***This position is located in Afghanistan for the CLS-Afghan Program Support***
Leidos is currently seeking motivated Quality Assurance Compliance Auditor/Quality Inspectors to support the CLS-A program in Afghanistan. This is a 60/60 rotation position. The Quality Assurance Compliance Auditor/Quality Inspector will be responsible for auditing the program for contract compliance. The ideal candidate will work and travel in between customer sites as needed; customer sites include Kandahar, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assist the Quality Manager in developing, implementing, and monitoring the Quality Management System (QMS).
• Standardization of CLS-A program; forms register, Local Operating Instructions, Policies and Procedures.
• Ensure servers and SharePoint is up to date with program documents and technical publications, such as Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives, Technical Assistance Requests and Maintenance Engineering Calls.
• Drive the overall execution of applicable aviation processes through evaluation and hands-on standardization.
• Drive continuous improvement on processes, work instructions, procedures and forms to ensure ongoing standardization.
• Monitor and audit master technical publication library to ensure compliance.
• Lead internal quality audits, execute Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) initiatives and reporting.
• Interface with functional managers to identify quality issues, resolve problems, and implement effective corrective action.
• Provide advice and guidance in interpreting company, program, and government standards and regulations, including with Internal Organization Standardization (ISO) 9001 and Aerospace Standards (AS) AS9100 and AS9110.
• Provide guidance to program personnel to assist in the interpretation of, and compliance of contract requirements.
• Participate in safety committee meetings to offer quality-related improvements for any safety, health and environmental concerns across the program.
• Assure that maintenance and quality control personnel comply with all manufacturer Airworthiness Directives, Engineering Authorizations, and Service Bulletins, as well as company and customer defined policies and procedures.
• Coordinate closely with the Quality Manager to execute an effective surveillance and inspection program.
• Create/edit communications and presentations that are sent to program management, analyze and report the effectiveness and health of the program using metrics and key performance indicators.
• Adhere to contract standards as defined in the contract (including modifications), and the Performance Work Statement (as amended).
• Additional responsibilities including support of quality related projects, such as training.
• This position may require travel or permanent relocation to other program areas in Afghanistan as the mission dictates.
• Licensed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.
• 10+ years of maintenance experience with fixed wing or rotary aircraft.
• Minimum required education is high school diploma or equivalent.
• Management experience and skills to supervise a highly complex auditing program.
• Must be knowledgeable and conversant in aviation maintenance operations, safety, standardization and technical inspections.
• U.S. Citizenship with a current NACI clearance.
• Understanding and acceptance of local customs and traditions.
• Ability to direct a multi-cultural team.
• Native English speaker or International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) level 3 or above fluency.
Program Specific Requirements:
Candidates must be able to obtain/eligible the following.
NOTE: Failure to complete any of the actions listed below will void the terms of employment.
• A current U.S. passport, with a minimum of 12 months remaining and multiple, consecutive blank pages before employment start date.
• Afghan Visa with multiple entries for 12 months prior to start date. (Provided by the program)
• Successfully passing all CENTCOM CRC medical and training requirements. If the candidate is unable to successfully pass a medical screening, prior to their anticipated employment start date, immediate termination will be requested.
• National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI)
• A positively adjudicated Federal Government Investigation in order to qualify for a Common Access Card (CAC).
• FAA Inspection Authority (IA)
• Mi-17 helicopters Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certification (or other Mi-type helicopters) and/or PC-12 OEM certification.
• Experience working as an inspector on Mi-17 or PC-12 aircraft.
• Understanding of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) military aviation maintenance operations.
• Customer service experience.
• Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Knowledge of borescope operation and review.
• Tooling/fixtures experience.
• Experience with Engine Trend Monitoring.
• Proficient with computer systems (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and SharePoint).
• Experience with Internal Organization Standardization (ISO) and Aerospace Standards (AS) ISO9001/AS9100/AS9110.
• Military deployment experience is highly desired and deployment experience to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) region is desired.
• Experience working in austere environments.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:NACI
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Aviation Quality Control
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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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