Manager, Quality Control

February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:$110,822 - $166,234
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Job Description


The Manager, Quality Control is responsible for assuring products meet acceptable quality standards. In this role, one ensures that production and manufacturing lines perform efficiently, coordinate employee efforts, and facilitate communications between management and production departments. Develop ways to improve the manufacturing processes to ensure higher-quality goods.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supervise Receiving and Final Inspectors, Quality Technicians, and providing guidance
  • Support Quality Assurance in driving corrective actions and failure analysis in a timely manner
  • Participate in Product Readiness Reviews (PRR) and Manage Final Inspection activities
  • Implement Inspection and Quality Plans and Ensure product acceptance criteria reflects the customer's definition of fitness for use
  • Conduct internal audit activities including but not limited to quality management systems, purchasing, contract review process, and manufacturing
  • Review specifications and procedures for products or processes, and training staff to use them
  • Set the requirements for raw materials from suppliers and monitoring their compliance
  • Inspecting the final output, comparing it to the requirements, and approving or rejecting the final products
  • Gaining feedback from the clients, attending meetings, submitting reports, and assisting external auditors and inspectors
  • Drive trend improvements on the internal and external quality in support of strategic business objectives
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends. Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related discipline is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of management/supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience
  • Experience and a strong understanding of DMAIC, FMEA, PPAP, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Gage R&R Studies and lean manufacturing methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 9001:AS9100, AS9102 standards and audits
  • Demonstrates proficiency using MS Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Knowledge of dimensional inspection measurement systems and their application for the inspection of complex products – a full understanding of ASME Y14.5 (GD&T).
  • Expertise in mechanical inspection methods and skills
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative to work efficiently and to streamline processes
  • Has a full understanding of one's specialization and uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Able to communicate with customer and suppliers to resolve processes gaps and the ability to apply specified requirements in a cost-effective approach
  • Manage the collection of, compile and analyze data (using the appropriate six sigma methods and techniques) to provide to Quality Assurance team as required
  • Able to affect internal and external DPPM (scrap and rework) reduction and OTD improvements both internally and at our suppliers
  • Strong written/verbal communication, analytical, time management and problem solving skills
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances
  • Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees
  • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness and the creation of a shared vision
  • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $110,822 - $166,234

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

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