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Part Project Engineer
Ref No.: 19-10116
Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Full Time position: Part Project Engineer

Location: Hartford, CT or nearby

Target Salary- 85K to 100K


Position Name: Part Project Engineer


Key Words Must Have: APQP, PPAP, AS9100, Machining, Supplier Readiness Audit, Lean, Aviation Engine experience with Client Aviation, Pratt & Whitney or Rolls Royce.

Good to have: •AS9100D Lead Auditor Certification, Total Quality Management (TQM),

Job Description: Client seeks to secure an engineering resource to support Supply Chain Supplier Readiness for parts that are new to the selected supplier.  This position henceforth will be called the Part Project Engineer. The role of the Part Project Engineer requires a sustained engagement with one or more suppliers in a given geographical region.  The Part Project Engineer will be expected to engage with a supplier immediately after a purchase order is issued and work with the supplier to execute the Supplier Readiness process until the supplier is shipping production volumes of the subject part number.  Activities associated with supplier readiness will include: Pre-assessment planning, travel to and from vendor/source, performing the actual assessment, debriefing and summarizing the assessment performed, mentoring the supplier's team on APQP and the associated tools, driving the completion of assessment action items, reporting out regularly on readiness status of responsible part numbers, and completing assigned tasks as part of the supplier readiness process.  The Part Project Engineer is expected to meet with the supplier weekly, at a minimum, with onsite reviews or active working sessions as frequently as needed.


Technical Qualifications:

Strong understanding of manufacturing principles from order intake through shipment

Ability to understand and assess a wide range of source/vendor capabilities in manufacturing

Minimum 10 years in manufacturing with broad range of experience

Specific areas of focus within the following areas are desired, with experience related to Client Aviation engine components being optimum:

  • Processes
    • Machining
      • Milling, Turning, Grinding, Electro-Chemical Machining, Chemical Milling, Electrical Discharge Machining, Laser Ablation, Electro-Chemical Grinding
    • Coating processes including, but not limited to:
      • Entrapment Plating Coating, Selective Electroplate Plating, Metallic Vapor Diffusion Coating, Ceramic Composite Environmental Barrier Coating, Aluminum Anodic Coating, Abrasive Coating, Aluminum/Chromium Oxide Coating, Thermal Spray Coating, Corrosion resistant cladding
    • Welding/Heat Treat
      • .Inertia Friction Welding, Vacuum Heat Treat, Electron Beam Welding, Keyhole Plasma Arc Welding, Nitriding Steel Hardening, Case-Induction Hardening, and other welding processes typical for aviation engine parts
    • Composites
      • Adhesive and Composite Laminate Manufacturing, Bonding, Abradable Seal Material, etc.,  Including machining and inspection of these materials.
  • Aviation Quality Systems and Processes
    • Material Review Board, losses, yield, quality escapes, gage R&R, etc.
    • Issues related to inspection techniques and processes required for jet engine components