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General Electric Lead Development Quality Assurance Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The Development Quality Assurance Engineer conducts independent assessment of engineering compliance to systems, rules, and processes to ensure fulfillment of internal and external requirements. Ensures that projects and products are capable and will meet applicable standards and requirements (Preventive). Comprehensive in-depth understanding of industry and regulatory requirements, standards, and practices in avionics systems, software, and hardware.

Job Description

The Lead DQA Engineer is responsible for providing independent assurance that internal and external requirements (including governmental, industrial, and contractual) as applicable to development are met.

In addition, the Lead DQA Engineer will:

  • Assure that products developed by GE Aviation are the result of suitable, rigorous, and structured processes enacted throughout the product lifecycle

  • Conduct assessments / audits of engineering development activities to gauge compliance with applicable regulatory, industrial, and company standards

  • Review technical documentation with a view to Quality and Compliance requirements

  • Generate Quality Assurance plans and work instructions for execution of Quality Assurance functions

  • Serve as domain expert with regard to understanding and applying aviation standards including, but not limited to:

  • RTCA / DO-178C

  • RTCA / DO-254

  • RTCA / DO-297

  • SAE ARP4754A

  • Provide regular and thorough status reports and data to leadership

  • Provide expert advice on alternative approaches to compliance requirement, when appropriate

  • Ensure Quality records are maintained, metrics collected, and reports given back to the business

  • Evaluate, develop, and publish quality metrics and audit results to the project team and stakeholders

  • Interface with, and provide support to, regulatory authorities, customer representatives, and supplier representatives

  • Conduct training to quality processes as needed

  • Conduct root cause / corrective action investigations using appropriate procedures 49512-1934

  • Generate and maintain objective evidence of assessment activities for customer and regulatory review

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma/GED with a minimum of 7 years of experience in quality)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering, quality or process assurance/compliance

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Lead initiatives and deliver on expected outcomes

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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