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Lead, Quality Engineering (Los Osos, CA)

Company: L3Harris
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Lead, Quality Engineering
Job Code: SAS20222811-93901
Job Location: Los Osos, CA
Job Description:
This position is responsible for quality improvement issues related to suppliers and/or subcontractors of materials, products or services used in development or manufacturing. This is a resident/onsite position at a L3Harris supplier in Los Osos, CA.

  • Collaborates with quality, engineering and manufacturing functions at L3H and suppliers to ensure quality standards and product requirements are met. Ensures supplier contract requirements are implemented and verified.

  • Monitors quality control activities and systems at supplier facilities and maintains feedback loops.

  • Performs surveillance ensuring supplier's conformance to company and program requirements.

  • Performs source inspections (both in process and final), first articles, manufacturing process validations, source surveillance and special process audits, as applicable.

  • Provides internal and supplier support for root cause and corrective/preventive actions related to supplier discrepancies. Supports supplier failure investigations as required.

  • Ensures control of supplier nonconforming items, conducts analyses, and monitor effectiveness of corrective actions at the supplier.

  • Monitor and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to adhere to process and prevent occurrence of any non-conformity relating to product, process or system

  • Promote the use of customer preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Zero Defect Planning, Controlled build, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), and Measurement System Analysis

  • Participate in the development and refinement of Design and Process FMEA's (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and provide customer feedback as required.

    Essential Functions:

    • Collaborates with quality, engineering and manufacturing functions at L3H and suppliers to ensure quality standards and product requirements are met. Ensures supplier contract requirements are implemented and verified.

    • Work proactively with L3Harris suppliers utilizing tools such as APQP and Zero Defect Planning to mitigate the risk of escapes to L3Harris and/or L3Harris customers.


      • Requires proficient knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have practical knowledge of project management.

      • Bachelor's Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience or

      • Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.

      • Ability to focus, prioritize, and multi-task successfully to drive projects to closure

      • Demonstrated knowledge in Machine & Fabrication and/or Printed Wiring Board manufacture

      • Ability to perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) using standard RCA tools

      • Ability to perform trend analysis

      • Interactive skills, strong written and communication skills

      • Ability to travel up to 25% percent

      • Ability to work in a team environment.

        Preferred Additional Skills:

        • Prior supplier quality enginnering experinece in a aerospace company

        • Working knowledge of PPAP implementation and associated elements

        • Experience with Predictive Quality and problem-solving methodologies

        • ISO9001/AS9100 and process audit experience

        • Supplier Development and Engagement experience

        • Experience presenting to upper-level management

        • Lean Concepts

        • Commodity management experience

        • ZDP Project Management

          In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $110,000 - $200,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.
          L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

Keywords: L3Harris, Petaluma , Lead, Quality Engineering (Los Osos, CA), Engineering , Petaluma, California

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