Principal Engineer - Mfg Materials (Supply Quality)

Job Description
Requisition Number 4720BR
Functional or Business Group OPERATIONS
Geographic Location MD - Gaithersburg
Facility SGZ
Type of Need Regular Hire
Job Type Full-Time

Job Description
Hughes Network Systems, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland is currently seeking a Principal Materials (Supplier Quality) Engineer. We are looking for a dedicated individual to join our team.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Technical understanding of passive components which include resistors, inductors and capacitors.

• Working knowledge of active components to include power amplifiers, doublers, PLO which operate up to 30 GHz.

• Lead related root cause analysis efforts for production line test rejects from a supplier quality perspective.

• Will have significant interaction and coordination with design engineering personnel to ensure smooth product transitions from development to high volume production.

• Knowledge of die casting and injection molding of aluminum, zinc and plastics as well as the secondary operations of machining, plating, painting, pad printing and more.

• Understanding of PCB materials, fabrication and PCBA manufacturing is a plus.

• Will work in a fast paced production environment to provide technical support to Operations/Manufacturing.

• Will address supplier quality issues for incoming, current production, new product introductions and field returns.

• Participate in MRB process to disposition non-conforming materials and will drive the 8D problem solving process.

• Partner with Procurement and Engineering as a Commodity Team focusing upon supplier evaluation/selection, part approval and their ongoing reviews through the production life-cycle.

• Firm understanding of quality processes and procedures such as ISO 9001 and TS 16949, as examples.

Qualification/Skills (Know of the Job)
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering is required and to include a solid quality background.

• 10-12 years minimum of materials experience and must include relevant SMT & PCBA manufacturing experience & background.

• Abilities to document & communicate issues using photographic and video equipment.

• Experience with SAP is preferred.

• Good communication skills, both verbal and written is a must.

• Proficient in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Travel Percentage 15% or less
Minimum Education Level BS
Minimum Years of Experience 8-10


Hughes Network Systems

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