Supply Quality Engineer - Gogo Commercial Aviation

Req ID:  33704
Travel:  Less than 40%

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 5 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled



Your role in helping us shape the future:

In this vital role you will have the ability to have a daily impact on the company’s success. You will develop, implement, and maintain Supplier Quality Assurance / Supplier Quality Engineering methodologies, systems and practices that meet Intelsat’s Quality and regulatory requirements.

As a Supplier Quality expert within the company, you will partner with our suppliers, drive performance and ensure Intelsat’s quality requirements are maintained. Your activities will range from supplier evaluations, performance monitoring, supporting design, industrialization, to certification.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Monitor and manage supplier quality performance, including:
    • Participate in Supplier Approvals and maintain list of approved suppliers  
    • Develop and implement Supplier Scorecards
    • Perform supplier audits and re-assessments and manage supplier corrective actions
    • Support source inspections and conformities at supplier sites
  • Support Product Realization efforts including:
    • Perform and/or audit Receiving, In-Process and Final Inspection activities (internal and external)
    • Conduct Airworthiness Inspections
    • Conduct and audit First Article Inspection activities 
    • Develop and manage internal and/or customer specific quality plans
  • Quality Management System, support activities including:
    • Maintain Supplier Quality procedures, participate in the Internal Audit program
    • Participate in internal corrective actions
    • Implement and manage Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing projects 
  • Other responsibilities as directed and necessary for the business.

Can you drive these processes?

Develop, implement, and maintain Supplier Quality Assurance / Supplier Quality Engineering methodologies, systems and practices which meet Intelsat Quality and regulatory requirements.

You should definitely have:

  • BS Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical, or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years in quality, process, and/or supplier engineering
  • 5+ years experience working within an ISO 9001 manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of statistics and statistical methods
  • Background in a medium to high volume system level, assembly, and/or SMT manufacturing environment including electrical, mechanical, and/or PCA components
  • Technical knowledge in quality, manufacturing, or process engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • PC Skills in database and data analysis systems
  • Domestic and international travel is a substantial part of this position (up to 25%).  The ability to obtain a passport is required for this position

It would be nice if you had:

       -  Working knowledge on FAA Regulations including 14 CFR 21 and 14 CFR 145

  • Masters degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • 6 Sigma Green or Black Belt
  • ISO auditor certification


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

•           We emphasize personal and professional growth

•           Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

•           Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

About Us:

We’re Intelsat Inflight, the inflight internet company. We believe the internet should do everything it does on the ground, in the sky. Our worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.



  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

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