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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Quality Engineer II (Supplier Quality) in Melbourne, Florida

Job ID : 99356

The Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business provides C4I Network computing and integrated situational awareness, as well as state-of-the-art embedded diagnostics, vehicle power management and combat vehicle integration products and services.

Job Summary

Responsible for developing program or project quality system processes and supporting product quality improvements in Melbourne, Fl. Lead the efforts to develop, maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing program or project quality system processes and supporting product quality improvements

  • Lead the efforts to develop maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities

  • Ability to lead a group of engineers, technicians and/or inspectors

  • Responsible for leading groups of engineers on customer programs or projects

  • Responsible for driving process and product improvement initiatives across multiple functional disciplines

  • Perform analyses of program requirements and prepare 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

  • Develop and implement formalized quality system processes, procedures and work instructions

  • Lead the efforts to gather, organize, monitor, analyze and report on information on products and processes

  • 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 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

  • Act as main customer and senior management interface in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues

  • Develop and deploy SPC initiatives internally and at suppliers

  • 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

  • Monitor development activities to assure contract compliance, as required

  • Develop new procedural controls to address all aspects of quality programs

  • Develop and generate statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommends action as required

  • Establish programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical facilities

  • Responsible for 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 requirement

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


  • 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


Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.