Program Principal Quality Engineer

Job Description

The Principal Product Quality Engineer will contribute to program performance, verification of product/process conformance and customer satisfaction by providing technical expertise and leadership for executing product assurance engineering activities throughout the project lifecycle. Planning, documenting and implementing the Quality Assurance function includes; applying statistical techniques and continuous improvement tools on process, product, and program performance data; supporting source selection and monitoring of critical subcontractors and suppliers; establishing a verification and validation process for the inspection and acceptance of hardware, software, and data deliverables; facilitating project risk and opportunities process; initiating, facilitating, managing, and validating the effectiveness of root cause analysis, corrective, and preventative actions; and support project tailoring, project plan/documentation development, and other activities to establish the project's execution processes.

Responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and validation of the Quality Management System in the Business Area site to assure company and contractual quality requirements are satisfied. Creates and executes an effective internal audit strategy to verify the conformance of processes in accordance with the Quality Management System. Responsible for the coordination and execution of monthly Corrective Action Boards (CABs) and Management Reviews. Effective use of metrics and measures, analyzing and reporting program performance information through trend analysis and other tools to provide early warning indicators for the initiation of preventative or corrective actions. Responsible to create presentation materials for upper management including reports to Customers and Government representatives.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in dynamic, highly diverse, cross discipline teams; experience working, interfacing and interrelating with diverse personnel both operational and technical.
  • Strong and demonstrated communication skills (written, verbal, visual, electronic, oral) and interpersonal skills (listening, group facilitation).
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Word, PowerPoint, & Excel.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of AS9102 FAI requirements.
  • Must have experience in facilitating and performing Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) activities.
  • Must have Material Review Board and Failure Review Board Experience.
Preferred Skills and Education
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification or ISO 9001 Internal Auditing Course preferred
  • ASQ Certified Quality Manager Course and Certification, or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Course and Certification.
  • Hands on Experience in a Defense Electronics Prime Contract environment.
  • Green or Black Belt Certification
  • Lean Six-Sigma Analysis and Tools Experience
  • Active Secret Clearance
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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