Quality Assurance Manager

Idex Corporation Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 3 months ago

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At CVI Laser Optics, we specialize in the design and manufacture of high performance optical components for use in lasers, laser beam conditioning, and laser beam delivery from the UV to the near-IR. We create optical assemblies and subsystems for volume OEM applications in science and industry, including spherical components, flats, polarization control, prisms and waveplates. We also provide a range of low dispersion and dispersion compensated optical components for ultrafast laser applications. To learn more, visit us at https://www.cvilaseroptics.com/


Develops, implements and coordinates the quality program to prevent or eliminate defects in new or existing products and systems by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.


  • Administers the AS9100 and ISO 9001-2015 program requirements.

  • Sets up and maintains internal audit system

  • Responsible for measurement calibration system

  • Oversight of training systems on site.

  • Maintains the supplier quality system and must maintain or reinvent the supplier quality notification system

  • Maintains the incoming inspection system and establishes, maintains and updates as necessary incoming inspection sampling protocols.

  • Handles Customer complaints and responds with corrective action reports as necessary.

  • Works with the QC RMA team to communicate customer issues with the team.

  • Develops initial and subsequent modifications of the quality program to delineate areas of responsibility, personnel requirements and operational procedures within program.

  • Evaluates contents of reports from operational areas and confers with top management personnel preparatory to formulating fiscal budget for product assurance program.

  • Conducts meetings with manufacturing, management and quality areas to establish, delineate and review program policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.

  • Visits and confers with representatives of material and component vendors to obtain information related to supply quality, capacity of vendor to meet orders and vendor quality standards.

  • Confers with engineers about quality assurance of new products design and manufacturing methods to prevent or rectify problems.

  • Reviews technical publications, articles and abstracts to stay abreast of technical developments in industry.

  • Ensure all practices in the department are safe and ergonomically correct.


  • This position will have access to ITAR sensitive documents and requires U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency.

  • Experience with statistical techniques and Six Sigma tools.

  • Identifies, recruits, and develops the strongest talent. Proactive in developing, remediating, or removing weak players.

  • Has the charisma to lead a dynamic organization.

  • Ability to influence and strategically partner with individuals of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the organization.

  • Fosters cross-functional/global problem solving and cooperation.

  • The ability to adapt to work effectively in an environment of change, uncertainty, and ambiguity; can make pragmatic decisions in a timely fashion, especially when there is not a clear "right way."

  • Bias for action; drive to achieve results and goals in the short and long term.

  • Organized; strong time and project management skills.

  • A drive to discover and meet the needs of customers (either internal or external).

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Qualified candidates must have hands-on experience in the optics/photonics industry.

  • Working knowledge of RoHS compliance requirements.


BS in optics, physics or related field

Minimum of 5 years quality management experience in an optical manufacturing environment


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

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Quality Assurance Manager

Idex Corporation