Regional Quality Manager in Portland, OR

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Meggitt   •  

Portland, OR 97201

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 47 days ago

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
  2. Lead site audits
  3. Review of site corrective action and improvement plans
  4. Validate effectiveness
  5. Quality Escapes
  6. For sites that are performing below par the RQM may be requested to review site containment actions
  7. b. Validate corrective action / closure plans
  8. As a Subject Matter Expert, where applicable provide QMS specialist knowledge.
  9. Deliver Quality subject training
  10. Support development and maintenance of the Meggitt Group Quality Management System (GQMS).
  11. Play an active role within the Meggitt Quality Council
  12. Builds knowledge management
  13. Support regional crisis management efforts as necessary
  14. Participate in Meggitt site Kaizen's upon request
  15. 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

Valid Through: 2019-10-24