Lockheed Martin Strategic Supplier Quality & Development Engineer in Orlando, Florida

Description: Lockheed Martin is seeking a Senior Supplier Quality & Development Engineer (SQE) for a position based in Orlando, FL. The position will require working flexible hours and travel out of the assigned geographical area to support suppliers across the United States and possibly some international suppliers (up to 50% travel may be required). Duties include:

Testing high fidelity aircraft flight simulators (C-130, F-35, F-16, T-50, CH-53, C-5), aircraft maintenance trainers, logistics/depot business systems, and other training platforms

Manage several subcontracts and suppliers on several levels to the project/program schedule, cost, and technical requirements

Performance at suppliers of scheduled product source inspections, first articles, and product line validations as outlined by AS9102 and applicable company and industry standards

Perform analysis and use data analytics to implement supplier countermeasures and drive performance improvement

Participate in source selection and supplier competition activities to evaluate total value to business

Provide internal and supplier support for root cause and corrective/preventive actions tied to Supplier Corrective Action Requests

Support Supplier requests tied to program requirements, interface with customer needs and program management activities

Implement supplier development, recovery, standard work used to develop suppliers to perform at World Class levels

Participate (as required) in supplier's failure/diagnosis and Material Review Board (MRB) activities

Perform on-going surveillance of supplier's conformance to Lockheed Martin requirement documents providing written weekly reports and interfacing with Senior Level Management

Provide technical liaison support related to quality engineering and supplier management matters

Lead Customer PCA and acceptance events at Customer sites

Ensure supplier contract flow-down requirements are implemented and verified and interfaces with supplier on a daily basis

Desired Skills: SAP P2P and COS MRP/procurement systems

LM EPDM system

ASQ Certification or Lean Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt/Black Belt)

Experience with working with suppliers and US Military customers in a dynamic environment

Experience with performing First Article Inspections to AS9102 requirements

Aircraft maintenance experience and/or FAA A&P License

Experience with source inspection and surveillance activities at suppliers to the SSOW

Strong understanding in AS9100 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems

Knowledge of Reduced Dimension Drawings and 3D Models

Problem solving skills at a highly refined level

Skilled in supplier recovery and development activity with experience in Subtier Management, Cellular Manufacturing, 5S, equipment utilization rates, Kaizen events, Industrial Engineering, FIFO, Lean, Configuration Management, Change Control, Requirements Management and waste reduction


Technical Engineering Degree or equivalent

Must have ability to obtain a security clearance

A strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Strong understanding of engineering requirements management

High energy, self-starting, team player who achieves goals and delivers results. Capable of managing a team as a Lead of 4-5 Procurement Engineers.

Presentation skills: PowerPoint, supporting documentation, verbal communication, facilitation, leadership

Must be able to identify and document supplier's quality deficiencies and ensure effective corrective action

Capable of performing root cause analysis and identifying solutions to complex problems

Understanding engineering drawings requirements mechanical and electrical inspection methods and design

A basic understanding of special processes and strong skill in managing and interfacing with suppliers on a daily bases to support the Program

Ability to certify/approve a supplier to perform specified processes

Ability to focus on continual improvement practices using causal analysis tools to drive corrective and preventive actions

Must have knowledge and understanding of critical design attributes and auditing/surveying capabilities

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment

Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and to support all supplier quality field engineering activities

Strong communication skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment and weekly reports

Must be able to effectively communicate and interface with Suppliers, Quality Program Management, Engineering, Supplier Quality Management, Sub-contracts Management Team and Customer Government Representatives

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.

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.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.