Moorpark, CA

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) and their division NEA are leaders in energetic and non-energetic system solutions offered to aerospace, satellite and defense customers for a wide variety of applications.  EBAD products and capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community.

EBAD seeks a highly motivated individual for the Quality Engineer position, reporting directly to the Quality Manager. This position is located in Moorpark, Ca.


This position provides organizational support for customer programs and supplier quality requirements.  The candidate will be responsible for quality engineering, system and process improvements, supplier development and RCCA activity including non-conformance analysis and implementation of effective countermeasures.

  • Lead quality functions for assigned programs from proposal through shipment to customer while complying with customer requirements and achieving EBA&D cost and delivery expectations.

  • Actively participate in IPTs and leads FMEAs.

  • Host customer quality audits and participates in internal quality audits.

  • Interface with suppliers and customers concerning program quality requirements.

  • Develops, modifies, coordinates and documents the implementation, evaluation and maintenance of quality assurance programs and systems.

  • Establish QA/QC tools for measuring supplier performance that affect our products and services.

  • Issue formal supplier corrective actions (SCARs) and work with them to resolve problems.

  • Issue internal and supplier Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA).

  • Provides advice and guidance in interpreting and adapting quality standards and government regulations.

  • Tracks and maintains production quality against quality standards.

  • Develops and directs strategies for continual product improvement.

  • Analyzes design reliability and quality to recommend process changes and enhancements.

  • Works closely with Engineering in bringing quality products to production readiness.

  • Leads quality in production activities: Factory materials, process, assemblies, products, and field failures (RMA).


The successful candidate preferably will have a BS/MS in science or engineering discipline with emphasis in electro/mechanical engineering and 5+ years of experience in quality engineering.


Scope of Experience and Responsibilities:


  • Experience with high precision machined parts and assembly operations.

  • Interpreting customer specifications and implementing an effective quality program.

  • Knowledge and understanding of current ISO 9001/AS 9100 quality systems.

  • Working knowledge with interpretation of engineering specifications, mechanical drawing and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T).

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Knowledge of process capability concepts including Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Supplier Quality Assurance experience.

  • Understanding of, Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing practices, Problem Solving Skills and in-depth understanding ERP/MRP planning systems.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 50%.

Desired skills:

Six Sigma Black or Green Belt.  ASQ CQE/CQM Certification.  Experience working in military or aerospace quality systems.  Significant experience working directly with customers and suppliers.

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/ Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.