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Director, Quality & EHS

Garden City, New York 11530 | Direct Placement

Post Date: 02/16/2018 Job ID: 75032 Category: Quality Engineers

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Directs and manages, using a hands on approach, the quality and safety systems and department. Develops and maintains a quality and safety systems to assure that all products and services provided by the facility and/or repair station meet regulatory/industry requirements, company standards and end-user specifications and are suitable for their intended use.

Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease cycle time and streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.

Job Duties:
  • Provides leadership to personnel through effective goal setting, delegation, and communication.
  • Aligns goals and metrics of the department with the Company’ s goals, policies and strategies.
  • Maintains quality assurance program to ensure conformity of purchased material and final products.
  • Maintains the facility’ s corrective and preventative action system (APRISe) and ensures timely reporting, verification, and closeout of issues, including root cause analysis.
  • Acts as the focal with suppliers, customers, quality representatives, and company personnel to discuss and resolve quality problems as required
  • Primary contact for Defense and Commercial quality ad regulatory agencies/authorities (DLA, DCMA, FAA, EASA, CAAC, etc.).
  • Prepares for and represents the company during all U.S. Government, defense department and customer quality audits (process, product and quality systems).
  • Experience and working knowledge with ISO 9001, AS 9100/9110, FAA 14 CFR Parts 21, 43, 65, 145 and EASA, as well as US Department of Defense regulations (FAR5, DLADs, DFARs, etc.).
  • Maintains and ensures EHS system meets company requirements and conforms to applicable federal, state and local regulations and industry standards including international El-IS standards (ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001, OSHA, EPA, USDOT, NFPA, CDC and company tracking).
  • Develop and perform hazard, risk and requirements analyses within the organization/facility.
  • Ensures all necessary reports, (internal, customer, regulatory etc.) are properly prepared, processed, updated and maintained.
  • Ensure Performs and maintains internal and external product, process and procedure audits to assure compliance to specified requirements, including planning and coordination of audit activities, schedules and reports.
  • Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures and processes.
  • Supports receiving, in-process, and final inspection activities and/or personnel to ensure product quality is maintained.
  • Develop quality and safety plans for new, existing or revised materials and products to ensure quality and safety in accordance with company, customer, regulatory/industry requirements.
  • Generates training materials and programs as required, and conducts training sessions to support Quality and EHS system.
  • Develops policies and procedures to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the maintenance/production efforts, maximizing product quality, reliability and safety, while lowering costs.
  • Participate as team member, facilitator, or leader in various cross-functional problem solving, continuous improvement projects/events
  • Apply lean principles, tools and techniques to eliminate non-value added activities and improve workplace organization, quality, safety, visual communication, and general cleanliness and housekeeping.
  • Initiate and support improvement activities involving inspection techniques, process/procedure methods, tooling, cost and other areas involved in the control of material, process and product quality.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work.
  • Appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Core Competences:
  • Commitment to company values and ethics.
  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately.
  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy.
  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities.

  • Bachelor of Arts degree (BA.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Aerospace/Aviation Defense and Commercial quality experience (customer and regulatory requirements, detail parts, assembly, special processes, inspection, assembly/test, repair/overhaul, etc.).
  • Minimum 7 years management experience.
  • Five years’ experience in a 14 CFR 145 Repair Station.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, knowledge, and application of industry tools and techniques.
  • FM mechanics certificate with airframe and power plant ratings, preferred.
  • FM inspection authorization, preferred.
  • OAR or DER, preferred.
  • ASQ certification as CQA, CQE, or CUM, preferred.
  • Background in continuous improvement, preferred.

Physical Demands/Environment:
  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.
  • The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.
  • Some Travel is required.

Must Have 

CFR 145 Repair Station, FAA Inspection authorization,  DCMA dealings


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