This position requires an individual ready to assume responsibilities as a lead Quality Assurance Engineer. The Quality Assurance Engineer will be responsible for providing QE support on assigned programs. QE support and associated tasks are driven by contractual requirements and program management. This position requires a great deal of hands on interaction with manufacturing production personnel. The selected QAE will need to be a self-motivator as this individual will work closely with Engineering, Procurement, and other cross-functional groups to drive the business and its suppliers to accomplish quality, cost and delivery goals. The right candidate shall be collaborative, flexible, have a positive outlook and is an experienced Quality Assurance Engineer who will meet commitments.
  • Develop, maintain, present, & distribute quality metrics as it pertains to assigned programs
  • Develop part inspection plans for receiving inspection
  • Perform first article inspections
  • Perform in-process inspections
  • Perform final product inspections & lead customer source inspection (as required)
  • Perform internal/eternal ISO process audits
  • Attend Quality Management Meetings & Program Reviews (as required)
  • Assist in developing/maintaining PFMEAs & control plans as it pertains to assigned programs
  • Assist in continuous improvement activities
  • Lead effective corrective and preventative actions
  • Review and approve engineering change orders
  • Interact with DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency)
  • Support the Material Review Board (MRB)
  • Review/modify quality requirements for supplier purchase orders (as required)
  • Manage supplier quality assurance as it pertains to assigned programs
  • Manage supplier and customer escapes
  • Perform supplier source inspections

Special Skills:
  • Strong oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with strong leadership, project management, and problem solving skills
  • Highly adaptive, team player with the ability to drive continuous improvements 
  • Proficient with drawing interpretations and GD&T
  • Ability to work independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to update technical processes and/or procedures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (knowledge of Access Database is a plus)
  • Must be able to communicate with suppliers & customer in a professional manner

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Ability to obtain a United States secret clearance. Secret clearances may only be granted to U.S. Citizens.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience working with Prime defense contractors & DoD
  • Previous Program Quality Assurance lead experience
  • Secret Security Clearance is a plus
  • IPC 610 IPC 620 certification is a plus
  • Familiarity with MicroVu Inspection Equipment & CMMs is a plus
  • Experience interacting with DCMA is a plus
  • Oracle – AGILE quality module
  • Knowledgeable in  GD&T
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification is a plus
  • Experience with Receiving Inspection activities
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 QMS
  • ASQ CQA/CQE/CQM certifications is a plus

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