Principal Factory Quality Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

Job Summary:
Operations Quality has an opening for a Factory Quality Engineer who will interface with the factory teams supporting production, first article inspections, creating/maintaining work/inspection instructions, preparation for audits, and mentoring junior Quality Engineers. The position is based in Tucson, AZ and requires onsite presence. The quality engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following in the next section.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Train, coach, and mentor quality engineers
  • Develop strong working relationships with the factory leadership, program leadership, and DCMA
  • Lead continuous improvement activities to help reach departmental and enterprise-wide goals
  • Support factory and program alignment meetings to ensure priorities are properly aligned
  • Verify product and process compliance with respect to contractual, technical, industry, AS9100 Quality Management System (QMS) requirements and internal policies
  • Regularly generate and publish Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) metrics
  • Facilitate and lead cross-functional team in failure analysis, Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations, including identifying non-conformances, providing solutions, tracking issues to closure and leading Corrective Action Boards (CAB)
  • Ensure identification, physical control, and disposition of non-conforming material and facilitate Material Review Board (MRB) when necessary
  • Support work instruction development and maintenance activities by reviewing work instructions, test instructions, auditing processes, and assuring configuration management
  • Development and maintenance of inspection instructions, ensuring inspection instructions meet the technical data package requirements and meet production needs
  • Regularly interface with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
  • Daily status meetings with the factory support, factory management, hourly employees, and internal stakeholders to manage issue
  • Conduct weekly meetings to help reduce cost of poor quality and facilitate timely red rack dispositions
Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in related Quality, Operations, Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience in supporting design and/or manufacturing process
  • Manufacturing process knowledge (assembly, inspection, test)
  • Demonstrate ability to understand engineering drawings, work instructions, Bill of Materials (BOMs), consumable materials control, process disciplines and tool control
  • Experience with AS9102 First Article Inspection Requirements
  • Experience with AS9100 and/or ISO 9001 quality management systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience in negotiating, having difficult conversations, and ability to work well with factory management, hourly employees, and internal stakeholders
  • Competency and experience in a relevant technical discipline with understanding of engineering principles and design analysis techniques
  • The ability to obtain and maintain an US security clearance prior to the start date (U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain an ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Existing DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience in PRISM, CABS, Business Warehouse, and RCAS
  • Experience with the PCB process
  • Knowledge of EAC (estimate at complete), MRP (material resource planning), and AOP (Annual Operating Plan) to understand what drives factory decisions
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment that requires prioritization and flexibility to support competing requirements
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams in auditing process and product/process improvements in the factory or at suppliers
  • Experience in Product/Process Failure Modes & Affects Analysis, Regression Analysis
  • Experience with AS9145 - Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Motivated and self-starting team player who achieves results and continuously strives for improvement
  • Strong written and verbal communication and networking skills
  • Six Sigma and/or ASQ Certification
  • Level 5 Mission Assurance Certification (Internal Candidates)
  • Data analysis; development and usage of actionable metrics
  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or Business
  • High computer proficiency, including skills working with Microsoft Tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word Visio)
What We Offer:
Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:
Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Location Information:
This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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