Quality Director


Newburyport, MA

Industry: Energy / Diversified


Less than 5 years

Posted 293 days ago

  by    Wayne Weeks

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This individual oversees all aspects of the organization?s quality management efforts including measuring and reporting on progress towards strategic quality improvement and cost reduction goals, developing and administrating the policies and procedures matrix, facilitating and leading process improvement initiatives, and monitoring alignment of requirements between regulatory and certifying bodies, customers, suppliers.


  • Modeling our success values and behaviors and enforcing the company Code of Conduct
  • Being a champion of all safety, health and environmental initiatives
  • Reviewing new Editions of the ASME Code when required, and implementing necessary changes to the our quality assurance program in a timely fashion
  • Ensuring instructions, procedures drawings, and other documents are generated and approved by the appropriate personnel and that the correct revisions of those documents are maintained accessible by the personnel performing the work
  • Maintaining organized, complete, and legible records demonstrating objective evidence that applicable Code, contract, and customer requirements have been met and verified
  • Ensuring personnel performing functions affecting quality have received and documented adequate training
  • Keeping the management staff informed of the status, adequacy, and overall effectiveness of the quality management system
  • Establishing statistical analysis methods to evaluate trends and improve processes, reducing non-conformances and maximizing first pass yield
  • Tracking prevention and analysis/inspection activities vs. internal and external failures rates, and allocating resources as necessary to minimize the overall cost of quality
  • Implementing and managing the corrective action program, including verifying effective implementation of solutions
  • Informing the President of those quality problems that require his attention to achieve suitable corrective actions
  • Initiating protocols for evaluating deviations involving Basic Components and ensuring customers are notified when those evaluations determine a deviation might reasonably result in a substantial safety hazard as described in 10CFR21
  • Limiting further processing or delivery of a nonconforming item or unsatisfactory condition until proper dispositioning is accomplished
  • Providing adequate inspection facilities to assure that verification of materials, items, and valve parts is properly executed
  • Scheduling and approving supplier audits and surveys prior to placement on the authorized suppliers? list
  • Monitor supplier quality performance and provide input to supply chain supplier selection and pricing decisions

Maintaining and safeguarding the ASME Certification to assure use is only in accordance with the rulesyear and regulations of the Code

Master's degree with three to five s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

Six SigmaBlack Belt

NQA-1 Lead Auditor Preferred