Program Quality Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Raytheon Vision Systems' (RVS), a division of Space and Airborne Systems based in Goleta, CA, strives to be the most admired firm in the industry for discriminating focal plane arrays. RVS has been a technology development and manufacturing leader of infrared systems for 55 years and it continues to be one of the industry leaders in the production of high tech vision products for a variety of space, tactical and commercial applications.

Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) is seeking a talented, dynamic and flexible individual to join our Program Quality Engineering (PQE) team, which is part of the Mission Assurance organization. This diverse and multidisciplinary position will provide technical and strategic support to low-volume, high-reliability space products within the organization.

In order to effectively fulfill the required functions of this position, the desired candidate must have a very strong communication and interpersonal skills. She/he will play the role of the Senior Program Quality Engineer on RVS Tactical programs suite, and as part of this role lead a team of other Program Quality Engineers. This is a key role for ensuring mission assurance of our mission critical products to our customer every-time. They will act as the voice of the customer, making difficult decisions and ensuring we are adhering to our processes and our products meet requirements.

She/he must be very skillful in the establishment and maintaining of effective and lasting working relationships with customers and coworkers based on mutual respect and trust. They will on cross-functional program teams in all phases of the program lifecycle, from program capture (proposals) to program closure. They will play a key role in the following:

  • Review & develop all contract requirements including the Contract Quality Requirements
  • Development of inspection plans
  • Lead all hardware sell-off efforts
  • Actively participate in critical build steps, supplier technical reviews and first article reviews per AS9102
  • Act as liaison by providing interpretation of quality requirements, policies, or procedures to the functional program representatives
  • Lead all Failure Review Boards for the program, working on cross-functional teams to drive robust root-cause and resulting corrective and preventive actions
  • Manage business and program performance utilizing predictive and proactive measures and metrics

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years related professional engineering experience, with at least 4 years in Quality Engineering related role
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems AS9100:IS0 9001
  • Proficient in the use of any Six-Sigma tools (PFMEA, PARETO chart, 5-WHYs, GAUGE R&R, etc.)
  • Proven ability to effectively work alone and in a team environment, including customers and government representative
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • Ability to obtain DoD Security clearance

Desired Skills:
  • Infrared industry, semiconductor processing and/or Space products experience
  • Knowledge of First Article Inspections per AS9102
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt or Raytheon Expert Certification
  • ASQ Certified Reliability &/or Quality Engineer
  • Active DoD Secrutiy clearance

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Quality or Mathematics 130740BR 130740

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.