Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

  • Senior Quality Engineer

    Location US-MD-Clarksburg
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/27/2018 4:08 PM)
    Job ID
    Quality Assurance/Quality Engineering/Software - All
    Experience (Years)
    Minimum Degree
  • Overview

    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements. 


    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is currently seeking an experience Quality Engineer to work in our Clarksburg, Maryland Campus.


    • Manage Supply Chain Quality Assurance activities to include approving / auditing suppliers, conducting Source Inspections of Hardware / Software, and maintaining the corporate Supplier Rating System.
    • Implement APQP and PPAP programs at critical suppliers.
    • Initiate and evaluate Corrective Actions for Supplier nonconformance’s.
    • Provide interface between Purchasing, Engineering, Program Management, and Manufacturing departments during transition of new products from the design phase to the production phase.
    • Support Program Quality Assurance activities for production programs to include MRB, CCB, FRB, and Work Product review and approval.
    • Manage high-priority tasks of multiple projects simultaneously in development.
    • Develop Inspection Plans and processes for Receiving and Final Inspection activities.
    • Support Continuous Improvements based on statistical analysis.
    • Ability to follow and comply with all Company policies, procedures and guidelines including the Compliance Policy Manual and the Code of Ethics.


    • U.S. Citizen
    • Ability to obtain a US Secret Security Clearance
    • BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent/related technical degree.
    • 5+ years of Quality Engineering experience.
    • Proficient in ASME / ANSI Y14.5 with demonstrated ability to read mechanical drawings.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electro-mechanical assemblies, IPC standards as well as familiarity with schematics and RF Test equipment.
    • Knowledgeable in elements of Software Quality Assurance, automated MRP systems, Cause / Corrective Action systems.
    • AS9100/ CMMI experience a plus.
    • Excellent English communication skills – written and oral.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
    • Proficiency in Minitab
    • Ability to travel up to 40% of time (50% local/50% domestic). 

    Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Thales is an E-Verify employer.


    Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


    If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 240-864-7549.

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