• Senior Quality Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 11 months ago(7/24/2017 2:14 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.




    Draper is seeking for an talented Quality Engineer (QE) to join the Mission Assurance team based in Cambridge MA. In this full time role, the individual will be a Lead QE whose primary responsibility is to ensure that the products are procured, assembled, tested and delivered in compliance with Draper and customer requirements.  Specific Quality Engineer (QE) responsibilities include the following.

    1. Work across a multidisciplinary team consisting of program managers, engineers, and subject matter experts to communicate issues, ensure compliance to requirements and develop product procurement specifications.
    2. The role will also include supplier oversight and coordination which includes supplier site audits, technical reviews and design agent support to disposition non-conformances through material review board (MRB).
    3. Develop, validate and refine quality processes and procedures for first article inspection, source inspection and product acceptance.
    4. Develop and maintain quality metrics to track the progress of product quality acceptance. Identify non-conformance trends by supporting root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action and continuous improvement of program activities.

    Occasional travel to various domestic Draper suppliers in support of the product manufacturing


    Qualifications Summary:


    The candidate must have or capable of obtaining a US government security clearance. It is important that this individual be a self-starter and able interface engineers at multiple levels within the organization. The applicant is required to have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to readily adapt to changing work priorities.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.


    • An engineering Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college or university
    • 5+ years’ experience in hardware quality assurance
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Ability to prioritize work effectively and handle shifting priorities
    • Familiarity with Quality Standards such as ISO 9001 and/or AS9100



    Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


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