DRS Technologies Inc. Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Leonardo DRS, Inc.

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. Leonardo DRS is committed to being an employer of choice of a highly qualified, diverse, effective, and productive workforce.

For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

Company Overview

DRS Naval Electronics is a collection of Lines of Businesses and Centers of Excellence driven to be the U.S Navy's Leading provider of electronics products, subsystems, systems and integrated solutions, and expand into adjacent markets. Naval Electronics site locations span across the continental United States

and include Johnstown, PA, Largo, FL, Chesapeake, VA, Twin Cities, MN, Germantown, MD, Washington, DC, and San Diego, CA

Job Location

Johnstown, PA


Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Position Summary

Responsible for developing program or project quality system processes and supporting product quality improvements. Lead the efforts to develop maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities. Ability to lead a group of Engineers, technicians and/or Inspectors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing program or project quality system processes and supporting product quality improvements

  • Lead the efforts to develop maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities

  • Ability to lead a group of engineers, technicians and/or Inspectors

  • Responsible for leading groups of engineers on customer programs or projects

  • Responsible for driving process and product improvement initiatives across multiple functional disciplines

  • Performs analyses of program requirements and prepares responsive quality plans, procedures, schedules and resource allocations to assure optimum quality support

  • Reviews and approves engineering/test and contractor documentation and provides input to assure that appropriate quality requirements are addressed

  • Develops and implements formalized quality system processes, procedures and work instructions

  • Leads the efforts to gather, organize, monitor, analyze and report on information on products and processes

  • Provides ongoing quality system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions

  • Leads product quality improvement teams, Material Review Boards and Failure Review Boards

  • Evaluates and dispositions non conforming material

  • Provides technical support for Assembly/Test/Inspection personnel to include executing workmanship improvement plans, developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials

  • Acts as main customer and senior management interface in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues

  • Develops and deploys SPC initiatives internally and at suppliers

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations on critical supplier selections and drives supplier continuous improvement processes Responsibilities include leading on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and

  • Reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions

  • Leads and executes customer quality program requirements

  • Monitors development activities to assure contract compliance, as required

  • Develops new procedural controls to address all aspects of quality programs

  • Develops and generates statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommends action as required

  • Establishes programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical facilities

  • Responsible for financial impacts of quality process controls and inspections

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Secondary Accountabilities

  • Attend appropriate customer, business or Program meetings

  • Prepares quality engineering reports and recommendations

  • Monitor and mentor junior Quality Engineers

  • Provides regular reporting of progress and status

  • Completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 5 years of experience

  • Proficient technical expertise and application domain knowledge

  • ASQ certification or Black Belt preferred

  • Proficient with ISO Standards, 6 Sigma tools, Statistics

  • Ability to understand military specifications and to read blue prints

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills

  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #NEL