Quality Manager

Company Name:
Start date: ASAP
Salary period: Annual
SalaryAdditional: TBD with experience
Growing Eastlake Ohio Aerospace/Defense & Motion Control Company providing precision machining, contract manufacturing and actuation products has an immediate opening for a Quality Manager.
Job Summary:
The Quality Manager is responsible for strategy development and implementation of quality programs and processes. Additionally, the position will be tasked with ensuring that quality expectations are met and exceeded while maintaining compliance with quality standards and governmental regulations. The position is hands-on and has responsibility for all quality related functions of the company including daily leadership of the Inspection Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Champions the quality system in compliance with ISO 9001, AS9100C and other quality/industry standards. Ensure compliance with aerospace and governmental regulations and requirements including all certifications and product conformity preparations. Review, interpret and execute all regulation and specifications required by customers and regulatory agencies. Coordinates with customers on Source Inspections, FAIs, and Gov't Source Inspectors, etc. Is the primary interface with all regulatory and certification registration personnel. Manages the Inspection Department (4 DRs) including establishing daily priorities, implementing productivity improvements and ensuring customer expectations are met. Assists Product Engineering to ensure products meet the company's quality standards Takes a leadership role in quality-related training and skill set development for employees. Develop and implement quality and inspection plans for manufactured parts and assemblies. Provide quality-related technical support to engineering, manufacturing, and procurement. Interface with customers and suppliers to investigate and resolve quality issues. Oversee the internal audit program including training of internal auditors. Report audit findings to management and develop plans for corrective action. Takes a leadership role in the company's continuous improvement program. Work with Procurement to evaluate suppliers to ensure quality standards including audits Provides reporting and analysis of quality metrics, product failures and other initiatives. Implement quality tools and inspection processes on the shop floor to ensure process control. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Traits:
Excellent problem solving skills, highly analytical, uses fact-based problem solving methods including 6 Sigma tools. Competitive; takes ownership and has a passion of doing it better than the competition. Responsible, disciplined, and accountable, leads by example attention to detail. Hands-on approach with a strong sense of urgency get the job done approach. Is a champion of lean methods. Respect for others, high integrity, operates effectively in a team environment Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively with strong organizational skills Growth oriented, looks for the best practice, continuous improvement mentality Innovative and creative applies new approaches to solving problems. Strong interpersonal/team building skills including the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and participate on multi-functional teams.
Education and Experience Qualifications:
BS in Engineering or equivalent technical experience. Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Quality Management role with oversight of personnel. Minimum of 5 years quality-related experience in the aerospace industry preferably with machined components, products and assembly. Experience with electronics, software and/or electro-mechanical products is highly desirable. Extensive experience with managing AS9100C/ISO 9001 certified quality systems. Problem solving experience. Six Sigma expertise is highly desirable. Experience working with FAA and aerospace regulations. CQE or CQM desirable. Familiarity with (DO160, DO178, etc.) product certifications. Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Travel of up to 10% may be required.

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