Raytheon Technologies Supplier Quality Engineering Lead in Winchester, Virginia
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.
The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is the primary quality interface between Raytheon’s RMD organization and the external supply base. The SQE provides both communication of requirements and performance feedback to the supplier as well as being a conduit for Quality information back to internal functions within RMD. The SQE’s role includes execution of Supplier Assessments, First Article Inspection validation, Source Inspection, problem resolution, meeting facilitation and continuous improvement activities. In addition, the SQE is a key player in the management of Supplier performance and development. The SQE represents RMD professionally and supports Raytheon Technologies Vision, Values, Strategy and Goals in the supply base.
This role can be either a Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer II or a Principal Supplier Quality Engineer based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and educational requirements of this position.
This position covers an assignment as a resident Field Supplier Quality Engineer at Northrup Grumman Defense Systems located in Keyser, WV .
Responsibilities to Anticipate:
• Interpreting purchase order quality notes and quality requirements to ensure subcontractor/supplier understanding
• Ensuring flow down of Product requirements both internally and to sub-tier suppliers and ensuring compliance with quality requirements
• Assessing subcontractor/supplier quality capabilities throughout the program life cycle to achieve full program objectives
• Identifying supplier risk and systemic performance issues ensuring root-cause analysis and corrective solutions are identified and implemented with closure plans
• Driving continuous product / process improvements using statistical / analytical improvement tools such as Six Sigma and lean methodologies
• Working with other Quality functions and Cross Business Teams (CBTs), to affect rapid closure of issues utilizing analytical capabilities and communications skills
• Ensuring Subcontract Data Requirements List deliverables are met
• Supports the First Article Verification and Source Inspection
Qualifications You Must Have
•6 years experience in Quality Engineering and 3 years of overall experience in Manufacturing
•Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).
•Practical knowledge of Aerospace or commercial equivalent Preventative tools - SPC, FMEA, QFD, PPAP, APQP etc.
•Practical knowledge of Root Cause Corrective Action processes
•General understanding of commercial and aerospace / defense regulations and standards- AS9100, AS9102, ISO-9000, AS9145
•Knowledge in hardware inspection techniques
Qualifications We Value:
•Six Sigma, Lean and / or American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certification (CQE, CQM/OE, CSQE, CQA, CRE, etc.)
•MS Engineering / Technical or MBA
•Proven successes in building and maintaining relationships with multiple suppliers / customers
•Experience in DoD product and process oversight including requirements, build, integration, test and delivery
•Experience working remotely
•General Statistical Process Control knowledge, including implementation
•General knowledge of aerospace / defense products and systems technologies
•General knowledge of industry technical standards (such as ANSI, CMMI, ASTM, etc.)
•Strong technical engineer with excellent communication skills that exhibits presence and influence and self-managed technical contributor
What We Offer:
Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. An active, in scope Secret clearance is a plus. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.