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QA Engineering Sr. Manager

Apply Now Job ID: 489910BR Date posted: Jul. 12, 2019 City: Goleta State: California
Description:Site Senior Quality Manager leading the Santa Barbara Focalplane facility. This position requires dynamic, proactive and results-oriented leadership to develop, implement and manage a comprehensive, continuous improvement strategy which leverages input from internal LM cross-functional peers, external supply chain counterparts, functional and program Quality management personnel and Customer representatives. Excellent communication and time management skills are essential.

This position must possess a strong business acumen and display proficiency & competence in comprehending and applying Quality Principles to include Quality Engineering, Supplier Quality Engineering, Quality Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering, Reliability and Product & Process Variation Management.

The position must collaborate internally and externally with, for example, representatives of the US Government and senior LM executives. The successful candidate must demonstrate proficiency in leading diverse, geographically dispersed high performance technical teams in driving effective, affordable continuous improvement solutions that enable efficient, capable and consistent production rates. Key deliverables of this position include a positive customer relationship as evidenced by a stable & uninterrupted delivery of compliant product.

This position requires a candidate with demonstrated leadership skills. Experience leading quality operations at a site or enterprise level is preferred. This position operates in a matrixed reporting structure and the successful candidate must exhibit the skills and capabilities necessary for engaging directly with both Santa Barbara site leadership as a member of the executive staff and, as a leader with reporting responsibilities at remote locations.

This position is required to seamlessly integrate with MFC Quality disciplines, assess and provide insight into the effectiveness of Quality systems infrastructure at key suppliers and LM Production sites, and represent the program & QMS Organization at key program & executive staff meetings, issue resolution events, subcontractor forums and periodic Customer reviews.

This position is required to maintain an internal audit program that assures AS9100D registrar certification and coordinate closely with the Enterprise Quality Audit team on the effectiveness of the audit program
Basic Qualifications:
Technical Engineering degree in a Technical, Industrial or Quality Assurance related field or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment.

Experienced Quality professional with strong mechanical, electrical, electronic or Systems integration skills and business acumen.

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Ability to support occasional travel (<20%).

Experience as a team lead and facilitator. Experience working with Government customers.

Experience in the recruitment and development of talent to strengthen the organization.

Advanced experience in applied Quality Engineering principles, Supplier Quality Engineering practices in Aerospace industry. Experienced in Quality Management Systems (i.e. AS9100, AS9102, AS9103, AS9145, TS16949).

Developed Quality Management System requirements and governmental regulatory standards. Drive strategies resulting in contemporary and optimal business methods and practices for strengthening the Quality Management System.

Experience in managing the development, modification, application and maintenance of quality standards and protocol for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. Experience with control and disposition of non-conforming material.

Demonstrated ability to identify solutions to complex problems with a focus on continual improvement practices using tools like Causal Analysis to drive Corrective Action and Preventive Action.

Experience in establishing performance metrics and conducting data analysis to identify process improvements.

Experienced in Risk Management techniques. Experience in developing and implementing processes to mitigate risks.

Experience in Bid, Proposal and Estimating practices and development of Quality Assurance Basis of Estimates (BOE). Experience as an Earned Value Management System Cost Account Manager (EVMS CAM).

Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

Effective presentation skills and demonstrated ability to develop messages, training and compelling strategies resulting in diverse teams implementing and executing innovative solutions.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with Technical Operations, Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain and other stakeholders.
Desired Skills:
Candidate should possess experience in multiple Technical, Quality Assurance & Business elements.
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA), or Certified Quality Auditor.

Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) technical experience.

Familiar with requirements for handling and control of Government Furnished Equipment/Property during field, ground or operational tests.

Developed and implemented a Lockheed Martin Enterprise strategy which integrates cross functional teams in the execution of processes and needed technical solutions including Quality, Technical Operations, Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain, etc.
Utilized quality methodologies and/or Lockheed Martin policies and procedures.

Demonstrated proficiency in leading diverse, high performance technical teams in driving effective, affordable continuous improvement solutions that enable efficient, capable and consistent production rates.

Proven leadership experience as a leader of people and for managing quality operations at a site or enterprise level.

Proven leadership operating in an environment in which program teams and customers are geographically dispersed.

Knowledge of satellite programs and satellite/missile/launch vehicle manufacturing.

Experience in Research & Development and Production environments.
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Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS0385 MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROL Relocation Available: Yes Career Area: QA/Test and Inspection Clearance Level: Secret Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: 4X10A- 4 10 hr days Mon-Thurs; Fr/Sa/Su off Shift: First Apply Now

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