Quality Manager in Kirkland, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Kirkland, WA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $100000.0 - $120000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Quality Manager for Applied Technical Services Totem Lake Location:

12521 128th Lane NE Suite B, Kirkland WA 98034

Salary capped at $120,000/18% Fee

Additional details from Applied Technical Services:

  • Candidate should have worked with electro-mechanical devices (i.e medical devices)
  • Out of State Candidates are acceptable.
  • Candidate must have fortitude as they will be around client daily. Goal is to ship 1 million product units in 2018/2019.

This person is responsible for the overall performance of the QC Department and achieving corporate key metrics relating to quality. This person oversees the Quality Department staff and manages daily activities.


  •  Ensures the integrity of our quality control by maintaining continuous production consistent with established standards.
  •  Develops initial and subsequent modifications of product assurance program to delineate areas of responsibility, personnel requirements, and operational procedures within program.
  •  Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures.
  •  Cooperates with other top management personnel in formulating and establishing company policies, operating procedures, and goals.
  •  Manages company's ISO 9000 compliance. Responsible for all regulatory and certifications requirements including: ISO-9001, ISO-13485, AS-9100.
  •  Participate in internal and external quality audits.
  •  Strong customer facing skills and experience with root cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process.
  • Interface with customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
  • Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses
  • Conducts management meetings with product assurance program department to establish, delineate, and review program organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.
  • Confers with engineers about quality assurance of manufactured products to rectify problems.
  •  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.
  •  Directs workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.
  •  Ensures measurements systems and corrective action systems are in place and effective.
  •  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 duties as assigned.


  •  BS Engineering or sciences-DESIRED or equivalent education
  •  A minimum of 4+ years or more of progressive experience in a management role in an electronics environment is required.
  •  A minimum of 4+ years progressive experience supervising 4 or more direct reports.
  •  A minimum of 5-7 years of electronics manufacturing and quality assurance experience.
  •  Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.


  •  Should have direct experience with electronic assembly equipment and processes such as SMT, hand soldering, flow solder, AOI and X-ray inspection.
  •  Should have a demonstrated track record of quality systems implementation, and certifications (ISO-9001, ISO-13485, AS-9100, and IPC 610).
  •  Demonstrated experience with statistical techniques and advanced quality planning.
  •  Applied knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project etc) is required.
  •  IPC 610 certified trainer preferred.
  •  Able to demonstrate proven experience as a strong team player with multiple organizations.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively in front of groups of customers or employees or the organization.


  • The functions of this position are not necessarily physically demanding.
  •  The functions are usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing.
  •  Some amount of stooping, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required.
  •  Must be able to remain seated without a break for periods of up to two hours.
  •  Able to see, hear and speak adequately to perform the functions of this position.
  •  Occasionally exposed to: moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes, or airborne particles, and a moderate vibration / noise level.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer