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Quality Engineer

Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

Are you an experienced Quality Engineer looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to further advance your skills and career in a great working environment? Join our fast-growing team supporting leading Aerospace companies!


Come Join the Journey!

What you will be doing:

Supporting production ramp up of existing military aircraft with new design changes. Needs experience with Quality process requirements and specifications for tooling, planning, hand tools, FAC tests, etc…  Understanding of AS9145 including PPV and PFMEA to support aircraft production and upgrades. 

Review internal & external process documentation to ensure quality requirements are clearly defined for the mechanic and inspector (QA) communities

Perform statistical analysis on process / production assemblies to drive preventative actions and reduce product variations

Perform assessments and audits on process & procedures to ensure compliance to engineering drawings, specifications, and customer requirements (AS9145, AS9100 “D” / AS9102)

Analyze and solve basic to complex manufacturing issues and show effective solutions

Lead/drive manufacturing teams to resolve RCCA activities and issues including validation of process & procedure/planning updates

Deliver & maintain Quality Control Plans (QCP) which outline inspection gates and guidelines to ensure compliance to the quality standards.

Lead and track resolution of Quality issues for nonconformances, MRB, rework/repairs, and escapes

Able to share experience or lessons learned with peers, other support functions and mechanics.

Able to work with DCMA

Key Role Requirements:

Experience in aeropsace and/or with F-16, F-18, F-22, F-35 or C-130 and/or prior production ops experience at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics a PLUS.”

Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil or Industrial Engineering plus 5-10 years of related industry experience OR 10+ years in Quality Assurance & Inspection including 3-5+years as a Quality Engineer

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Desired Skills:

Ability to work  successfully both independently as a consultant and subject matter expert in support of multiple build teams

Detail-oriented ,diligent self-starter with a proactive approach on test coverage

Good communication skills.

Ability to do Multi-task. 

Problem solving skills.



Degree plus 5-10 years of related industry experience OR

10+ years in Quality Assurance & Inspection including 3-5+years as a Quality Engineer


Location: On-Site Greenville, SC

Job is full time 40 hours per week over 4 days. 

Job primarily on first and second shift or hybrid to overlap both shifts


Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Mostly Office Environments, Occasional Shop Floor involvement.
  • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
  • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
  • Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.

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.

Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.