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Quality Engineer-Continuous Improvement

DRS Technologies Inc Germantown, MD Full-Time
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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. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Quality Engineer-Continuous Improvement.

DRS Signal Solutions, Inc. specializes in communications-surveillance products that meld both RF and DSP technologies and is a leading worldwide supplier of high-quality signal-intercept equipment. We provide creative RF solutions to the Department of Defense and prime contractors. The facility designs and manufactures HF, VHF, and SHF tuners and receivers, demodulators, direction finders and wireless intercept solutions.

Job Location: Germantown, MD

Title:   Quality Engineer-Continuous Improvement

Position Summary:

Responsible for designing quality improvement initiatives and processes across a line of business, commodity or business unit. Design, develop, analyze, document, and support quality activities that drive continuous improvement across the organization. Mentor and coach other engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing quality improvement initiatives and processes across a line of business, commodity or business unit
  • Responsible for managing and leading continuous improvement projects, be a “leader of change”
  • Mentor and subject matter expert for Continual Improvement projects
  • Manage a portfolio of lean projects directed at reducing waste and improving quality to provide greater value; implements such tools as follows:
    • 5S, KPI, Value Stream Mapping, and Kaizen where practical
    • SPC, Process Capability, Pareto analysis, Fishbone, and DOE where practical
  • Deploy internal training and development program that defines candidate selection, training, coaching, mentoring, and overall monitoring.
  • Train and lead cross-functional continuous improvement teams; focusing on measurable quality, service and cost improvements; mentoring and coaching green belts
  • Execute process for formal business case proposals – defining hard/soft savings strategies
  • Execute measurement strategy that monitors effectiveness and success of the Continual Improvement program
  • Responsible for designing quality improvement initiatives and processes across a line of business, commodity or business unit
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support quality activities that drive continuous improvement across the organization
  • Mentor and coach other engineers
  • Responsible for establishing quality programs and for driving quality improvement initiatives internally and at both customers and suppliers
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support quality programs such as Six Sigma/Lean, SPC, FMEA, Process Capability and ISO Quality Management systems
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop quality systems and processes to best support them
  • Ability to influence Functional Organizations towards a preventive, quality-oriented culture from design throughout the life of the product
  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for quality assignments
  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements
  • Analyze designs as necessary and make recommendations form a quality perspective
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Participate heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals
  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

 

Recommended skills

Value Stream Mapping
Lean Manufacturing
Process Capability
Pareto Analysis
Failure Mode Effects Analysis
Quality Management Systems
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