Lockheed Martin Quality Engineer Senior in Fort Worth, Texas

This position is part of the LM Aero Supplier Quality Management (SQM) International team, within the LM Aero Quality & Mission Success organization.

The selected candidate will be responsible for assuring that product supporting the Japan FACO F-35 aircraft assembly line (including mate, integration and system checkout) meets engineering and contractual requirements. In addition, the candidate may be required to perform product acceptance and supplier performance management at other supplier sites in the Asia-Pacific region 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 MRO contracts.

The selected candidate will be accountable for collaborating with functional organizations and executive leadership at the supplier sites and at LM Aero to solve technical and contractual issues, and for ensuring supplier performance is aligned with achieving quality and affordability goals set by the LM Aero programs.

This position is an Expat assignment out of the Fort Worth facility. The selected candidate may be required to initially spend three (3) months in the United States working with the various lines of business in establishing common goals and processes. The position requires about 10% travel, both international and to the United States.

Position Overview: Supplier Quality Engineer - Senior Location: Japan FACO Assignment Duration: 3 Years, with possibility for extension.

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

Basic Qualifications The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate the following: Experienced QE or ME having prior successes working F-35. Experience with F-35 Systems and engineering interpretation. Experience interacting with at least one of the following: LM Program Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, as well as with Government Customer Representatives. Ability to apply advanced quality engineering principles in preventative engagements. Experience developing performance improvements plans (i.e. return-to-green plans, zero-defect plans, excellence plans). Experience coaching or leading others. Experience identifying and engaging relevant stakeholders for collaboration. Experience working independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to obtain local driver's license during first year of assignment. Engineering or other technical Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (i.e. STEM) required.

Desired skills Experience providing floor support to facilitate diagnosis and root cause analysis of failures and non-conformances throughout aircraft assembly. Strong interpersonal skills: ability to maintain productive relationship with challenging international supplier and manage frequent interactions with senior LM management. Experience with SQM tools and processes 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), AS9102, and AS9103. Experience with DCMA 8210 compliance. Advanced data collection and analysis (Excel /Access), FMEA and DoE Training. 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 program management and project management tools. Mature understanding of export control and ITAR requirements for working with international suppliers.

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Job Location(s): Fort Worth Texas