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Procurement Quality Support Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

Job Description

BAE Systems is in search of aSupplier Quality Engineer(SQE) within their Procurement Quality Support Engineering (PQSE) group. This is an early career opportunity. This Hybrid friendly position supports with a blend of remote work-from-home, travel of up to 50% within the continental United States, and occasional visits to the Sterling Heights, Michigan, BAE Systems site.

In this role, the SQE helps resolve supplier quality concerns in direct support of production. The SQE investigates, evaluates, and resolves supplier quality problems by conducting defect investigations, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects. The SQE conducts containments and inventory screenings as necessary. The successful candidate will support multiple projects to completion, in support of the overall program. This position entails the enforcement of purchase order (PO) requirements, supplier non-conformance management and supplier performance improvement, including thorough root cause analysis and effective corrective action. The successful candidate will also support other functions of Supplier Quality Assurance, Receiving Inspection, Procurement, Engineering, and Program Quality in daily operations regarding supplier related issues.

  • Evaluates the impact of nonconforming product and assess suppliers corrective actions.

  • Champions problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances.

  • Evaluates First Article Inspections per the AS9102 requirements. Works with suppliers to meet BAE System's requirements.

  • Evaluates First Article Test plans and reports for execution and approval.

  • Drives Zero Defect mentality within the supply base and A3 problem solving tool practices.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline and 2 years related work experience, or the overall equivalent, or an Associate's Degree and 4 years related work experience, or the overall equivalent.

  • AWS Certified Weld Inspector is strongly preferred;

  • Exposure to Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective/ Preventative Actions;

  • Exposure to ISO 9001 and AS9100 Quality Systems and AS9102B First Article Requirements or comparable industry standards;

  • Practical problem solver;

  • Understanding of drawings requirements with ability to determine compliance;

  • Experience using typical Quality gauges and measuring tools. (Calipers, Micrometers, Pin Gauges, etc.);

  • Effective, clear communicator with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills;

  • Computer skills to include MS Office Suite and related industry software applications;

  • Able to support in a Hybrid capacity - home, office, and travel;

  • Comfortable with travel requirements of up to 50% within the continental United States.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Strongly prefer a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Electrical, or Quality) or related discipline (Technology, Industrial Management, Industrial Technology).

  • Experience in Defense Prime Contract environment.

  • Experience with product line validation, test plans, test equipment and product qualification.

  • Specific experience in the following manufacturing processes: forgings, castings, foundries, machining, welding, brazing, finishes, coatings, nondestructive testing, fabrication, composites, electrical/electronics, other common processes common in the Naval, Defense and or Aerospace industries.

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools (e.g. Green / Black Belt).

  • Toyota Production System (TPS), Toyota Way, A3 problem solving tools.

Procurement Quality Support Engineer


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