Lockheed Martin Supplier Quality Engineer Sr in Fort Worth, Texas
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 Asc. Manager for Aero Command Center Operations. This position is for an Advanced Quality Engineer working various SQM initiatives to drive the supply base to Zero Defects. As a member of the AQ Team, the candidate will partially function as a technical advisor within SQM teams across the product life cycle of multiple programs, technology domains, and multiple organizations to assure compliance to policies and quality/engineering requirements. Responsible and accountable for initiating effective methods and improvements that drive down defects, improve field SQE competencies, drive standardization and collaborate effectively with various functions and leaders.
Goals of the selected Quality Engineer are: - 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. - Mentor and Support deployed Supplier Quality Engineers (SQE) with Quality Science Tools and Techniques. - Lead and support key Supplier Quality strategic initiatives and projects. (Supplier population scope includes airframe and system commodities, IWTA sites, and international suppliers, including built-to-print and design-authority contracts)
The selected candidate will be accountable for collaborating with various functions (both internally and externally) to solve technical and contractual issues, and ensuring execution is aligned with the quality and affordability goals set by the LM Aero programs.
The position requires about 20% travel within the United States. Must be a US Citizen.
Basic Qualifications Bachelors degree in a technical / STEM field or equivalent experience in Quality Assurance or Project Management. Experience developing performance improvements plans, i.e. one of the following: return-to-green plans, zero-defect plans, excellence plans. Experience interacting with at least one of the following stakeholders: Program Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and / or Government Customer Representatives.
Desired skills Demonstrated process knowledge and implementation of product quality engineering competencies including product hardware knowledge Familiar with Quality Systems specifically AS9100, ISO 9001:2008, AS9103, AS9102 Ability to ID risks/opportunities and apply Lean and Six Sigma tools appropriately including performing root cause analysis and driving effective corrective action Green Belt Certification and/or related Technical Background/Experience with Progress toward Black Belt. Facilitation experience, Lean/Sigma practical experience Demonstrated ability to handle a large amount of responsibility and demonstrated effective implementation and execution. Proficient experience with Microsoft Office toolset with specific focus on MS Excel data. ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. Emerging Leadership skills Process Mapping skills Demonstrated Presentation skills Ability to collaborate cross-functionally, build consensus, shape/influence opinion and articulate the future state.
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Job Location(s): Fort Worth Texas