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Quality Control Manager at DRS Defense Solutions

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DRS Defense Solutions, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc.  Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, the company is composed of seven lines of business with more than 3000 employees around the globe.  A number of DRS Defense Solutions people work side-by-side in theater with America’s warfighters and peacekeepers.  DRS Defense Solutions provides advanced products and services in the areas of intelligence, communications, avionics, sensor technologies, control systems, security, cyber warfare, sonar, training systems, satellite communications and unmanned technologies.

DRS Company Overview

DRS Technical Services, Inc. successfully delivers quality systems and services to OCONUS and overseas units. Our systems solutions encompass broad data distribution networks and complex telecommunications systems for data, voice and video applications over integrated satellite, terrestrial, and wireless networks. Our proven service history of engineering, installing, operating and maintaining innovative, low-risk, and cost-effective communications resources illustrates our commitment to supporting military, commercial, and relief efforts at home and around the globe.

Job Location: Pentagon, VA

Title: Quality Control Manager

Position Description:

Employees in this job direct the activities of Quality Control Analysts involved in activities designed to measure and improve the accuracy and effectiveness of the processes used for the delivery of technical security services. The employee works within general methods and procedures and exercises considerable independent judgment to adapt and apply the guidelines to specific situations. The work requires knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations of quality control work, and supervisory techniques, personnel policies, and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensures that procured equipment, materials and supplies meet the designated specifications; that pre-installation and post-installation testing is effective; and that all installs meet government requirements.

Audits/Surveillance of Work

The Quality Control Manager monitors the performance of work, pre-acceptance and final acceptance testing with the Government, ensures adherence to standards, the DRS Team’s QCP and work processes and procedures, and reports status and progress to corporate management, the PM, and the Government. He provides all reports, audit results, corrective actions, and corrective actions to the ILS Documentation Management System.

Acceptance and rejection

The Quality Control Manager audits acceptance tests performed by our team’s operations staff and independent acceptance tests by the Government.

Documentation and resolution of deficiencies

The Quality Control Manager documents all acceptances and rejections and submits them on a scheduled basis (e.g., weekly, monthly, and quarterly) to DRS Team management for review and evaluation. Where deficiencies exist, we will resolve them to the agreement of DRS Team, and the Government.

Trend Analysis

The Quality Control Manager performs trend analyses based on the number of deficiencies identified and reported on a monthly basis. He reports trends to the DRS Team’s PM and Operations manager, the Government, and the DRS Team Quality Assurance Manager. Trends in either direction (good or bad) are analyzed and reported.

Corrective Actions and control processes

The Quality Control Manager in conjunction with the appropriate Operations manager determines their root cause and develops corrective actions to remedy the problem. He monitors the status of corrective actions Close out of the corrective action occurs only after the degree of effectiveness of the corrective action has been determined.

Interface With Government Inspectors

The Quality Control Manager is the Team’s interface with Government quality representatives and inspectors on a continuing and scheduled basis. The Quality Control Manager is the single point of contact person and represents the DRS Team for all quality matters on the contract.

Contract Close-out Procedures

The Quality Control Manager represents the DRS Team for all quality matters during contract close-out. He interfaces with the Government close-out to ensure all quality requirements have been met.

Basic Qualifications:

Years of related experience required: 6

Clearance: TS/SCI / Cleared

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

  • Knowledge of security installation application and procedures;
  • Knowledge of industry standards, building codes and regulations; Knowledge of DCID 6/3 and 6/9, FIPS-201, HSPD-12, SEWIG 012, NIST FIPS Pub 46-1, UL 2050, and UL 294 industry standards, building codes, and regulations.
  • Ensures that Quality Control (QC) is fully integrated into DRS processes, develops Quality Plans and Procedures and Quality Form, and ensures that any installation issues are resolved internally before being tested by the customer.

Additional Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

ISO or CMMI experience

DRS Defense Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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