Managing KFR – Quality Assurance

South El Monte, CA
Posted: 3/31/2017PST
Category: Engineering
Job Type: Direct Hire
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Salary: $ 85000.00 - $ 95000.00
Recruiter Name: Robert Short
Job Description
Manages the development and implementation of the Quality Engineering function to ensure that Navy Products and Services meet specifications and contractual agreements.
Maintain a high level of communication and credibility with DCMA, Customer Source Inspectors, Regulatory Agencies and other external quality personnel.
Recommend Quality Management System changes to the Vice President of Quality Assurance or his designee when changes are required by industry, contract requirements or audit findings.
Primary Customer Interface on field Navy Quality problems.
Responsible for Navy Material Review Board (MRB) and associated corrective/preventive action process.
Support audits by Navy customers, government, and regulatory agencies and reports the results to the Vice President of Quality Assurance or his designee for necessary action.
Submit information to the Vice President of Quality Assurance or his designee in order to update action items to conform to the results of internal and customer audits.
Implement all necessary corrective actions requirements by results of Internal or customer audits.
Implement requirements of Quality Assurance Manual and procedures on Navy PG processes and products as required.
Manage Navy Quality Engineering personnel required to fulfill the requirements of Quality Assurance Procedures. This includes monitoring utilization and efficiency of their work, establishing processes for assignment and completion of daily tasks including methods of tracking cycle time of supporting actions/documentation.
Report on the Navy PG metrics at ’s monthly Product Line Meeting as well as on the Navy Quality Engineering Metrics Board at other regularly established (published calendar appointments) times. Submit required information on Statistical and Systems Trend Analysis including profit over cost performance in the Navy PG to the Vice President of Quality or his designee.
Evaluate results of surveys, audits, metrics and forward results to the Vice President of Quality Assurance or his designee for necessary action. This can also be accomplished at the monthly Product Line meetings.
Implement necessary training and personnel qualifications of Navy Quality Engineering personnel (Internal or by outside sources) to conform to contract Quality Requirements including Navy Special Emphasis related procedures, processes, and activities.  Ensure Quality Engineering staff adherence to training and training standards (such as the Quality Engineering Training Qualification Plan, VI-QE-TQPLAN1). 
Initiate response to Navy related DCMA Corrective Actions (DCMA CARS) or Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR’s) and/or any associated customer deficiency reports.
Formulate teams to perform lean and process improvement projects in the Navy PG.
Job Requirements
Directly supervises employees in the Navy Quality Engineering Department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, assisting the hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and helping directing work in accordance with Navy PG priorities; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Bachelor's of Science degree (B.S.) from a four year college or university and a minimum of six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Two years of supervisory experience is required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to use Microsoft office outlook, word, excel and power point.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
An ASQ Certification: CQA, CQM/OE preferred; direct knowledge or experience with Six Sigma Training, strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.  Negotiation expertise is preferred.  Proficiency in all MS office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.  Strong analytical skills and writing skills are required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Majority of work is performed in a typical office environment with no major sources of discomfort.  Essentially a normal controlled working environment with noise levels within acceptable safety limits and acceptable lighting and temperature conditions.  On occasion may be required to enter production area where the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or fumes or airborne particles.  Noise level in plant and/or shop work area is usually moderate.

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