• Hardware Quality Engineer

    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/5/2018 2:16 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering, or a related specialized technical area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience


    The selected candidate must be able to obtain Department of Defense security clearance if required. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Hardware Quality Assurance Engineer, with a background in space manufacturing to join our Scottsdale Mission Assurance team.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    The Hardware Quality Engineer will perform the following representative duties and tasks:



    • Designs methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of supplier incoming hardware.
    • Performs analysis of reports and test data to identify trends and recommend updates or changes to quality standards and procedures when necessary
    • Provides technical review of documents, drawings, test procedures, and project plans
    • Compares defects against standards and recommends dispositions, verifies implementation of rework and re-test activities
    • Collects, organizes and analyzes data, generates and/or reviews metrics
    • Performs audits, assigns corrective action, and verifies implementation on suppliers
    • Participates in project reviews and meetings including technical design reviews, technical peer reviews, material review boards, change control boards, failure review boards
    • Participates in continuous improvement and problem solving activities within the project
    • Reviews documents/Drawings/Instructions for conformance to requirements
    • May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    • Witnesses and/or monitors test activities
    • Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects
    • Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups
    • Works under limited direction 
    • Contact with project leaders and other professionals within Engineering and Operations departments, and with project teams across the company
    • Frequent contact with external suppliers
    • Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
    • Works as an individual technical contributor on one or more projects
    • Recognized as an Subject Matter Expert in a specific domain of expertise (e.g. hardware or software engineering, Electro Static Discharge Program)
    • Manages Supplier Source Inspection Process
    • Independently determines approach to solutions
    • Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause significant delays or require the substantial expenditure of resources
    • Travel may be required 

    • Prefer background with hardware that is launched into space 
    • Prefer supply chain quality experience
    • Strong use and understanding of domain (hardware, software, systems, logistics, manufacturing) methodologies, tools, and standards 
    • Strong knowledge of AS9100, CMMI, ISO 14001ASME, ANSI, EIA, etc.
    • Highly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Strong ability to clearly report information relevant to sound quality engineering processes
    • Strong knowledge of interpretation of drawings
    • Strong skill in reviewing documents/drawings/instructions for conformance to requirements techniques
    • Strong skill in reporting quality activities, findings, and issues both in writing and verbally
    • Strong knowledge of use of relevant inspection/measurement tools and techniques 
    • Strong computer skills, both desktop software and required factory or engineering tools
    • Strong knowledge of contract language



    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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