Principle Supplier Quality Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Raytheon Missiles and Defense Supplier Quality (SQ) team drives process and technology supply base performance improvement through process control, metrics, audits/inspections, and the pursuit for zero escapes to Raytheon operations.

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.

For this assignment, the Principal Supplier Quality Engineer serves as the Quality Assurance focal point and SQ support for a group of products. Primary duties include Leadership and Quality Requirement concepts.


Job Description:
The Principal Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), will perform supplier facing quality engineering, in support of assigned Program(s). The SQE will work cross functionality across Hardware Management Teams, Supply Chain, Operations and Engineering activities to analyze, control, and improve product quality. The individual works develops supplied part quality requirements and ensures quality requirements are applied appropriately. The SQE interprets Quality requirements (Q-Notes) and makes critical decisions on Q-Note application to procured production parts. The SQE will provide problem resolution, conduct continuous improvement activities within Raytheon and at suppliers facilities, ensure compliance and manage/mitigate program risk.


The SQE will:
  • Analyze product performance using statistical methods to understand root cause and identify significant variances to the technical data packages
  • Perform analyses of nonconformities to identify root cause, establish effective containment, and develop/monitor corrective actions
  • Perform Supplier and/or IOT Partner factory process walks and factory risk assessments
  • Perform reviews of supplier Building instructions and processes to mitigate escape potentials
  • Perform supplier TDP reviews and compliance comparison to Raytheon Source Control TDPs
    Assure clear identification, physical control and competent disposition of nonconformities
  • Facilitate closed loop process controls and continuous improvement methods to improve product/process quality
  • Facilitate Program Reviews, Supplier Reviews, and Technical Interchange Meetings
  • Analyze and approve proposed engineering, planning changes, test plans, and procedures
  • Participate in design reviews, process change reviews, qualification test reviews, as well as Test Equipment verification and validation
  • Provide problem resolution, and guide continuous improvement activities at suppliers facilities.
  • Execute Supplier Assessments, First Article Inspections and validations
  • Conduct Pre and Post Contract Award reviews to ensure compliance with Technical Data Packages
  • Perform on-site Source Surveillance and Corrective Action processing.
  • Interpret quality requirements (Q-Notes) and makes critical decisions on Q-Note application to procured production parts.
  • Ability to travel as required by program needs (Approximately 25%)

This position can be a Salary Grade G09 (Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer II) or G10 (Principal Quality Assurance Engineer) based on the candidates qualifications as they relate to the position requirements.

Required Skills:
  • Eight(8) or more years of related Quality Engineering, manufacturing or related engineering experience
  • Quality Experience Including First Article Inspection, Source Inspection, Acceptance Test Procedures, Quality Notes, Supplier Assessments, development/usage of Quality metrics to drive true root cause and long-term corrective action, ability to understand drawings, work instructions, Bill of Materials (BOMs, process disciplines and tool control)and/or Manufacturing Lean Authorization
  • Experience leading cross functional process improvement teams,
  • Experience using engineering principles and design analysis techniques with ability to interface with various engineering disciplines
  • Experience working with external customers and suppliers
  • Required Education: BS in Science, Tech, Engineering, or Mathematics

Desired Skills:
  • Strong familiarity with ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 quality management systems
  • Six Sigma, ASQ Certifications
  • Level 5 Mission Assurance Certification (Internal candidates)
  • Proficient in the use of pareto analysis, cause/effect diagrams, process mapping
  • Experienced in Product/Process Failure Modes & Affects Analysis, Regression Analysis
  • Experience working with external suppliers and inspection techniques
  • Knowledge of Performance Specification and Requirements Management Practices
  • Able to facilitate cross-functional teams in systematic improvement activities (e.g. 6-sigma, lean manufacturing)

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

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. 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.
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