Quality Supervisor in Santa Paula, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
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  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $85000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career- and customer-oriented Quality Manager to join our team in Santa Paula, CA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Abrisa Technologies.


Performs a variety of tasks. Works under almost no supervision; typically reports independently to an executive. Complete independence, creativity and latitude are required, including presenting contrary views.  Performs quality management tasks and maintains and supports the quality system as required to ensure the highest organizational quality levels, including measuring quality and developing strategic quality improvement programs.  Manages organizational regulatory compliance in the quality arena.  Relies heavily on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.  All functions are either performed directly, through subordinates, or with team members.  These responsibilities apply to all physical sites within Abrisa.

  • Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service. Investigate (and correct) customer issues and complaints relating to quality.
  • Hands-on engagement with  inspection and testing activities to ensure high productivity and high technical integrity
    • Visually inspect/audit raw and finished product to ensure conformance to specifications
    • Perform Incoming Inspections on production materials per documented procedures.
  • Document non-conformances and take action as required
  • Track, report and analyze internal and external quality levels.
  • Define, plan and execute projects directed at quality improvement.
  • Perform and manage necessary internal and external audits necessary to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and deploy Supplier Qualification programs and track supplier quality.
  • Interface directly with customers on understanding, managing and resolving field quality issues.
  • Manage regulatory compliance for a variety of regulatory requirements such as Conflict Minerals, RoHS, REACH and ITAR.
  • Maintain and improve the Quality System as defined in the Quality Manual and associated procedures and other documents, in compliance with ISO standards, to maintain formal ISO 9001 certification.

Responsibilities-Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and termination.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • English verbal and written is necessary.  Spanish verbal and written is a plus.
  • Computer fluency is required, especially Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work with an ERP System and maintain transactional accuracy is required.
  • Strong statistical background, including ability to analyze statistical data
  • Ability to interface effectively with multiple levels of technical skill, including relatively non-technical product builders through to senior engineering and management personnel of suppliers and customers.
  • Knowledge of industrial manufacturing methods and general practices
  • Full understanding of ISO 9001 standards requirements and compliance

Minimum Qualifications (including Education):

  • 4-year technical degree or equivalent.  In rare cases, informal technical education and very strong experience might be substituted for the degree requirement
  • 5 years’ quality engineering experience
  • 5 years’ management experience

Licenses and Certifications Required:     None (Six-sigma Black Belt is preferred.)

Physical Requirements:   

 Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Physical Demands

 Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

 Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

 Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.

 Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

 Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

 Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

 Visual:  The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

 Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors

Work Environment and other Conditions:  

 PPE requirements:  Steel-toed shoes and safety glasses required when in production floor as a minimum.  Other PPE may be required depending on area and specific function needs.