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Textron Quality Assurance Engineer Spec in Wichita, Kansas

Quality Assurance Engineer Spec

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades and continues to be the global leader by equipping customers with smart solutions for every circumstance, every mission. We are passionate advocates of aviation, providing aircraft that save time and empower people with the freedom of flight. With functions ranging from Communications, Engineering, Finance, Flight Operations, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Marketing, Sales, and, more - you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, learn new skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities and build your career. We provide resources to empower your journey. Your success is our success.



Represent the organization as a subject matter expert on Quality competencies, including statistical process control, root cause analysis, advance data analysis, and aircraft inspection philosophy. Coordinate with Manufacturing Engineering, Tooling, Supply Chain and Engineering to provide inspection strategies through the design and build process. Provide risk management strategies, strategic solutions, quality initiatives, optimized quality control and assurance processes.


  • Develop strategic plan for quality assurance engineering.

  • Provide technical and strategic guidance to the team regarding statistical process analysis, root cause analysis, failure mode and effect analysis, inspection methodologies and inspection plans

  • Identifies and completes process improvement projects related to achieving improved quality or efficiency.

  • Optimize existing quality processes and procedures and recommend and develop new quality processes and procedures to improve aircraft build and maintenance.

  • Identify patterns, trends, and anomalies that impact quality decisions through large volume data processing and statistical analysis.

  • Perform necessary research to maintain and exercise a working knowledge of new quality processes and techniques.

  • Evaluate and optimize quality planning activities including Quality Plans, Quality Assurance documents and Inspection Plans.

  • Develop/maintain KPIs for the quality assurance engineering processes to demonstrate process effectiveness and improved efficiency.

  • Promotes, encourages, and leads employees towards a continuous improvement culture.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in:

o Supply Chain

o Industrial Engineering

o Mechanical Engineering

o Aeronautical Engineering

o Materials Engineering

o Other related field

  • Minimum 10 years of quality/manufacturing or relative engineering experience required.

  • Master's degree or PhD in engineering or related field a plus

  • Comprehensive understanding of aircraft structural design, aircraft systems design, and aircraft functional requirements.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint is required, Visio experience is desired.

  • Lean/Six Sigma certification as a green belt preferred.


  • Experience with 14 CFR Part 21 requirements

  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (QMS) and testing methodologies

  • Experience with statistical analysis and risk management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to clearly communicate technical details to others.

  • Creative and innovative thinker. Must be able to think outside the box and articulate abstract concepts to peers.

  • Action oriented and self-motivated to drive their peers to develop the best product possible.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Time management skills are required to work multiple concurrent projects of various size and scope.

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Quality
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 10/31/2023, 2:23:42 PM

Req ID: 318244