Work under administrative direction of Quality Assurance Director with primary responsibility for reliability and maintainability (R&M) projects of broad scope and complexity. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Support all quality department efforts. Create and develop technical approaches, which are responsive to customer R&M requirements. Ensure that approaches are statistically valid and are in agreement with state-or-the-art practices and contractual requirements. Develop work-study programs and work flow diagrams.
Develop R&M contract data requirements in response to customer request for proposals, including statements of work, specifications, estimation of man? hour budgets and schedules. Interpret R&M statistical data and draw conclusions with supporting rationales.
Develop, coordinate and conduct technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts and design of experiments (DOE) constructs. Recommend design or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability. Comply and analyze performance reports and process control statistics; investigate and analyze relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes. Ensure that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards. Analyze preliminary plans and develop reliability-engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency reliability objectives. Develop mathematical models to identify units, batches or processes posing excessive failure risks. As necessary, propose units and/or batches requiring environmental testing, and specify minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data
Provide overall R&M, Human Factors and System Safety expertise and judgment as necessary. Provide continuing technical guidance to design engineers and the operations cells regarding R&M characteristics of equipment, including failure and maintenance support characteristics to ensure that design activity results in equipment and systems that meet high reliability, maintainability, system safety and human factors standard. Perform design tradeoffs while participating in design reviews.
Perform R&M analyses of designs using standard methods and techniques including: failure modes, effects of criticality analysis (FMECA) and R&M predictions. Administer failure reporting and corrective action system (FRACAS). Chair/conduct failure evaluation review meetings, ensuring timely closure of failure investigations and implementation of corrective action. Provide input to life cycle cost models relative to R&M elements. Review subcontractor?s proposals for reliability program.
Prepare and submit various reports in compliance with contract data requirements lists (CDRL), i.e., product performance, reliability, program and test, maintainability program and demonstration plans, and document activities for internal/external reporting. Prepare visual aids and conduct technical briefings for customers. Supervise reliability tests and maintainability demonstrations. Develop logic and process flows and output formats using complex computer resources. Maintain currency in the use of accepted R&M techniques and practices to insure continuous improvement in product design.
Maintain priorities and schedules. Investigate and identify problem areas/issues; recommend and/or take corrective action, as required. Report unusual problem/issues to supervision. Support various initiatives such as obsolescence prevention, RoHS, GIDEP alerts and Maintain records, data, and files. Support Quality, Design and Operations as required. Interface effectively with all levels of personnel and maintain effective communication among all functional departments. Maintain liaison with internal and external customers.
General: maintain personal productive and quality standards as determined by supervision. Follow standard departmental/company practices and procedures, as outlined by management. Where required to access DOD classified information, must be qualified for appropriate security clearance. Maintain area in a clean and orderly condition. Perform similar and other related duties, as required.
Over 7 years up to and including 10 years.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.
Broad knowledge of a technically specialized field such as Reliability and Maintainability, Human Factors and Safety of Systems. Good working knowledge of personal computers and competency in the use of associated software such as statistical computer and MS Office application software, mathematical formula development and database management. Requires a BSEE or BSME.
Errors in judgment could have adverse effect resulting in financial loss major expenditure of hardware or equipment. Duties may involve the preparation of data on which Management bases important decisions.
Outside and inside contacts involving a high degree of diplomacy, judgment and the ability to influence persons in all types of positions. May be required to develop and present quality and reliability issues to customers.
Full and complete access to reports, records, plans and strategies of programs of the company where utmost integrity is required to safeguard the company?s competitive position.