**Description:** The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space\.
At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder\. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems\. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products\. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you\.
We are seeking energized individuals who are passionate about building the space technologies of tomorrow\. We are going to Mars and beyond\! Will you join us in the journey?
Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, CO has an excellent opportunity for a Sr Quality Engineering Managereer supporting our Production Operations Group\. As the Sr QA Engineering manager, you will assume Production Quality Assurance \(QA\) responsibilities including leading QA personnel responsible for Quality Engineering and Inspection tasks supporting Manufacturing, Assembly & Test of Electronics Hardware of Space Program products produced in Denver CO\.
This challenging role will be responsible for the following:
o Functional responsibilities for Production QA leaders while working closely with Production management in support of operations\.
o You will provide valuable resource management to ensure that the right skills are being applied across programs as needed to ensure mission success and efficiency\.
o QA organization personnel management functions including performance appraisals, setting and monitoring performance and development goals, and maintaining appropriate staffing levels of those individuals assigned to Production\.
o Establish and maintain open and effective communications with the DCMA\. Serve as the primary point of contact with the DCMA for matters affecting quality in Production\.
o Serve as the primary point\-of\-contact to the Production management on Production quality matters\.
o Ensure the quality of Production processes by establishing quality requirements and then verifying, and/or certifying that all end\-items are conform to engineering requirements\.
o Participate in product planning, contribute directly to design, procurement, manufacturing, and test decisions, impose quality controls on design, test, and manufacturing\. Facilitate appropriate Corrective Action Boards\.
o Provide a disciplined program for prevention, detection, assessment, and correction of enterprise discrepancies\.
o Implement streamlined and consistent Production processes throughout the enterprise\.
o Establish and maintain a business rhythm around interfacing with the designated LOB Points of Contact for Production Quality Engineering\.
o Provide a monthly assessment of Production health based on metrics, trends and recent events with recommendations for corrective actions or improvements\.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in technical discipline \(e\.g\., engineering field\) or equivalent discipline \(e\.g\., math, physics, chemistry, etc\.\)\.
\*Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing/operations experience or related
\* 5 years of prior leadership experience\.
\* Proven ability to develop and execute on enterprise affordability initiatives
\* Demonstrated ability to proactively drive change and continuous process improvement
\* Demonstrated effective management and leadership skills in working with both hourly and salaried employees\.
\* Must have experience in monitoring and maintaining budgets\.
\* Ability to obtain Top Secret clearance and US Citizenship required
Technical experience in satellite operations \(or equivalent aerospace/missile operations\): Manufacturing, Assembly, Test or Quality
\* Proven ability to manage Quality Assurance efforts in accordance with enterprise\-level command media and Program specific requirements\.
\* Proven decision making ability\.
\* Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication and organization skills\.
\* Ability to multi\-task, be thorough and detail oriented, with strong job closure and analytical skills\.
\* A good working knowledge and understanding of LM Mission Success processes\.
\* A good working knowledge and understanding of ERP, EPDM, and VECAMs Systems
\* Demonstrated knowledge of AS9100 Quality System requirements
\* Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Nonconformance & MRB processes
\* Strong knowledge of root cause analyses methodologies and demonstrated experience in the development and evaluation of effective preventive/corrective action plans
\* Ability to proactively communicate and motivate \(including presentation and customer interface skills\)\. Including active listening and ability to mentor and develop employee skills
\* A thorough understanding of LM Configuration Control processes
\* Green Belt / Black Belt Certification; Demonstrated experience in applying toolset and implementing process improvements
\*Current Top Secret Clearance
**Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer\. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status\.**
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours\. Our customers tackle the hardest missions\. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision\. They’re dangerous\. Critical\. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives\. Those are the missions we care about\.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges\. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U\.S\., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories\.