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Engineer - Supplier Quality

JohnstownDRS Technologies

DRS Technologies, Inc.

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Company Overview
DRS Maritime Systems and Services (DRS MSS) is a leading supplier of electronic manufacturing, assembly, testing and engineering solutions that range from ruggedized cable assemblies and circuit cards to complex displays, processing systems and radars for all branches of the military. Located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Largo, Florida, Chesapeake, VA, and Germantown, MD, DRS MSS has over 25 years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry. Certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C Quality System Standards, DRS MSS ensures that its procedures and work processes consistently provide high-quality electronic manufacturing services to its customers. DRS MSS offers diverse capabilities to provide complete turnkey manufacturing and integration services, product design, supply chain management, integrated logistics support, life cycle support, and depot/aftermarket support services.


Job Location
Johnstown, PA


Position Summary

Responsible for quality system development and supporting product quality improvements.  Develops, maintain and deploys Quality Plans and activities that translate Customer requirements into planned activities.   Ability to work independently and to provide technical training and mentorship to junior Engineers, Technicians and Inspectors.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for quality system development and supporting product quality improvements 
  • Develops, maintain and deploys quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities  
  • Ability to work independently and to provide technical training and mentorship to junior engineers, technicians and inspectors
  • Performs analyses of program requirements and prepares responsive quality plans, procedures, schedules and resource allocations to assure optimum quality support
  • Reviews and approves engineering/test and contractor documentation and provides input to assure that appropriate quality requirements are addressed
  • Provides ongoing quality system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions
  • Leads product quality improvement teams, Material Review Boards and participates in Failure Review Boards
  • Evaluates and dispositions non conforming material
  • Provides technical support for Assembly/Test/Inspection personnel to include executing workmanship improvement plans, developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials
  • Leads in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues
  • Assists in developing and deploying SPC initiatives
  • Participates in supplier selection and improvement processes Responsibilities include leading with on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions
  • Analyzes and executes projects independently
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer, as required
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations on critical supplier selections and drives supplier continuous improvement processes Responsibilities include leading on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions
  • Leads and executes customer quality program requirements
  • Develops and generates statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommends action as required
  • Establishes programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and  analytical facilities
  • Considers financial impacts of quality process controls and inspections
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization



Secondary Accountabilities

  • Attend appropriate customer, business or Program meetings
  • Prepares quality engineering reports and recommendations
  • Monitor and mentor junior Quality Engineers
  • Provides regular reporting of progress and status
  • Completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements



Basic Qualifications (include education and years of experience required)

2+ years’ Experience  -Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 2 years of experience 
  • Competent technical expertise and application domain knowledge 
  • Experienced with ISO Standards, 6 Sigma tools, Statistics
  • Technical expertise and application domain knowledge
  • ASQ certification or Black Belt preferred Experience with ISO Standards, 6 Sigma tools, Statistics
  • Ability to understand military specifications and to read blue prints
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action


Specialty Experience Qualifications (One or More)

  • Electrical Engineering Degree - Experienced component troubleshooting and analysis
  • Commercial Background – Experience monitoring and working with Commercial Off the Shelf Suppliers
  • Special Processes / General Supplier Quality background


DRS Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #MCSS

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