Quality Manager

CT, Wallingford
09-05-2019
Wallingford, CT
Depends on Experience  Annual
Full Time
1
Exempt

Summary

The Quality Manager is a steward for the site business systems and provides leadership for the Quality Engineering and Inspection functions. This position works closely with Operations, Engineering, Sales and Program Management to identify problems, investigate causes and recommend/implement solutions that improve product quality. This includes maintaining metrics and indicators to identify trends that adversely affect product quality and business performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises direct reports including the Quality Engineering and Inspection functions
  • Coaches and directs the team to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with both internal and external customers, driving improved customer service
  • Supports the management system performance and ensures compliance with AS9100 and ISO9001 standards
  • Represents the Quality function for new product introduction and program launches (ensuring customer requirements are met, validate processes, develop inspection plans, etc.)
  • Completes and maintains Process FMEAs and Control Plans
  • Ensures inspection equipment is calibrated and properly maintained and performed
  • Uses a structured methodology to identify improvement opportunities by monitoring key performance metrics
  • Owns the CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) system and uses this tool to track, address and solve issues
  • Drive a “root-cause” company culture with respect to problem solving
  • Verifies effectiveness of problem resolution by monitoring production performance after implementation
  • Works directly with customer and suppliers for quality audits, source inspections and quality concerns
  • Ensures all team members are trained as required 
  • Adept at interfacing and working with Customers on quality-related matters
  • Develops, implements, and maintains documents and procedures in compliance with industry standards
  • Facilitates training systems to ensure proper workforce development and competence
  • Participate in Contract Review to help ensure Company compliance to requirements

Qualifications/Requirements

  • BS Degree in Engineering or related field, or minimum 5 years of experience in Quality
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of AS 9100 and IPC requirements
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Experience utilizing Quality tools including: FMEA, Fishbone, 5 Why, 8D, Value Stream Map, Process Flow, etc.
  • Experience using Quality tools and practices
  • Excellent Problem Solving, Statistical and Analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills including expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran