The Quality Manager will be responsible for making sure that company engineering and manufacturing processes are performed correctly using the right tools, materials, and processes including implementation of company quality standards and inspection / testing processes.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Is the site Quality Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all quality adherence including integration, and bridging customer, corporate, and supply base requirements.
  • Evaluates current QA and QC procedures and practices for accomplishing department objectives; develops and implements improvements as needed.
  • Validates quality product specifications and quality attributes; measures and documents objective evidence; determines operational and performance qualifications; develops and updates the company quality manual as necessary (AS9100D and other quality related documents).
  • Provides guidance to Engineering during design and specification requirements to best utilize quality processes and techniques.
  • Prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including corrective actions, failed processes, recalls, return merchandise and re-validations.
  • Conducts periodic reviews of manufacturing and quality systems and create improvement cycles based on performance results.
  • Interfaces with engineering and manufacturing/operations to ensure customer requirements and specifications are flowed down to products and services.
  • Supports manufacturing and quality project planning and scheduling to assure a seamless execution and delivery of products and services.
  • Supports quality task sequences, planning (work instructions) and work-flow for fabrication, assembly, integration, test, and shipping/receiving.
  • Proficiency in the use of inspection tooling to determine if parts and process yield the dimensional requirements.
  • Interfaces with engineering and manufacturing/operations to ensure customer requirements and specifications are flowed down to products and services.
  • Supports the company quality performance rating process to continually improve customer satisfaction
  • Customer interface for all quality issues requiring an understanding of OEM specifications and an ability to interpret purchase order flow downs.
  • Interface with supply chain/suppliers for all quality RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action) on purchased or returned parts.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Key Objectives And Accountabilities: 

  • Champion AS9100 and quality and performance alongside preparing the site for AS9100 Rev. D Compliance.
  • AS9100 Subject Matter Expert with the responsibility to support the development, implementation and management of the Quality Management System per IS0-9001/AS9100.
  • Generation of protocols, reports; review protocols, SOPs, product specifications, and records.
  • Support first article testing, test analysis, manufacturing processes, process documentation, project work-flow and shipping/receiving.
  • Manage quality metrics, trends and Lean activities to improve cost, quality and schedule performance.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the quality control function to ensure achievement of company objectives.
  • Implement a quality culture of root cause analysis and corrective action to prevent future escapes and continuously improve quality.
  • Develop quality plans by conducting analyses; identifying critical control points and preventive measures; establishing critical limits; monitoring procedures, corrective actions, and verification procedures; and monitoring inventory quality.
  • Ensures that quality system requirements are maintained and reported.
  • Establish self as quality conduit between company and customer.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise 1-5 employees within the Quality department and Shipping and Receiving department.
  • When necessary (depending on business growth); would carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • When necessary (depending on business growth); Responsibilities would include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Successful candidate will have a broad Quality and/or Engineering background, with direct experience in customer management, contract review and implementation, quality management systems, Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) through the utilization and application of Six Sigma tools.
  • Undergraduate technical or business degree desired.
  • 6-10 years of Quality QA/QC methodology or Engineering with professional experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of ISO and AS9100 quality standard requirements.
  • Experience in all elements of Quality from design to assembly/inspection/integration/test.
  • Proficiency in CMM programming and operations preferred.
  • Quality systems or related discipline, with AS9100 certification or training.
  • Experience in Lean/Six Sigma, 5S and Continuous Improvement.
  • Experience with the control and disposition of non-conforming material.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and relevant applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and deliver technical presentations.
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking.
  • Detail-oriented to accurately prepare statistical reports and technical documents in support of company objectives.
  • Strong business/technical writing, presentation, planning, problem solving, organizational, project management and decision-making skills.
  • Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goals.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and engage with ERP system.
  • Candidate should be self-motivated, flexible, and able to succeed with several projects at the same time, work accurately under pressure and with a positive work ethic.
  • Valid Driver’s License and able to pass full background check and drug testing
  • This role requires compliance with the U.S. State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations, which require U.S. citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency (Permanent Green Card.)

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or use a lab stool. Use of measuring tools will be frequently required. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; bend over work at tables; stoop, kneel, crouch; and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include full color vision, close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

In order to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations, KAM must determine U.S. citizenship or U.S. visa/immigration status of all prospective applicants for this position. Any citizenship information provided will be reviewed solely for export control compliance purposes and handled in accordance with policies prohibiting discrimination based upon classifications protected by federal, state, or local law.

Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive technical data controlled under U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations without sponsorship for an export license.

Job Type: Full-time




Job Type: Full-time