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Supplier Quality Engineer, Senior (Level 3)

Greenville, South Carolina

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Supplier Quality Engineer, Senior (Level 3)

Greenville, South Carolina

Job ID: 577325BR Date posted: Nov. 17, 2021 Locations: Greenville, South Carolina COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated will be required to adhere to onsite safety protocols.
Description:Supplier Quality Engineer, Senior

- This position is part of the LM Aero Supplier Quality Management (SQM) team, within the LM Aero Quality & Mission Success (Q&MS) organization, and is responsible for supply chain sourced product quality and material availability.

- This position is located in Greenville, SC.

- The selected Quality Engineer for this role will report to the Integrated Fight Group - Supplier Quality Integration (IFG-SQI) team which functions as the integration and interface point between SQM fielded personnel, suppliers, Co-Producers, program stakeholders (including supply chain, production & operations, quality, engineering, and program management) as well as customers (DCMA and Program Office), providing technical/process expertise and facilitation towards risk/impact mitigation and issue resolution.

- This position will utilize Quality Science tools and processes to ensure quality at source, material availability, and mitigate/eliminate/prevent disruptions to Production and Sustainment.

- This position will collaborate between various functions/resources/locations to assure compliance and continuous improvement. Towards this, scope of responsibilities will include: root cause, corrective, and preventive action investigation/determinations/validations and documentation, performing quality and cost data analysis, conducting/coordinating process and product evaluations, identifying risks/opportunities and developing/overseeing improvement and engagement plans.

- This role will provide regular analysis/reporting/status through standard work processes and adhoc support needs and will represent the IFG-SQI team and SQM organization in customer and stakeholder engagements, supporting or leading team actions and initiatives.

- The position may require up to 15% travel.

- Must be a US Citizen. This position supports facilities that requires special access.

A level 3 employee Typically has 5 - 10 years of professional experience.

What’s In It For You
Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

Greenville, SC
This position is in Greenville, SC Discover Greenville.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a technical / STEM field or equivalent experience in Quality/Operations/Engineering.

- Practitioner of quality engagement and oversight.

- Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications, and apply knowledge in troubleshooting technical issues and in developing/validating solutions

- Demonstrated ability identify and drive systemic root cause and corrective action utilizing quantitative/qualitative analytical capabilities to communicate and influence others in concise, data driven methodologies.

- Experience and demonstrable proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Desired Skills:
- Demonstrated familiarity and proficiency with LM Aero Q&MS/SQM systems and processes.

- Experience in the following areas: Production Quality, Build-to-Print or Tooling controlled components and assemblies, domestic and international supply chain engagement, executive and/or customer engagement experience.

- Demonstrated quality management system understanding and quality science expertise in one or more of the following areas: statistical analysis & process control, sampling, six sigma, FAI, PPAP, PFMEA, process auditing or validation, root cause analysis and corrective action validations, and supplier quality management.

- ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Lean Six Sigma Certification, and/or related Technical Background/Experience.

- Ability to support large areas of responsibility, develop engagement/execution plans, and execute assignments.

- Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to collaborate cross-functionally, build consensus, and shape/influence opinions.

- Emerging leadership skills and experience with managing projects. Other Important Information You Should Know Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Ability to Work Remotely: Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per weekSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Secret Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced ProfessionalBusiness Unit: AERONAUTICS COMPANYRelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: QA/Test and Inspection Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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