Lead and develop a high-performance team of inspectors and quality engineers to achieve goals and expectations within the department. Responsible for team training, evaluation and development as well as inspection and quality process improvements needed to support customer requirements and on-time delivery schedules. Ensure that all special operations such as FAIs, Calibration and Internal Audits are completed correctly and on time.
Duties & responsibilities:
Lead all efforts required to maintain adherence to the site’s Quality Management System (QMS) and quality certifications
Manage the QA team including training, coaching and regular performance evaluations.
Develop within the QA team a cooperative, collaborative spirit in their dealings with each other as well as peers, colleagues, customers and suppliers.
Monitor productivity and cost effectiveness of the QA department; develop and sponsor projects to improve efficiency, streamline processes and reduce costs.
Develop, maintain and regularly publish performance indicators and metrics on the site’s performance.
Establish and maintain the Quality department’s internal audit process.
Manage all quality audits and ensure that all findings are satisfied suitably and in timely fashion
Initiate and follow-up on Corrective Actions, Calibration and Quality Process Improvements (scrap reduction, rework reduction, etc.).
Work effectively with all levels within the organization to resolve conflicting priorities and obtain cooperation to expediently achieve company goals.
Embrace a continuous improvement environment and encourage changes that result from improvement efforts.
Other duties as assigned
Candidates must be a “US Person” (i.e. US Citizen or Permanent Resident) to ensure Vaupell's compliance with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export Administration Regulations)
Significant experience with aerospace quality systems and AS9100 requirements
Experience in managing a department with both direct and indirect reports.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Good problem-solving skills and corrective action implementation skills
A track record of significant continuous improvement efforts
Good interpersonal skills demonstrating an ability to manage and lead
A four-year degree in a technical discipline, typically science or engineering or the ability to demonstrate the applicable knowledge and experience supervising a Quality organization.
Excellent computer skills including ERP experience.
Vaupell Holdings, Inc. is a global contract manufacturer of custom injection molded components and assemblies focused on the aerospace, medical, and defense marketplaces. We provide advanced, integrated solutions to select customers in these niche markets and can assist in all phases of a company's product life cycle.
Our rapid prototyping capabilities include Stereolithography (SLA), Resin Casting including Cast Urethane, Laser Sintered Plastic (LSP or SLS), CNC Machining, Metal Casting, Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Injection molds, Precision Machining, and short-run injection molding.
Our production capabilities include injection molding of all types of polymers, including engineered resins such as PEEK, RADEL, and ULTEM. We are the market leader in the molding of aerospace interior components. In the medical device market, we specialize in bioresorbable and implantable products, and have Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms for production molding.
With nearly 500 employees in six operating facilities around the globe and registrations such as ISO 9001, AS9100 and ISO 13485; we serve top tier OEM's and promising start-ups in our selected industries. Our faciliti...es are located in Washington, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Texas, and China.