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Director, Quality

Requisition ID:  41021
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Rockmart (3110)
Location: 

Rockmart, GA, United States, 30153

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Quality Director leads and directs the quality operations within a large business unit or group of businesses in accordance with the company's strategic objectives. Increases interdepartmental co-operation and focuses the attitude on quality. Ensures products and processes are in compliance with regulations, specifications, contract requirements and quality system standards.

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Implements and communicates quality policies and programs consistent with customer requirements, quality regulations and the company procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains an organization capable of adapting to a dynamic business / manufacturing environment which focuses on continuous improvement, good communication, professionalism, and efficiency.
  • Initiates and implements quality improvement activities as appropriate (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma) to raise the performance of the company’s product lines.
  • Develops a “Build Quality In” expectation and strategy and drives this through cultural change.
  • Leads, guides, and mentors the organization in disciplined problem solving (e.g. A3, 8D). Establishes a Problem Solving Academy within the location
  • Develops, implements, manages QMS for manufacturing plants
  • Serves as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement
  • Supports concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing QA and customer.
  • Designs, implements, and documents procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
  • Establishes and implements metrics, to include proactive measures, (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
  • Develops quality planning methods for all product lines.
  • Interacts with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development teams.
  • Evaluates internal compliance to all requirements, identifies areas requiring corrective action, and follows through, using disciplined problem solving, to ensure effectiveness of improvements.
  • Management of business or department, supervising (2) or more full time employees (or equivalent)
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgement and discretion in matters of significance
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

 

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Quality Assurance, or related technical field

Years’ Experience: 10+ years of Quality experience; minimum of 5 years working in a Lean environment; Meggitt Production System (MPS) experience a plus.

Skills:

  • Strong team development and management skills to enable the creation of a highly capable and sustainable QA Function.
  • Demonstrated QA expertise, and ability to improve products or services by applying professional and business knowledge.
  • Strong technical and/or Engineering background a plus.
  • Demonstrated problem solving experience using a disciplined problem solving methodology.
  • Experienced with making technical and managerial decisions which will have significant effect on products.
  • Solid analytical skills and judgment to proactively identify and solve complex issues.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to drive tasks to completion.
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze and determine methods and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize competing commitments in line with departmental and/or corporate objectives.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database management tools

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 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.

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 HRISon@meggitt.com.

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