Quality Engineer III

Jacobs Engineering • Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening. We do not have assurance at this time that the position will be opened and when. This position is contingent upon contract award.

Serves as Quality Manager for PEO Soldier programs, with duties as identified below: - Plan, develop, implement, and manage Quality on assigned programs over their life cycle, ensuring that contractors meet their responsibilities for product quality in accordance with the contract requirements, and that systems fielded to Soldiers are of high quality and meet user requirements. - Develop quality input for program management documents to include acquisition plans and strategies, source selection evaluation plans, supportability strategies, system engineering plans, statements of work, and specifications, and ensure appropriate contract clauses are called out in PEO contracts. - Coordinate with product managers, users, ATEC, and other Government agencies as needed to translate operational and mission needs into practical system concepts and specifications. - Review and evaluate system performance, assess risk, and make recommendations with respect to product acceptability. - Assure compliance with contractual scope, schedules, specifications, and other requirements, and when appropriate, recommend program and contract changes. - Develop or evaluate sampling plans based on MIL-STD-1916, ANSI Z1.4, or other industry standards. - Participate in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and conferences as the quality engineer on assigned programs. - Evaluate design efforts to ensure all appropriate environmental and performance issues have been considered and addressed. - Review and ensure adequacy of all test plans, procedures, and reports for assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports. - Monitor testing to ensure test is being conducted in accordance with approved procedures, and report results to the PM. Ensure effective root cause corrective action for all failures as well as adequacy of validation and implementation plans. - Evaluate engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations for quality impact, and conduct physical and functional configuration audits. - Prepare contract letters for Quality Lead and COR signature for review of all quality related contract data. - Maintain all quality data and metrics on Quality-Test SharePoint site. - Conduct of audits of contractor quality management systems and system assembly and test procedures, to ensure contractor adherence to ISO 9001, the specification, and to all contract requirements. - Evaluate contractor quality data, metrics, and process controls. - Work with contractors to improve their quality system, processes and implementation of process controls. - Conduct continuing review and evaluation of system performance through review of reports, correspondence, data bases, field data, product and process audits, and observation of internal operations. - Provide Product Assurance Suitability Statement for material release. - Ensure product quality deficiency reports (PQDR) are adequately addressed. - Work with DCMA and monitor support provided on PM programs, ensure establishment of quality assurance letters of instruction (QALIs) and/or memoranda of agreement (MOA) where required, and review DCMA surveillance plans for adequacy.

MS Engineering or Equivalent and 20 years relevant experience - Has the breadth of experience and knowledge, and recognition in the Quality community, to lead Quality efforts on assigned programs, and work independently with minimal oversight from the Government Lead.

* Serve as consultant to other team members and mentor workforce on Quality matters.

* Evaluate methodologies used on past programs, and establish new and innovative strategies for contracting, managing, and evaluating Quality. - Develop metrics for evaluating contract Quality

* Serve as Lead Auditor

* Establish training material, and train other audit personnel as needed.

* Identify issues and brief PM on possible courses of action and their impact

Extensive knowledge of and experience as Lead auditor of ISO 9001:2015 Quality System Requirements Equivalent or experience commensurate with DAWIA Level III PQM certification

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified/Training

Physical Requirements

Must be able to work at a computer, desk, around base, and port side for extended periods. Must be able to walk and drive with valid driving credentials. Must be able to interact effectively with all levels of employees and customers.

Work Environment

An inside and outside environment (considerations: closed quarters, close together, lighting). Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions.

Equipment and Machines

Computers and General Administrative Equipment (e.g. phone, computers, copiers, printers). BSVE including vehicles such as buses, sedans, trucks, carryalls, station wagons, ambulances, refuelers, defuelers, truck trailers, brush, structural, aircraft fire fighting, Marine Tactical Vehicle Requirement (MTVR) and rescue operation trucks; WHE such as mobile or transportable truck, crawler, railway mounted locomotive cranes, and trackage used for lifting, moving, and placing heavy material or equipment and category 1-4 cranes; and MHE such as warehouse tractors, forklift trucks, rough terrain forklift trucks, platform trucks, pallet trucks, conveyors and conveyor systems, and straddle carrying trucks.


With the exception of approved leave and holidays, attendance is mandatory. Overtime is anticipated.

Other Essential Functions

Must take and pass a drug test and background check. Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must be willing to travel as-needed.


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