Regional Quality Manager

Requisition ID:  39872
Business Unit:  Meggitt USA Services (3405)

Simi Valley, CA, United States, 93063

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

NOTE: This Quality Manager role could be based at any of our West Coast Meggitt locations, (San Diego-CA, Los Angeles-CA, Irvine-CA, Simi Valley-CA, North Hollywood-CA, McMinnville-OR, Portland-OR, or Tucson-AZ)


The Group Regional Quality Manager (RQM) is a central role in Meggitt PLC within the Quality function, the purpose being to set Quality policy, develop standard work and is responsible for training and audit/assessment. This role requires the individual to balance both site support and governance.


This role shall be located within the USA and is geographically supported by one other RQM presently located in the USA, reporting into the UK based Group Senior Regional Quality Manager. This position has responsibility for the USA, Mexico, and Canada. There is a need, however, for the RQM’s to be highly flexible and to support each other globally where and when the need may arise, i.e., where specific support requires more than a single RQM.


One of the key responsibilities of the RQM is to lead Quality Management site audits using a standard Meggitt tool. This tool is reviewed and amended annually to reflect, lessons learned, current regulation, and or changes to specific customer requirements and industry trends.

The role shall provide effective and efficient feedback both on during audits and while periodically reviewing the site gap closure plans.


As an active member of the Meggitt Quality Council (MQC), this role will participate in scheduled periodic workshops to present and propose new or change to policy and or process. The individual shall have an in-depth Quality knowledge as this is essential in the development of policy, process, and training materials development and deployment.

Job Core Responsibilities
  1. Quality Management System Audits
    1. Lead site audits
    2. Review of site corrective action and improvement plans
    3. Validate effectiveness
  2. Quality Escapes
    1. For sites that are performing below par the RQM may be requested to review site containment actions                                                                                    
    2.       b. Validate corrective action / closure plans
  3. As a Subject Matter Expert, where applicable provide QMS specialist knowledge.
  4. Deliver Quality subject training
  5. Support development and maintenance of the Meggitt Group Quality Management System (GQMS).
  6. Play an active role within the Meggitt Quality Council
    1. Builds knowledge management
    2. Support regional crisis management efforts as necessary
    3. Participate in Meggitt site Kaizen’s upon request
  7. Perform Meggitt Production System Quality Element assessments.
Job Specifications

Education : Post-Secondary Degree in Quality Assurance or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectation
Certifications : Certified Lead Auditor or equivalent experience in related field
Years Experience :  10 years of relevant experience
Skills : 

  • Audit experience is essential, lead auditor training is an advantage
  • Quality Management System implementation is preferred
  • Maintenance of a QMS is a minimum requirement
  • Minimum 10 years experience of the aerospace industry
  • Fully conversant with the requirements of ISO9001 and AS/EN9100 series
  • A good level of understanding of aviation regulations including EASA / FAA Part 21 & 145
  • Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others
  • Self motivation is essential as is the ability to prioritize
  • Attention to detail a must
  • The ability to coach and mentor
  • Lean / C.I. experience is preferred but not essential
  • Six Sigma skills are considered an advantage
  • Fluent French or German considered a plus
  • Ability to travel, including overseas is a must


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.

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