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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Dec 8, 2021

Job Description

Employee will live in the greater Charleston, SC metropolitan area, working/traveling locally to perform oversight activities at supplier sites located mostly within approximately 50 miles.

Performs various duties necessary for the successful operation/ramp-up of the supplier surveillance process. Requires collaboration/coordination with customers and other functions, including engineering, procurement, quality assurance, and trades. Oversight includes interfacing with suppliers to: oversee/review/monitor manufacturing and NDT processes at supplier facilities; perform inspections of products being manufactured; perform studies to help insure that engineering and procurement specifications are met; initiate/validate supplier corrective/preventive actions to drive resolution of problems found during supplier surveillances/assessments; and help train/develop suppliers. Must be able to obtain DoD security clearance. In addition, working experience in a manufacturing environment is desired, preferably including quality engineering, such as NDT, inspection, auditing, statistical analysis, quality assurance and quality control. Prior experience in a Supplier Quality Engineering role is a plus.

Plans, organizes, directs and reports on all supplier quality-related activities such as raw materials, packaging materials, good manufacturing practices (GMP) service providers, as well as contract manufacturers, and/or contract manufacturing and laboratories to assure fulfillment of contract/purchase order requirements. Translates engineering, manufacturing, and quality requirements. Assures that customer quality-imposed technical requirements are adhered to by supplier and that a quality system is maintained. Conducts programs designed to improve supplier performance, productivity, and process validation. Prepares, maintains and reviews procurement quality assurance procedures to assure compliance with customer and/or government requirements. Reviews and analyzes corrective action reports and purchase orders in an effort to reduce and eliminate defects. Monitors quality control activities and systems at supplier and subcontractor facilities, and maintains feedback loops. May administer a certified supplier program or related programs in receiving inspection. May also audit third party manufacturers, due diligence and vendor selection process. May perform deviation investigations into quality issues.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 6 years of experience. Master's Degree and 4 years of experience. 4 years of related exempt experience can be substituted for Bachelor's degree. 8 years of non-related exempt experience can be substituted for Bachelor's degree. A relevant professional certification can be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree. An Apprentice Certificate or graduation from Navy Nuclear Power School can be substituted for Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience:

Working knowledge of NDT methods/processes

Manufacturing/process engineering environment
Engineering design environment
Supplier Quality role/environment

Shipyard waterfront operations


  • Data analysis experience using MS-Excel
  • Technical writing and customer relations skills
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean training/certification

Req ID: 10287 


Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 

Travel Required: Yes, 75%-100% of the time 

Shift: 1st 

Relocation: No relocation assistance available 

Education: Bachelor's Degree 

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No-Teleworking is not available for this position 

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

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EEO Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.


As a condition of employment with Huntington Ingalls Industries, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or fit within an exemption under the law.  Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment. 

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