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The Director of Quality Control will oversee the operation and administration of the Quality team driving continuous improvement. Initiation of strategic objectives related to cost, quality, and delivery are imperative. The Director of Quality Control will maintain a collaborative relationship with organizational leadership and operations to ensure achievement of growth targets, positive customer relationships, and industry leading product quality and reliability. This role requires a functional leader who can utilize their industry expertise to lead quality team members at all levels within the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead quality team, setting strategic goals and guiding continuous improvement initiatives
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for the quality function while ensuring proper interface and communication with manufacturing, operations, program management, engineering, sales, and supply chain
  • Ensure internal processes and metrics are aligned to create the highest product quality and competitive advantage
  • Ensure customer requirements are well understood, communicated, and adhered to
  • Formulate and maintain quality objectives complementary to corporate policies, procedures, and goals
  • Build a strong, high performing quality organization with a clear vision and mission to support company growth
  • Interpret quality control philosophy to key personnel within the organization
  • Coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with management team to maximize product reliability and minimize costs
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and organizational support

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively manage change
  • Critical thinking and reasoning skills, ability to identify weaknesses and strengths of alternative solutions or approaches to opportunities
  • Experience supporting customers in various industries
  • Knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma tools and processes a must
  • Demonstrated success leading multi-location, cross-functional quality teams
  • Demonstrated experience with problem solving techniques and core quality tools
  • Strong and proven leadership characteristics and ability
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of quality experience preferably within a defense environment
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or related field
  • Strong understanding of quality management systems including ISO9001 and AS9100
  • Nationally recognized quality certification is desired, such as American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ-CQE) certification. Minimum of Green Belt certification is preferred
  • Military contract experience preferred

**MUST be a US citizen**