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Sr. Quality Manager

Howmet Aerospace
Torrance, CA 90503
  • Job Code
    21001195
We're currently seeking highly motivated and energetic people to join our team as an Sr. Quality Assurance Manager at our Howmet Fastening Systems (HFS) manufacturing facility in Torrance, CA.; a business unit within Howmet Aerospace, a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com. Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The Quality Assurance Manager develops and leads Quality Assurance system to assure that manufacturing processes will produce products that meet required Product Standards as described in AS9100 and Quality Assurance Manual. This is a key change agent position accountable for results, with minimal guidance, in the assigned areas of responsibilities. This position will be responsible for developing strategies, priorities and directing implementation in the assigned areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Quality Assurance department:
    • Supervise and appraise performance for all Quality Assurance personnel; hire, train and recommend salary adjustments for reporting employees.
    • Schedule and track Inspection, lab, and testing activities in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Interprets pertinent customer, corporate and division quality standards for plant personnel; develops and maintains site procedures and processes in support of division Quality Assurance Manual. Leads and promotes the quality assurance philosophy including preventive quality systems.
  • Implements/maintains procedures for inspection, disposition and record retention for incoming raw materials and components, reviews quality issues with suppliers and provides supplier surveillance assistance as needed.
  • Proactively involved in corrective action and problem-solving strategies. Actively pursues and identifies root cause of non-conformance, is responsible for measurement of non-conformance costs and secures and maintains data collection and statistical systems to aid in process control, root cause problem identification. Coordinates regular management meetings to review corrective action and quality systems. Publishes regular reports and identified trends.
  • Interfaces with Customers, Engineering and Operations to identify requirements, plan for product realization and support continuous improvements in manufacturing processes and systems.
  • Ensures that Gage calibration system is effective and complies with company operating procedures. Maintains a system for calibrating all key inspection, gaging and process instruments and works with vendors to improve inspection techniques and equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Nadcap, AS9100, and Industry regulatory requirements. Coordinate and conduct customer and accreditation audits. Enhance and implement the internal audit system and associated corrective actions. Leads training efforts for HFS-Carson employees with regard to total preventive quality.
  • Work in a safe manner that promotes the health and well-being of the individual and the environment.

Experience and Background:

You have record of achievement in problem solving with production teams and knowledge of data analysis, statistical & process improvement tools. Knowledge and experience of fasteners testing equipment and practices, metallurgical evaluation procedures, and mechanical inspection equipment. Quality System experience in Aerospace or another manufacturing environment would make you a strong candidate for this position. Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years experience with preventive Quality Systems
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory level experience over seeing Quality Systems

Preferred Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years in a manufacturing environment.
  • Preferred ASQ Certifications: CQE, CQM, CRE or CSSBB
  • Minimum of 2 years working with NADCAP requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory level experience over seeing Quality Systems
  • Knowledge of Aerospace product/process specification requirements (AMS, ASTM, etc.)
  • Experience in product and process failure analysis and an understanding of quality principles (SPC, TQM, MRB etc.)






Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-08
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