BAE Systems Supplier Development Engineer - Mechanical Commodity in Nashua, New Hampshire

Job Description

Perform onsite assessments of supplier capabilities looking into their process controls, technical/Engineering capability and lean maturity.-?xml:namespace prefix = "o" /->

Support the development of preferred supply partners to use current technology in manufacturing skills, tools, procedures and practices.

Recommend supplier-specific improvement opportunities and lean techniques that can be implemented to improve supplier performance in cost, quality, and lead time

Support the development of supplier improvement plans; provide guidance, expertise, and the necessary tools to support the execution of the plan

Support the Commodity Team Lead in driving, tracking, and communicating supplier improvement progress against established goals

Technical liaison between BAE Engineering and supplier Engineering/technical team for technical problems with existing products and new development programs.

Support Quick Response Contract programs acting as Engineering s Supply Chain integrator with suppliers. This includes selecting suppliers with Engineering, get quotes on the design (before the drawings are complete), getting input back from suppliers on the design (before it s complete), establish delivery dates and expedite the PO when the drawings are released. Included in this is post PO scheduling, supplier visits, and problem resolution.

Support engineering finding special products, sources of supply for new manufacturing of hi tech processes and alternate sources for unique devices.

Identify areas for Cost Take out (CTO) at the supplier site and work with the supplier to achieve; support the Commodity Team Lead to develop a means for tracking and measuring the cost savings

Support lean efforts at the supplier, through the recognition and implementation of KanBans, dock-to stock as well as flow and process improvements.

The ability to provide support to the supplier with technical and / or manufacturing questions.

Engage with the design engineering community on new products being introduced and selecting the appropriate preferred suppliers to participate in product development from design to manufacturing.

Monitor quality/delivery ratings on a monthly basis to identify systematic issues/concerns that may lead to late deliveries.

Typical Education & Experience

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

Required Skills and Education

Experience with mechanical components and assemblies,

Six Sigma or Lean experience is a plus

An understanding of Machining technologies including Milling, turning, sheet metal, dip and vacuum brazing, welding and geometric tolerance are required.

An understanding of product performance with regards to measurement and tolerance as well as materials and material compatibilities.

Ability to plan and drive initiatives through to completion.

Ability to interpret specs and standards for chemical processing

Experience re-designing or re-engineering for ease of manufacturing and cost take out

Knowledge in lean manufacturing techniques such as; value stream mapping, kaizen, Kanban, supplier managed inventories, 5S, cycle times, single piece manufacturing flow and six sigma

Proven teamwork and leadership skills; able to work in a borderless organization and across multiple functions including ,programs, engineering, purchasing and suppliers

The ability to prioritize day to day problems and occurrences

Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Creativity and ability to think outside of the box

Strong written/verbal communication skills

MS Word and Excel proficiency

Must be willing to travel with periods greater than 50%

Preferred Skills and Education

Knowledge of AS9100 for shop practice, Mil-Std-100 drawing/design and Mil-Std-454 for Mil/DOD practice preferable-?xml:namespace prefix = "o" /->

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Supplier Development Engineer - Mechanical Commodity

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