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Quality Assurance Engineer - WSMR, NM

at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Reference #: 525999
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

Req ID

LMCareers Business Unit

Work Schedule
FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day

Security Clearance



Business Area
Missiles and Fire Control


Relocation/Housing Stipend Available

Job Code/Title
E1583:QA Engineer Sr

Job Class
QA/Test and Inspection

Job Category
Experienced Professional


Industry Job Title
Quality Assurance Engineer - WSMR, NM

Req Type

Job Description
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control business is expanding at our campus at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico. We are seeking a qualified QA Engineer to join our team.

At Lockheed Martin, you’ll have an opportunity to create a better world every day. For most individuals, our work challenges belong merely to headlines and tweets. But our employees routinely experience a broad range of programs and projects, each geared toward important human needs. Whatever your assignment, you’ll use your education and experience to take on formidable challenges. Meanwhile, you can rely on the resources of a global technology leader to back the kind of innovation that has characterized our historic breakthroughs.

Primary responsibility supporting the Air & Missile Defense test activities at the WSMR facility. This includes but is not limited to:
Ability to act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the documentation, assembly, and test of weapon systems and subsystems.

Ability to work as part of a team of technicians, inspectors and engineers in an ordnance test environment.

Ability to support ground and flight test operations at WSMR and other test sites, often in harsh conditions and/or during extended hours.

Ability to exhibit an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness and be viewed as a leader within the field.

Support the site with reviews of quality data on rework, scrap, and nonconformances.

Ability to analyze and resolve process issues varying from basic to very complex.

Participate as an active member of Material Review Boards and Failure Review Boards which includes dispositioning non-conforming hardware, identifying hardware containment requirements, identifying appropriate root cause and corrective action is taken to prevent recurrence.

Performs assessments and audits on processes and procedures to ensure compliance to specifications, engineering drawings, procedures and ISO-9001/AS9100.

Interfaces with customers and program personnel on quality related issues.

Ability to utilize lean initiatives to reduce waste and maintain continuous improvement.

Ability to make the final decision on acceptability of product.

The locale: WSMR is located in southern New Mexico, and has an area of almost 3,200 square miles, and is near Alamogordo, NM, Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso, TX. The region is high desert with nearby mountain ranges and several manmade lakes that offer superb outdoor recreational activities. The region offers a great cost of living combined with a robust economy and pleasant climate. This southern New Mexico / west Texas region is a great place to live and to raise a family, and is home to New Mexico State University and the University of Texas – El Paso.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or equivalent experience/combined education.

Demonstrated knowledge of non-conformance handling and disposition.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Demonstrated knowledge in mechanical and electrical assembly, disassembly and test.

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a PC and applications – Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

Ability to achieve and maintain certification in technical skills as required by the role.

Willingness to travel.

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance and must be able to obtain an interim secret clearance prior to start.

Desired skills
Current Secret security clearance.

Current or prior membership in an MRBE.

Current certification as a system auditor.

Experience in handling explosives as part of weapon system development and testing.

Experience at a major testing range such as White Sands Missile Range, Redstone Arsenal, or China Lake is desired.

Experience in understanding, observing and enforcing compliance with environmental control procedures for the handling and disposition of hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

New Mexico


White Sands Missile Range


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

City, State
White Sands Missile Range, NM