Textron Sr Supplier Quality Engineer in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Sr Supplier Quality Engineer


About Textron Systems

Textron Systems businesses are industry leading developers and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management and analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems’ businesses consist of Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, Unmanned Systems, Weapon & Sensor Systems and TRU Simulation Training.

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer (Electrical)

Textron Systems Supplier Quality Engineering team is looking for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer with an Electrical background focusing on the quality of wiring harnesses and circuit card assemblies. The Supplier Quality Engineer will develop relationships and partner with our suppliers to ensure Textron Systems supply chain objectives and improve quality performance. The Supplier Quality Engineer will work with suppliers to engineer or re-engineer processes that ensure product will comply with required drawings and specifications.

  • Collaborate with suppliers in contemporary quality assurance processes and procedures to facilitate continuous improvement of supplier and product performance.

  • Perform and/or participate in source qualification by performing quality management system surveys and special process surveys.

  • Solicit supplier inputs into product design, considering design for manufacturability, cost, reliability, parts availability, and more.

  • With procurement, conduct technical interchange meetings with suppliers prior to start of production to ensure requirements are understood and can be met without limitation.

  • Perform process reviews, first article reviews, and witness testing at supplier facilities ensuring procured product meets drawings, specifications, processes and statement of work requirements.

  • Assist receiving inspection in resolving inspection and documentation issues.

  • Work with procurement, program management, program quality, engineering, manufacturing, inspection, and government representatives to resolve issues with discrepant supplier material.

  • Perform data analysis and issue reports on supplier performance to ensure suppliers meet and maintain expected quality levels.

  • Investigate trends and issue timely corrective action requests to suppliers to resolve discrepant material issues and determine root cause.



Bachelors Degree in Engineering required. Preferred major is Electrical with 5 or more years related experience. In lieu of an Electrical Engineering major, a candidate may have an Electrical background focusing on wiring harnesses and/or circuit card assemblies (IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-620).

  • Experience in Quality Engineering/Quality Assurance/Quality Auditing techniques preferred

  • Broad knowledge of Quality Engineering and manufacturing processes and procedures.

  • Technical knowledge of inspection and test techniques.

  • Knowledge of RF and microwave a plus.

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001-based quality systems, AS9100, and AS9102 is a plus.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with suppliers, peers and other functional areas.

  • Strong technical writing ability, MS Word and Excel skills

  • Up to 30% domestic travel, possibly on short notice.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Quality

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems: Unmanned Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 264205