BAE Systems Supplier Quality Engineer in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Job Description

We are looking for an early career, self-motivated Supplier Quality Engineer that will help ensure suppliers are prepared and have robust plans to deliver first time quality to BAE program customers by implementing quality tools and processes. The person will also investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects. The Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion. You must be a self-starting problem solver who is adaptable to change, is able to take on unique challenges and will utilize your analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues.

The Supplier Quality Engineer shall also support supplier quality purchase order requirements, supplier approvals, verification of purchased products, supplier surveillance, risk mitigation, supplier non-conformance management and supplier performance improvement.

This person will also support engineering change notices, vendor information request, MRB, daily operations support for supplier caused nonconformance, SQ contract requirements, certified parts, notice of escapements, GIDEP, defect trend analysis, root cause, corrective, preventive actions and drive continuous improvement.

Strong communication skills are required to insure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings.

The candidate will:

  • Utilize supplier scorecards/metrics and analytical tools to quantify performance levels of individual suppliers and work with those suppliers to develop improvement plans to achieve 100% quality performance.

  • Evaluate the impact of nonconforming product and assess suppliers corrective actions.

  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances.

  • Perform inspection as needed on product at suppliers locations and or on site

  • Perform as needed and evaluate First Article Inspections per the AS9102 requirements. Train suppliers to meet BAE System's requirements.

  • Drive Zero Defect mentality within the supply base and A3 problem solving tool practices.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

  • Experience in Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and developing Corrective/ Preventative Actions

  • Experience with ISO 9001or AS9100 Quality System and AS9102B First Article Requirements or comparable industry standards

  • Understanding of drawings requirements with ability to determine compliance

  • Effective, clear communicator and practical problem solver

  • Microsoft Office experience

Expected Travel requirement: Must be able to support as needed up to 50 % or greater. This will be a mix of local, day visits as well as some overnight travel, outside the local area.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering: Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Electrical, or Quality. BS -Technology, Industrial Management, Industrial Technology.

With 4 years work experience

  • Experience in Defense Prime Contract environment is a plus

  • Knowledge of NADCAP special processes, welding, NDT, casting, forging, machining and assembly. Product Production Line Validation, test, equipment, instrumentation and qualification

  • Experience with product test, equipment, instrumentation, forging, casting, foundry, machining, assembly, welding, brazing, finishes, coatings, nondestructive testing, fabrication, composites and other common processes common in the Naval, Defense and or Aerospace industries

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools (e.g. Green / Black Belt)

  • Toyota Production System (TPS), Toyota Way, A3 problem solving tool

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repairjust to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Supplier Quality Engineer


EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression