General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Requisition ID
Position Type
Full Time
Quality Assurance/Safety


The position of Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) will interface with key functions of GD-OTS and the supply base for the purpose of verifying their quality standards align to the requirements GD-OTS. This position will serve as a liaison with suppliers to drive structural quality and process improvements, to prevent issues that could impact Product Quality and/or On-time Delivery.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Management to develop and maintain  an effective Supplier Selection and Approval process, and recommend disqualification of suppliers when poor performance results dictate.
  • Participate with Engineering and Supply Chain, in the identification of strategic suppliers and their associated risks.
  • Perform onsite Quality System Surveys to determine supplier suitability and capability.
  • Perform onsite Source Inspection to support GD-OTS flow down requirements.
  • Coordinate Process Change Requests (PCR) with suppliers, assist with submittals.
  • Drive proactive Continuous Improvement within the supply chain base, based upon Quality and Delivery performance trends.
  • Monitor the performance of the CAPA system. Engage in regular CABs, and follow up with suppliers based upon open actions and those actions requiring follow up.
  • Ensure metrics for supplier quality are developed, maintained and reviewed to promote continued and sustained success.
  • Manage supplier quality issues through monitoring and escalation processes, escape management, processing of supplier non-conforming material and supporting internal MRB processes.
  • Develop and maintain close lines of communication with Suppliers in order to foster and promote partnering relationships.
  • Provide technical support with NPI projects when planning for product & process realization
  • Develop and maintain a Supplier – Sub-tier Audit / Surveillance Program, which includes coordinating GD and customer product, process and system audits.
  • Reviews new contract quality clauses to ensure compliance or renegotiate as appropriate.
  • Participate and engage in CCB and MRB processes, provide technical support when required

Basic Qualifications

BS or BA relevant to the operation of a product development and manufacturing environment. 5-8 years’ experience in multiple disciplines relevant to Quality Systems Engineering, including; previous AS 9100 QMS knowledge and possess AS 9100 Auditor certification

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification and Lean Manufacturing experience strongly desired
  • PMP/PMI training or planned certification strongly desired
  • Must be able to interpret technical drawings in accordance with ANSI Y 14.5
  • Must have working knowledge of a CAB and principal rules and operating guidelines of an MRB engaged in defense and/or aerospace contracts
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups is required.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply statistical mathematical operations to such tasks as reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and sampling.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Candidate for this position must be able to commit to 50% travel.


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