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.
The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for an Aviation Quality Control Lead to work at our El Paso, Texas location. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience assisting Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance assets as we configure, make design modifications and maintain Mission Equipment Payloads on Army aircraft for CONUS and OCONUS ISR collection platforms. The MEP configurations consist of COMINT, FMV, HSI and Radar sensors and all relates aircraft integrated components.
As the Aviation Quality Control Lead you will be expected to utilize your experience to help our program achieve critical mission success by supporting an evolving aviation environment. Your efforts will help ensure performance through schedule internal process audits and the consistent facilitation of structure improvement activities. The successful candidate must be an agent for change, and have a passion for quality while being self-motivated. Your duties will include the development 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.
Your primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Maintaining DCMA 8210.1c compliance for the assigned program location and ensuring quality standards to maintain ISO 9100/9110 certifications
- Deployment and implementation of appropriate QMS processes
- Ensuring that inspections performed on the Mission Equipment Sensors are in accordance with established Leidos policies and procedures and OEM approved technical data
- Performing site audits to ensure Leidos policies and procedures, 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
- Ensuring that sensor modifications or component changes are in compliance with approved technical data and procedures
- Preparing and/or presenting weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
- Providing assistance in the classification of repairs and alterations in relation to Major or Minor Repairs
- Maintaining all historical mission equipment sensor records
- Assisting 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.
- Implementing audit practices for internal processes and products
- Ensuring adherence to all standards, Leidos policies, and best practices
- Providing the program manager with timely metrics and audit outcomes to gauge progress towards quality objectives
- Travel to CONUS and OCONUS 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
- Bachelor's degree and minimum of four (4) years 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 considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
- Must have a Secret Clearance, and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI DoD security clearance
- Must have a valid passport
- Must have at least 5 years' experience maintaining and/or returning aircraft to service
- Shall meet the physical demand rating of light: lifts on an occasional basis; a maximum of 25 pounds with frequent or constant lifting of 10 pounds
- In depth knowledge of DCMA 8210.1C and AS9100/AS9110 requirements
- Ability to create and maintain aviation program manuals, forms, and records
- Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision as well as part of a project team with strong analytical and communication skills
- Must be proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office products
- Experience with Aviation Program Support and standard US Army operating procedures
- Prior experience using SharePoint