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Quality Assurance Manager - TS16949 / AS9100

Buffalo, New York, United States
Competitive plus bonus
December 07, 2018


Quality Assurance Manager

Our client, an expanding manufacturing and machining facility in western NY, is searching for a highly qualified Quality Assurance Manager to join their ever-growing team.

SUMMARY: The Quality Assurance Manager develops, implements, and manages quality control systems to ensure continuous production and consistency with established standards. Champion environmental standards with regulatory agencies and AS9100 standards/audits. The position supervises a team of quality control inspectors.


• Develop, implement and maintain procedures to ensure a high level of internal quality assurance standards of machined products.

• Provide quality assurance expertise in the areas of tooling, prints, specifications, product maintenance, raw materials, and vended products throughout the production process.

• Promote quality achievement and performance improvement with quality training programs.

• Formulate, document and monitor our performance to AS9100 Standards through periodic audit scheduling.

• Lead Site in preparation for AS9100 Annual Audit and work with Audit Team during annual audit.

• Develop and maintain system to ensure that the most current documents are distributed to the floor, training completed, and records maintained.

• Maintain awareness of business goals and company profitability, including budgetary control issues.

• Assess product specifications of the company and its suppliers to certify compliance to Customer specifications.

• Collaborate with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements for external suppliers and continuous compliance.

• Develop, implement, and enforce clearly defined quality policies and procedures.

• Analyze quality performance data (COPQ) and develop plans to address gaps, improve, and communicate to employees.

• Partner with Customers to ensure the execution of corrective action and compliance with Customers’ quality specifications.

• Monitor quality performance through data collection to produce and present statistical reports.

• Maintain an active role in product design from inception to execution.

• Recommend methods, materials, staffing, and layouts for improvements based on manufacturing needs and capabilities.

• Participate in corporate strategic planning and budgetary processes.

• Promote and participate in problem solving on the floor to ensure irreversible corrective actions are implemented and followed.

• Manage the application of Environmental, Health, and Safety standards.

• Knowledge, understanding, and compliance with Customer and Company standards, policies, and procedures.

• Comprehension of compliance and enforcement of all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations relating to job duties.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises employees in the Quality department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's 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.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant work experience required. Experience in Aerospace and Defense work preferred.

• Five (5) years’ experience as quality manager including at least two (2) years of inspection experience required.

• Technical skills in Engineering Management, Quality Assurance, and costing required.

• Experience in Lean Manufacturing methods preferred.

• Proficient personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office.

• Ability to take a “hands on” approach to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions to prioritize work in a multi-tasked environment.

• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills.


• Supervisory/Management Responsibility

• Quality Control Inspectors

• Relationships:

• Internal: All levels of Executives, Partners, Sr. Management, Management, and Staff,

• Engineering Staff

• External: Customers, Potential Customers, Auditors, Vendors, Prospective Employees, Public


• Manufacturing / Office environment.

• Ability to lift and/or move 20 pounds with or without accommodation.

• Planned travel


• Salary for this direct hire position will be commensurate with experience and will include a competitive benefits package, paid holidays and vacation, room for growth, etc.


• Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word formatted resume, employment references, and salary history for immediate consideration.

• Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

TxMQ, Inc.

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