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Sr Mgr QA Engineering

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.

Are you a Quality or Manufacturing Leader committed to process improvement, team development, and compliance? Are you dedicated to the development of continuous Process and People Improvement?

If so, Raytheon’s Operations Quality Team at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is seeking a Senior Quality Manager to the expertise to lead, develop, and grow from within. OUR MISSION: Prevent. Protect. Improve

Job Description:
The Senior Quality Manager (QM) will be responsible to champion the Quality Management team for a manufacturing Strategic Make Center, comprised of multiple factories, programs and products.

The ideal manager will have a passion for developing quality personnel, which will include Quality Managers and Quality Engineers, enabling individual contributors to become team leaders.

The Senior Quality Manager will have a proven history of sound execution of management and leadership skills that have led to documented improved quality of deliverable products, and improved customer relationships throughout product life cycle stages.

The Senior Quality Manager will also act as project lead on functional continuous improvement activities.

The major responsibilities of this position include, but not limited to:
  • Lead change management strategies to drive performance improvement across a program or organization
  • Develop and Execute best practices on organizational development and programs to adapt and implement in the workplace, across multiple factories and products
  • Strong knowledge, experience and proven success in continuous improvement disciplines/philosophies in all aspects of quality engineering and statistical process control
  • Communicate, coordinate and collaborate with QM peers to reduce redundancies, achieve synergies, eliminate non-essential work and ensure appropriate staffing to meet the critical needs of the business
  • Utilize factory and program quality metrics to lead and champion product quality improvement, defect reduction and elimination of escapes
  • Lead change management strategies to drive performance improvement across a program or organization
  • Create and execute strategic plans and innovative ideas to meet business objectives
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with key stakeholders across a program, function, or business
  • Program/project management and technical oversight of critical programs, projects or systems, and Quality Systems
  • Manage Factory budgets in coordination with Operations and Product lines
  • Drive the application of statistical process controls to special processes and key product characteristics to ensure factory processes meet end item performance requirements and mission assurance objectives
  • Manage inspection supervisor and activities to ensure appropriate training, improve detection gates, and mitigate out of phase defects within a union environment
  • Sustain continuous assessment of factory implementation of systems, policies, and procedures to ensure the highest standards of quality
  • Articulate what good quality looks like at all stages of the value stream and influence stakeholders to act accordingly

Required Skills:
  • 12 or more years of Quality, Manufacturing, Aerospace, or industry adjacent experience to include: interpersonal and leadership development, long-term workforce development, on-boarding technical process training, performance evaluation and recognition, and career development
  • Demonstrated success with development, process planning, and workforce.
  • Previous leadership experience interacting (reporting, connecting stakeholders, executing resolutions) at all levels of the internal organization & with customers
  • Develop quality personnel, including Quality Managers and Quality Engineers, to include on-boarding, training, technical, interpersonal and leadership development, performance evaluation and recognition, and career development
  • Experience with metrics development, analysis and reporting
  • Must have previous knowledge in ISO9001 and AS9100 Quality Management Systems
  • Ability to obtain a DoD issued Secret Security Clearance

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Lean Management System deployment
  • Demonstrated success of financial management of organizational operating budgets
  • Demonstrated success supporting new business product cost estimating, quotations, and Gate Reviews.
  • Experience with effective working relationships with MDA and DCMA
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or other ASQ certification
  • ANAB ASQ Accreditation
  • Mission Assurance Certification (internal candidates)
  • International experience
  • Demonstrated ability to understand design, manufacture, assembly and test processes
  • Excellent financial planning, budgeting skills and must have or be able to achieve CAM certification
  • Currently hold a DoD issued security clearance

Required Education (including Major):
  • B.S. – Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science or Quality Assurance

Desired Education:
Advanced degree (MBA, MS, or PhD)

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a DoD security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Tucson, Arizona
United States
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