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Lockheed Martin Senior Supplier Quality Engineer - Arlington, TX in Arlington, Texas

Description: Lockheed Martin is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) for a position based in Arlington, TX to support the THAAD production program and THAAD Joint Improvement Team (JIT).

The JIT is a collaborative and proactive continuous improvement program sharply focused on preventing product escapes, eliminating production line interruptions, and enhancing value chain performance comprised of cross-functional representatives from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC), and our partnering customers.

The position will require working flexible hours and travel out of the assigned geographical area to support suppliers across the United States. The THAAD program team provides a challenging environment that stresses continuous improvement and proactive mindset in driving down risk to the product and customer.

Responsibilities include:

As part of the JIT, you will perform process and product assessments, review requirements, hardware, and documentation to ensure our customer gets the highest level of Quality. In a culture of continuous improvement our department utilizes lean initiatives to reduce waste and drive affordability and efficiency.

In this role, you will use quality metrics and business analytics tools to monitor the program’s value chain and provide guidance for recommended support or improvement initiatives.

Identification of process variation, sources of waste and nonconformance's, and data analysis techniques to create innovative solutions to complex supply chain issues.

Assurance that LM THAAD Supplier Quality activities are effective through supporting product line validations as outlined by AS9102, accurate measurement and characterization of resultant performance parameters, and risk management.

Provide systemic support for issue resolution that involves true root cause, full containment, and corrective/preventive actions

Support Supplier requests tied to program requirements, interface with customer needs, and program management activities.

Drive supplier's failure/diagnosis and strong grasp of Material Review Board (MRB) activities.

Develop technical solutions to complex problems and provide liaison support related to quality engineering matters.

Ensure supplier contract flow-down requirements are implemented and verified and interfaces with supplier on a daily basis.

Review documentation related to supplier manufacturing processes to ensure quality products are delivered to the customer.

Excel within a multifunctional supplier Integrated Product Teams with reviews of quality data on yields, rework, scrap and non-conformance aging.

Basic Qualifications:

-STEM degree at the Bachelor level or above and/or equivalent experience/combined education.

-A strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), Specifications, Contracts that will enable development and review of SQE Processes, and related Performance Metrics

-Must be able to identify and document supplier's quality deficiencies and ensure effective corrective action

-Must have knowledge and understanding of critical design attributes and auditing/surveying capabilities

-Ability to focus on continual improvement practices using causal analysis tools to drive corrective and preventive actions

-Extensive experience in disposition of non-conforming products

-Demonstrated experience in establishing Performance Metrics for identifying process improvement

-Proficient skill level with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

-Strong communication skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment and weekly reports

-Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and to support all supplier quality field engineering activities

-Ability to obtain a secret clearance

-Ability to travel

Desired Skills:

-Demonstrated experience in project management from idea creation, to team involvement, thru execution and closeout of actions.

-A basic understanding of the MFC SAP and P2P business systems

-ASQ Certification or Lean Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt/Black Belt)

-Experience with performing First Article Inspections to AS9102 requirements

-Experience with source inspection and surveillance activities at suppliers

-Strong understanding in AS9100 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems

-Demonstrated Leadership, Customer Relationship Management skills

-Background of Structures, Propulsion and/or Electrical components.

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

Clearance Level: Secret

Other Important Information You Should Know

Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.

Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.

Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.

Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.

At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs , and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional


Relocation Available: Possible

Career Area: QA/Test and Inspection

Type: Full-Time

Shift: First