Director of Quality in Kirkland, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Kirkland, WA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $175000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Director of Quality (Electronic Contract Manufacturer)

This electronic contract manufacturing company located in Totem Lake, WA which is a privately held company founded in 1984 and provides end to end electronic manufacturing services including Design, Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA), complete Box Builds, final System Integration and Test is seeking a Director of Quality for a full-time, direct opportunity. Creating value across a diversified customer base in market segments such as HealthTech, Medical, Industrial, Defense & Aerospace, Automotive and Consumer amongst others. Our Director of Quality will assure continuous quality and performance of production while ensuring the integrity of our quality control, consistent with established standards, customer specifications and production goals.

This position supervises a team of quality control inspectors, test technicians, and test engineers and manages daily activities. ITAR clearance required. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Ensures the integrity of our quality control by maintaining continuous production consistent with established standards.  Develops initial and subsequent modifications of product assurance program. Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures. Collaborate with top management personnel in formulating and establishing company policies, operating procedures, and goals. Reporting all quality issues, trends and losses as they occur. Ensure that the organization’s Quality Management System conforms to customer, Company ISO 9000 compliance, ISO 9001, ISO-13485, AS-9100 and regulatory/legal requirements. Manage the monitoring, measurement, and review of internal processes, especially those that affect the quality of the organization’s products. Participate in internal and external quality audits.  Interface with customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented. Conducts meetings with product assurance program department to establish, delineate, and to coordinate functions between departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives. Confers with engineers about quality assurance of manufactured products to rectify problems.

Directs workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products. Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality of finished product. Creates and implements inspection criteria and procedures; provide and oversee inspection activity for product throughout production cycle. Applies total quality management tools and approaches to analytical and reporting processes within each department. Responsible for ensuring production staff are properly trained and certified in order to meet quality requirements. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training QC employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Other applicable duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate should possess a BS Engineering or sciences, or equivalent education. A minimum of 4+ years or more of progressive experience in a management role in an electronics environment is required, including supervising four or more direct reports. A minimum of 5-7 years of electronics manufacturing and quality assurance experience. Six Sigma Black Belt preferred. Must have direct experience with electronic assembly equipment and processes such as SMT, hand soldering, flow solder, AOI and X-ray inspection.

Must have a demonstrated track record of quality systems implementation, and certifications (ISO-9001, ISO-13485, AS-9100, and IPC 610). IPC 610 certified trainer preferred.

Demonstrated experience with statistical techniques and advanced quality planning. Applied knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project etc.) is required. Able to demonstrate proven experience as a strong team player with multiple organizations. Strong customer facing communication skills and experience with root cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer