Quality Process Engineer
CIS Secure Computing
Ashburn, VA

About $66,000 - $89,000 a year


CIS Secure Computing/CIS Mobile, a best-in-class secure computing solutions company meeting the highest and strictest government standards, has an opportunity for a Quality Process Engineer in Ashburn.

The Quality Process Engineer will play an important role in helping to ensure the quality of products critical to maintaining secure communications and information for first responders and government agencies. This role will critically review all aspects of creation and production from engineering design through prototype testing and eventually to device production and shipping. Due to the critical nature of the products that CIS Secure creates, the Quality Process Engineer role directly impacts the protection of important data and systems from being accessed and corrupted by unauthorized entities.

CIS Secure has experienced consistent growth and is pursuing ambitious goals for 2019 with a commitment to improving quality in every aspect of the business. This is an exciting opportunity to be an important team member impacting the future of an organization, with perpetual opportunities for professional growth, while becoming part of a leading-edge group of dedicated professionals. If this sounds like the right next step for you, apply for this role today.

Serve as an IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-620 Certified subject matter expert responsible for training others responsible for the quality and reliability of soldered electronic components and assemblies.
Apply and demonstrate proficient instructional skills, wire & terminal assembly, surface mount technology, soldering connection, reflow soldering process, test methods & related standards using statistical process control methodology for the manufacturing & testing of cabling and printed circuit board assemblies.
Implementing and leading continuous improvement initiatives with guidance and direction from the Director of Quality for the facility. Maximizing organizational quality, performance, efficiency, and cost savings by proactively identifying areas for improvement.
Identifies and leads quality continuous improvement initiatives to improve the outcomes of manufacturing and operational processes utilizing Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Methodologies within their assigned business segments to deliver bottom line, quantified results. This includes performing assessments, planning, facilitation, execution of kaizen events, and sustainment through standard work procedures.
Improving manufacturing processes and providing manufacturing production support. Leads process improvement activities to include in-process defect and scrap reduction.
Identifies, develops and implements continuous improvement projects to improve operating efficiencies, reduce scrap, increase throughput and eliminate waste while ensuring quality performance are achieved.
Partners with design, engineering, manufacturing and quality to lead and execute continuous improvement initiatives across all functional areas. This will require the ability to educate and motivate individuals at various levels of the organization and manage projects to a successful and timely conclusion. This position will interact with senior personnel on technical matters often requiring cross-functional collaboration.
Analyze performance data to identify improvement opportunities. Leads teams to maximize organizational quality, performance, efficiency, and cost savings by proactively identifying areas for improvement.
Establish or assist in establishing mistake proofing techniques. Evaluates and recommends new tools and processes that can improve current work methods and operational efficiencies.
Evaluates and recommends new measurement tools, gauges and methodologies that can improve current measurement standards and increase accuracy.
Performs a variety of duties to independently perform dimensional, visual and testing of diversified electrical components and assemblies are fabricated in compliance with engineering, industry standards and customer required documents.
Develops training programs to align with quality programs and processes.
Advanced data collection and analysis. Participate in the resolution of corrective actions and verifications of actions are implemented effectively.
Manages and leads multiple projects with minimal oversight to help operators achieve sustainable results
Execution of assigned continuous improvement projects and overall delivery of metric improvement and benefits for the facility, resulting in the achievement of strategic business objectives and goals.
Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control.
Participate in the development of the PPAP, PFMEA, Process Flow & Control Plans.


Basic Qualifications:
Must be a US person as defined by the US regulations:
Any individual who is granted U.S. citizenship
Any individual who is granted U.S. permanent residence (i.e., a "Green Card" holder)
Any individual who is granted status as a "protected person"
Strong dimensional skills required

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in electrical, manufacturing, industrial or mechanical engineering
Must possess a current CIT certification of IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620 and shall have worked in a manufacturing assembly environment providing a minimum of 3 years training on actual soldering, cabling and printed circuit board assembly.
Requires a minimum of 3 years of relevant continuous improvement experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possession of a current Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certificate highly preferred.
Trained or certified in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, preferably having a Black Belt certification.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, and ERP applications.
Ability to effectively communicate process and technical concepts to all levels of the organization. Proven ability to achieve results through teams & perform effectively in a diverse work group.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, problem solving and analytical skills. Must be able to speak, read and write English fluently.
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, schematics and technical data.
Proficient in statistical analysis processes and understands how and when to apply them based on the situation and specific needs. Strong data gathering, documentation and analysis skills.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional loud noises associated with a manufacturing environment.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EOE Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled.