Lockheed Martin Quality Assurance (QA) Engineering Associate Manager in Grand Prairie, Texas

Description: Lockheed Martin is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineering Associate Manager for a position in Grand Prairie, TX to manage Quality Assurance personnel and Quality Systems to assure all manufactured product in supported manufacturing areas meet or exceed engineering requirements. Provide Quality support to ensure production targets and IOP are met or exceeded. Drive improvement to Quality and Manufacturing processes to promote continuous improvement. Individual will be responsible for Quality Assurance Management for the Dallas Mechanical Manufacturing and Test areas and their respective Quality Engineers. This team provides Quality Assurance support for Machine Shop, Mechanical Assembly, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Tooling and Product Development Rapid Response fabrication. Manufacturing is supported across 4 manufacturing areas. The team provides support for multiple production and development programs. Manage Quality Assurance organizational and manpower budgets to ensure that budgets are met.

Drive improvements to Quality Engineering and Inspection processes to reduce touch time and increase efficiency. Primary Quality contact between Dallas Mechanical Manufacturing areas, off sites, supported programs, internal compliance group and DCMA. Champion Quality concepts across all functional groups to promote a Quality approach to system improvements. Liaison between Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Quality and Industrial Engineering to ensure that a multifunctional team approach is taken to produce the highest quality product. Drive the Quality mindset throughout the multifunctional disciplines, promote and teach Quality approaches to all efforts. Drive one company, one team philosophy through communication and personal behavior. Drive continuous improvement through the use of Lean Six Sigma tool sets.

Additional Job Functions and Task Assignments are received in objective oriented terms. Provides guidance to subordinates based on organizational goals and company policy. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization's objectives, schedules and financial goals. Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate functional Quality organization. Interprets, executes and recommends modifications to Quality policies and procedures. Exerts influence in the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of the site mechanical manufacturing areas. Frequent contacts with higher level managers, industry peers, and customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, technical activities, schedules, and general overall performance of site manufacturing areas. Conducts performance briefings and technical presentations for LOB directors, site management and program management. Responsible for all assigned Quality projects for Mechanical Manufacturing.

Basic Qualifications:

Degree in a technical discipline.

Skilled in interpersonal communication which facilitates execution of cross functional goals.

Skilled in driving the development and implementation of process improvements and quality systems in manufacturing processes.

Strong interpersonal skills that promote teamwork across multiple functions and motivate support personal to achieve common goals.

Desired Skills:

Experienced Quality Assurance Manager.

ASQ Certified Quality Manager.

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.

Strong understanding and working knowledge of MFC SAP functions relative to the MRB process and the processing of hardware though the manufacturing and inspection steps in a factory environment.

Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt certification.

Machine Shop, Mechanical Assembly, Sheet Metal Fabrication.

Strong understanding and working knowledge of a union represented workplace.



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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