Principal Supplier Quality Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by IDS employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

The IDS Supplier Quality Organization assures that functional products are delivered to the program areas using quality and effectiveness throughout the product life cycle. Our goal is to establish, oversee and coordinate quality policy and practices ensuring alignment to IDS while enabling Mission Assurance.

The Program Supplier Quality Manager (PSQM) is a critical role within IDS’s Quality Assurance organization. In this role, you’re the primary Supplier Quality Lead overseeing multiple supplier execution activities for the Seapower Capability Systems program area with responsibility for assuring supplier compliance in delivering complex military products. You’ll also be responsible for driving decision making and planning among various program integrated product teams including supply chain and subcontractors in assuring unique program requirements are met. To be fully successful in this role, you’ll have a solid understanding and prior knowledge in the basic Supplier Quality tools such as the execution of Supplier Assessments, First Article Inspection validation, Sub tier Supplier Management, Special Process Management, Contract Review/Flowdown and Counterfeit Parts Avoidance.

Additional responsibilities will include:
• Developing Program Supplier Quality and Subcontractor Product Acceptance Plans
• Interpreting purchase order quality notes and quality requirements to ensure subcontractor/supplier understanding
• Ensuring flow down of Product requirements both internally and to sub-tier suppliers and ensuring compliance with quality requirements
• Assessing subcontractor/supplier quality capabilities throughout the program life cycle to achieve full program objectives
• Identifying supplier risk and systemic performance issues ensuring root-cause analysis and corrective solutions are identified and implemented with closure plans
• Driving continuous product / process improvements using statistical / analytical improvement tools such as Six Sigma and lean methodologies
• Working with other Quality functions and Cross Business Teams (CBTs), to affect rapid closure of issues utilizing analytical capabilities and communications skills
• Participating in Statement of Work Development, peer review and sign off
• Creating and presenting monthly Program Reviews to the Supplier Quality and Mission Assurance Leadership Teams.

Some travel required - up to 25% travel to supplier and sub-tier supplier facilities primarily in the U.S.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

This position is located at our Marlborough, MA facility.

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years’ experience with Engineering, Quality, Supplier and/or Program Management
  • Analytical skills in root cause analysis or corrective / preventive actions
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001, AS9100 or
  • First Article Inspection Processes such as AS9102
    Experience with problem resolution of technical and quality issues
  • US Citizenship is required

    Desired Skills:
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100, CMMI and Mission Assurance Provisions
  • Experience leading/managing suppliers/subcontractors
  • Experience utilizing Lean, Six Sigma or other contemporary methodologies and tools for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of core Quality sciences
Experience generating, reviewing and/or implementing policies and procedures, work instructions and testing procedures

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or a Technical Discipline

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, IDS offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits IDS offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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