Teledyne Technologies

  • Principal Quality Assurance Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Camarillo
    Requisition ID
    Company Name
    Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
    1st Shift - Morning
    Citizenship/Visa Requirement
    US Citizen Only
    Internal Code (for CareerBuilder)
  • Company Overview

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated specializes in providing a broad range of high technology solutions and products to the marketplace. Teledyne Imaging Sensors is an integral member of the new Digital Imaging Segment of Teledyne Technologies. Imaging Sensors provides advanced imaging solutions for a variety of customers, including the DoD, NASA, prime system integrators, and commercial customers. In the civilian space arena, Teledyne sensors are the most advanced sensors on board the Hubble space telescope, and they are also found on board the majority of NASA space probes and ground based telescopes. In the DoD arena, Teledyne sensors are integrated into several major systems for persistent surveillance, chemical detection, and target identification, among others.

    Position Summary and Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

    The Teledyne Imaging Sensors (TIS) Engineering Quality (EQ) organization enables engineering quality solutions, capabilities and services to the business. Most important is collaboration with our functional partners and customers (internal and external) to execute and solve problems quickly and efficiently. EQ embeds itself throughout the Engineering lifecycle to prevent defects that could impact the mission assurance and to ensure flawless program execution to meet quality, cost, schedule and technical objectives.


    As a recognized authority (Subject Matter Expert) for Mission Assurance, you will plan, conduct, review and develop solutions to critical/controversial problems that have an important effect on significant Teledyne programs and business direction. This position will provide coordination and technical direction across the Mission Assurance functional area and will be an independent advocate to Program Managers and our customers, effectively operating in a risk mitigation role for a program or multiple programs while providing independent oversight of technical execution of programs to ensure 100% mission success of Teledyne supplied hardware. The Principal Engineer/SME position is responsible for driving mission success across the enterprise through the creation, application, and maintenance of tools and mechanisms to ensure objective oversight and risk mitigation during all phases of the product/program life cycle.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Has responsibilities of defining and coordinating the technical efforts in executing a Systems Engineering approach to Mission Assurance (MA) with emphasis on proactive Risk Management throughout the various image sensor program life-cycles. Prepare MA program engagement plans, in conjunction with program management, which defines and allocates requirements. Plan, conduct and technically direct major phases of significant projects related to MA execution priorities, coordinating efforts of technical staff as required. Ensure effective execution of the program’s Risk Management process for assigned programs/product lines. Provide in-depth technical assessments of key program issues, coordinating as necessary with senior engineering and operations leadership and customers, ensuring capture and dissemination of Lessons Learned. Facilitate the Program Risk discussions/ meetings for assigned programs. Prepare/approve technical presentations, engineering reports, material/failure review boards, failure analyses, problem dispositions for technical, cost, schedule and program impact.
    • Lead process assessments of program team processes to identify Mission Assurance concerns and technical issues, assure that root causes are understood, and timely/effective corrective and preventive actions are defined and presented at Corrective Action Boards. Provide technical consultation to technical staff and review appropriate DFMEAs/PFMEAs generated on assigned programs for adequacy and recommend updates as deemed necessary. Work with Engineering functional counterparts to lead the development, integration, and utilization of Lessons Learned enterprise database to capture, document and share appropriate lessons learned, including assessment against program risk registers for potential impact as appropriate.
    • Contribute to program development, and support and approve Flight Readiness/Mission Assurance Reviews. Participate as an independent reviewer or voting member in internal/customer Design Reviews and Critical Reviews.
    • Act as primary point of contact for assigned programs to the customer's Mission Assurance organization to assure timely reporting/resolution of Mission Assurance concerns.

    ·     Assess Engineering work products (Peer Reviews, Configuration Control Boards, Drawing Reviews, Product Readiness and Sale, etc.) to identify and eliminate in-phase defects.

    ·     Perform project data analysis to drive root cause and correction action

    ·     Participate in test preparation and execution to ensure requirements are verified

    ·     Review Risk and Opportunity data to lead projects to eliminate risks and/or realize opportunities

    ·     Investigate failures, participate in failure review boards, support failure investigation teams and drive root cause analysis

    ·     Drive continuous improvement

    Supervisory Responsibilities                                              


    • Fiscal responsibility to assure both Quality/Mission Assurance Engineering and Quality Control work within established program allocation budgets
    • Supports department Director with managing, training and evaluating assigned employees
    • Responsible for all Mission Assurance when delegated by Director.


    Qualifications & Competencies

    • AS9100D certification experience
    • Provided production support of an active product line and/or Transitioned designs to production
    • Ability to obtain Department of Defense Secret Clearance
    • Be proficient in MS Office
    • Travel required on average 15% - 20%

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Knowledge in Electronic Packaging
    • Demonstrated Applied Critical Thinking Skills
    • Ability to influence without authority, experience with cross functional teams
    • Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action expertise
    • Existing Classified Clearance
    • Ability to prioritize work load in a multi-tasking, resource constrained work environment
    • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certification, Six Sigma Black Belt would be a plus
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience presenting to leadership & negotiation skills
    • Auditing certification

    Education and/or Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, plus 5-10 years Aerospace experience
    • Master’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years Quality Engineering experience
    • Experience in multiple phases of the program / product life cycle


    Citizenship Requirements

    Due to the type of work at the facility and certain access restrictions, successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.



    What can Teledyne offer YOU?
    A Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
    Excellent Health, Dental, Vision
    Paid Vacation Time
    Paid Sick Time
    Life Insurance Benefits
    Paid Holidays
    401(k) Eligibility
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Educational Tuition Reimbursement
    Employee Fun Events throughout the year


    Citizenship Requirements

    Due to classified work at the facility and related access restrictions, successful applicants must maintain U.S. Citizenship to allow the person to hold a U.S. Government security clearance.


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