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Principal Quality Engineer

Huntsville, AL, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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See what you re missing. Our employees work on the world s most advanced electronics from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first exemplified by our mission: We Protect Those Who Protect Us. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.


In Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions, we provide affordable and highly accurate precision-guided munitions, helmet-mounted and head-up displays for fighter aircrafts, and advanced electro-optical/laser technology that detect and defeat threats to air and ground platforms.


BAE Systems is looking for an Operations Principal Quality Engineer for their Huntsville, Alabama facility. In this role you will provide Quality Engineering floor support, guidance and instruction to inspectors, operators and other functional personnel in support of manufacturing. The Quality Engineer will also support the Quality Management System by performing Audits and creating or updating command media.


Develop, modify, apply and maintain quality evaluations and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.


Devise and implement 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, and conducts quality assurance tests. Perform Product Process Verifications/First Article Inspections.


Perform First Article Inspections.


Perform trend analysis and utilize six-sigma quality methodologies help drive continuous improvement. May be required to obtain Green Belt Certification.


Possess strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills to lead Root Cause Corrective Actions and Teams. Proven teamwork and leadership skills; able to work across boundaries with multiple functions and program teams.


Typical Education & Experience


Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education


Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience


Must exhibit initiative and be able to demonstrate leadership necessary to obtain results through collaboration with other functions


Root Cause and Corrective Action methodology


Data Collection and Analysis


Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC)


Industry Experience in Defense Electronics Manufacturing or equivalent experience


This position requires traveling to Supplier 50% of the time for the first year (Some overnight required)


Preferred Skills and Education


Lean Six Sigma GB/BB Certification


Technical Degree in Engineering


DoD Electronics Manufacturing Experience


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