work Tasks: Deliver all quality report workflows to an extent in which tasks are complete, with all details covered, avoiding the necessity to perform further work to complete it.
Bachelor's Degree plus 6 years experience evaluating and applying quality assurance concepts, principles, methods, and practices when analyzing aviation products or services OR Associate's Degree plus 8 years experience evaluating and applying quality assurance concepts, principles, methods, and practices when analyzing aviation products or services OR High School Diploma plus 10 years experience evaluating and applying quality assurance concepts, principles, methods, and practices when analyzing aviation product or services.
Evaluating compliance to contract requirements for aircraft, including conducting audits, risk assessments, and/or technical studies, and statistical and quality data analysis.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
- Must hold a currently effective mechanic certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with both Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) ratings
- A minimum of ten (10) years of experience (preferred) applying principles, practices, and standards associated with all levels of aircraft maintenance, repair, and alteration
- A working knowledge (fixed and rotary wing experience is preferred) of applicable regulations for return to service of maintenance or alterations of articles or specialized services in which FAR Parts 43, 91, and 145 apply, including manufacturers data, drawings, specifications, and bulletins, or other technical data
- Ability to comprehend and process information accurately and timely
- Present information within a context that gives meaning and relevance, and can lead to increased understanding and decreased uncertainty.
- Computer skills: Comprehensive knowledge and experience using MS Office Suite
- Availability: Must be flexible to effectively support the changing needs of the program, including being available at earlier or later times than normal hours. Weekends and holidays as necessary.
- Occasional travel – will be required. May be required to obtain a passport and a visa
- Workplace Safety: must comply with and maintain all company & federally mandated vaccination requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
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