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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Melbourne, FL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Defense, Aerospace


Job ID: 99334 

The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 

 Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for quality system development and supporting product quality improvements 
  • Develop, maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities  
  • Ability to work independently and to provide technical training and mentorship to junior engineers, technicians and inspectors
  • Perform analyses of program requirements and prepares responsive quality plans, procedures, schedules and resource allocations to assure optimum quality support
  • Review and approve engineering/test and contractor documentation and provide input to assure that appropriate quality requirements are addressed
  • Provide ongoing quality system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions
  • Lead product quality improvement teams, Material Review Boards and participates in Failure Review Boards
  • Evaluate and dispose of non-conforming material
  • Provide technical support for Assembly/Test/Inspection personnel to include executing workmanship improvement plans, developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials
  • Lead in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues
  • Assist in developing and deploying SPC initiatives
  • Analyze and execute projects independently
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer, as required
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on critical supplier selections and drives supplier continuous improvement processes, including leading on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions
  • Lead and execute customer quality program requirements
  • Develop and generate statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommend action as required
  • Establish programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and  analytical facilities
  • Consider financial impacts of quality process controls and inspections
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Attend appropriate customer, business or program meetings
  • Prepare quality engineering reports and recommendations
  • Monitor and mentor junior quality engineers
  • Provide regular reporting of progress and status
  • Completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements
  • Specialties may include:
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Laser Engineering
  • Optical Engineering
  • Supplier Quality Engineering


Job Responsibilities Part II

• This role is specifically for Supplier / Supplier Quality Engineering. Significant travel > 50% should be anticipated
• Research and find the best suppliers to supply materials needed for manufacturing
• Effectively interface with suppliers and internal teams to influence and/or lead change necessary to execute strategy and achieve goals
• Conduct supplier capability, capacity, risk, and quality control audits on a regular basis to ensure suppliers and their supplies remain in compliance with company and federal manufacturing and production standards
• Communicate with suppliers regularly to address any concerns and foster an environment that facilitates continuous improvement in working relationships
• Understand and interpret all manufacturing audits, including AS9100 and other industry standards
• Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and quality control audits in the database for in-house access by company and manufacturing management personnel
• Assist with logistics, including communications with suppliers when there are packaging and receiving issues when materials arrive at receiving dock
• Demonstrate working knowledge of manufacturing processes and be able to support supplier development, continuous improvement, and quality management initiatives
• Act as “voice of supplier” within DRS to ensure that all issues that could cause a risk to schedule and material conformance are addressed timely
• Able to work 2nd shift, starting at 5:30pm EST

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 2 years of experience 
  • Competent technical expertise and application domain knowledge 
  • Experienced with ISO Standards, Six Sigma tools, statistics
  • Technical expertise and application domain knowledge
  • ASQ certification or Black Belt preferred
  • Ability to understand military specifications and to read blueprints
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action

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