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Quality Engineer

John F Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Job ID: 567413BR Date posted: Sep. 01, 2021 Locations: John F Kennedy Space Center, FloridaProgram: Orion Description:Isn't it time to consider taking your career to a new level and work at an outstanding company in Florida?

The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space!

Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor building the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle,
NASA's first spacecraft crafted for long-duration, human-rated deep space exploration.
Orion will transport humans to interplanetary destinations beyond low Earth orbit to the
moon, eventually Mars, and return them safely back to Earth.
- Quality Engineer supporting the Orion Human Space Flight program at Kennedy Space Center, Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building. It's a fast-paced Manufacturing, Assembly, Test and Launch Operations (ATLO) environment.
- You will work with the experienced Quality Engineering team to develop, modify, apply, and maintain quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished material products.
- Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.
- Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.
- Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
- Audit quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
- May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.

Benefits of Employment:
Lockheed Martin Space offers a total compensation package from competitive wages, on-site medical care and healthy living incentives! Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Click here to learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive edge.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in technical discipline (e.g., engineering field) or equivalent discipline (e.g., math, physics, chemistry, etc.) with 2 years of professional experience.
- Strong verbal, written communication, and strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to multi-task, be thorough and detail oriented, with strong job closure and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of non-conformance handling and disposition.
- Possess a Strong use of computer systems related to documenting and tracking work instructions and non-conformances in conjunction with office suite.
- Candidate must also demonstrate strong ability to understand and communicate technical issues both verbally and produce detailed presentations on a regular basis. With this for consideration the ability to present technical data to senior leadership on a regular basis will be required.
- Daily tasks will also include the use and development of various data analysis tools to spot and identify trends.
- A requirement will also include the understanding and ability to execute various Root Cause Corrective Action techniques with a demonstrated history of success.
- An ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Ability to achieve and maintain certification in technical skills as required by the role. Ability to obtain Public Trust security clearance and US Citizenship required.
Desired Skills:
• Experience with human spaceflight NASA/DCMA customers
• Spacecraft experience
• Ability to work in an environment with evolving requirements and dynamic schedules
• Ability to develop performance metrics and take appropriate action
• Experience in Design/Test Readiness/Manufacturing Readiness Reviews
• Knowledge of Quality Systems and Processes
• Experience with SAP operating systems, Automation Framework, P2P, and VECAMS
• Ability to interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications
• Experienced with Preliminary Review (PR) and Material Review Board (MRB) - Current QMRB certification is a plus
• May be certified in lean, six-sigma quality engineering methodologies and root cause corrective action training/certification
• Experience with program management and project management tools
• ASQE certified
• Understanding of export control and ITAR requirements for working with international suppliers
• Experience with working in an Assembly, Test and Launch Operations (ATLO) and Production environment
• Experience with Acceptance Process (Receiving inspection)
• Experience working with flight aerospace hardware in a clean room setting 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: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.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: 9x80 every other Friday offSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Public Trust 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: SPACERelocation Available: PossibleCareer Area: QA/Test and Inspection Type: Full-Time Shift: First
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