DRS Technologies Inc. Lead Quality Assurance Technician in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Leonardo DRSis a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.drs.com.

DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems, Fort Walton Beach, FLprovides engineering, manufacturing, and support of defense and aerospace systems for sea, land, air, and space use. Our product and service areas include electronic control and monitoring systems, aerospace material handling systems, simulation and training systems, aerospace support equipment, contract manufacturing, engineering, and product support. In addition, DRS AIS-FWB has contract logistics support operations domestically as well as in Europe and the Middle East.

Job LocationFort Walton Beach, FL

Title: Lead Quality Assurance Technician

Position Summary:

Assist with Quality systems development and support continuous improvement of product/process quality. Provide technical support on complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment.

*Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Responsible for assisting with quality systems development and supporting continuous improvement activities for product and processes

  • Supports customer audits.

  • Responsible for maintaining calibration program. Maintains calibrations records, coordinates internal recall and calibration of equipment that is in the calibration system, and interacts with calibration service providers as needed to solicit required services

  • Monitors and reports on the organizations performance to the requirements of the FOD and ESD programs

  • 6S Program coordination/involvement.

  • Performs complex inspection activities, to assess conformance of products to the design as defined by the engineering drawings and/or models

  • Inspects products, components, subassemblies, and/or systems to ensure conformance to requirements

  • Generate discrepancy notices and administrate Material Review Board actions

  • Prepares data package, creates schedule requests and host source inspections by Customer and GSI representatives

  • Adds organizational value by implementing innovative solutions and best practices involved in all processes of the product realization value stream

  • Supports Quality Engineers and other functions with identifying nonconforming conditions that present existing or impending defective conditions at the system or subsystem level of assembly

  • Analyze data and assist with implementation of continuous improvements on products & processes

  • Perform material movement transactions after completing inspection process

  • Interpret and follow written documents such as SOPs and safety rules

  • Ensure compliance with all safety and regulatory requirements applicable to the company in accordance with State and Federal regulations and any applicable certification required to maintain the certification

  • Assist in training new team members

  • Interface with other departments to assure efficient flow of information and materials

  • Troubleshoot/Diagnose cause of malfunction or failure of materials and/or equipment and suggests preventative and corrective measures.

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in the calibration process and fully understand the requirements specified in ISO9000/AS9100

  • Working knowledge of Quality Management System - IS09000/AS9100. Internal audit experience a plus.

  • Must have experience in analysis of data using quality tools such as 5Why, 8D, pareto charts, histograms…

  • Ability to create and present information/data analysis results that is informative and understandable

  • Ability to read and interpret component/part drawings and effectively apply Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) to assure compliance to customer requirements

  • Ability to use various measurement devices (calipers, pin gauges, go/no-go gauges, etc) to verify mechanical part compliance

  • In-depth understanding of relevant manufacturing standards (J-Std-001 / IPC-A-610 / IPC-A-620). Certification a plus

  • Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills.

  • Experienced in the use of various computer applications, including Access, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint

  • Experience with CostPoint and Deltek MES.

  • Experience using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Optical comparator or other complex inspection systems is desired

Leonardo DRSis an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #AIS