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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Industrial Quality Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

We are CAES, a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider CAES. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven

A career with CAES is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.

Performs a wide variety of professional Quality Assurance (QA) engineering technical work which requires extensive application of Quality Assurance Engineering principles and concepts in support of the CAES QA functions.

  • Initial Roles and responsibilities for this position will include the following

  • 30% failure investigation and root cause and corrective action, 40% involvement with understanding customer requirements for new/marketed product and flowing it down to different parts of the organization and satisfying the needs of the customer, 20% performing compliance work related to quality systems like AS9100, MIL-PRF-38535 and QML & interact with government agencies like DLA and be CAES’s representative and 10% quality advocacy on supplier development.

Who We Want

  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend robust solutions to prevent future issues.

  • Effective communicators. People who can concisely communicate results, expectations, and recommendations to stakeholders, external suppliers, and their teams.

  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to resolve quality issues, implement effective supplier and engineering changes, and drive continuous improvement.

Other Responsibilies:

  • Establish effective interface with customers and their representatives. Participate in customer Program Reviews, discussions and presentation. Demonstrate capability to meet customer needs and assures customer that Quality interests are maintained. Resolve contract interpretations early into the Program.

  • Develop new and or improved processes through the application of theoretical and practical engineering

  • Provide direction, mentorship and resources to other engineering groups and project leaders as well as factory technicians. Act as lead engineer on a variety of projects and participates in the project planning of major sub-projects

  • Compile data and makes recommendations for product or process design changes. This will include the use of Design of Experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis using six sigma principles.

  • Provide guidance to other engineers regarding applicable regulatory and statutory requirements and applicability of these requirements to CAES products

  • Plan and direct creation of quality standards, quality control, and quality assurance procedures, sampling plans, test methods, fixtures, and processes in compliance to QML/MIL-PRF-38535 for finished devices manufactured at CAES Colorado Springs facility.

  • Provide quality engineering support to analyze the returned product

  • Own and manage internal and supplier driven non conformances (NCs) & Internal (NC) and CAPAs ensuring timely containment actions, corrections, root cause investigation

  • Perform quality audits to determine the effectiveness of the quality program and prepares audit reports

  • Comply and evaluate test and measurement data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process and material specifications

  • Keep abreast of all meaningful technical trends and developments and incorporates them in appropriate assignments.

  • Ask questions and don’t stop at the first answer. Analyze deeply to ensure the solution is the most effective solution

  • Bring unpleasant facts to discussion, does not hold back information

  • Be driven by results. Fully supports team decision, even if he/she disagrees with the decision

  • Enjoy working hard and learning when opportunities arise

  • Offer suggestions for doing things differently, brings measurable evidence to support each decision. Able to breakdown complex issues into simplified task

  • Set priority and manage time wisely, capable of identifying the critical issues from the trivial issues. Sets individual goals aligning with the team goal


•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

•Five (5)+ years of experience in Engineering role with experience in Quality or Manufacturing engineering OR;

•If candidate has a Master’s degree in Engineering, then three (3) + years of experience in an engineering role with experience in Quality or Manufacturing engineering acceptable.

•Two (2) + years of experience working with Quality Management systems like ISO 9001 and/or AS 9100.

•Two (2) + years of hands on experience taking care of process capability analysis, and/or Gauge R&R (GRR) and/or product or process qualification.

•This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by US export laws. In order to be eligible for this position, you must be a “US Person” under US export laws (or eligible for approval under a U.S. Government export license).


•Four (4) + years of experience in quality engineering, test, inspection, or manufacturing of sophisticated electronic or electromechanical products.

•Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt Certification preferred.

•Experience working in a defense contractor, aerospace or the military.

•Strong knowledge of Quality concepts (e.g. Risk Management, CAPA, Audits, Statistics)

•Knowledge of AS9100 quality management system.

•Good command of excels, Minitab or JMP SW.

•MS, CQE, or CRE preferred.

Salary Range:


Applicable pay within the posted range may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, geographical location, job function of the position, education, and experience of the successful candidate.

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Employment Transparency

CAES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of CAES to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. CAES will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

CAES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Advertising Title: Industrial Quality Engineer

Requisition ID: 2021-4733

Street: 4350 Centennial Blvd.