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DRS Power Technologies, Inc Supplier Quality Engineer in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world. Job Summary NPS has an immediate need for a Supplier Quality Engineer. This individual will develop, maintain and support supplier quality assurance efforts to ensure that products and services meet drawing and purchase order specification requirements for components and assemblies of large rotating power equipment such as steam turbines, gas turbine generator sets, permanent magnet motors for industrial and ship propulsion applications and other large power equipment at our Fitchburg MA location. Job Responsibilities Responsible for quality system development and supporting product quality improvements Develop, maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities Ability to work independently and to provide technical training and mentorship to junior engineers, technicians and inspectors Perform analyses of program requirements and prepares 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 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 participates in 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 Lead in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues Assist in developing and deploying SPC initiatives Analyze and execute projects independently Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer, as required 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 Develop and generate statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommend action as required Establish programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical facilities Consider 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 requirements Specialties may include: Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Software Engineering Laser Engineering Optical Engineering Supplier Quality Engineering Job Responsibilities Part II Responsibilities include performing quality engineering tasks associated with supply chain quality assurance in support of new product introduction, current product supply chain maintenance, supplier oversight, and strategic supplier selection. This individual will review and provide input for supplier selection activities including supplier evaluation, quality systems audits, new purchase order supplier kick-offs and coordinating supplier process capability prog