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Principal QA Engineer

Job Description:
A Quality Program Lead (QPL) is needed to lead the Mission Assurance activities for IIS Product Support programs in Fullerton, California. This individual will be responsible for ensuring program execution to the contractual quality requirements; driving Mission Assurance (MA) and disciplined program performance; ensuring adherence to AS9100D; and driving root cause analysis to ensure the proactive identification and elimination of program issues. This individual will be an active participant with the program area leadership teams for Highway Tolling Systems (HTS) and Comms/Seapower/MilC2 programs in Fullerton, CA, and will also be engaged in proposal development for Mission Assurance.
The QPL will lead quality planning (cost and schedule); quality process definition, deployment and compliance; along with quality performance (cost, schedule and staffing performance), and will mentor Quality Engineers in performing specific tasking in these areas. The position will require in-depth understanding and integration of advanced quality tools into the programs to assure effective process measurement, control, reporting and corrective action. The individual will need to possess the ability to mentor others in both Mission Assurance and other functions on the application of these quality tools and processes.
This leadership position requires frequent interface with internal customers and Quality counterparts in our external customer organizations (e.g., DCMA or commercial customers). There will be extensive participation on cross-functional teams, including participants from Engineering, Supply Chain and Program Management. The position also requires daily communication with functional areas to obtain the results necessary to support both quality and program strategies, goals and requirements.
Other tasking includes:
  • Working with program leadership to define applicable MA tiering levels and tasking
  • Define and communicate MA program planning based on requirements and the established tiering level
  • Lead the MA disciplines in capture efforts and the completion of MA basis of estimates (BOEs) to support proposals.
  • Ensure MA requirements, deliverables and major MA milestones are included in the program plan.
  • Prepare all applicable functions for internal and external AS9100D audits.
  • Conduct process audits of assigned programs to ensure compliance to the IIS Quality Management System (EPIC).
  • Provide MA disciplines with program direction to assure quality tasking is accomplished within budget, on time and as defined in the program planning.
  • Establish customer relationships and ensure customer corrective action requests are validated and processed.
  • Present MA status as defined by program planning and metrics at program reviews.
  • Chair or Co-chair Corrective Action Boards (CAB) or equivalent methods assuring measures and metrics support leadership reviews.
  • Assess and vet the impact of potential customer escapes.
  • Lead root cause analysis investigations and develop effective corrective action plans.
  • At times this position will require up to a 40% time presence in El Segundo to interface with the IIS MA team.

Required Skills:
  • At least 8 years of increasing responsibility in quality, integration, test, and/or product realization, depot repair, technical manuals and training services.
  • At least 8 years of experience in core Quality tasks (planning, control, improvement) in driving compliance and validation in all activities.
  • Extensive experience with AS9100:2016 (D).
  • Experience with aerospace and defense products, systems and technologies.
  • Ability to effectively use metrics to monitor performance.
  • Effective leadership skills that will be used in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance.
Desired Skills:
  • Proven change management skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships through partnering and collaboration
  • ASQ CQE or CMQ/OE certification
  • Qualified Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist or Certified Raytheon Six Sigma Expert/Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Business degree, certifications and/or relevant experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with proven success in communication at all levels
  • Proven success in building and maintaining relationships with multiple customers
  • Track record in driving flawless execution
  • In-depth understanding of budgeting, Earned Value Management and cost proposal generation, including Raytheon EVMS Level 2 certification
  • Ability to execute and hold others accountable in a results-based environment
Required Education (including Major):
  • Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 121914
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