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Sr Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

Location: 

Fort Walton Beach, FL, US, 32548

Job ID: 104112 

 

The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

We're looking for a Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) to join the Leonardo DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems (AIS) Quality Assurance team in Fort Walton Beach, FL.  The Sr. SQE will be responsible for total supplier quality management of assigned electrical and/or mechanical parts suppliers and processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing program or project quality system processes and supporting product quality improvements
  • Analyzes supplier performance data and takes preventative actions to address systemic issues and improve supplier performance, both in delivery and quality performance
  • Supports risk-based change management processes involving supplier work transitions
  • Supports supplier material review/release, requests for information and deviation processes
  • Performs onsite assessments/audits at suppliers as needed
  • Lead the efforts to develop maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities  
  • Responsible for leading groups of engineers on customer programs or projects
  • Perform analyses of program requirements and prepare responsive quality plans, procedures, schedules and resource allocations to assure optimum quality support
  • Review and approve engineering/test and contractor documentation and provide input to assure that appropriate quality requirements are addressed
  • Develop and implement formalized quality system processes, procedures and work instructions
  • Lead the efforts to gather, organize, monitor, analyze and report on information on products and processes
  • Provide ongoing quality system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions
  • Lead product quality improvement teams, Material Review Boards and Failure Review Boards
  • Evaluate and dispose of non-conforming material
  • Provide technical support for Assembly/Test/Inspection personnel to include executing workmanship improvement plans, developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials
  • Act as main customer and senior management interface in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues
  • Develop and deploy SPC initiatives internally and at suppliers
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on critical supplier selections and drives supplier continuous improvement processes, including leading on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions
  • Lead and execute customer quality program requirements
  • Monitor development activities to assure contract compliance, as required
  • Develop new procedural controls to address all aspects of quality programs
  • Develop and generate statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc. and recommends action as required
  • Establish programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical facilities
  • Responsible for financial impacts of quality process controls and inspections
  • Prepare quality engineering reports and recommendations and provide regular reporting of progress and status
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical field and 5+ years of relevant experience (or equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience)
  • Experience working in Aerospace & Defense or other highly regulated industries in a supplier quality and development role
  • Working knowledge of AS9100/ISO9000 or similar quality management systems
  • Ability to understand military specifications and to read blueprints
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of J-Std-001, IPC610 and IPC620
  • Experience developing supplier QMS to drive overall improvement in delivery and quality performance
  • ASQ CQE or Six Sigma Black Belt training, certification and/or working knowledge
  • ASQ CQA or AS9100 Lead Auditor Certification

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #AIS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com


Nearest Major Market: Fort Walton Beach