Work under the general direction of the Quality Manager with a minimum of supervision. Is responsible for the management of moderately complex or single quality assurance engineering programs or function.
Develop and implement plans to accomplish program objectives that support schedule and meet contract objectives. Work with and interpret blueprints, drawings and mil-specs in accordance with government and/or customer contract requirements. Monitor status of master plan and all related department plans and schedules to ensure milestones are accomplished. Identify problems in the program and assure a plan is developed in coordination with other operating departments for implementing corrective actions. Initiate corrective action, if appropriate.
Provide leadership on quality issues concerning both customers and internal programs to assure effective cause, corrective and preventive action; monitor for continued effectiveness. Participate in program reviews and product cell meetings. Provide recommendations for improved contractual performance. Serve as liaison between customers and management to ensure customer programmatic requirements, cost and schedule are maintained. May be required to develop and present quality and reliability issues/concerns to customers. Assist in the development and presentation of training programs, as needed.
Follow standard departmental and company procedures as outlined by management. Have ability to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Broad knowledge of a general technical field such as quality assurance or quality engineering. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation application software. Understand and be able to work to ISO 9001 regulations. High school education plus additional education, training or certifications equal to 2 years of college. 5 to 7 years of quality assurance experience.
All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.