Quality Engineer II

Location: Quality
Req #: 919
Positions Open (#): 1


Do you want to work with an inspiring team that is passionate about innovative solutions where your technical skills are highly valued? Research Electro-Optics is a precision manufacturing firm that designs, integrates and delivers in the areas of high precision optics, thin films and optical assemblies for industry, medicine, life science, defense and lithography.


We are looking for qualified process-focused Quality Engineer candidates to join our talented, vision-driven production team who are focused on delivering amazing solutions to our clients. One of the great things about working at REO is that there is never a dull moment -- we solve hard engineering problems so our clients can make the world awesome every day.


Here's what we're looking for:

  • Interest in learning new skills and keeping pace with changing technologies

  • Ability to problem solve and work with others to find the best solution

  • Precision in your work and attention to all details

  • On-point, genuine interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Capability to work independently and self-motivate

  • A passion for craftsmanship

  • Three plus years of hands-on optics fabrication engineering experience


Responsible for coordinating customer quality assurance requirements into company quality management processes and deliverables.  Drives continual improvement, customer-focused quality partnership, and ISO 9001 compliance consistent with REO’s needs.

This role is responsible for supporting and maintaining the site Quality Management System to conform to the currently released versions of ISO9001 and customer and regulatory requirements as applicable.

This role reports to the Quality Systems Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Participate and contribute in New Product Introduction process and understand specification development and verification for transition to production:

  • Planning and ensuring product quality as per specifications during the project and in the series,

  • Compliance with the legal requirements (for example, CE, ...) and the ongoing changes

  • Creation of test planning

  • Verification of prototype and preproduction series (DVTP)

  • Planning product quality and process quality (control plan) and the documentation

  • Combining the product test results and their evaluation

  • Implementation of risk management and coordination with notified bodies

  • Presentation and documentation of design reviews

  • Coordinating customer first article inspection

  • Presentation and dissemination of Lessons Learned

  • Act as the direct customer interface for quality-related matters for assigned customers.

  • Modify quality performance analysis and reporting to meet customer requirements

  • Monitor Return Material Authorization retest and FA cycle time for assigned customers.

  • Participate in the MRB program

  • Coordinate process analysis and improvement through the implementation of statistical tools and Six Sigma methods

  • Professionally manages customer communications regarding quality escapes, repaired product turn-around time and status (SORMA), correlation of testing parameters and deviations to specifications, when required.

  • Support and where applicable conduct internal and external audits

    Participate in specific production yield improvement projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, math, science or technology or a combined seven years’ experience as a Manufacturing Engineer or Quality Engineer.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer is desired.

  • Excellent customer-facing ability.

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001.

  • Familiar with FAR/DFARS and flowdown of quality assurance requirements

  • Formal training in statistical techniques in a manufacturing environment; Lean and Six Sigma training and certification highly desired.

  • Strong data mining and analysis skills.

  • Ability to take responsibility for quality of all products including assembly, testing and yields.

  • Experience in NPI process management and product quality planning is a big plus

  • Understanding and familiar with design control processes including: design review processes, manufacturing process instructions, MRB, failure analysis and corrective/preventive actions and verification testing is highly preferred.

  • Proficient in MS Office and MS Project is preferred.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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