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Leidos Defense Airborne Systems business area currently has an opening for a Quality Assurance/Control Manager to work closely with our Airbourne Systems leadership. We deliver differentiated solutions, product and services to our customers. We design, integrate, deliver, operate and provide full life cycle sustain technically advanced manned, unmanned aerial platforms, mission equipment and weapons payloads.
What’s in it for you?
As the Airborne Systems Quality Assurance & Control Manager you will be expected to utilize your experience to implement and oversee aviation quality assurance and quality control procedures in order to create a safe and efficient operating environment. Your efforts will help ensure performance through scheduled internal process audits, flight operations assessments, data analytics and the continual facilitation of structure improvement activities. Your duties will include the development of processes and procedures that align the Operation with DCMA 8210.1C, Part 145 Repair Station, AS9100, IS-BAO and FAA FAR 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 manufacturing, maintenance and operation functions.
THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)
• POC for all Aviation Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions in the Operation
• Resource planning for the operation, ensuring adequate quality engineering and inspection personnel and proper equipment and environments are present to ensure quality product and services.
Quality Management and Planning on QA/QC manufacturing audits/assessments/verifications.
• Oversee DCMA 8210.1c compliance for the Operation, as well as coordination and liaison duties with DCMA representatives during inspections, witness testing, auditing or other surveillance activities, as required.
• Ensuring and monitoring that maintenance operations is completed in accordance with FAA 14 CFR Part 43, Leidos policies and procedures and OEM approved technical data
• Ensuring quality standards to maintain ISO 9100/9110 certifications
• Sustain and maintain IS-BAO Certificate for Registration for specified programs within the operation
• Performing site audits to ensure Leidos policies and procedures, FAA regulations and customer requirements are being met
• Addressing Internal and External Corrective Action Requests (CAR) and provide a timely, sustained resolution through Root Cause Analysis
• Working closely with technical experts to ensuring that aircraft modifications or component changes are in compliance with approved technical data and procedures
• Providing guidance to programs on documenting, analyzing and tracking requirement escapes
• Performing deep dives and root cause analysis to analyze program issues/problems and assist the technical staff with immediate containment, corrective and preventive actions/effective solutions
• Coordinating and/or presenting weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual quality reports
• Ensuring suppliers and subcontractors have established quality management systems and operate in accordance with program requirements and flow down quality requirements
• Ensure programs establish and maintain approved vendor lists and help drive a combined approved supplier listfor flow down quality requirements by product type
• Providing and maintaining a system for management of calibrated equipment and tools
• Participation in aviation safety incident investigations and resolution
• Assist with improvements to program peer review processes to ensure metric tracking provides value added inputs on trends and areas for improvement
• Deployment and implementation of appropriate Quality Management System processes
• Recommending, facilitating, tracking and reporting on continuous process improvement activities
• Leveraging new approaches to transform and mature continuous improvements with Lean Six Sigma initiatives and assist with implementing streamline audits that cover multiple standard requirements
• Implementing audit practices for internal processes and products
• Providing the Operations Manager and Division Managers with timely metrics and audit outcomes to gauge progress towards quality objectives
• Travel to locations as required for program support and/or audits
• Reporting to higher-level management on Quality Achievement and act as liaison for enterprise quality initiatives for the program
• Support new business and ensure opportunities/programs that aligned with Leidos CMMI credentials and AS9100/ISO certifications comply with internal requirements.
WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)
• Bachelor’s Degree and eight (8) years prior relevant experience; or Master’s with six (6) year of prior relevant experience. Additional years of direct experience working in aviation programs in support of defense contracts under DCMA INST 8210.1 / AR 95-20 requirements may be substituted for degree.
• Must have at least 6-8 years of experience of working Defense Aviation programs as well as experience leading teams and projects
• Must have knowledge of IS-BAO and FAA FAR requirements
• In depth knowledge of DCMA 8210.1C and AS9100/AS9110 requirements.
• Must have experience in obtaining and sustaining Site AS9100/9001 requirements.
• Ability to review and provide quality assurance/control inputs to aviation program manuals, forms, and records.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain credentials to access military installations.
• Must be proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office products.
• Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Security Clearance and Passport Requirement
• Must have a DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI
• Must be a US Citizen and have a valid passport
• Must be willing and able to travel to locations as needed (OCONUS travel may include)
Pay Range:Pay Range $105,300.00 - $190,350.00
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.