The Lean Quality Improvement (LCQI) Engineer serves as the QICO resident engineer and subject matter expert (SME) responsible for maximizing organizational quality, performance, efficiency, and cost savings by proactively identifying areas for improvement. This role handles the day-to-day quality issues within operations and maintenance and leads both quality and lean initiatives utilizing engineering and lean principals and techniques while analyzing, reporting, training and communicating improvement activities.
The LCQI Engineer is responsible for ensuring that all Authority operations and services provide a stringently high level of quality to win back customers and assure their expectations and experience. The LCQI Engineer engineers, designs and implements a quality system to measure the Authorities performance, reports on findings, liaises with managers and staff in engineering, maintenance, materials as well as vendors and suppliers to coordinate methods to address and eliminate deficiencies.
Graduation from an ABET-accredited college or university program with a bachelor’s of science in mechanical, civil, electrical, industrial engineering, engineering management or related engineering discipline.
In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, a high school diploma and four (4) years of progressively responsible engineering experience in a Quality Assurance quality, industrial, or manufacturing engineering environment will be considered.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive responsibility and experience in a quality or engineering field.
Possession of a current, valid local motor vehicle operator’s license issued from the state of residence.
Ability to acquire and ASQ (American Society of Quality) certification as a QCE (Certified Quality Engineer) within 18 months of hire.
Possession of a current Professional Engineer (PE) certificate highly preferred, or the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer (PE) certificate within 12 months of hire.
Trained or certified in Lean Six Sigma preferably to at least a Green Belt and more preferably a Black Belt certification.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.
Internal Number: 180785
About Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 91 stations and has 117 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of approximately 4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994; it provides about 2.3 million trips per year.