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Quality Control Manager

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    Los Angeles

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  • Contact:

    Lee Cartney

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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  • Client:

    Mason Controls

Are you a Quality Control Manager with a strong understanding of precision engineering and GD&T? Would you be interested in leading an inspection and metrology function in developing pioneering aerospace and defense technology? If so, this may be the opportunity you've been searching for...

Quality Control Manager - Mason Controls 

Mason Controls welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Mason Controls, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transdigm, offers world-class control devices and subsystems — such as control grips, throttles, HaWC controllers, and communications interfaces — for today’s advanced cockpits, military vehicles, and other specialized applications. Our solutions fall into two broad categories: control products and components.

Summary of the Quality Control Manager position;

The mission of the Quality Control Manager (QCM) is to provide leadership by ensuring QC personnel are trained and equipped, and that systems are established and maintained, in order to ensure high standards of quality product that meet internal and external Customer needs. The Quality Control Manager also provides leadership to project and/or production teams to ensure compliance to requirements of AS9100 and ISO9001, regulatory and contractual requirements to customers, delivery of quality products.

The QCM will report to the Director of Quality, directly overseeing personnel at Receiving Inspection (R/I), First Article Inspection, and Shipping Inspection (S/I). An emphasis will be placed on the implementation of continuous improvement to optimize processes, while also maintaining adherence to governing regulations and standards. This position will require strong interpersonal and communications skills as it will interact directly with Engineering, Value Stream production & support teams, Customers, Suppliers, and all levels of Quality Systems leadership.

Position duties of the Quality Control Manager;

  • Responsible for QC staff (All Insp) that are integral to product conformance at the detail part, and final assembly.

  • Establish metrics for QC functions that measure performance, and highlight improvement effort results.

  • Drive metrics improvements to optimize inspection effectivity & efficiency.

  • Review existing procedures to ensure the most efficient methods are employed, lead changes where needed, and revise procedures accordingly.

  • Establish and maintain a sampling plan & acceptable measurement system for use in inspection operations.

  • Develop and implement personnel training/cross-training and skill matrix to improve competencies and to support surge operations.

  • Develop and implement Certified/Qualified Inspector program to cover all personnel receiving QC stamps.

  • Establish an archiving system of all inspection and vendor certificate record keeping in accordance with Mason procedures.

  • Coordinate cross-functional teams to ensure implementation and documentation of effective Quality Management System (AS 9100).

  • Coordinate and perform internal audits. Assist in planning and facilitating internal auditor training.

  • Manage Calibration, FOD, Document Control, and Record Control processes to meet AS9100, regulatory and customer requirements.

  • Support cross-functional teams in conducting Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective Action (CAR) efforts.

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above

  • Understand and live by Mason’s ethics and business conduct policies Assist Director of Quality in management review and key process performance review processes.

Qualifications, education & experience required for the Quality Control Manager position:

  • Bachelor degree preferred in Quality Management, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or related field.

  • Progressive experience working in a Quality Supervision or Quality Engineering capacity within aerospace or other similar industry environment;

  • ASQ certifications (CQE, CMQ/OE, etc.) preferred. 

  • Ability to develop personnel through mentoring and coaching, both formally and informally, and most importantly by example.

  • Versed at developing metrics, and implementing actions that make improvements in those metrics.

  • Working knowledge of blueprint interpretation in accordance with ANSI/Y-14.5.

  • Proficient in understanding of ISO 9001, AS9100 standards, FAA and other regulatory requirements.

  • Working knowledge in calibration process, basic metrology and MSA.

  • Solid command in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, Outlook, Access

  • Knowledgeable in Risk Management Process including FMEA

  • Working knowledge in systematized approach to corrective action methodologies (8D, RCCA, 7 Step, CAR, etc.)

  • Strong communications skills, in both oral and written forms.

  • Comfortable in making decisions in a rapid paced, forward evolving environment.

  • Unquestionable commitment to, and ability to lead actions in, continuous improvement efforts.

  • Ability to independently make judgment determinations, particularly relating to product conformance, while elevating to Senior Management when prudent to do so.

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing methodologies

  • Familiarity with AS9100 standard

  • Knowledge of ANSI/ASQ Z1.

The successful Quality Control Manager will be offered the opportunity to join a multi-billion dollar group, designing and manufacturing some of the most technologically advanced aerospace innovations in the world. You'll lead a motivated, skilled group of individuals in the pursuit of customer excellence. Therefore, if you are a dynamic, motivated Quality Control Manager that is looking for an exciting career, please get in touch....