Textron Supplier Development Engineer in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Supplier Development 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 Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, Unmanned Systems, and TRU Simulation Training.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Subcontracts, the Supplier Development Engineer will provide technical leadership in developing, maintaining, improving, and fixing suppliers.

Responsibilities to Include:

  • Participate and influence source evaluation and selection

  • Lead root cause and corrective action activities to resolve technical and schedule supply issues

  • Lead technical interchange meetings and production readiness assessments at suppliers

  • Conduct production readiness reviews with tier one suppliers and appropriate sub-tier suppliers

  • Complete Manufacturing Readiness Level evaluations

  • Lead the development of Transition to Production teams

  • Work with suppliers to develop and continuously improve processes with particular emphasis on quality, delivery, and cost

  • Perform supplier risk and capacity assessments and develop mitigation strategies and plans

  • Implement and perform statistical analysis techniques at suppliers – including SPC and Process Capability

  • Interface with internal customers (design engineering, procurement, manufacturing, etc.) to align priorities


Position Requirements:

  • 6 years experience in an engineering discipline or product development. Bachelors degree in Engineering — Mechanical or Materials focus preferred

  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively, including internationally 75%

  • Bias for action and quickly resolving difficult problems

  • Able to creatively achieve mission objectives while maintain compliance and the highest standards of quality

  • Proven Lean / Six Sigma skills. Green and or Black Belt certification preferred.

  • Able to work autonomously, with limited direction

  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Powerpoint, Word, Excel)

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

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 Engineering

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems: Unmanned Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 263635