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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Quality Engineer II in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Job ID: 102480

The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for quality system development and supporting product quality improvements

  • Develop, maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities

  • Ability to work independently and to provide technical training and mentorship to junior engineers, technicians and inspectors

  • Perform analyses of program requirements and prepares responsive quality plans, procedures, schedules and resource allocations to assure optimum quality support

  • Review and approve engineering/test and contractor documentation and provide input to assure that appropriate quality requirements are addressed

  • Provide ongoing quality system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions

  • Lead product quality improvement teams, Material Review Boards and participates in Failure Review Boards

  • Evaluate and dispose of non-conforming material

  • Provide technical support for Assembly/Test/Inspection personnel to include executing workmanship improvement plans, developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials

  • Lead in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues

  • Assist in developing and deploying SPC initiatives

  • Analyze and execute projects independently

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer, as required

  • Evaluate and make recommendations on critical supplier selections and drives supplier continuous improvement processes, including leading on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions

  • Lead and execute customer quality program requirements

  • Develop and generate statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommend action as required

  • Establish programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical facilities

  • Consider financial impacts of quality process controls and inspections

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Attend appropriate customer, business or program meetings

  • Prepare quality engineering reports and recommendations

  • Monitor and mentor junior quality engineers

  • Provide regular reporting of progress and status

  • Completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements

  • Specialties may include:

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Software Engineering

  • Laser Engineering

  • Optical Engineering

  • Supplier Quality Engineering


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 2 years of experience

  • Competent technical expertise and application domain knowledge

  • Experienced with ISO Standards, Six Sigma tools, statistics

  • Technical expertise and application domain knowledge

  • ASQ certification or Black Belt preferred

  • Ability to understand military specifications and to read blueprints

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills

  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action

  • US citizenship required

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.