Sr. Quality Engineer (Level A Instructor) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center Eastern Region “Level A” Instructor/Quality Engineer

KBR operates the Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center Eastern Region (NMTTC East) in Lanham, MD. This is a training center focused on NASA 8739 series Workmanship standards as well as the commercial standards for IPC covering PCB/PWB, cables and harnesses, and electronic assemblies.

NMTTC East has an immediate opening for a Level A instructor to join our team. The instructor’s duties include providing training to government and contractor personnel for NASA’s and commercial industry IPC standards for workmanship training. This training is in accordance with the NASA-STD-8739.x series of standards for Polymeric Coating of PC boards, soldering of electrical assemblies, surface mount technology, and crimp, cable and harness assembly. The IPC standards include J-STD-001 for electrical assemblies, and the IPC-A-600/-610/-620 series of workmanship standards. Training offered also includes ESD control as designated in ANSI/ESD S20.20. Instructors provide classroom training of operators, inspectors, Level B instructors, Certified IPC Applications Specialist (CIS) and Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) candidates in accordance with the requirements of the applicable NASA or IPC standards. In addition the instructor provides training in teaching techniques and classroom practices to Level B instructors and CITs. Instructors administer and grade student test papers, provide hands on demonstrations and coachg of students in proper workmanship techniques as required.

When not instructing a class, the Level A instructor will work to develop new training materials and upgrade existing material and presentations to reflect any changes or updates to the current standards. They will file reports and documentation on classes taught. They will help maintain the database of training that students receive at the NMTTC. They will also be responsible for maintaining the level of supplies and training materials, and preparation of the classrooms prior to instruction taking place.

The primary duties involve the activities at the training center but the Level A instructor may also support Quality Engineering. QE engineers provide insight and oversight activities for spacecraft and electronic manufacturing processes. Assist with development and implementation of control programs, and conducts quality reviews on procedures to assure product and material quality. Assist with development, implementation, and maintenance of quality inspection programs for incoming, process, and final approval of material and product inspection. Assist other discipline engineering personnel with root cause analysis and corrective actions associated with manufacturing issues. Create, modify and review quality procedures and work instructions. Other duties as assigned.


BS degree in Aerospace, Quality engineering or a related field plus 5 years of related experience. In lieu of a degree, 13 years of related experience.

Applicants must be a current NASA-STD-8739 Level B Instructor in multiple standards and will be expected to qualify as a NASA Level A instructor.

Certification experience with IPC J-STD-001 is required and qualification as a Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) or Master IPC Trainer (MIT) in one or more of the IPC standards (J-STD-001E/S, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, etc.) is highly desirable. Minimum 3 years teaching experience with hands on equipment technician skills in an electronics manufacturing environment preferred. At least 5 years’ experience in NASA Workmanship requirements of NASA-STD-8739 series or 8 years’ experience in electronics industry assembly and fabrication required.

Experience with NASA flight hardware systems and components, IEEE parts, ISO 9001/AS9100 and other related standards is desirable.

Ability to be self-directed with minimal management oversight is required. Ability to produce work products using MS Office e.g. Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Project.

Additional qualifications: Excellent customer communications and interactions, and presentation skills to various technical and non-technical audiences are desired. Written skills must demonstrate the ability to accurately describe technical processes/requirements in a logical and grammatically correct manner.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Engineering Technology

Primary Location: US-US-MD-Lanham

Req ID: 1084513