Quality Engineering Lead - Chief of Independent Monitoring BFK849

Quality Engineering Lead - Chief of Independent Monitoring BFK849

21 Nov
Boeing Defence Australia

21 Nov

Boeing Defence Australia


About us

Boeing Defence Australia is shaping the future of aerospace and delivering some of the nation's most important programs for the Australian Defence Force.

We currently employ more than 2,500 people across 14 sites in Australia and three international locations and have a range of opportunities available as we plan for future growth.

Joining us is a chance to make your mark, working with a diverse team that is united in pushing the boundaries of imagination and excellence.

The Opportunity

We are now recruiting for a Quality Engineering Lead - Chief of Independent Monitoring to provide quality assurance, independent continuing evaluation, and system monitoring of the DASR 21J Design Assurance System,

to ensure the Design Assurance System remains effective whilst also identifying opportunities for improvement. The Quality Engineering Lead role reports in to the Senior Manager - Quality and is responsible for the BDA Head of Design.


You are responsible for the establishment and management of the BDA Independent Monitoring function, and will have access to required supporting staff to ensure the independent continuing evaluation and system monitoring of the BDA 21J Design Assurance System. Responsibilities of this role may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Monitor the design organisation to ensure compliance with the Military Design Organisation Exposition and referenced procedures, including the Quality Management System (QMS) as well as the relevant areas of the Defence Aviation Safety Regulations (DASR), whilst also meeting the needs of the business

- Develop, conduct and manage a suite of assurance, monitoring and analysis activities, at the process and system level, to ensure Military Design Organisation activities are effective and compliant, and performed by competent and authorised staff

- Provide assurance that the Military Design Organisation released products contain appropriate and compliant technical content

- Collation, analysis and systematic reporting on metrics relating to the health of Military Design Organisation, including non-conformities, performance, and resourcing

- Work directly with relevant regulatory authorities regarding any matters affecting BDA approvals and coordinate communications as required

- Assess sub-contractors for the extension of the Quality system

- Manage relationships with key stakeholders and support appropriate allocation of resources to ensure deliverables and timelines are met

- Provide leadership within both Quality and Design Assurance to drive a culture First Time Quality (FTQ) and continuous improvement, including education and coaching of personnel.


To be successful in this role you will have:

- At least 8 years' of aviation experience, ideally having worked in aircraft design and certification.

- Previous Quality Engineering experience

- Successfully completed a course in quality management sufficient to gain certification as a lead auditor (delivered by an Australian registered training organisation or other comparable overseas qualification acceptable to the NMAA)

- Demonstrated knowledge and application of the DASRs, ISO 9001 and AS 9110 standards

- Hands-on mentality with the ability to proactively and independently resolve issues

- Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively engage, communicate with and influence Senior and Executive level stakeholders

- Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to effectively prioritise and time manage

- Applicants must be Australian citizens to meet defence security requirements, and have the ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Department of Defence clearance up to SECRET level.


At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Female applicants, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and veterans are encouraged to apply.


- Flexible working options

- Salary packaging

- Study assistance

- Employee Incentive Program

- Global opportunities

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