Job Title: Quality Manager (Aerospace)
Job Location: CA
The Quality Manager role is responsible for the effective management of a 900+ employee
facility while leading a cross functional team of 30 professionals. Reporting to the site
General Manager, this role will be responsible for the Quality Management System (QMS) to
ensure the system is established, maintained and improved upon. In addition, the role in
key in ensuring compliance to company, customer, regulatory and other procedures
and requirements while fostering a quality culture.
Provides Quality leadership / guidance on all QMS matters as well as product
compliance to the facility. Ability to make decisions that always protect product safety for products
and services provided by the business.
Is the advocate for the VOC (voice of the customer) ensuring customer
realized throughout the life cycle of the products and processes used within the
from development through product realization and support while in service.
•Drives the elimination of escapes and cost of poor quality.
•Establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of quality, reliability and safety.
• Organizes and promotes company-wide improvement efforts.
•Implements and maintains the company quality system in accordance with current quality
standards, reporting on performance of the quality system for review and as a basis for improvement.
• Supports the development, implementation and continuous improvement across the
•Leading and developing the site Quality Team: Lead the quality team to operational
excellence supporting 100% first pass yield, zero customer escapes, proactively
100% on time delivery for the business operations; Act as a mentor, support
employee development plans, and maintain a robust succession plan for the Quality
Leadership team in Riverside
•Acts as the liaison with external parties, including regulatory agencies on matters
related to the quality system.
•Act as a business partner to operations ensuring the quality function drives leadership
in both compliance systems and management as well as proactively working with site
leadership and site guidance management teams to drive continuous improvement
to ensure on time delivery and quality.
•Manages the daily activities of the functional Quality organization ensuring
adequate resources are in place for compliance, cross training is happening to maximize the
Quality staff. Daily interface with operations staff on Quality matters.
•Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing both vertically and
horizontally across the site organization and the business unit; Ability to create and
deliver an impactful presentation to multiple stakeholders including customers,
leadership, regulators, certification bodies, and employees; ability to communicate
advocate key company positions relating to complex or controversial issues in a clear,
concise and professional manner
•Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders including the site teams and program teams
•Demonstrated track record of successful site QMS implementation and
sustaining/maintenance activities. This includes customer, regulator, 3rd party/AS9100
audit and results.
•Have excellent Project Management skills to visually and meaningfully track and status
“QMS deployment, Corrective Action plans, DPU burn down plans, FOD control plans,
•Possess a can-do approach
•Ability to implement advanced manufacturing quality acceptance system for
operators and mechanics
•Experience with continuous improvement, lean and/or Six Sigma.
•Demonstrated ability to implement and sustain a site-level corrective action board
process as part of overall site metrics.
•Drive continuous improvement in site quality metrics and results for first pass yield
defect per unit, product escapes, cost of poor quality (primarily scrap, rework, and
repair) corrective action closure on time;
•PPAP experience a plus
•BA/BS degree in Engineering or applicable field with minimum 6-10 years of progressively
responsible experience in Quality
•MA/MS degree in Engineering or applicable field with 4-7 years of progressively
responsible experience in Quality
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