Director of Quality

Akima   •  

Huntsville, AL

8 - 10 years

Posted 236 days ago

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The Director of Quality will ensure compliance with PIF (prototype integration facility) QMS (Quality management system), aninternally developed, comprehensive, and institutionalized management control system of written procedures and processes specifically developed to support and enable the unique PIF rapid response mission. To provide quality oversight of all activities performed under this contract.  This Manager shall serve as a counterpart to the Government Mission Assurance Manager.  Some additional roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Maintaining the PIF’s AS 9100 QMS registration. 
  • Providing briefing material for and participation in QMS Management Reviews; maintaining records and tracking actions of the Corrective Action System and Material Review Board; performing audits of the PIF’s QMS as directed by the PIF Government Quality Lead Auditor;
  • Collection, analysis, and reporting of QMS metrics identified in the Quality Assurance Surveillance and Award Term plans;
  • Participation in joint PIF/Contractor performance improvement activities and projects; and briefing Government personnel regarding significant quality issues and escapes. 
  • Ensure contractual compliance to the functional baseline stage defined by the PIF QMS
  • Prepare and conduct a functional configuration audit plan with Government witness to verify that the functional baseline stage adequately reflects the requirements of individual TO/DOs.
  • Perform all quality functions necessary to assure the adequacy of design, fabrication, assembly, integration, test/qualification and sustainment processes and methods to meet the requirements of applicable drawings, specifications, and work instructions. 
  • Provide a documented QMS IAW SAE AS 9100 or equivalent system as agreed between the Government and Contractor to cover all aviation modification, repair, and overhaul activities. 
  • Maintain an accredited third party registration for this SAE AS 9100 or equivalent system. 
  • Prepare and deliver a Quality System Plan IAW DI-QCIC-81379 detailing the plan for execution of the Contractor’s QMS.  The Government may conduct audits of the Contractor’s QMS at any time during execution of the contract.
  • Provide a system to collect data for PIF quality metrics as outlined in the PIF QMS and shall provide data to support weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. 
  • Evaluate the quality metrics collected as part of the quality management system and analyze for trends across time. 
  • Track individual occurrences of unattained metrics across time.  Non-conformances to the PIF quality metrics shall be grouped by root cause and subgrouped by the phase of the project or assembly process.
  •  Identify and analyze trends in the root causes for the unattained goals.  Put actions in place to address those root causes in order to continually improve the processes and the resulting metrics. 
  • Resolve the issues which lead to the unsatisfactory metric and correct system inadequacies that created the issues.





Basic Qualifications

  • The Quality Manager shall have at least a bachelor’s degree, and preferably a master’s degree, from an accredited college or university and at least eight years of quality experience related to complex missile and/or aviation system hardware design, fabrication, assembly, maintenance, and test methods, techniques and processes with at least four years in a leadership position. 
  • The eight-years experience shall include at least four years developing and maintaining ISO 9001 and/or AS 9100 Quality Management Systems and their registration, as related to calibration, foreign object elimination, metrics reporting, and continuous improvement. 
  • It is preferred that the manager acquired this education and experience in one or more of the following technical areas of specialization:  Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, and Industrial.
  • Active Secret Clearance