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Quality Engineering Manager

Inglewood, CA 90301

Posted: 06/03/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84905

Job Description


This position requires a background in Mil-DoD and aerospace manufacturing with a major emphasis on mechanical and electro­ mechanical components and assemblies. The ideal candidate will have experience in the qualty engineering functions in defene/aerospace industry with focus on manufacturing processes of casting, machining and finishing of metallic and , electromechanical components.


This position ensures consistent quality of production by enforcing the quality management system (QMS), fulfilling the role of quality expert. Assures the quality of the parts produced meet and exceeds all of the customers' requirements and expectations; quickly and effectively take action when non-conformances are found.
Maintains the most recent interpretation of the QMS requirements and ensures documented practices meet the interpretation of the QMS. Participates in development and implementation of new and existing QMS processes. Assists cross functional and project team members as required. Participates in problem solving and continuous improvement activities, product and process analysis with the ability to recognize and recommend new and emerging technologies and methods.
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of quality engineering personnel.
  •  Validate that the implementation of quality assurance measures meet all specifications required by the company and customers.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns and active participation on root cause and corrective actions as required.
  • Provide engineering and technical support to operations ensuring consistent application of quality techniques.
  • Resolve quality issues by identifying problems, examining solution, implementing action plans, and providing resources.
  • Effectively communicate and reinforce commitment to quality improvement efforts and champion the quality culture.
  • Recommend changes to processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness.
  • Provide training and development opportunities to ensure department personnel can obtain skills and knowledge necessary to successfully perform duties and responsibilities of job.
  • Collaborate with customers, suppliers, contracts, sales, program management, purchasing, engineering, production, and quality personnel to determine product and process compliance.
  • Support non-conforming material disposition.
  • Support the client's RMA process and its improvements.
  • Prioritize department's functions and responsibilities to support the on time delivery and quality requirements.
  • Spearhead the client's continuous process improvement initiatives and drive to successful execution.
  • Analytical and data driven skills and ability to manage and maintain relevant KPls.
  • Interact with suppliers to address the corrective actions or quality concerns as required.
  • Perform technical and contractual review of contracts and purchase orders to ensure requirements flow down.
  • Assemble and review end-item data packages/first articles prior to customer submittal and shipments
  • Own and drive the client's Quality Management Systems (QMS) as well as internal and external audit functions.
  • Strong technical, manufacturing, industry and business knowledge, experience, and acumen.
  • Ability to manage the quality department while performing hands on responsibilities as assigned.
  • Contribute in a team environment, be flexible, and volunteer support to meet team goals
  • Support inspectors and inspection activities as required.
  • Perform other related work as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Aerospace or related Engineering fields is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years hands on aerospace quality engineering/assurance experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years management experience with proven track records.
  • ASQ CQE, CQM, CQSSBB certification is highly preferred
  • Solid familiarity and comprehension of specifications and standards.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specification requirements, with a solid understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T), MIL standards and inspection techniques.
  • Previous work experience in an organization that supplied OEM.
  • Customer and supplier quality assurance experience, as well as ISO/ AS9000 hands on knowledge.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).
  •  Knowledge of manufacturing processes including casting, welding, machining, sheet metal fabrication and metal finishing is highly preferred.
  • Prior hands on knowledge and experience of aerospace first article requirements based on AS9102 requirements.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of aerospace configuration control process.
  • ERP System experience specially SAP is a plus.
  • Continuous process improvement and Lean/Six Sigma hands on experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have attention to details and be a self-starter
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs.

This position must meet export control compliance requirements. All applicants must be "U.S. persons" within the meaning of ITAR, as defined: a U.S. Citizen, a lawful permanent resident, political asylee, or refugee.
$130K - $160K DOE
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