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Job #: R-00070362
Location: Newport, RI
Category: SCA Engineering Tech
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Defense group is seeking a dynamic Engineering Technician Quality Assurance. The candidate, under the direction of the Quality Assurance Manager, will support the efforts of the Naval Array Technical Support Center (NATSC) Quality Assurance Department. NATSC is the depot level repair activity for US Navy surface and submarine towed sonar arrays on a Government Owed-Contractor Operated (GOCO) facility located at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport Division, Newport RI.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Quality Assurance support of all programs at the Depot, Hose/Tow Cable fabrication/repair shops and QA receiving.

  • Evaluation/Inspection of work performed in accordance with Government generated Work Instructions, drawings, specifications, ECPs and other approved guidance.

  • Develop/review and implement quality plans/procedures.

  • Training/scheduling of new hires.

  • Perform tasks in NDA (NATSC Depot Application) and Master Control supporting Quality Assurance applications.

  • Tasking/scheduling of QA inspectors for all programs.

  • Monitoring/review of audits generated by QA inspectors to uncover trends and/or discrepancies.

  • Maintain a Quality Assurance Proficiency Training Program and provide input to the QAM on a yearly basis. Provide training for QOP-007 Good Documentation Practices for the entire Depot.

  • Create/revise/review Quality Standard Forms (QSF) and Procedures (QSP).

  • Launch Material Review Board (MRB) and Trouble Reports (NTR) in support of operations in all programs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an electronic or engineering related field or an Associate’s degree with four or more years of related professional experience. Related experience can be substituted for a degree.

  • Three or more years of experience within the Quality Assurance group supporting a depot repair and/or manufacturing environment.

  • Must be able to obtain and retain a US DoD security clearance at the SECRET level.

  • Familiar with ISO 9001-2008 quality standards and their application to quality management programs.

  • Prior experience using computer/network based inventory management and job tracking systems, specifically NATSC Depot Application (NDA).

  • Prior experience using computer/network based drawing/specification systems, specifically Master Control.

  • Must have the capability and skill to pay attention to detail along with effectively communicating with all departments and the customer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active US DOD security clearance at the SECRET level.

  • Prior work experience at the NATSC Towed Array depot repair facility.

  • Familiar with Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) processes and procedures related to Depot operations.

Pay Range:

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Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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