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Lockheed Martin Staff Quality Engineer (QE) - Grand Prairie, TX in Grand Prairie, Texas

Description: Lockheed Martin is seeking a motivated and driven Quality Engineer for a position based in Grand Prairie, TX. This position is for a Staff Quality Engineer supporting the PAC-3 CLS Production program.

The position requires previous quality engineering experience in developing and reviewing quality standards, methods, work instructions and procedures for the development and production of manufactured and procured products. Individual should be a self-starter who can work autonomously with minimal direction in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

You will collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Subcontracting, Program Management, suppliers, and customer to ensure quality standards are implemented and being met throughout the production process. The selected candidate will analyze program and quality process performance, identify adverse trends, understand/identify risks, and drive effective corrective action as well as overall process improvements.

Role will require monitoring performance of suppliers (internal and external), providing support for root cause and corrective/preventative actions, supporting supplier requests tied to program requirements, participating in Material Review Board (MRB) activities, participate in drawing / process reviews for proper design assurance, providing technical liaison support related to quality engineering matters, auditing program and suppliers for conformance to requirements, partnering with Program Management and IPT to provide proactive issue identification, causal analysis, mitigation and preventive action (overall health monitoring of Program), and working closely with the Customer to ensure adequate acceptance of product.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) is a recognized designer, developer and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for the U.S. and allied militaries. MFC offers the vital capabilities needed to provide our war fighting and civilian customers the products and services they need in their defining moments. Quality engineering is seeking candidates to solve complex challenges and deliver innovative solutions that provide the best product for our customers, both domestically and internationally.

Quality Engineers at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control act as an integrated member of the design and production teams developing and reviewing quality standards, methods, work instructions and procedures for the inspection of manufactured and procured products. In a culture of continuous improvement our department utilizes lean initiatives to reduce waste and drive affordability and efficiency. Working with an integrated team, which includes customer, suppliers and other functional personnel, non-conformances are identified, trended and resolved in a timely manner.

As a vital member of the team, a Quality Engineer at Missiles and Fire Control evaluates the designs, both electrical and mechanical, to ensure a producible product is being proposed with processes in place for a smooth production flow.

Basic Qualifications:

Technical Engineering degree from an accredited college in one of the following disciplines: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering

Must have ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Demonstrated understanding of audit techniques.

A strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Strong understanding of engineering requirements and inspection methods – ability to interpret drawings, specifications, contracts that will enable development and review of QE Processes, and related Performance Metrics

Experience with performing First Article Inspections to AS9102 requirements

Experience with control and disposition of non-conforming Material (Material Review Board)

Experience solving complex problems associated with the quality of products and in Quality Management processes / capable of performing root cause analysis and identifying solutions to complex problems

Experience working with Government customers

Proficient skill level with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) - Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with Technical Operations, Manufacturing, and all other stakeholders

Demonstrated Presentation skills

Ability to travel

Desired Skills:

ASQ CQE (Certified Quality Engineer)

Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

Effective interpersonal skills, including team building and collaboration

SAP/ERP experience

Strong familiarity with Production Operations

Strong understanding in AS9100 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems

Experience leading projects and or teams involved with continuous improvement and or affordability initiatives

Earned Value Management System Cost Account Manager (EVMS CAM) certification

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

Experience with working with suppliers in a dynamic environment. Experience with source inspection and surveillance activities at suppliers (including acceptance of product / testing)



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.


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