Sr Principal QA Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

OUR MISSION: Prevent. Protect. Improve.

Within Raytheon Missile Systems, the Quality and Mission Assurance team provides leadership for integration and execution of Quality practices and processes in the Factory.

Raytheon is seeking – Sr. Principal Quality Engineer for Additive Manufacturing

Together, Supplier, Operations, and Program Quality serve as the prime Quality interface. Raytheon's unparalleled Mission Assurance is our personal and collective commitment to deliver, for the duration of their life cycles, products and services that contribute to our customers' mission success.

The Sr Principal Quality Engineer for Additive Manufacturing and Special Processes will improve process control, quality performance, and reduce customer escapes by:
  • Developing quality assurance and quality control processes necessary to deploy new technology complex precision manufacturing processes, particularly Additive Manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing) to production.
  • Guiding Engineering, Operations, Quality Control and the Supply Chain toward integration of quality assurance and quality control best practices in Front End of the Business (FEOTB) functions, including product design and development and manufacturing planning.
  • Interfacing collaboratively with the Raytheon Precision Manufacturing team.
  • Addressing the full spectrum of Quality Assurance touch points, from raw material received from the Supply Chain through design development, qualification of new designs, to full-scale production.
  • Guiding cross-functional teams in defining, implementing, and sustaining improved process control schemes for internal and external processes.
  • Serving as a change agent, utilizing process control and defect data to drive improvement efforts.
  • Utilizing statistical techniques to evaluate process performance, and train others in these techniques.
  • Evaluating root cause and corrective actions for special process-related escapes, and incorporate best practices into the appropriate command media and Quality Engineering Handbook.
  • Supporting development of process control measurements, and the use of those measurements to improve process quality performance.
Required Skills:
  • Minimum ten (10) years Materials Engineering experience with aerospace alloys and related manufacturing processes (advanced castings, complex weldments, powder metallurgy); Advanced Manufacturing experience: robotic welding, additive manufacturing; or Quality Engineering experience with aerospace components or advanced manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of computer modeling/model based engineering concepts pertaining to design and manufacturing of additively produced hardware.
  • Knowledge of material and process qualification, component qualification, development of Inspection and Test Plans (ITPS), component V&V, and computer model V&V for additively produced hardware or other complex designs.
  • Demonstrated experience with non-destructive evaluation processes, including X-ray and computed tomography (CT), that apply to additively produced hardware.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify key process parameters to establish requirements for effective process control techniques for advanced manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of the application of statistics and statistical process control methods in design development, manufacturing and testing of propulsion and/or aerodynamic systems. (Design of Experiments and other methods).
  • Effective verbal and written communication and networking skills to work with all levels of the company.
  • Ability to obtain Secret level security clearance.
Desired Skills:
  • Twelve (12) or more years related engineering or quality assurance experience.
  • Design and manufacturing experience with high temperature nickel alloys, intermetallic composites and other refractory materials.
  • Design and manufacturing experience with assembly of primary structural elements with welding technologies such as TIG, EB and laser.
  • Design and manufacturing experience with high temperature RF and EO aperture materials.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 quality management systems
  • Six Sigma and/or ASQ Certifications
  • Level 5 Mission Assurance Certification (Internal Candidates)
  • Experienced in Product/Process Failure Modes & Affects Analysis
  • Knowledge of Measurement System Analysis and Design of Experiments
  • Existing Secret level security clearance
Required Education (Including Major):B.S. in Engineering or Science. Preferred degree fields are: Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering or related fields.

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. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

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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.