Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Supplier Quality Engineer in San Jose, California

Supplier Quality Engineer

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

The Supplier Quality Engineer, as part of Cobham’s Quality Assurance Group in San Jose, CA, is responsible for providing quality engineering support to our manufacturing and design teams as needed.


  • Work with Purchasing on process for new supplier onboarding

  • Establish periodic visit/audit schedule with existing qualified outsource suppliers - take lead role.

  • Complete standardized maturity grid audit checklists for each outsource commodity – establish & maintain audit scores & improvement goals

  • Work with Supplier Quality Manager for new outsource supplier additions

  • Manage quality for Key Suppliers

  • Provide QE support as needed for supplier scorecard DPPM & responsiveness ratings

  • Establish rapport with Supply Chain Stakeholders for suppliers with DPPM issues

  • Use SCAR system or supplier mentoring to improve DPPM for low scoring key suppliers

  • Work with Supplier Quality Manager for suppliers needing quality audits

  • Manage SCAR system

  • Manage Supplier Surveys

  • Coordinates with Purchasing and Programs: resources; customer qualification administration; Incoming parts control

  • Work with CI team developing SQL database solution for qualification tracking & control

  • Produce Cost of Quality metric – pilot on key suppliers

  • Determine Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for supplier certification program

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering OR B.S. Technical Degree

  • 2yrs. experience in a related Engineering role

  • Intermediate level with Microsoft Office ( Word, PP, Excel)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.

Desired Requirements:

  • Preferred degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science

  • Aerospace /Defense, Electronics or Semi-conductor industry experience

  • Knowledge of various parts that support electronic products such as Printed Wiring Boards, Circuit Card Assemblies, machined parts, plating, passive components, and/or active components

  • Proficient in the use of PC-based software which supports the specific job duties listed above.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.