Senior Quality Assurance Engineer I

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Louisville, KY 40202
This position can be a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer I or Senior Quality Assurance Engineer II based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Quality Engineers / Field Quality Engineers

The Quality Engineer will work within integrated teams to analyze, control, and improve product quality by systemically analyzing and validating measurement system capability for accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility, and stability over time; analyzing product performance using statistical methods to understand root cause, identify significant variances to predicted/targeted values; and translating, analyzing, and prioritizing customer needs and company policy and objectives into quality performance standards.

Job Summary:
This position is assigned one of our value stream within our factory. You will work within one of the integrated teams to analyze, control and improve product quality. The Quality Engineer reviews and analyzes daily, monthly quality data to help the team identify opportunities within the value stream and help develop action plans for improvement.


Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • 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
  • Manage the interface and sell-off of products to downstream operations or end-item customer quality representatives


    Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Four years (4) related Quality Engineering, or related engineering experience in a relevant technical discipline with understanding of engineering principles and design analysis techniques
  • Experience developing and implement robust process controls
  • Experience identifying root cause and initiate/implementing effective short-term and long-term corrective actions
  • Experience in development/usage of Quality metrics that may be used to drive true root cause and long-term corrective action, and in the identification/institution of perceptive verifications
  • Experience with descriptive statistics and statistical control methodologies, understanding drawings, work instructions, Bill of Materials (BOMs), consumable materials control, process disciplines and tool control, and manufacturing process knowledge (assembly, inspection, test)
  • Bachelors degree ( B.S. in Engineering, Science, Tech, or Mathematics) or additional 2 years of Quality Roles experience may be substituted for each 1 year of college
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • 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
  • Effective verbal and written communication and networking skills to work with all levels of the company and customer community
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and apply decisionmaking skills with appropriate supervisory intervention
  • Ability to comprehend and translate external and internal requirements into effective work instructions for various internal functions
  • Strong familiarity with ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 quality management systems
  • 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)

    What We Offer:
    Whether youre 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.
    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: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm
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