Principal Hardware Quality Engineering Lead

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Principal Hardware Quality Engineer Lead

The steward of the Quality Management System, our Quality Professionals are involved in every stage of product delivery, from design to field support to program management. Our world-class Quality Professionals exhibit critical and systemic thinking, develop metrics and measures to verify and improve performance, and design ways to improve our products and processes. Our team embraces new, complex challenges. We are the Customers conscience.

The Raytheon Missiles & Defense's Q&MA Mission is to Prevent, Protect, and Improve. Prevent defects, non-compliances, and escapes. Protect the integrity of the Quality Management System and the Raytheon brand. Improve continuously our products, processes, and tools.

Job Description:
This position is assigned one of our many internal factories. The ideal candidate will lead and work within integrated teams to analyze, control and improve product quality by conducting the following activities:

  • Systematically translate, analyze, and prioritize customer needs, legal and contractual requirements, and company policy and objectives into quality performance standards and operational definitions for the affected performing organizations
  • Analyze/validate measurement system capability for accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility, and stability over time
  • Analyze product performance using statistical methods to understand root cause, identify significant variances to predicted/targeted values
  • Perform analysis of nonconformities to: characterize causes as routine (common) or exceptional (special); and develop effective containment and elimination plans
  • Integrate performance and conformance verifications such as First Articles and audits throughout value stream processes to prevent quality escapes, optimize throughput and assure on-time delivery of products and services
  • Predict quality of products/services, processes and other key work system elements using historical, empirical and/or theoretical data in operational and statistical models
  • Assure clear identification, physical control and competent disposition of nonconformities
  • Facilitate corrective actions, closed loop process controls and continuous improvement methods to improve product/process predictability and capability
  • Effective verbal and written communication and networking skills to work with all levels of the company and customer community
  • Demonstrate ability to understand drawings, work instructions, Bill of Materials (BOMs), consumable materials control, process disciplines and tool control
  • Manage the interface and sell-off of products to downstream operations or end-item customer quality representatives
  • Lead a team of QEs across multiple programs in different factories
Required Skills:
  • Minimum of Eight (8) years related Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering experience, with professional experience applying understanding of engineering principles and design analysis techniques
  • Experience leading cross functional process improvement teams with technical expertise
  • Experience developing and implementing robust process controls, development/usage of Quality metrics, identifying root cause and initiate/implement effective short-term and long-term corrective actions
  • Experience with descriptive statistics and statistical control methodologies
  • Experience translating external and internal requirements into effective work instructions for various internal functions
  • Prior management and leadership experience
  • Required Degree: BS STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of key process characteristics and ability to implement effective process control techniques in one or more of the following Special Processes:
    • Additive Manufacturing; Anodizing; Bonding/Adhesives; Brazing; Coating; Crimping; Heat Treating; Painting; Plating; Printed Circuit Board Fabrication; Sealing; Sintering; Soldering; Torque; Welding
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and apply decisionmaking skills with appropriate supervisory intervention
  • Strong familiarity with ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 quality management systems
  • Strong familiarity working energetics
  • Six Sigma, ASQ Certifications
  • Proficient in the use of pareto analysis, cause/effect diagrams, process mapping
  • Experienced in Product/Process Failure Modes & Affects Analysis, Regression Analysis
  • Knowledge of Measurement System Analysis and Design of Experiments
  • Knowledge of Performance Specification and Requirements Management Practices
  • Able to facilitate cross-functional teams in systematic improvement activities (e.g. 6-sigma, lean manufacturing)
  • Manufacturing process knowledge (assembly, inspection, test)
  • Advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, math or business
Interim Clearance Required:

This position requires an interim secret security clearance before start. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.

Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.177556

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