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Job Description

Job Number
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MRB Analyst
MPP : Quality Assurance
Palo Alto, CA

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Job Duties:

• Manages the Material Review Board (MRB) by working with Materials, Engineering, Inspection, and external suppliers to ensure timely disposition and corrective action for rejected purchased material.
• Verifies inspection processed and validity of non-conformances as needed.
• Provides information (pictures, data, etc.) to engineering as needed to assist them in reaching an appropriate disposition.
• Develops/updates inspection instructions and maintains accurate inspection records.
• Supports the Supplier Base Management Team to address all supplier-related tasks, including participation in continuous improvement teams, supplier audits and supplier surveillance.
• Requires a minimum of two years of prior job experience as a MRB Coordinator or similar type position in a manufacturing environment.
• A strong ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, with an excellent working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) fundamentals.
• Must have strong understanding of inspection processes performed for incoming material receipts, which includes manual inspection processes, CMM and vision CMM processes.
• Strong ability to manage and mediate supplier quality issues internally via direct contact with CPI engineering, CPI purchasing and the CPI supply chain.
• Excellent recordkeeping skills and be well-organized.
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word to generate supplier quality reports.
• Must pass a government background check to obtain a security clearance.
• AA degree in engineering/technology is preferred.

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.