Quality Mission Assurance Manager

May 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:$116,480 - $174,720
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Job Description


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Quality Mission Assurance Manager to join our team. The Quality Mission Assurance Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the quality assurance processes and teams within our organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in quality engineering, with a focus on implementing and improving quality assurance strategies to ensure the delivery of high-quality products and services.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the quality engineering team to ensure the implementation of effective quality assurance processes and procedures.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance strategies to meet established quality standards and customer requirements.
  • Accountable for maintenance of the Quality Management System (QMS) and AS/ISO/NADCAP certifications across the Operating Unit
  • Conduct regular audits and inspections to ensure compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible to determine and manage technical quality document preparation, including quality plans, inspection plans, end item data packages (EIDP) in accordance with customer requirements and statements of work.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for quality improvement and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Analyze data and metrics to monitor quality performance and identify trends or patterns that may impact product or service quality.
  • Provide guidance and support to team members on quality engineering principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the overall quality management system and increase operational efficiency.
  • Stay current on industry trends and developments in quality engineering to ensure the adoption of best practices and technologies.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of experience or 10 + years of equivalent combination of education, training, and experience with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership position.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Quality Management Systems (AS9100, ISO 9001, NADCAP and government standards) and Certifications
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience, conducting or managing internal audits
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to build credibility with, interact with, and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally as an effective business partner; well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing teams of indirect or direct reports.
  • Experience with new product introduction.
  • Leadership experience with large scale projects and products
  • Must be able to create and present executive level presentations.
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • Certified in Six Sigma Problem Solving
  • Experience in automotive, aerospace manufacturing, medical etc.
  • Experience in APQP & PPAP.
  • Experience or certification in PMP.
  • 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
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships
  • Assesses the degree of risk and opportunity in plans or actions and takes appropriate action to mitigate them or makes plans to build on the opportunity
  • 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)
  • Special Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.
  • Occasionally may be required to travel within the Continental U.S.
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $116,480 - $174,720

    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. avinc.com/myavbenefits.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com 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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