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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: BAE Systems USA
Location: Nashua
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Our employees work on the worlds most advanced electronics. At Electronic Systems, youll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industrys most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, were innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first exemplified by our missions: We Protect Those Who Protect Us® and We Innovate For Those Who Move The World®. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

BAE Systems is seeking a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer supporting the Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) product line to implement tools and processes to ensure suppliers improve on current products with robust plans and deliver first time quality to BAE program customers.

We are looking for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer to join our matrixed organization as part of our Business Area Supplier Quality team. The BA SQE will be assigned to a development program and assist the program team and suppliers through the development lifecycle. The SQE will implement tools and processes that ensure suppliers understand requirements and deliver on time, compliant product to BAE Systems program customers.

SQE will aid suppliers to improve on current products with robust plans while implementing APQP, KC tracking and SPC.

Additionally, this person will be responsible for qualifying new suppliers for the program. The Business Area Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion. You must be a self-starting problem solver who will utilize your analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues. A strong desire and mindset to drive actions and projects to closure without being prompted is a must. Strong communication skills are required to ensure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings. Ability to summarize briefing/findings at an executive leadership level.

Additionally you will:

Review and communicate contractual requirements with Supplier Quality counterparts and supplier representatives.

Investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems and conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects

Review key/critical suppliers and product content for risk areas and drive reduction activities

Be responsible for qualifying new suppliers for the program

Utilize supplier Scorecards/metrics and analytical tools to quantify performance levels of individual suppliers and work with those suppliers to develop improvement plans to achieve 100% quality performance

Evaluate and assess the impact of nonconforming product and suppliers corrective actions, including timely communication with the program team.

Analyze Supplier Variation Requests (SVRs) to identify actions necessary, both at the supplier and internal to BAE, to eliminate future occurrences.

Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of nonconformances

Participate in AS9145/APQP PPAP review process / roll out requirements to suppliers

Perform Production Process Verifications (PPV's)and Evaluate First Article Inspections per the requirements of AS9102 as well as train suppliers to meet BAE Systems expectations

Drive Zero Defect culture within the supply base

Be a self-starting problem solver who will utilize your analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues

Have a strong desire and mindset to drive actions and projects to closure without being prompted is a must

Have strong communications skills to ensure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings

Ability to summarize briefing/findings at a senior management leadership level

This position will be based in Nashua, NH and include approximately 10-25% plus travel. Travel will be a mix of local, day visits as well as overnight travel, outside the local area

Other activities as assigned

Required Education, Experience, & Skills ? Bachelors Degree and 4 years of relevant experience or 8 years of experience in lieu of degree

? Ability to analyze supplier defect/performance data and translate them into an analytical approach. Ability to identify data trends across parts, suppliers, programs and business area. Ability to work and translate analytical data metrics into defect resolution/risk mitigation plans/actions.

? Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment

? Experience with APQP & PPAP requirements and implementation or equivalent automotive standards

? Electro-Mechanical background, Optics experience is a plus

? Working knowledge of AS9100 or equivalent Quality Management Systems

? Working knowledge of commodity inspection/test, equipment and instrumentation

? Understanding of drawings and Y14.5 GD&T with ability to determine compliance

? Experience executing or coaching suppliers on AS9102 FAIs and PPVs

? Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical drawings, specifications, requirements, and procedure manuals

? Ability to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations

? Excellent planning, time management and organization skills

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical field

Master's degree

Active Secret clearance

Proficiency with Minitab or similar software package

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black belt training / experience / certification

Experience with Special Processes, Product Production Line Validation, test, equipment, and instrumentation Experience with electrical/mechanical inspections, product test, equipment and instrumentation

Working knowledge of supply chain logistics from raw material to finished goods including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system/Quality Management Software system

Machining, casting, cables, optics are a plus

Working knowledge of PWB/CCA inspection/test, equipment and instrumentation (IPC-A-600 or IPC-A-610 certification desired)

Working knowledge of Cable/Harness inspection/test, equipment and instrumentation

Working knowledge and experience with Environmental Stress Screening (ESS)

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact for our customers and the communities we serve.

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