The Defense Group, Airborne Solutions Operation at Leidos currently has an opening for a Aviation Quality Engineer to work in our Bridgewater, VA office within the QRC Airborne ISR Systems Division. We integrate, man, deploy, and maintain FAA certified aircraft for various CONUS and OCONUS operations in support of DOD and other agencies/partners. As the Aviation Quality Engineer, you will be expected to utilize your experience to audit, assess, document and report on subcontractor quality management system implementation, AS9100 standard practices, calibration procedures, measurements, records, composite control procedures, documented records, inspection records, certification records and training records to ensure compliance and ensure a safe and efficient operating environment. Your efforts will help ensure EENG implementation of Leidos compliance of required processes through scheduled internal process audits and the consistent facilitation of structure improvement activities. Your duties will include the development of processes and procedures that align with DCMA 8210.1C, AS9100, 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 maintenance and operation functions.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions
Audit requirement compliance of subcontractors, quality flow down and program execution
Ensuring that maintenance operations completed in accordance with Leidos process and FAA requirements
Ensuring quality standards to maintain AS9100 and 9001:2015 certifications
Addressing Internal and External Corrective Action Requests (CAR) and provide a timely, sustained resolution through Root Cause Analysis
Ensuring that subcontractor aircraft modifications or component changes are in compliance with approved technical data and procedures
Coordinating and/or presenting weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
Deployment and implementation of appropriate QMS processes;
Recommending, facilitating, tracking and reporting on continuous process improvement activities
Implementing audit practices for internal processes and products
Develop and Track Measurements
As needed, Travel to CONUS and OCONUS locations as required for program support and/or audits
Collaborating and working closely with VBW QA Manager.
As requested supporting the new proposals for quality inputs.
Must be a US Citizen.
The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret DoD security clearance.
Must have a valid passport
Must be able to obtain and maintain credentials to access military installations.
Must be proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office products.
In depth knowledge of ISO requirements
Must have at least 15 years experience maintaining and/or returning aircraft to service.
Ability to create and maintain aviation program manuals, forms, and records.
Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Must have an Flight Operations knowledge
Education & Experience - Requires a BA/BS and 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 5 years of prior relevant experience. BA/BS may be substituted with 15 years of direct experience working in aviation programs in support of defense contracts under DCMA and FAA requirements.
FAA Inspection Authorization (IA)
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Testing and Quality Assurance
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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