Quality Engineer IV SSV

DCS Corp
Fort Belvoir, VA
Apr 28, 2020
May 08, 2020
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Plan, develop, implement, and manage Quality on assigned programs over their life cycle, ensuring that contractors meet their responsibilities for product quality in accordance with the contract requirements, and that systems fielded to Soldiers are of high quality and meet user requirements.

Essential Skills:

Serves as Quality Manager for PM SPIE programs, with duties as identified below:

Develop quality input for program management documents to include acquisition plans and strategies, source selection evaluation plans, supportability strategies, system engineering plans, statements of work, and specifications, and ensure appropriate contract clauses are included in PM SPIE contracts.

Coordinate with product managers, users, ATEC, and other Government agencies as needed to translate operational and mission needs into practical system concepts and specifications.

Review and evaluate system performance, assess risk, and make recommendations with respect to product acceptability.

Assure compliance with contractual scope, schedules, specifications, and other requirements, and when appropriate, recommend program and contract changes.

Develop or evaluate sampling plans based on MIL-STD-1916, ANSI Z1.4, or other industry standards.

Participate in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and conferences as the quality engineer on assigned programs.

Evaluate design efforts to ensure all appropriate environmental and performance issues have been considered and addressed.

Review and ensure adequacy of all test plans, procedures, and reports for assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports.

Monitor testing to ensure test is being conducted in accordance with approved procedures, and report results to the PM. Ensure effective root cause corrective action for all failures as well as adequacy of validation and implementation plans. FOIA, I

Evaluate engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations for quality impact, and conduct physical and functional configuration audits.

Prepare contract letters for Quality Lead and COR signature for review of all quality related contract data.

Maintain all quality data and metrics on Quality-Test SharePoint site.

Conduct of audits of contractor quality management systems and system assembly and test procedures, to ensure contractor adherence to ISO 9001, the specification, and to all contract requirements.

Evaluate contractor quality data, metrics, and process controls.

Work with contractors to improve their quality system, processes and implementation of process controls.

Conduct continuing review and evaluation of system performance through review of reports, correspondence, data bases, field data, product and process audits, and observation of internal operations.

Provide Product Assurance Suitability Statement for material release.

Ensure product quality deficiency reports (PQDR) are adequately addressed.

Work with DCMA and monitor support provided on PM programs, ensure establishment of quality assurance letters of instruction (QALIs) and/or memoranda of agreement (MOA) where required, and review DCMA surveillance plans for adequacy. International Program, Government Vehicle Driver, Safety, Security etc.).

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

MS Engineering or Equivalent and 20 years relevant experience or PhD Engineering or Equivalent and 15+ years relevant experience.

Must have a Secret clearance.

Must have the breadth of experience and knowledge, and recognition in the Quality community, to lead Quality efforts on assigned programs, and work independently with minimal oversight from the Government Lead.

Serve as consultant to other team members and mentor workforce on Quality matters.

Evaluate methodologies used on past programs, and establish new and innovative strategies for contracting, managing, and evaluating Quality.

Develop metrics for evaluating contract Quality.

Serve as Lead Auditor.

Establish training material, and train other audit personnel as needed.

Identify issues and brief PM on possible courses of action and their impact.

Extensive knowledge of and experience as Lead auditor of ISO 9001:2015 Quality System Requirements.

Equivalent or experience commensurate with DAWIA Level III PQM certification.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.

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