Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

Aviation Quality Assurance Lead




Bridgewater, Virginia, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe. At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next challenge?

The Integrated Airborne Solutions (IAS) Division of Leidos Inc. has a need for an Aviation Quality Assurance Lead based out of our location in Bridgewater, VA. This is an exciting opportunity to use your aviation maintenance operations and quality expertise on the DIABLO, STAMP, and multiple other IAS Divisional programs and projects. In these missions, the Aviation Quality Assurance Lead will provide onsite critical aviation maintenance quality oversight by ensuring the program prime and subcontractor personnel facilitate aircraft maintenance, systems integrations, logistics, and aviation training are conducted in accordance with contractual, OEM, and enterprise requirements for several CONUS and OCONUS mission sites. Your efforts will help ensure performance through scheduling internal process audits/inspections, requirements research, documentation review, documented reporting of compliance to the requirements, visual verifications, and the consistent facilitation of structure improvement activities. You must be an agent for change and have a passion for quality while being self-motivated.

What’s in it for you?

Your duties will include the development and review of processes and procedures that align the program with DCMA 8210.1C, and aerospace industry AS9100 requirements as well as the execution of established program execution and mission assurance requirements. This requires a broad understanding of all aspects of aviation including maintenance and operation functions.

THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)

  • Manage a team of quality personnel to ensure aviation related programs meet quality assurance and control compliance requirements.

  • Ensure compliance to operating procedures contained in the combined regulation/instruction entitled “Contractor’s Flight and Ground Operations” (Air Force Instruction 10-220, Army Regulation 95-20, NAVAIR Instruction 3710.1 (Series), Coast Guard Instruction M13020.3, and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Instruction 8210.1).

  • Communicate risks to quality and program leadership as they pertain to DFARS [Register to View] Ground and Flight Risk clause (if applicable).

  • Complete periodic documented quality oversight inspections/audits of the Aircraft Handling & Maintenance, GSE Maintenance, FOD Program, Tool Control Program, Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), HAZMAT Program, Aircraft Records and Training, Inventory Management, Corrosion Control Prevention, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), Safety Program, Obsolescence, Counterfeit Parts Prevention.

  • Liaise with the assigned Government Ground and Flight Representative(s) for site surveillance and visits required by DCMA personnel.

  • Maintain compliance to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100:2016, QMS standard for the aviation, space and defense industry to meet requirements set for by International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) which mandate manufacturers design and develop products that are safe and fit for their intended use.

  • Ensure compliance to OEM requirements for installed aircraft systems utilized to achieve program operational performance requirements.

  • Address Internal and External Corrective Action Requests (CAR) and provide a timely, sustained resolution through Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Corrective Action Plan (CAP), Verifications, and Effectiveness Reviews.

  • Participate in weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually required meetings and be able to develop reporting presentations and brief results if required.

  • Aid in the classification of repairs and alterations in relation to Major or Minor Repairs.

  • Assist in entry of, and correct verification of, fault data and work packages including checks/inspections forms, log pages, routines and non-routines, modification orders, etc. to ensure completion, correctness, use of appropriate references into an automated mission management means.

  • Ensure adherence to all standards, Leidos policies, and best practices.

  • Develop timely metrics, charts, and graphs to clearly communicate achievement or miss of quality objectives.

  • Report to higher-level management on Quality Objectives Achievement and act as liaison for enterprise quality initiatives for the program.

  • Strive to excel in assigned Quality Performance Objectives that are aligned to the Leidos Core Values to promote career and personal growth.

WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)

  • Knowledge base in ISO 9001/AS9100/AS9110 requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related Quality Assurance or Quality Control field and 8 years of relevant experience or Masters degree with 6 years of prior relevant experience - additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI if required.

  • Professional attitude, logical minded, process oriented, organized, responsible, and accountable with minimum oversight.

  • Ability to research and comprehend aviation program manuals, forms, and records.

  • Must be a US Citizen and have a valid passport

  • Must be willing and able to travel to both CONUS and OCONUS locations as needed (OCONUS travel may include Hardship & Hazardous locations) 20% Maximum.

  • Must be highly proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office products (Office, Word, PowerPoint, Teams).

  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification to ISO 9001/AS9100/AS9110/AS9120.

  • Additional years of experience directly working in aviation programs in support of defense contracts under DCMA INST 8210.1 /AR 95-20 requirements may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Expert in utilizing Microsoft Office products Excel and Power BI.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.