Quality Assurance Engineer Senior
Description: This position is part of the LM Aero Supplier Quality Management (SQM) team, within the LM Aero Quality & Mission Success organization and reports to the Associate Manager of SQM Air Vehicle & Mission Systems (AVMS) Commodities.
This position is for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) working with various AVMS suppliers of complex products mainly in the Nashua, New Hampshire Region.
Goals of the selected SQE are:
- Accepts purchased products to support program development, production, and sustainment on behalf of LM Aero.
- To ensure long term flow of defect reduction and elimination to continuously reduce cost of poor quality associated with procured product.
- To ensure long term supplier compliance to contractual quality requirements, as they relate to LM Aero product.
Scope includes suppliers of both airframe and system commodities, as well as both build-to-print and design-authority contracts.
The selected candidate will be accountable for collaborating with executive leadership at the supplier sites and at LM Aero to solve technical and contractual issues, and ensuring execution is aligns with the quality and affordability goals set by the LM Aero programs.
The position requires about 30-50% travel within the United States.
Based on supplier performance, location of work may change after 18-24 months.
Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access.
Desired Skills: Working knowledge of continuous improvement methods to insure improving supplier quality performance.
Certified Quality Engineer.
Demonstrated understanding of and experience performing surveillance as required for Quality applications.
Project Management training / experience.
Proven ability to work independently.
Conflict resolution training /experience.
Statistical process control (SPC) experience.
Proficiency with Quality Assurance processes and procedures.
Greenbelt / Blackbelt certification.
Proficiency with SAP.
Experience delivering presentations to leadership and customers.
Industrial Engineering experience / Project management experience a plus.
Possess hands-on, working knowledge of Engineering drawings, Manufacturing, and Quality processes.
Read and communicate technical and contractual issues with suppliers and perform purchase order reviews.
Read and interpret blueprints and technical specifications.
Working technical knowledge of Electrical or Fluid Systems design or manufacturing process and techniques.
Strong written, verbal communication and organizational skills.
Ability to tactfully achieve desired actions .
Strong interpersonal skills (will engage with senior leaders).
Ability to excel in a fast paced, potentially high stress, changing environment.
Bachelors degree or above in a STEM Science Technology Engineering Mathematics discipline.
Minimum 2 years experience in Quality Management Systems, e.g., International (ISO), National (AS) standards.
Experience performing complete root cause/corrective and / or preventive action as related to supplier performance.
Experience evaluating supplier performance.
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