Regional Supplier Quality Engineer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Portsmouth, RI 02871


The Regional Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is the primary quality interface between Raytheons RMD organization and the external supply base. The SQE provides both communication of requirements and performance feedback to the supplier as well as being a conduit for Quality information back to internal functions within RMD. The SQEs role includes execution of Supplier Assessments, First Article Inspection validation, Source Inspection, problem resolution, meeting facilitation and leadership, and continuous improvement activities. In addition, the SQE is a key player in the management of Supplier performance and development. The SQE represents RMD professionally and supports Raytheon Technologies' Vision, Values, Strategy and Goals in the supply base.

NOTE - this position can be either a Salary Grade G09 or Salary Grade G10 based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, responsibilities and experience requirements for the position.

Additional responsibilities will include:

Interpreting purchase order quality notes and quality requirements to ensure subcontractor/supplier understanding
Ensuring flow down of Product requirements both internally and to sub-tier suppliers and ensuring compliance with quality requirements
Assessing subcontractor/supplier quality capabilities throughout the program life cycle to achieve full program objectives
Identifying supplier risk and systemic performance issues ensuring root-cause analysis and corrective solutions are identified and implemented with closure plans
Driving continuous product / process improvements using statistical / analytical improvement tools such as Six Sigma and lean methodologies
Working with other Quality functions and Cross Business Teams (CBTs), to affect rapid closure of issues utilizing analytical capabilities and communications skills
Managing Subcontract Data Requirements List deliverables
Leading First Article Verification and Source Inspection

This position requires extensive (75%) local travel in the region. The work location for this position is Southern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Required Skills:
Minimum of 6 years of experience in Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain, or Operations discipline
Knowledge of core Quality sciences
Experience in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action
Experience and knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100, CMMI or Mission Assurance Provisions
Experience utilizing Lean/Six Sigma or other contemporary methodologies and tools for continuous improvement
Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate technical data to suppliers
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Independent, self-motivated individual with demonstrated success

Required Education (including Major): Bachelors Degree in Quality Assurance in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).

Desired Skills:
Strong leader that exhibits presence and influence
General Statistical Process Control knowledge, including implementation
Mechanical, Hi-Rel Electronics or RF product aptitude
High degree of competence in mechanical inspection techniques
General knowledge of aerospace / defense products and systems technologies
General understanding of commercial and aerospace / defense regulations and standards
General knowledge of industry technical standards (such as ANSI, CMMI, ASTM, etc.)
Six Sigma, Lean and / or American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certification (CQE, CQM/OE, CSQE, CQA, CRE, etc.)
MS Engineering / Technical or MBA
Proven successes in building and maintaining relationships with multiple suppliers / customers
Passionate, high-energy, self-starting team player who achieves goals and strives for continuous improvement
Familiarity with and Expertise in Preventative tools - SPC, FMEA, QFD, etc.
Experience in DoD product and process oversight including requirements, build, integration, test and delivery
Ability to obtain a secret clearance
Experience with working remote

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