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Quality Director, Compliance and Special Process (Aerospace Industry)

Company: Optima Organizational Solutions
Location: Torrance
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Our client is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries, and they are seeking a Director, Quality Compliance and Special Processto be located at their headquarters in Torrance, CA.

The Director Quality Compliance & Special Process is responsible to ensure compliance with applicable Customer requirements and Aerospace Industry Standards applicable to our products. This includes for assisting in planning and implementing the Company's Quality Systems strategy, including complaint handling (ECL) and analysis, documentation, training, organizational planning, implementation of technology, and developing and implementing tactical plans to meet Company and Corporate objectives. This individual assists in implementing policies to ensure compliance with applicable Customer Requirements and Industry Standards / Specifications. Plans, coordinates, and directs Quality Systems and Customer Programs such as Airbus GRAMS, Airbus Supplier Requirements (ASR), IPCA and Boeing Technical Process Assessments, FAA, EASA, Regulatory meetings as well as the Nadcap Special Process Program to ensure products and processes are consistent with established standards by performing the following duties personally or through collaboration with others within the organization.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as Liasson with PRI and administer Nadcap Special Process Program within the Division.
  • Assists the sites to design and develop procedures and processes for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data associated with the Quality Systems, Nadcap Audit Preparations for Special Processes such as Heat Treat, Chemical Processing, Non-Destructive Testing, Fluid Systems Distribution, Non-conventional Machining and Material Testing as defined on the Performance Review Institute's (PRI's) eAuditNet Portal
  • Coordinate compliance with Customer Requirements & Programs such as Airbus Supplier Requirements (ASR)
  • Support HFS Commercial and Engineering teams with Contract and PO review as it relates to quality system requirements
  • Assure appropriate processes are in place to file and report Customer Concerns / Nadcap Status / Product Integrity Audit Results in a timely manner and report the status of these processes to management on a weekly / monthly basis.
  • Meet established schedules and maintain an up-to-date knowledge in the techniques of quality, and in the company products and process technologies including Customer Requirements and Industry Standards / Specifications as well as all other applicable worldwide standards and requirements.
  • Direct resources and activities of the Quality System functions related to Complaints Management, Document Control, Identification, Customer Programs and 3rd Party Audit Preparations.
  • Evaluate contents of reports from Quality System processes and work with quality assurance department heads on action plans to address discrepancies and drive continuous improvement.
  • Participate with manufacturing sites to establish, delineate, and review organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining quality objectives.
  • Review technical problems and procedures of departments and implement solutions to problems or changes in procedures.
  • Monitor field complaints, quality systems and special process data.
  • Assure implementation of risk mitigation actions as required and maintain documentation accordingly.
  • Assist the Vice President Global Quality Assurance for the Division in developing plans and policies to continuously improve manufacturing processes and increase product quality and delivery.

    Bachelor's degree in a scientific and/or engineering discipline preferred, or a bachelor's degree (non-technical) with 10 years equivalent work experience.

    Experience and Background:

    • 10 years related experience.
    • Expertise with the Nadcap Process and a knowledge of Airbus GRAMS / IPCA / SQIP Program Requirements together with a Working Knowledge of the Airbus Supplier Requirements (ASR) Program.
    • In-depth knowledge of quality and manufacturing systems, processes and applicable Customer Requirements and Industry Standards / Specifications as well as a Practical knowledge of Quality Systems is required.
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external personnel at all levels of the organization are required.
    • Working knowledge and experience in managing third party inspections and negotiating with 3rd parties on compliance issues is required.
    • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

      The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), excellent 401k matching program, paid holidays and vacation.The salary range for this position is $150Kto $200K.

      This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Keywords: Optima Organizational Solutions, Torrance , Quality Director, Compliance and Special Process (Aerospace Industry), Executive , Torrance, California

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