Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Quality Engineer (Multiple Levels)

Location US-Lemont Furnace
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/29/2022 11:46 AM)
Job ID
Quality Assurance/Quality Engineering/Software - All
Experience (Years)
Tracy Lin
Minimum Degree


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a subsidiary of Thales Defense & Security, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system & software integration for the United States defense industry. AAC focuses on emerging areas to be a leading provider of Undersea Warfare Solutions and our customers’ natural choice for integrated systems, sensors, weapons, and trainers. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at:


Job Title: Quality Engineer (Hiring for multiple levels)


Job Location: Lemont Furnace, PA (Uniontown area)


Position Summary

Responsible for assisting with 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 under supervision of others.


Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Responsible for assisting with 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 under supervision of others
  • Perform analyses of program requirements and prepare 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
  • Gather, organize, monitor, analyze and report on information on products and processes
  • Provide ongoing quality system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions
  • Participate on product quality improvement teams, Material Review Boards and 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
  • Assist in resolving customer quality issues
  • Initiate and drive root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues
  • Assist in deploying SPC initiatives
  • Participate in supplier selection and improvement processes
  • Responsibilities include assisting with on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
  • Ability to work independently under supervision of others
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Secondary Accountabilities

  • Attend appropriate customer, business or program meetings
  • Prepare quality engineering reports and recommendations
  • Provide regular reporting of progress and status
  • Completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements


Basic Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship required. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience
  • Novice technical expertise and application domain knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of ISO Standards, Six Sigma tools, statistics
  • ASQ certification Familiar with ISO Standards, Six Sigma tools, Statistics
  • 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 

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting (up to 10 lbs.): up to 25% of time
  • Walking: up to 50% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 50% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time


We offer a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) savings plan. We champion programs that focus on you and your family’s physical, emotional and financial well-being.


Other benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedules such as our 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday)
  • Generous PTO and designated paid holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at AAC. Successful candidates must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements. Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by AAC prior to commencing employment. 


AAC champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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