• Quality Engineer II

    Job ID 2018-2338
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Fort Belvoir
    Category
    Quality (non IT)
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics

    MF18

    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 

     

    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.

    Responsibilities

    NCI: As a Quality Engineer II, you will work with NCI in support of the Program Manager Soldier Sensors and Lasers (PM SSL) providing Soldiers with improved lethality, mobility, and survivability in all weather and visibility conditions. Sensor and laser systems developed by PM SSL provide critical, on-the-ground direct support to U.S. forces. Soldier-borne sensors and lasers enhance the Soldier's ability to see in all battlefield and lighting conditions, to acquire objects of military significance before the Soldier is detected, and to target threat objects accurately for engagement by Soldiers or guided munitions. The NCI team helps the Government develop and acquire body-mounted, head-worn, and weapon system sensors and lasers to enhance battlefield domination and man-portable precision targeting systems (locators and designators) for the Joint Force Forward Observer, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, and range finders for snipers, scouts and infantry, Military Police, and other Soldiers for use across the full spectrum of operations. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments.

     

     

    Highlights of Responsibilities: 

    • Serve as a subject matter expert for Quality and lead Quality efforts on assigned programs with minimal oversight from the Government lead.
    • 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.  
    • Evaluate methodologies used on past programs, and establish new and innovative strategies for contracting, managing, and evaluating Quality.
      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. 
    • Establish training materials and train other audit personnel as needed. 
    • Develop metrics for evaluating contract Quality
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    Requirements: 

    • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field, and at least five (5) years of relevant experience.
    • Active DoD Secret Clearance, or the ability to obtain one.
    • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and/or Certification
    • Extensive experience with ISO 9001:2015 Quality System Requirements and Auditing
    • Equivalent certification or experience commensurate with the DAWIA Level III PQM certification.

     

    This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

    • Sitting for long periods
    • Standing for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office
    • Ambulate between several buildings
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required

    It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The information above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

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