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Lead Quality Engineer

Company: Corps Partners
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position is responsible for providing leadership in the Quality Control Department for an Aerospace Manufacturing Company. This includes supervising a group of employees (exempt and/or non-exempt). Directing all quality deployment functions to ensure conformance to all customer contractual and internal procedural requirements. Develops and enforces plantwide quality systems and interfaces with customers and vendors.Responsible for the overall effectiveness of the plant QMS (Quality Management Systems)Liaison with Business Unit (BU) quality leaders. Participate on weekly BU calls as the plant quality representative, ensuring compliance to corporate quality requirementsResponsible for ensuring compliance to AS9100D (Aerospace Standard) and hosting annual Management Reviews with plant and BU managementResponsible for partnering with management to drive and ensure that quality objectives for the plant are metResponsibility for Internal and External audit program including AS9100 Registrar, Nadcap, and customer audits as needed. Creates audit plans to assure all quality, inspection, and manufacturing requirements are in direct compliance to customer requirements and that accurate and adequate documents of compliance exist.Monthly reporting of key process indicators as required by AS9100 and implementing correction when metrics are not metOwnership of Material Review Board (MRB) for product. Including submission of non-conforming material for customer disposition, proposing repair procedures, and taking appropriate action for non-conforming material. Acts as technical liaison between the operation and its customers and vendors regarding quality concerns and obtains concurrence on appropriate corrective action by telephone or visitation.Supervises an effective team; including planning and holding meetings, preparing and conducting performance appraisals as appropriate, managing staffing levels (including vacations, overtime and leaves of absences), assisting with career development (motivates, coaches and trains to acquire maximum quality, productivity, morale and cooperation), approving time and attendance, and prioritizing and making work assignments.Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to product quality and reliability.Reviews and interprets customer specifications and blueprints, responsible for communicating these requirements to the production teamManage corrective action system including identification of root cause, responds to quality issues by researching problems and performing appropriate follow up regarding execution of corrective actions.Submission of qualification documentation to customers including First Article Inspections, Process Approvals, and any Advanced Product Quality Planning as required by customersDrive adherence to all quality procedures and activity instructions within the organization, including the revision of plant level procedures as neededEnsuring product and processes at the plant comply with all purchase order, customer, and industry requirements (including the review of these requirements as needed)Maintain customer certifications and approvals as neededFamiliarity and compliance with corporate and plant protocols including, EHS, SOX, Ethics of business conduct, ABS, ASAT, ISO/AS, Nadcap Requirements and export control.Other assignments as required to meet business needsEducation:Bachelor's Degree Required. Degree in Quality Systems, Manufacturing or Engineering preferred.ASQC (American Society for Quality Control) certification is preferred for this positionExperience:Two - Five years manufacturing experience required.Ideal candidate will have Five plus years' experience in quality control or engineering functions in an aerospace manufacturing environment.Audit experience is preferred.A minimum of one-year supervisory experience is preferred.Working knowledge of ISO/AS and Nadcap special process requirements preferred.Skills and Abilities:Familiar with ISO/AS requirements and overall OEM quality systems specifications.Training and/or education in SPC, blueprint drafting and reading, computer systems including word-processing, spreadsheets, and technical applications.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.Ability to multitask across numerous activities while maintaining clear direction on what is needed to resolve issues across the operation or with outside influences.QualifcationsBachelors Degree RequiredBS in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering PreferredASQC Certification preferredApplyGallin Associates is an Executive Search firm, specializing in the recruitment of technology-focused professionals.Copyright 2019 Gallin Associates | All Rights Reserved | Website Design by P3 agencySDL2017

Keywords: Corps Partners, New Haven , Lead Quality Engineer, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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