Sr Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to implement tools and processes to insure suppliers starting new work are prepared and have robust plans to deliver first time quality to BAE program customers. The person will also investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects. The Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion. You must be a self-starting problem solver who will utilize your analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues. Strong communication skills are required to insure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings.

Typical Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience
Work Experience in a Supplier Quality Engineering role
Experience in Aerospace or a Defense Electronics Prime Contract environment
Working knowledge of AS9100 Quality System and AS9102B First Article Requirements and Source Inspections
Experience with electrical/mechanical inspections, product test, equipment and instrumentation
Direct knowledge of Manufacturing processes and supply chain logistics from raw material to finished goods including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

Preferred Skills and Education

Effective, clear communicator and practical problem solver
Proficient experience with multiple structured problem solving methods to find root cause and implement effective and permanent corrective actions
Experience with Production Line Validation, test equipment, instrumentation and qualification of Mechanical and Fabricated products
Working knowledge of PWB/CCA inspection/test, equipment and instrumentation (IPC-A-600 or IPC-A-610 certification desired)
Experience with product test, equipment and instrumentation, knowledge of thermal processes, welding and brazing, finishes and coatings, nondestructive testing, fabrication, composites and other common processes common in the Aerospace and Defense Industries
Familiarity with APQP and PPAP and process tools such as PFMEA and Control Plan
Practical experience with Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma
Green / Black Belt certification from a recognized organization
Working knowledge of the principles and the purpose of a Quality Management System
Eligibility to obtain a security clearance from the Department of Defense

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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