• Principal Quality Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/31/2018 1:37 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.


    As an individual contributor provide non-traditional quality engineering, product assurance and mission leadership for advanced system design and develop programs through low rate production.  Products are advanced microcircuits.  Will ensure robust assembly and processes are developed. Will ensure Draper Quality Management System, ISO 9001, and customer specific requirements are met.   Will be a key asset to the Program Manager and Technical Director for advice and problem resolution related to design, qualification and manufacturing. Will be responsible for influencing the design and the design and development process to optimize product robustness. Will have strong communication and presentation skills.   Interactions with customer counter parts and management as well as Draper management will be required.  Must have the ability to be the eyes and ears of the customer and advocate for customer interests.  Also responsible for supplier quality management including audits and problem/defect resolution.  Optimizes Process Capability on critical characteristics internally and at the supply base through effective application of statistical analysis techniques and Problem-Solving. Analyzes trends in product/process performance from new product development through service, coordinating any required root cause analysis and corrective actions.  Leads in the review and disposition of non-conforming material received from suppliers.  Support FRB and MRB activities as required.  Manage and execute failure analysis and associated activities.



    • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Science required.  Advanced degree desirable.  Typically Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or Physics but will consider alternatives. 
    • 10 years related experience
    • Experience in production of high technology content products required. 
    • Semiconductor process, PWA, microcircuit manufacturing experience highly desirable
    • Product Qualification and Acceptance testing experience
    • Product Engineering with experience in transition to production
    • Demonstrated ability to operate independently and prioritize product assurance requirements in light of competing priorities
    • Prior leadership positions desirable



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


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