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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer (Mechanical)


Melbourne, FL, US, 32935

Job ID: 100867 


The Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business provides C4I Network computing and integrated situational awareness, as well as state-of-the-art embedded diagnostics, vehicle power management and combat vehicle integration products and services.

Job Summary

This position is for a Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer for the Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business with direct responsibilities for mechanical parts suppliers and associated special processes. In this role, the Sr. SQE will be responsible for total supplier quality management of assigned suppliers and processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitates effective supplier root cause and corrective actions for defect escapes.
  • Analyzes supplier performance data and takes preventative actions to address systemic issues and improve supplier performance.
  • Supports risk-based change management processes involving supplier work transitions.
  • Performs and manages supplier on-site FAIR reviews and source inspections as required.
  • Supports supplier material review/release, requests for information and deviation processes.
  • Performs onsite assessments/audits at suppliers as needed (QMS/Process/Product/RCCA).
  • Supports supplier selection and certification processes as required.
  • Develops and improves DRS supplier quality management systems (internal procedures, supplier metrics, supplier audits/assessments/certifications).
  • Interfaces with suppliers and internal teams to influence and/or lead changes necessary to execute strategy and achieve program goals.
  • Act as “voice of supplier” within DRS Land Electronics to ensure that all issues that could cause a risk to schedule and material conformance are effectively addressed in a timely manner.
  • May lead a team of engineers, assist the department Manager in his/her daily functions or represent the Supplier Quality Manager at internal reviews and presentations.
  • Supports special projects as assigned.
  • Prepares executive level summary reports/presentations of problem investigation and supplier corrective action status, supplier performance data/trends and corresponding action plans.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field and 7 years of relevant experience 
    • Or advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience or
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% (post COVID19)
  • US citizenship or permanent residency (green card holder) is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience auditing and certifying MIL CARC paint processes
  • Experience developing supplier special process certification and audit programs (MIL STDs and/or NADCAP)
  • Experience with metallic mechanical parts (sheet metal, castings, stampings, etc.)  and associated special processes (painting, welding, brazing, chemical processes, etc.)
  • ASQ CQE or Six Sigma Black Belt training, certification and/or working knowledge
  • ASQ CQA or AS9100 Lead Auditor Certification

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.

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 through:

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

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

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

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

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

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