Raytheon Technologies
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Headquarter: Waltham, MA, United States

Sr. Mission Assurance Lead

CA - El Segundo
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Are you ready for a challenging new leadership opportunity in 2021? Raytheon Technologies has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Mission Assurance Lead position at our El Segundo, CA location.

Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RI&S), Space Systems Mission Assurance is seeking an experienced professional to implement and guide a Mission Assurance and Quality program and specific customer mission assurance flow down requirements throughout the space program lifecycle.

The selected team member compliments engineering disciplines to assure products meet their specified requirements; are consistent, complete, and correct as warranted for the system and operational environment; and satisfy customer and mission needs. The selected team member enables mission results by proactively identifying and addressing areas where the adequacy of program plans, requirements, analyses, risk mitigation plans, certification/verification/validation/qualification approaches and process/product noncompliance have the potential to impact overall mission results.

The selected team member will perform with minimal supervision to:
  • Interpret customer technical and Mission Assurance (MA) requirements, and ensure these requirements are integrated and sustained in program plans, specifications and product drawings and assembly plans
  • Ensure producibility, inspectability, and testability are considered during the early development of the systems specification and flowdown to lower-level requirements
  • Engage and lead in customer Mission Assurance and Quality reviews and technical interchange meetings (TIMs) with an emphasis on implementation and compliance to the Mission Assurance and Quality Assurance Plans
  • Lead or participate as a member in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) and review and resolve systemic failure review and corrective action (FRACA) items
  • Review and concur with the Parts, Materials and Processes Control Plan (PMPCP) and Approved Parts, Materials and Processes List (APMPL) to assure each specifies the appropriate PM&P specifications, standards and acceptance criteria
  • Provide an integrated perspective of the program’s technical risk that considers criticality, system safety, reliability, test and evaluation criteria and adverse trend (RI&S and supplier)
  • Review and approve Engineering program documentation, including program plans, specifications, requirements verification matrices, component and assembly drawings, assembly instructions, test plans, procedures, test reports, instructions and standard operating procedures prior to release for correctness to technical standards
  • Assure the impact of advisories, such as Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) and customer advisories, are considered
  • Have direct interface with program management, cross-functional program stakeholders, suppliers, customers and government representatives.
U.S. Citizenship required as the candidate must have an Active U.S. DoD SCI (SSBI) Security Clearance or higher day one of employment.

Domestic travel is required (~20%).

Required Skills
  • Minimum 10 years of related experience in Quality or Engineering in development, production, and test of high-reliability space products
  • Working knowledge of selected Systems and Space Engineering disciplines (e.g. requirements development, analysis and allocation, System Safety, Reliability, Parts, Materials and Processes, Assembly and Integration, Contamination Control, and Space Environmental Test)
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems IS09001 and AS9100, Configuration and Data Management, and implementation of internal and contractual quality requirements
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge base and ability to perform quality assurance functional activities in support of programmatic, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, test and post-delivery support
  • A working knowledge of First Article Inspections per AS9102
  • A working knowledge of Special Test Equipment development / procurement / transition to production
  • Ability to collaborate with program cross-functional team members to develop practical solutions to complex problems
  • Working knowledge of Raytheon RCAS or a demonstrated closed-loop corrective action system
  • Experience as member or chair of Material nonconformance and Failure review boards (MRB/FRB)
  • Experience as member or frontrunner of a program Risk & Opportunity Management Board (ROMB)
  • Excellent data extraction and analysis skills
  • Meaningful written/verbal presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Desired Skills
  • Experience working at a prime contractor on a government spacecraft program
  • Experience with Raytheon gating or program phasing (nonrecurring/recurring activities)
  • Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist or Industry Six Sigma Certification
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or Manager
  • Experience with government and industry mission assurance specs and standards.
  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.
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Sr. Mission Assurance Lead
Raytheon Technologies