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Lockheed Martin Staff Design Quality Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky

Description: Do you want to be part of an environment that encourages and supports employees to think big, perform with quality and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration and focus - if you have the resourcefulness and courage to work hard, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you. Come and experience your future!

Seeking an experienced Engineer for a Design Quality Staff Engineering position working in the Aircraft Design (AD) Core Services group. The AD Core Services group supplements AD’s technical engineering expertise with best-in-class support in the following areas: Earned Value Management, Supplier Management, Domestic & Global Sourcing, Design Quality Engineering, Requirements Management and Enterprise Excellence.

Core responsibilities include reviewing/checking engineering drawings and solid models for clarity, completeness, conformity to Sikorsky Design Drafting Manuals (DDMs) and Engineering Process Manuals (EPMs), industry specifications including ASME Y14 series drawing conventions, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning. You will also identify design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies to major assemblies, installations, and/or aircraft sections, and recommend revisions and/or improvements in design to responsible engineers or designers. In addition to performing design quality reviews/checking, you will also perform Kit Engineering related tasks such as: parts list structuring, drawing title and number assignment, and general kit engineering mentorship to the design teams on all programs.

You will also perform in a leadership role regarding project execution and providing results and solutions to internal or external customers. In this role you will frequently interface inter-organizationally as well as with outside customer contacts and may represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects. The candidate will be expected to work independently, determine and develop technical solutions to complex engineering challenges, and effectively communicate those solutions across the business to partners in other IPTs or aircraft programs, including senior management. A strong understanding and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing principles per ASME Y14.5-2009 is required.

The candidate is expected to be a major contributor to Lockheed Martin’s digital transformation efforts through the creation of new tools, automation of existing tools, and refinement of DQE/KE processes. The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute in continuous improvement activities of the Core Services team, focusing directly on the Aircraft Design group. This may include but not be limited to data analysis/data mining, metric creation and presentation, participating in corrective action investigations, root cause analysis, new tool development, cost savings initiatives, and structured improvement activities.

Basic Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 9 years of professional experience in an aerospace design engineering capacity; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.

-5 years of experience in CATIA V5 and/or 3Dx or similar design tool

-5 years of project or team management experience

-Considered an emerging authority in the areas of Design Quality and Kit Engineering

-Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams towards a common goal

-Demonstrated in depth knowledge and practical application of ASME Y14.5 and Y14.100

-Demonstrated technical understanding of manufacturing processes and tooling

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office with a focus on Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Skills:

-Experience with Sikorsky design guidelines, Design and ---Drafting Manuals, Standard Work

-Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification or equivalent

-Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and working level teammates

-Experience with 3DCS or similar tolerance analysis simulation software

-Experience interacting with USG customers

In addition to the responsibilities highlighted above we offer extensive benefits that include competitive 401k and insurance. We remain an equal opportunity company.

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

- Medical (some LM locations have on-site medical)

- Dental

- 401k (with generous matching)

- Paid time off including, (we have a 4x10 schedule which means: 52 three-day weekends!)

- Work/life balance, family-friendly environment

- Career development, career-growth, and lots of learning opportunities for aspiring minds

- Knowledgeable, supportive and engaged leadership

- Mentorship opportunities

- Rewards & recognition

- Generous Tuition Reimbursement



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.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


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