DIRECTOR OF QUALITY ASSURANCE
SAVING LIVES AND MAKING THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE
L3 Technologies is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training.
Electronic Systems (ES) is one of four L3 business segments, and provides a broad range of components, products, subsystems, systems and related services for military and commercial customers. We are searching for a Director of Quality Assurance for our Power Distribution - Philadelphia location.
This position will be responsible for division level Quality Assurance, reporting to the PD Director of Continuous Improvement. Manages the Quality Control, Quality Engineering and Quality Assurance functions in accordance with the SPD Quality Management System. Responsibilities include overall day-to-day direction and coordination of quality activities such as planning, directing work activities, resolving production/process problems in material, process and product quality areas, managing customer feedback/issues, and personnel training.
Supervise and mentor various levels of quality professionals.
Implementation, facilitation and oversight of strategically selected Corporate Quality Management initiatives, such as ISO 9001 Registration of Quality Management Systems, customer contract requirements and industry standards.
Leadership in design and maintenance of Quality Management Objectives & Standards.
Advise and develop Quality Management Systems reporting through periodic and ongoing communications.
Develop programs for continued improvement of our business processes.
Development and implementation of Quality Procedures necessary to insure product conformance to customer requirements and report non-conformances appropriately.
Communicate topics of Technical/Quality Management significance to all levels and departments.
Provide analysis and recommendations for strategic improvement plans, operating improvements and work methods improvement.
Aid in the development, creation and implementation of Quality Assurance's own initiatives and upgrades of processes, procedures, forms, reports and metrics.
Provide customer interface and coordinate inter-departmental activities necessary to resolve, local and field quality and reliability issues.
Direct programs or recommendations that will improve compliance and reliability through corrective action and trend administration.
Develop and implement training programs, as required, for quality awareness, effectiveness improvement, and customer satisfaction.
Review contractual quality requirements and assure compliance via plan implementation.
Provide marketing support in areas of proposal generation, technical marketing, and implementation of specialized programs.
Analyze quality trends and is accountable for assuring a multidiscipline approach to defect prevention and/or correction. This includes establishment and maintenance of an effective closed loop corrective action system.
Responsible for review and approval of capital equipment needed to maintain the and advance quality control capabilities.
Perform other functions and generate necessary reports, as required, for the PD Director of CI and the Site Lead.
Perform special projects both within and outside the Quality Organization as directed by the PD Director of CI and the Site Lead.
Support and participate in Corporate Quality sponsored inter-company teams and councils.
Perform other duties as required by Management.
Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline.
ASQ Certification (CQM, CMGR/OE, CQE or CQA) is an asset.
7-to-10 years of progressive management experience in manufacturing environment, including background in engineering, quality and manufacturing.
Working knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.
Lean Six Sigma experience a plus.
Management ability to develop strategic business initiatives in Quality Management and related areas.
Leadership ability on design, maintenance and improvement of Quality Management Systems.
Coordination and communication skills necessary for the highest level programs.
Budget planning and organizational controls.
Skills in human relations techniques, both internally within division, company, and externally with customers.
Technical skills with mechanical and electrical comprehension.
Product knowledge with ability to analyze problems and to establish and/or direct corrective action.
Understanding in all phases of metrology, inspection, and test methods.
Skilled in reliability and maintainability programs in accordance with governing standards and specifications.
Effective presentation and training skills.
Working knowledge of QA methodologies, SPC, Process Mapping, FMEA, Control Plans, etc.
Effective writing skills, including proposals, reports, procedures, forms etc.
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
The successful candidate will be based in the Electronic Systems' Power Distribution business unit, in the Philadelphia, PA area. A competitive market-based compensation package, commensurate with the responsibilities and experience requirements will be provided.
If you are excited about Saving Lives and Making the World A Safer Place to Live, Sharing our Values and Exceeding our Leadership Excellence Expectations, please introduce yourself by sending your resume to:
L3 Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3 provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. L3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.