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Quality Manager

Requisition ID:  69452
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Kentucky (3015)

Danville, KY, United States, 40422

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Quality Manager provides leadership, direction and training for the quality inspectors and quality engineers group within the business unit. Manages day to day functioning of the Quality Assurance Team to ensure areas of work, customer services and product qualities are maintained to the highest standards.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Act as a site single point of contact for all quality issues
•    Maintains and tracks quality for the purposes of analysis, control and management reports and maintains a quality system in compliance with applicable standards and regulations.  
•    Will be the site level Management Representative for AS9100.
•    Ensures that robust Quality Clinic and MRB processes are maintained
•    Evaluates workload requirements and delegates assignments to inspectors to meet production schedules
•    Verifies the quality assurance objectives and processes are aligned with the corporate goals
•    Be a site focal point for continuous improvement.  Provide training, coaching, and oversight as necessary to achieve best practices in Meggitt Braking Systems manufacturing, OE returns and FAA regulatory processes as well as other business processes.     Will be an interface to DCMA for Military product source inspection.
•    May need to support cross-functional improvement activities across the Braking Systems Product Group. 
•    Manages problem investigations and reporting
•    Develops systems, methods to measure, and process and product monitoring to assure compliant product
•    Provide effective communications within Braking Systems and with other organizations to provide an atmosphere of cooperation.
•    Provide an effective organizational structure with proper training and development as well as succession planning to meet personnel replacement needs.
•    Must establish and maintain a group of employees capable of adapting to a dynamic business and manufacturing environment with focuses on continuous improvement, good communication, professionalism and efficiency. 
•    Other responsibilities as assigned

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor Degree in Quality Assurance, Engineering or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectation; Master degree a plus
Certifications: Certified Lead Auditor or Certified Quality Engineer or Certified Quality Manager or equivalent experience in related field.  Six Sigma Green Belt a plus, Six Sigma Black Belt a huge plus.
Years’ Experience: 5 - 10 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in machining and assembly, with experience in the Aerospace industry highly desirable

•    Keen analytical skills with a high level of attention to details in order to prepare statistical analysis
•    Passionate about problem solving with a demonstrated history of driving true root cause analysis and sustainable corrective action
•    Significant experience with problem solving tools and root cause/corrective action including Fishbone diagrams, 5 Whys and 8Ds. Experience with A3 methodology, DMAIC and DOE a huge plus.
•    Knowledge, and preferably experience in set up and operation for Statistical Process Control
•    Ability to make technical and managerial decisions which will have a significant positive effect on Quality Assurance
•    Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams as well as communicate effectively with all internal and external customers and employees in a timely and effective manner    
•    Able to lead, plan and direct technical efforts, and apply technical tools to meet team objectives
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office and database management tools
•    Experience with SAP, Q-Pulse and CAPPS a huge plus
•    Good experience and working knowledge of Government (Military/DCMA) regulatory (FAA, EASA) and AS9100/AS9102 quality system requirements

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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