The PIC Group
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Competitive
  • Hourly
  • Contract

Quality Engineer St. Louis, MO

For over 30 years, PIC has remained the leading provider of full-service quality solutions, servicing the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries throughout the United States, Canada and most recently, Mexico.  As the only full-service quality solutions provider of its kind, PIC provides containment, inspection, quality engineering consultants, training, and supplier development services.  Not only do our quality solutions help customers meet their immediate needs, but they help to rectify quality issues long term.  With our extensive geographic footprint, we are the largest global provider of quality solutions with the ability to respond quickly and effortlessly, when and where our customers need us.

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The Lead Quality Engineer will be responsible for executing and expanding on key initiatives inside of the supplier quality organization.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible in high pressure situations.

Job Description:


  • Defines and documents test procedures by monitoring and evaluating component test requirements
  • Evaluates and or appraises supplier's manufacturing capabilities to baseline their processes for conformance to various documented commodity checklists and or QMS special Processes. Establishes part quality evaluation plans from materials requests through material receipt (full life cycle).  Provides resolution and disposition of non-conformance materials to ensure adequate corrective action. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Perform value Engineering activities to take cost out of products produced at supplier locations. Strong technology background and experience required.  Interfaces with all levels of management at both Company and Supplier locations.
  • Evaluates and or appraises a suppliers manufacturing capability to baseline the processes for conformance to the specific documented commodity checklists
  • Evaluates and or appraises a suppliers manufacturing capability to baseline the processes for conformance to the specific documented commodity checklists
  • Understand and implements a closed loop process such as problem-solving skills and root cause analysis to determine potential effectiveness of proposed corrective actions. Writes corrective action requests to suppliers, works with suppliers to develop corrective action plans, and follows up with suppliers to ensure root cause identification and effective corrective action implantation.  Performs corrective action follow ensuring closure.
  • Performs specific tasks as assigned and directed in support of quality activities which may include but not limited to administrative duties of coordinating internal and external activity, creating, maintaining metrics, reports and databases. Requires organizational skills, knowledge of business tools and technology and may include the use of statistics and formulas.
  • Evaluates and or appraises a supplier's product or process compliance to baseline the product(s) and or processes for conformance to the specific requirements or process checklists
  • Provides technical guidance and mentoring to an assigned team of contracted quality engineers to facilitate the success of their team and assigned suppliers.
  • Works closely with Aeronautics management and peers to develop and disseminate strategic initiatives. Assists in communicating and maintaining command media developed for contractor use.
  • Maintains metrics on team performance.

 Required Skills:


  • 5-10 years of hands-on experience as a Quality Engineering in an Aerospace Manufacturing Environment.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Aircraft Parts and Material Conformity Inspections
  • 5-10 years FAI experience with AS9102 (FAI) Protocol
  • Hands-on inspection experience and ability to use basic inspection tools and equipment (e.g. calipers, micrometers, gauges, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience or working knowledge of Special Processes (i.e., heat treating, welding, NDT)
  • Working knowledge and experience with inspection methods, techniques and protocols
  • Strong understanding of Engineering Mechanical Processes, Standard Drawings Conventions, Interpreting Drawing, Specifications and GD&T
  • 5-10 years' experience hands-on experience with the ISO9100 and AS9100 Quality Management Systems Processes, especially in Production, Quality, and logistics
  • Knowledge of, (or hands-on experience preferred), with FAA, EAR, and ITAR standards and regulations
  • Experience leading customer audits
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills
  • Project management, time management, problem solving and organization
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work as an effective team member


Desired Skills:


  • Prior experience in areas of Quality Engineering such as: DOE, FMEA, SPC, RCCA, controls plans, material control, process control, systems performance, product evaluation, MSA, metrology, automated measurement and software is preferred.


Required Education (including certifications):


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a technical discipline, (i.e., Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quality Management, etc.).
  • OR In lieu of a Degree, 8+ years of hands-on experience as a Quality Engineering in an Aerospace Manufacturing environment.

Company Description:

Following a merger with TRIGO Group in November 2015, PIC has expanded its geographic footprint globally and created the largest and most comprehensive breadth of quality solutions available worldwide.  Our team of over 8,000 professionals delivers Quality Assurance Services in over 20 countries.  For more information, visit   and

PIC, a TRIGO Company is committed to the core values of equal employment opportunity.  We are committed to treating people fairly, and with respect and dignity.  We offer employment opportunities based upon an individual's qualifications and performance, free from discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, color, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, and disability.

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