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12/4/07 Quality Engineer - West Chester, OH

Founded in 1857 and headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, Barnes Group consists of three businesses: Barnes Distribution is an international, full-service distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies. Barnes Distribution currently offers more than 50,000 regularly-stocked products to a diverse customer base in North America, Europe and Asia through a sales force of over 1,500 professionals. Through an array of service options built around a vendor managed inventory (VMI) business model, Barnes Distribution can improve the productivity of its customers while substantially reducing procurement and transaction costs. Barnes Industrial is one of the world's largest manufacturers of precision mechanical and nitrogen gas springs, and is a global supplier of retaining rings and injection-molded plastic components that are used in a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications. With production facilities located on four continents and a world-class Product Development Center (PDC), Barnes Industrial is among the most technologically advanced, creative and customer-centric global suppliers of precision engineered components. Barnes Aerospace produces precision machined and fabricated components and assemblies for OEMs of turbine engines and airframes for commercial, military and business aircraft as well as land-based industrial gas turbines. Barnes Aerospace's machining operations specialize in tight tolerance gear machining and complex assemblies, while its advanced fabrications operations specialize in processes such as superplastic forming, laser milling and diffusion bonding. Barnes Aerospace also provides rapid jet engine component overhaul and repair services for many of the world's major commercial airlines, the U.S. military and engine OEMs.

A challenging and rewarding career opportunity exists for someone seeking a position in a quality environment where they can make a difference. As a Quality Engineer for the West Chester Division, you will interact with our customers, vendors and Business Units to ensure we are in compliance and produce quality products. If you are a self-motivated, career-minded individual seeking to put his/her quality experience to use in a fast paced environment, please submit your resume for further consideration.

Core Responsibilities: • Integrate new parts into the quality system, working with customers, engineering, manufacturing • • • • • • • •
and the quality department. Plans and execute activities related to the development, application and maintenance of quality standards for processing materials into finished materials or product. Prepare the First Article and VSE package for Quality Manager and customer review. Work with Purchasing in developing purchase orders with First Article of VSE requirements. Develop and analyze statistical data and specifications to indicate present product and process standards, and establish proposed quality reliability expectancy of finished product. Investigate and provide solutions to problems for processes and product non-conformance. Perform quality audits of processes, products and workstations within the Company. Perform quality audits of suppliers and potential suppliers. Create statistical quality systems, such as trend analysis to control and/or improve processes. Make decisions that could cause/prevent program or product delays and affect costs and overall system quality.

Education, Experience and Behavioral Competency Requirements: • BS degree in a technical field (engineering, chemistry, physics, manufacturing/industrial
technology or 2-3 years equivalent experience in a manufacturing or aerospace environment).

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Statistical Process Control background Familiarity with quality inspection equipment. Previous experience in customer relations and resolving issues in a timely and effective manner. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work overtime as needed. Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Interested persons should send a resume to Dan Dubay at ddubay@barnesaero.com. At Barnes Group Inc. we recognize that our strength and success comes from our employees. We are a diversified global manufacturer and distributor. Our business success reflects the desire to expand the diversity of our employees as well as our customers. We call upon and utilize the full potential of our diverse workforce. Barnes Group Inc. is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity in its personnel policies and practices. It is Barnes Group Inc.'s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status at all job levels. All such decisions are based on (1) individual merit, qualifications, and competence as they relate to the particular position, and (2) promotion of the principle of equal employment opportunity. All other personnel programs such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoff, return from layoff, training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran