The Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business provides C4I Network computing and integrated situational awareness, as well as state-of-the-art embedded diagnostics, vehicle power management and combat vehicle integration products and services.
This position is for a Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer for the Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business with direct responsibilities for mechanical parts suppliers and associated special processes. In this role, the Sr. SQE will be responsible for total supplier quality management of assigned suppliers and processes.
Facilitates effective supplier root cause and corrective actions for defect escapes.
Analyzes supplier performance data and takes preventative actions to address systemic issues and improve supplier performance.
Supports risk-based change management processes involving supplier work transitions.
Performs and manages supplier on-site FAIR reviews and source inspections as required.
Supports supplier material review/release, requests for information and deviation processes.
Performs onsite assessments/audits at suppliers as needed (QMS/Process/Product/RCCA).
Supports supplier selection and certification processes as required.
Develops and improves DRS supplier quality management systems (internal procedures, supplier metrics, supplier audits/assessments/certifications).
Interfaces with suppliers and internal teams to influence and/or lead changes necessary to execute strategy and achieve program goals.
Act as “voice of supplier” within DRS Land Electronics to ensure that all issues that could cause a risk to schedule and material conformance are effectively addressed in a timely manner.
May lead a team of engineers, assist the department Manager in his/her daily functions or represent the Supplier Quality Manager at internal reviews and presentations.
Supports special projects as assigned.
Prepares executive level summary reports/presentations of problem investigation and supplier corrective action status, supplier performance data/trends and corresponding action plans.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field and 7 years of relevant experience
Or advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience or
Experience working in Aerospace & Defense or other highly regulated industries in a supplier quality and development role
Working knowledge of AS9100/ISO9000 or similar quality management systems
Ability to understand military specifications and to read blueprints
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills
Willingness to travel up to 50% (post COVID19)
US citizenship or permanent residency (green card holder) is required
Experience auditing and certifying MIL CARC paint processes
Experience developing supplier special process certification and audit programs (MIL STDs and/or NADCAP)
Experience with metallic mechanical parts (sheet metal, castings, stampings, etc.) and associated special processes (painting, welding, brazing, chemical processes, etc.)
ASQ CQE or Six Sigma Black Belt training, certification and/or working knowledge
ASQ CQA or AS9100 Lead Auditor Certification
Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 100867
About Leonardo DRS
Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers.
We are 6,700 employees strong, and we are proud to design and deliver innovative technology solutions in support of all branches of the military. If you are ready to join a diverse workforce, want to solve complex challenges, and are looking to be part of a team of talented, passionate thinkers, apply today and let your innovative passion lead to something great!
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