Principal QA Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

This position is pending contract award.

Job Responsibilities:

The Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer (SQE) is a critical role within IIS Supplier Quality Assurance organization. The SQE will primarily support Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) programs within the Global Intelligence Solutions (GIS) and Navigation Weather and Services (NWS) Mission Areas (MA), but could support Programs across IIS. The SQE coordinates the supplier activities required to meet quality standards, and is responsible to ensure that the product and service provided is fit for the purpose, is consistent, and meets both external and internal requirements, including customer expectations. The SQE will monitor and advise on the performance of the quality management system, product data and report on performance, measuring against set standards, and implementing corrective actions and charting paths for improvement. Shall possess demonstrated experience supporting large programs. The SQE will have knowledge and be capable of supporting broader Mission Assurance tasks and processes on the programs.

The SQE responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Participate in the program full development life cycle managing time, workload and resources with minimal supervision and apply technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques to solve problems,
  2. Engage Suppliers to ensure peak quality performance and on-time delivery of a quality product including support and verification of suppliers completion of program and supplier milestones
  3. Supplier performance (root cause analysis, corrective and preventative actions), monitoring supplier performance data to identify trends, analyzing opportunities for continuous improvement, and recommending supplier improvement actions including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  4. Support the identification, assessment, qualification, approval of new Suppliers (ESRTs, RESAs)
  5. Perform and support relevant program lifecycle Supplier Surveillance (e.g., Source Surveillance, RESA and other assessment, etc)
  6. Generate and communicate reporting of Supplier quality performance, issues and strategies internally to Raytheon and to the Customer
  7. Interpret and apply quality notes and quality requirements to purchase to ensure subcontractor/supplier understanding
  8. Ensure flow down of Program and Product requirements to ensure compliance with quality requirements
  9. Assess subcontractor/supplier quality capabilities and products throughout the program life cycle to achieve full program objectives (MARCs, QDIs, Assessments (RESA), Product Acceptance, SDRLs)
  10. Identify systemic performance issues ensuring root-cause analysis and corrective solutions are identified and implemented with closure plans
  11. Drive continuous product / process improvements using statistical / analytical improvement tools such as Six Sigma and lean methodologies
  12. Work closely with other Quality functions and Cross Business Teams (CBTs), to affect rapid closure of issues utilizing analytical capabilities and communications skills
  13. Work closely with other Quality functions, Cross Business Teams (CBTs) and as an integral member of the Subcontract Management Team (SMT) to affect rapid closure of issues utilizing analytical capabilities and communications skills
  14. Work in an OCI environment and travels CONUS and OCONUS to support program needs
  15. Work with multiple levels within Raytheon, at supplier, with DCMA and Customers

Required Skills:
  • Requires a related university degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Broad and deep understanding of and experience in Material Review Board, FRACAS, Failure Review Board processes and problem resolution of technical and/or quality issues
  • Broad and deep understanding of Raytheon program lifecycle processes (IPDS/EPIC) and their effective deployment on programs
  • Raytheon Earned Value Certification or Equivalent
  • Experience in the review and approval of program level and supplier documentation
  • Experience with Supplier Quality and/or Supplier Management
  • Substantial experience in supplier root cause/corrective and preventive action generation, verification, validation and related trend analysis
  • Experience with external customer (government) assessments / audits
  • Experience with quality contractual flowdown process and tools (e.g., QRL, CQR, Quality Plan) including analysis and generation of noted documents or equivalent
  • Experience with suppliers; requirement flow down, technical data package (TDP) reviews, translation of TDP to manufacturing data package (MDP), Subcontractor Data Requirements List (SDRL) deliverables, product acceptance and process evaluations and assessments at supplier’s facilities (eg RESA, customer assessments, Source Surveillance)
  • Experience in identification, mitigation of program level and supplier risks and opportunity realization
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Substantial expertise in effective change management and cross functional interface
  • Understanding and knowledge of effective and compliant supplier Statement of work generation and relevant review and approval processes
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively
  • SSBI clearance and accessed to the program (OCI)

Desired Skills:
  • General knowledge of industry technical standards (such as ANSI, CMMI, ASTM, etc.)
  • Familiarity with associated Military and Commercial supportability Standards/Practices and Logistics
  • Six Sigma, Lean and / or American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certification (CQE, CQM/OE, CSQE, CQA, CRE, etc.)
  • Experience with Quality systems, ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9102
  • Experience with Raytheon IIS proposal process
  • Understand and be able to assist in generating mature, repeatable processes
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations such as machining, PWB fabrication, Electronics Assembly, and harness assembly. Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Software/Embedded Software Development Methodologies such as Waterfall, Spiral, and AGILE
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with multiple customers or partners (both internal and external to the company)
  • General knowledge of how aerospace and defense specifications/standards are flowed into quality and qualification requirements for purchased material
  • Trained in risk and opportunity management
  • General Statistical Process Control (SPC) knowledge including implementation
  • Strong planning, facilitating and team building skills
  • MACP SQE/QE/SWQE Level 4 a plus
Education Requirement:
  • Requires a related university degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience.
This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 124687BR 124687

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.