Thales Defense & Security Inc.

Senior Quality Engineer

Qa Manager in Chicago, IL

Posted 2019-11-22

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements.

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is currently seeking an experience Quality Engineer to work in our Aurora, IL facility.

Top Benefits
•Competitive salary
•Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
•Generous 401K program (up to 7% company contribution) with 100% immediate vesting
•Tuition Reimbursement
•Paid sick, vacation, and holiday leave
•Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave
•Alternative work schedule


•Manage System Quality Assurance processes related to the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) Dev-Level 3 requirements for Projects in development.
•Audit projects against the CMMI and AS9100 requirements and report to Management.
•Provide Project Quality Assurance support for Requirements definition and traceability at the Systems Engineering level and product development life cycle.
•Provide interface between Purchasing, Engineering, Program Management, and Manufacturing departments during transition of new products from the design phase to the production phase.
•Support Program Quality Assurance activities for development programs to include First Article in accordance with AS9102, MRB, CCB, FRB, and Work Product review and approval.
•Manage high-priority tasks of multiple projects simultaneously in development.
•Develop Inspection Plans and processes for Receiving and Prototype Inspection activities.
•Ability to follow and comply with all Company policies, procedures and guidelines including the Compliance Policy Manual and the Code of Ethics.


•U.S. Citizenship required
•Ability to obtain and maintain US Secret Security Clearance
•BS in Engineering discipline or equivalent/related technical degree.
•5+ years of Quality Engineering experience.
•Knowledgeable in requirements of AS9100, AS9102, and CMMI
•Proficient in ASME / ANSI Y14.5 with demonstrated ability to read mechanical drawings.
•Demonstrated knowledge of electro-mechanical assemblies, IPC standards as well as familiarity with schematics and RF Test equipment.
•Knowledgeable in elements of Software Quality Assurance, automated MRP systems, Cause / Corrective Action systems.
•Excellent English communication skills – written and oral. English fluency required.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
•Proficiency in Minitab
•Ability to travel approximately 10% of time.

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Thales is an E-Verify employer.

Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 240-864-7549.

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