Supplier Quality Engineer


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Job Description


Progeny Systems Corporation production focuses on low volume/high mix complexity products primarily in the defense industry.  The Supplier Quality Engineer will perform quality engineering tasks involving the application of procedural requirements and control criteria in the development and administration of Supplier Quality procedures and techniques to assure that sourced components meet or exceed required standards. Provide support to the overall Quality Management System (QMS) in support of customer requirements, company goals and quality initiatives. Manage teams to facilitate Root Cause Analysis and drive product and process improvements. 


Job Duties:

  • Develop and implement procedures to formalize Supplier Quality Processes including supplier approval, supplier feedback, supplier scorecards, supplier corrective actions, supplier communication, supplier audits, first article process, supplier deviations and supplier disbarment.
  • Research and work with Procurement to find the best suppliers to provide materials needed for manufacturing process.
  • Contact suppliers and liaise between product engineers, manufacturing personnel and suppliers to secure required materials for the production floor. Foster an environment that facilitates continual improvement in working relationships.
  • Conduct supplier quality control audits to ensure their facilities and manufacturing environment are in compliance with expected standards.
  • Perform supplier evaluations and help promote supply chain improvements. 
  • Member of the Failure Review Boards (FRB) representing the Quality Department for all Quality and reliability issues related to supplier performance.
  • Facilitate and lead investigations for Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and FACAR reporting efforts with cross-functional teams.  Prepare detailed investigation reports and implement corrective actions.
  • Extract data from a variety of sources to generate reports and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and quality control audits in the database for in-house access by company and manufacturing management personnel.
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to suppliers to reduce defect rates.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive experience in analytics, high-level problem-solving skills, and the ability to manage a project.
  • Ability to pull, manipulate and report on data from various database platforms.
  • Comprehensive written and verbal communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, organizational, and follow-up skills. 
  • The ability to meet deadlines on multiple projects as well as the ability to converse effectively with all levels of personnel.
  • Advanced personal computer skills including spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and specialized applications.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments and also perform in a diverse cross-functional team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and production processes.
  • Advanced knowledge of government compliance and quality control regulatory standards.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g., Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering) or related field.
  • Previous experience as Supplier Quality Engineer.
  • Strong understanding of problem solving techniques and demonstration of results and improvements.
  • Broad technical knowledge with experience in an electronics assembly and ISO9001 or similar environment. 
  • Practical knowledge and experience with all aspects of the ASQ CQE Body of Knowledge.
  • Minimum of five years experience in a relevant environment. 
  • Excellent statistical analysis and quality assurance skills.
  • Ability to provide guidance to improve process efficiency.

This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.

Skills & Requirements

Physical and Mental Requirements for all positions: 
Prolonged stationary periods at a desk
General ability to operate computer and other productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine, printer, etc.
Ability to lift and transport up to 15 pounds at times 
Effectively communicate with others
Ability to stay focused and provide attention to detail. 
Ability to think analytically and apply problem solving skills to scenarios throughout the course of the workday



If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.



To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)