Quality Assurance Engineering Manager / Energy Storage - Cambridge, MA

Lockheed Martin Corporation Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 3 weeks ago

Description:Lockheed Martin Energy Storage is commercializing a new class of flow battery technology for low-cost grid-scale energy storage based on novel aqueous electrolyte solutions.

We are seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineering Manager to join our team in Cambridge, MA. This exciting work will include both leadership responsibility for and technical contributor responsibilities for our Coordinated Chemistry Flow Battery (CCFB) Energy Storage Systems Quality Assurance team.

The Quality Assurance (QA) Engineering Manager will support a major portion of our Energy Storage Market Segment within the Lockheed Martin Energy Line of Business. This is a leadership role with a few direct reports and will offer the opportunity to perform annual performance review activities as well as career coaching and mentoring to direct reports.

This position will be in Cambridge, MA (Near Alewife) initially. It should also be noted that we are planning on moving this position to our new site in Andover, MA in CY 2020. The QA Manager will have the opportunity to drive all aspects of the ISO-9001 based Quality Program, including product development, rate-production, supplier management, customer installations, and warranty efforts for our advanced energy storage products.

The manager will have the opportunity to collaborate with other QA managers and QA professionals within our sector and across other Lockheed Martin entities as well. The QA Manager will have the opportunity to keep up-to-date with industry best practices in related QA space and may have to opportunity to attend internal and external industry conferences. The QA manager will have the opportunity to travel to supplier sites and to customer sites with our fielded energy storage systems as well.

Having experience with commercial business sectors would be very important for this role. An interest in renewable energy markets and related opportunities would be a huge plus for this role.

At Lockheed Martin, we're committed to the growth and development of our diverse teams of employees, from interns, to experienced professionals, to military service men and women transitioning into civilian life. Through mentorship, educational development, coaching and peer networking, we develop our future leaders.

We know that to take on 21st century challenges, our company -- and our country -- will need a workforce with 21st century skills. Come join our team as we engineer a better tomorrow.

We offer a continuous learning environment with strong career growth and advancement opportunities.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.

The Locale: Cambridge, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities offer an exciting and vibrant place to work and to live.

Cambridge is just across the river from Boston and is in eastern Massachusetts. Cambridge is home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Cambridge is also the birthplace of many startup companies due to the high amount of brain power produced by these schools and from nearby Tufts University, Boston College, Wellesley College and Northeastern University.

Nearby communities would include scenic coastal towns such as Swampscott, Salem, and Marblehead, Belmont, Brookline, Watertown, Waltham, Lincoln, and Concord. Our Lockheed Martin AES site is located somewhat close to the Alewife Station which is a major MBTA transit hub with access to the Red Line with service to Boston and bus lines with service to surrounding neighborhoods and communities. If you like living right in the city, or out in the suburbs, or near the ocean, our location will offer ample choices for you.

Where can you get to from Cambridge and Boston? Cape Cod is less than 90 minutes to the southeast. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are 2.5 hours to the north.

Providence, RI is about 2 hours to the southwest. Montreal is about 5 hours to the northwest.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a technical discipline or another field combined with relevant experience.

The ability to create and maintain a positive work environment where our employees can flourish and innovate is essential for this role.

Strong leadership skills to include the ability to inspire and effectively motivate subordinate personnel across various levels is required.

The ability to collaborate and resolve organizational and/or personnel issues is required.

Advanced understanding of Quality principles and the ISO-9001 Quality standard are required.

Experience in design assurance and producibility is required.

The ability to read and fully understand engineering schematics is required.

Proficient skill level with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

The ability to effectively communicate and interact with Technical Operations, Manufacturing, and all other stakeholders is required.

Demonstrated understanding of Quality Audit techniques is required.

Experience in establishing Performance Metrics for identifying process improvements is required.

Strong verbal and written communications skills are required.

Strong organization skills are required.

The ability and availability to travel is required.

Desired Skills:

A BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

An MS level technical degree in a closely related technical field may be desirable.

Experience in Control Account Management is desired.

SAP experience is desired.

Experience working within the commercial energy environment is desired.

Previous experience working with Lithium-ion or Flow Battery systems is desired.

Advanced understanding of AS 9100, TS16949, APQP, and PPAP Quality principles is desired.

Experience driving robust Corrective Action and Continuous Improvement programs is desired.

Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification would be a plus.

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and / or Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) certifications would be a plus.

Experience in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance is desired.

Experience with use of inspection gauges and measuring equipment is desired.

Strong knowledge of Industry recognized Quality systems such as International (ISO) would be a plus.

Experienced in Bid, Proposal and Estimating practices and development of Quality Assurance Basis of Estimates (BOE) is desired.

Material Review Board (MRBQ) experience is desired.

Experience working with a diverse set of customers is desired.

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Quality Assurance Engineering Manager / Energy Storage - Cambridge, MA

Lockheed Martin Corporation