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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Dynetics is seeking a talented Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Excellent in-house and external communication and liaison skills.

  • Communicate effectively with supplier(s), customer(s), and/or government quality assurance representative(s).

  • Supports and interfaces with the supplier base and conduct supplier quality functions for aerospace and defense manufacturing.

  • Works closely with Procurement, Program Managers, Supplier Program Managers, Program Quality Engineers, and Receiving Inspection to resolve supplier issues.

  • Perform on-site supplier quality audits/assessments.

  • Perform deep dives to analyze supplier issues/problems and facilitate containment, implementation of corrective and preventive actions, and development of lessons learned.

  • Identify, collect, and analyze measures to effectively track supplier performance (nonconforming material, defect rates, supplier corrective actions etc.) and quality/process improvement initiatives.

  • Participate in supplier/subcontractor selection and oversight to ensure the flow down of applicable clauses and requirements and that supplier/subcontractors are meeting contractual requirements.

  • Reviews supplier-manufacturing processes and collaborate with suppliers on process improvements, capabilities, and value enhancement opportunities.

  • Coordinate with Purchasing Department and/or the Program/Project to monitor overall supplier quality performance i.e., maintain detailed reporting and assure that this data is visible to the Programs.

  • Review supplier inspection/test documentation including FAI’s, material test reports, etc.

  • Stays current on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of products and materials and advise others of any impact.

  • Works with other SQEs and related functions to develop the mindset and process knowledge required as well as process issues across programs.

  • Collaborates with other SQEs and Subject Matter Experts to validate process capabilities and needs for improvement across product commodities to broaden the supply base.

  • Supports Supplier Quality Analysts in supplier vetting, GIDEP Alerts and other technical matters.

  • Perform other quality related tasks as directed by management.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience in a Manufacturing Environment and 5 years in Supplier Quality Engineering under an AS9100 or other stringent QMS. In lieu of degree, a High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of 15 years of experience in a Manufacturing Environment and 5 years in supplier quality and/or quality engineering under an AS9100 system or equivalent experience in DOD, Aerospace, or Automotive manufacturing quality control will be considered.

  • Candidate must have extensive experience working with non-conforming material, reviewing failure analysis, root cause, and corrective action (short & long term) received back from suppliers.

  • Candidate must have experience performing supplier audits and assessments relative to program requirements.

  • Candidate must be able to work with project managers, quality engineers, design & manufacturing engineers, and suppliers to ensure quality requirements are understood and communicated effectively.

  • Candidate must have active problem-solving skills, working with minimal supervision and in teams.

  • Candidate must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints/schematics, CAD models, specifications, and contract quality requirements, and other documents including AS9102 First Article Inspection.

  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate strong personal organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with people across the Dynetics and supplier’s organizations.

  • Candidate must have computer skills including experience with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and the ability to write technical documents.

  • Candidate must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

  • Travel is required, 25% of the time.

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance OR meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with multiple standards and methods as specified on contracts and drawings, i.e., J-STD-001, IPC 610 and IPC 620 standards and drive that to usage at suppliers and Receiving Inspect.

  • Experience working knowledge with assembly, integration, and testing.

  • Experience working knowledge of one or more special processes i.e., paint, welding, chem film / anodize, heat treat, counterfeit material and be able to audit suppliers to the requirements of these processes.

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.