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QA Engineer Senior Staff

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E1585:QA Engineer Sr Stf
Job Description :
This position is part of the LM Aero Supplier Quality Management (SQM) team, within the LM Aero Quality & Mission Success organization (Position Number 185).

The selected candidate will provide technical leadership to a team of Supplier Quality Engineers (SQEs) deployed at supplier sites at various countries within the Asia-Pacific region performing product acceptance and supplier performance management on behalf of all LM Aeronautics programs. Goals are to lead suppliers through the process of developing and executing plans than ensure long term flow of defect-free products in support of LM Aero production. Scope includes suppliers of both airframe and system commodities, including build-to-print, supplier design-authority, and Maintenance/Repair/Overhaul (MRO) contracts. Candidate’s work scope will also include quality and program performance management of several suppliers of C-130 regulated assemblies.

The selected candidate will be accountable for collaborating with executive leadership at the supplier sites and at LM Aero to solve technical and contractual issues, for coaching LM and Contract SQEs in their development and performance, and for ensuring the team activities are directly aligned with achieving quality and affordability goals set by the LM Aero programs.

The selected candidate will also be responsible for assisting his/her manager in tasks associated with: staffing, expatriation, repatriation, performance assessment, and other activities related to the management of the team's international assignments.

This position is an Expat assignment out of the Fort Worth facility. The position will be located in India with primary SQE responsibility for India-based suppliers in addition to the Asia-Pacific technical leadership role. The position requires about 20-30% travel, both international and to the United States.

Position Overview: Supplier Quality Engineer Regional Lead
Location: Hyderabad, India
Assignment Duration: 3 Years, with possibility for extension.

Must be a US Citizen, this position will require a government security
clearance and will require work a facility that requires special access.

Basic Qualifications
The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

Experience developing successful performance improvements plans (i.e. return-to-green plans, zero-defect plans, excellence plans)
Experience interacting with LM Program Management, Engineering, Tooling, Supply Chain Management, as well as with Government Customer Representatives.
Experience coaching or leading others.
Experience identifying and engaging relevant stakeholders for collaboration.
Experience working independently and with minimal supervision.
Engineering or other technical bachelor’s or master’s degree (i.e. STEM), per the typical minimums defined below.

Desired skills
Experience with SQM tools and processes.
Experience with C-130 Regulated Assemblies.
Experience establishing and maintaining productive relationships with international suppliers and managing frequent interactions with supplier executives (i.e. P&L responsible POCs).
Understanding and experience with AS9100 (Revisions C & D).
Experience developing plans for acceptance testing, inspections, and sampling.
Experience planning and/or executing Quality Engineering tools (i.e. PPAP, APQP).
Experience with foreign business practices and operations.
Experience with program management and project management tools.
Mature understanding of export control and ITAR requirements for working with international suppliers.

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.

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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.

Job Location(s): Fort Worth Texas
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QA/Test and Inspection
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Experienced Professional
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Fort Worth
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FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day
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Fort Worth