Lockheed Martin Multi-functional Quality Associate Manager in Bethesda, Maryland

This position will support the F-16 Program at Balad Air Base in Iraq. The selected individual shall manage and be responsible for the daily operation of the Quality Department and effective utilization of the site Quality Management System (QMS) at Balad Air Base in Iraq. Supervise Quality Assurance Inspectors and Collateral Duty Inspectors (CDIs) that inspect aircraft O-level and limited I-level maintenance, servicing, and repair to ensure that aircraft are in sound mechanical condition and safe for flight. Conduct or supervise investigations of any quality related nonconformity, incident, accident, mishap or infraction. Ensure that good housekeeping is enforced both on the flight line and back shops. Conduct or supervise internal process audits ensuring compliance to local written procedures, customer requirements, and local command media. Responsible for identifying areas of the QMS that could be improved. Gather and report quality assurance inspection and audit data to senior leadership and ensure corrective actions are effective and preventative. Responsible for inspector training, performance assessments, work assignments, and recognition/disciplinary actions. Provide technical assistance as required.

Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Must have an Interim Secret Clearance prior to starting. Must have a valid driver’s license, and U.S. passport. Must be willing to relocate/deploy to Iraq.

Basic Qualifications - Must have at least 5 years of recent aircraft maintenance experience on F-16 aircraft. - Must have at least 1 year of QA supervisory experience in an O-level maintenance environment, either within the aerospace industry and/or the military. - Must have been previously awarded an USAF 7 to 9 level rating or the Marine/Navy Level IV MATMEP rating.

Desired skills - Ability to evaluate process compliance, write/review Corrective Action/Preventative Action reports, perform root cause analysis, and validate quality processes, responses, and plans. - Strong leadership skills and the ability to integrate a cooperative, resolution-focused quality function into the maintenance environment. - Experience with aerospace ground equipment (AGE); Hazardous Waste Management programs; safety programs; maintenance information system; formal/on-the-job training methods; tool & FOD industry standards; equipment calibration procedures; general security procedures. - Able to read/interpret engineering drawings/instructions; system schematics/blueprints; and technical policy/maintenance instructions. - Experienced User of the Microsoft Office Suite software. - Possess effective communication skills for coordinating with Aircraft Managers/Supervisors, Field Service Reps, System Engineers, Maintenance Logistics Support Managers, Customer and maintainers regarding quality issues, Instrumentation System Integration, Deficiency Analysis/Reporting, customer complaints, and other issues related to higher quality as they occur. - Good organizational and administrative skills - Ability to speak or communicate in Arabic - Ability to work in a diverse work culture - Aircraft weight and balance experience.

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Job Location(s): Bethesda Maryland