Quality Engineer

at W.L. Gore & Associates in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job:Supply Chain

Primary Location:Americas-US-DE-Newark

Other Locations:Americas-US-MD-Elkton





Quality Engineer-222086


About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

About the Industry: From the first moon landing to today's commercial airlines, Gore provides products and partnership to the aerospace industry. Learn more at 

About the Role: We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our Quality Team. The role will be to manage Supplier Quality and Contract Manufacturing and provide SQE expertise while collaborating with GORE internal teams and functions (e.g. Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales, etc), and to support business requirements for the supply of component parts or services.

This position offers the option to work on-site at our facility in Elkton, Maryland, with flexible work from home options available. This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, meaning you could work remote part of the time, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.*

Support the business with regards management and direction from Quality perspective with regards to Supplier Quality and Contract Manufacturing
Participate in Supplier/Contract Manufacturer development and validation activities where required
Participate in development projects and own work packages, including raw material specifications and incoming inspection test plans
Report and collaborate with other stakeholders to improve effectiveness of the quality processes in support of the Supplier Management Systems/Function
Verify and understand supplier quality issues, manage and coordinate supplier complaints along with other team members, and provide status updates to Gore internal functions
Determine adequate containment activities in accordance with internal and/or external requirements and guarantee the implementation of corrective actions and improvements


Required Qualifications: 
Minimum 3 years working experience in a quality engineering role, ideally in the aerospace or space industry
Experience in Supplier Quality Role with Contract Manufacturing being highly desirable
Lead Auditor Certified or experience
Familiar with AS9100/ISO9001 and comparable quality standards
Strong technical and analytical background
Excellent communication skills
Willing to participate in early morning or evening business calls
Ablility to understand and apply engineering fundamentals
Ability to travel up to 10-30% depending upon business needs

This position requires access to information or items that are export controlled under U.S. law. The successful candidate will be a "U.S. person" (meaning a person who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States or an asylee or refugee protected by U.S. law) or any offer will be conditioned upon Gore obtaining export control authorization for the candidate under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as required by the position. 

*Remote Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's remote working policies, from the country in which they are employed. Locations not eligible for new remote work arrangements include: Alaska and Hawaii (for all roles), and Rhode Island (for wage/hourly roles only). 

What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at 

We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description. 


Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at

Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

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Job Posting: 978411

Posted On: May 27, 2022

Updated On: May 27, 2022