Quality Engineering Manager
Accountable to lead and manage the Quality Engineering organization to ensure products and services meet or exceed customer expectations. The role requires a strong commitment to Continuous Improvement, an in-depth knowledge of aerospace industry standards, and expertise in root cause problem solving skills. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
Plan, assign, coordinate and review the work of Quality Assurance Engineers and/or supervisors. Adhere to established company policies and procedures or other guidelines as they relate to assigned area.Supervise, coordinate and perform a variety of administrative staff work such as: scheduling, maintaining records, responding to requests for information or services; performing related administrative planning and research activities; preparing correspondence, reports, statistical information, developing policies, procedures and/or training methods.Complete performance evaluations; make hiring recommendations and fill staff vacancies as needed, recommends disciplinary actions; approve vacations and time off; prepare work schedules and assignments; supervise the activities of assigned personnel; monitor reports and record keeping activities filed by assigned personnel for completeness, accuracy and adherence to policy and procedure guidelines; instructs staff in departmental policies and techniques and provides training.Measure, monitor and improve Return Material Authorization processes to ensure established company goals are met.Assures staff will accurately generate failure analysis reports, failure analysis trend reports and associated corrective action.Trains staff to perform analysis of electrical and mechanical characteristics of systems and/or integrated circuits, components, sub-components and systems to determine the cause of failure and assure corrective action closure. Assists staff in analyzing data from company’s databases for trends and provide data for formal reports. Collaborate in Corrective Action Board meetings; conduct RMA related meetings to include Internal Delid Failures; partake in or lead internal audits; communicate a wide variety of information to internal and external customer, such as status, failure analysis results. Train staff members to participate in product development by joining teams, assuring the details are planned for to assure product producibility, reliability and compliance to customer requirements.Provide Supplier Quality Assurance support to Suppliers who are being developed, are returning from non-compliance or are performing well and qualify for preferred status.Coordinate, schedule and facilitate as applicable Lean/Six Sigma activities for own work area as well as for other areas to enhance cross-functional problems solving; utilize Company tool champions as appropriate for more significant lean events.Assist those who develop, track and report visual metrics, including KPI’s for area; react to metrics by identifying and solving problems, making improvements and advancing process control.Perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONSTen (10) years of progressively responsible experience in quality assurance. Bachelor degree in business, engineering, or related field required. Hands-on inspection of microwave products and providing leadership to a team is preferred; Leadership skills: ability to lead with integrity, honesty and trust; ability to deliver reliable, unique solutions; ability to collaborate to leverage and align all elements of the organization; ability to inspire every employee to reach his or her full potential and achieve excellence; ability to lead, coach and mentor staff; ability to inspire and motivate others; Technical skills: solid understanding of AS 9100, ISO 9001 and MIL-PRF-38534 requirements and audits; may be required to become a green or black belt in Six Sigma.Communication skills: ability to read and comprehend blue prints and complex instructions; communicate across organizational levels; ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations; ability to write detailed reports; ability to speak effectively before customers or employees; Computer skills: Power Point, Excel. Word and Outlook software programs; ability to use Enterprise-wide information systems such as SAP; Math & Analytical skills: Intermediate to advanced mathematical skills, including geometry, and statistics; review and compare data to identify inconsistencies and determine priorities; ability to collect, analyze and summarize information to a general understanding; ability to think abstractly and separate complex ideas into simple elements;Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality; work with the vast array of information gathered during elicitation and analysis;
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