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Reliability Quality Engineer - Space

Company: ILC Dover LP
Location: Frederica
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

ILC Dover is a world leader in the innovative design and production of engineered products employing high-performance flexible materials. Since 1947, we have provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems. Initially known for the production of space suits for NASA, we leverage our vast materials, engineering, process, and design experience to create high performance systems for a wide range of industries. ILC Dover is a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, which acquired the company in February 2020. Recognized globally for our flexible containment solutions, ILC Dover serves customers in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, personal care, food and beverage, chemical, aerospace, healthcare and government agencies. ILC Dover's visionary solutions improve efficiency, safeguard workers and product, and prevent disasters. For more information visit and follow us on .Position Objective:The Reliability Engineer applies engineering knowledge and specialist techniques to prevent or to reduce the likelihood or frequency of failures. They identify and correct the causes of failures that do occur despite efforts to prevent them. The Reliability Engineer also determines ways of coping with failures that do occur, if their causes have not been corrected; and, they apply methods for estimating the likely reliability of new designs, and for analyzing reliability data. The incumbent will also apply general quality assurance practices and principles. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes preliminary plans and develops reliability and quality engineering programs to achieve customer reliability objectives
  • Analyzes projected product utilization and calculates cumulative effect on final system reliability of individual part reliabilities
  • Develops failure mode and effect analyses and formulates mathematical models to identify units posing excessive failure risks and supports proposed changes in design
  • Advises and confers with engineers in design review meetings to give reliability findings and recommendations
  • Determines units requiring environmental testing and specifies minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data
  • Reviews subcontractors' proposals for reliability program and submits evaluation for decision
  • Reviews engineering specifications and drawings, proposing design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements
  • Observes conduct of tests at supplier, plant, or field locations to evaluate reliability factors such as numbers and causes of unit failures
  • Monitors failure data generated by customer using product to ascertain potential requirement for product improvement
  • Participates in structured failure analysis to determine root cause and develop corrective and preventive actions
  • Documents technical reports to support contract requirements, failure analysis or Reliability Engineering requirements
  • Develops and presents technical assessments associated with Reliability Engineering requirements
  • Develops, reviews, and approves test plans
  • Provides QA support and oversight in the areas of Manufacturing Cleanrooms, Inspection of finished goods/Packaging, Labeling Activities, Maintenance & Engineering, and QC activities
  • Maintain and report on quality assurance key performance measures and standards defined by Site Leadership
  • Investigate non-conformances and customer complaints, management of root cause analysis, implement corrective actions, and monitor progress and improvements
  • Drive continuous improvement on quality standards, requirements, and best practices
  • Ensure adherence to quality systems documentation, such as quality manuals, procedures, and work instructions at the shop floor level
  • Ensure all products produced meet manufacturing requirements, visual inspection acceptance criteria, reconciliation & segregation activities, and labeling & packaging requirements
  • Application of control plans to associated production lines to ensure proactive product adherence and capability control
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality codes and standards including ISO 9001 and AS9100. *This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Minimum Requirements: ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE:The Reliability Engineer is an individual contributor with some latitude for decision making and works under general direction. The incumbent in this role will report to the Quality Manager or Director and have a dotted-line relationship with the Business Unit Program or Project Managers. The incumbent will partner with cross-functional team members to complete tasks and projects. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and chemicals or solutions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The incumbent may also be exposed to hazardous testing environments requiring controlled conditions. Physical Demands: 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 regularly sits, stands and walks. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee will regularly use visual attention, eye focusing, visual perception. The employee will regularly use reason, logic, and critical-thinking skills.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, ILC Dover is committed to a diverse workforce. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), PTO, and more. Background Check & Drug Screening RequiredE-Verify UsedEOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran PI202020508

Keywords: ILC Dover LP, Wilmington , Reliability Quality Engineer - Space, Other , Frederica, Delaware

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