Supplier QA Engineer Staff

Lockheed Martin is seeking an experienced Lead Supplier Quality Engineer in support of program operations based in Camden, Arkansas. The Quality professional will be responsible for the strategic leadership and performance for multiple programs; specifically, supplier(s) performance, continuous improvement, training and knowledge continuity. The candidate will act as a Subject Matter Expert in Supplier Quality Engineering. This position requires that the candidate stay current with industry standards, solutions and leverage technology into MFC. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Source inspection, first article inspection, Production Process Baseline, surveillance, and product line validations as outlined by AS9102 and applicable
company and industry standards

Participate (as required) in supplier's failure/diagnosis and Material Review Board (MRB) activities

Provide technical liaison support related to quality engineering matters

Ensure supplier contract flow-down requirements are implemented and verified and interfaces with supplier daily

Drive strategies resulting in optimal business methods and practices for strengthening the Quality Management System

Develop and implement processes to optimize program execution while driving out risks

Collaborate with Integrated Product Teams and Supplier Management Teams to ensure quality standards are in place

Utilize quality methodologies and Missiles and Fire Control policies and procedures

Identifying solutions to complex problems with a focus on continual improvement practices using tools like Causal Analysis to drive Corrective Action and Preventive Action

Basic Qualifications
Must have ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Advanced understanding of Quality principles in Aerospace industry

A strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), engineering requirements as well as mechanical and electrical inspection methods

Ability to effectively communicate and interface with Suppliers, Quality Program Management, Engineering, Sub-contracts (Buyers) and Government Representatives

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment, multi-task and meet deadlines

Capable of performing root cause analysis and identifying solutions to complex problems

Ability to focus on continual improvement practices using causal analysis tools to drive corrective and preventive actions

Experience with performing First Article Inspections to AS9102 requirements

Experience with control and disposition of non-conforming material

Proficient skill level with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Desired skills
A basic understanding of the MFC SAP and P2P business systems

ASQ Certification or Lean Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt/Black Belt)

Experience with source inspection, surveillance activities and special process at suppliers

Advanced AS9100, AS9102 and TS 16949 Interpretation and application experience

Experienced as a team lead and facilitator

Familiar with requirements for handling and control of Government Furnished Equipment/Property

Experienced in Bid, Proposal and Estimating practices and development of Quality Assurance Basis of Estimates (BOE).

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we're engineering a better tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Camden Arkansas

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