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Quality Assurance Manager

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Peru, IL
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 02, 2019
Job ID

Quality Assurance Manager


Are you a Quality Assurance Manager who wants to play a major role in the growth of our client company?  Are you a Quality Assurance Manager who wants to be part of a team that works in a values-based environment?  Are you a Quality Assurance Manager who has experience in the Aerospace industry?  If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you should consider this opportunity.


Our client's company was founded in 1978 and is a family-owned contract manufacturer of precision metal products for large OEMs.  The Peru location is a two-shift manufacturing plant comprised of 50 modern CNC machine tools. As Quality Assurance Manager you will play a significant role in the organization, as the company is making a strategic move into the aerospace industry.  Reporting to the VP of Operations and managing a team of eight reports, you will manage and coordinate all aspects of the company's quality compliance and improvement efforts to ensure quality results meet or exceed internal and external customers' needs and expectations. You will conduct yourself and ensure that the member of your team conducts themselves in a manner consistent with the company's core values.


As Quality Assurance Manager you will:

  • Formulate strategies to move company quality systems and quality performance beyond compliance to achieve world class quality performance
  • Consult with peers on the attitudes and practices of quality throughout the organization to develop an environment of continual improvement
  • Champion the Quality System into a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Manage implementation of AS9100 Certification
  • Ensure certification to quality systems are maintained
  • Review customer RFQs, drawings, and POs for quality requirements
  • Process capability studies, critical characteristics modifications and approval system
  • Maintain working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards
  • Develop strategies to improve Cost of Quality to benchmarked companies determined to be Best in Class
  • Confer with customer representatives to develop relationships to improve quality of product for manufacturability and reduce overall costs
  • Confer with supplier representatives to develop relationships to improve quality of product for manufacturability and reduce overall costs
  • Perform customer satisfaction surveys and provide feedback
  • Maintain Vendor Rating and Vendor Corrective Action systems
  • Determine and maintain Supplier Quality Assessment and Approval system
  • Manage internal corrective and preventative system and internal audit system
  • Maintain continuous improvement system
  • Resolve customer complaints in a timely and effective manner

As Quality Assurance Manager your background should include:

  • Four year degree in a related field preferred but not required.   Comprehensive related experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in an aerospace CNC machining company including 5 years as a Quality Manager for a company whose customer base is large OEMs such as GE Aerospace, Northstar Aerospace, Triumph Group, and Timken Aerospace
  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
  • American Society for Quality Certifications preferred:  CQE, CQM, or CQA
  • Strong technical background in all aspects of quality along with a solid understanding of lean manufacturing principles, AS9100 standards, CNC programming, CNC machining, and engineering processes
  • Strong leadership competencies must include:  Passion for Excellence, Champion for Change, Innovation, Team Player, Resilient, Persistent, and Effective Communicator
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent written and verbal communication skills

Our client will provide a relocation package.