General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
This position reports to the Director, Quality Control and is responsible for the planning, managing, and technical performance of a Quality Assurance (QA) program within a Composites manufacturing operations environment. Essential functions include but are not limited to the following:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct QA activities including planning, implementing, and managing technical performance to ensure quality and financial objectives are attained.
Manages Quality Engineering, Quality Supervision and Inspection personnel situated across multiple composites manufacturing locations.
Organizes, plans and directs the QA programs on all projects of the division or group.
Participates in innovative and practical solutions to complex technical and quality problems.
Directs the activities of Senior Quality Engineering and Inspection personnel. May act as a primary QA spokesperson with line management, program managers, technical staff, customers, and government regulators.
Ensures technical leadership and excellence is maintained by directing and participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required management, professional, and technical talent.
Evaluates the quality of project work, approves project corrective action commitments, and follows up to assure effective implementation.
Coordinates material review board actions, calibration, and inspection activities.
Interfaces with procurement, manufacturing, engineering, program departments and customers to resolve quality issues.
Participates in periodic supplier performance reviews and provides input/recommendation to re-evaluate supplier status.
Provides support in maintaining ISO 9001 / AS9100 site certification.
Must have experience in Composites manufacturing and inspection, Tooling concepts and acceptance methods.
Must be familiar with nondestructive inspection methods for nonmetallic structures.
Experience in material and process control is required. Must have prior experience with DD-250 process for products and Tooling.
CMMI experience, AQC certification, manufacturing or quality background in aviation preferred.
Experience in the management of Engineering change incorporation in the field is a plus.
View Req 18911BR : Quality Assurance Manager IV
Requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering or a related technical field as well as thirteen or more years of progressively complex QA experience with at least seven of those years having management responsibilities. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
Must demonstrate a detailed and extensive working knowledge and understanding of QA principles, concepts, theories, regulations and practices; extensive knowledge of ISO 9000 or similar quality system; and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines and milestones.
the ability to resolve complex technical and management issues;
strong verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and present findings; and,
strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees, management and outside representatives. Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and be able to work extended hours and travel as required.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive total compensation package to include: company pension, 401K, health, dental, vision, etc.
Internal Number: 18911BR
About General Atomics
Founded originally in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, General Atomics (“GA”) and its affiliated companies now constitute one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems, remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
GA had an initial charter to explore peaceful uses of atomic energy. Leading scientists came to GA, forming the nucleus of a staff which, including affiliated companies, currently numbers about 12,000. GA carries out the largest and most successful nuclear fusion program in private industry. The company has been the primary developer of modular helium-cooled nuclear power reactor systems, and its TRIGA® research reactors have operated around the world for over 50 years. GA and its affiliated entities also manufacture, operate, and service state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles, are engaged in uranium mining and processing, and provide nuclear instrumentation, aircraft launch and recovery systems, superconducting magnets, systems for hazardous material destruction, magnetic levitation systems, medical diagnos...tic products, information technology and many other products and services for government and industry.
For over 50 years, GA and its affiliates have been qualified by U.S. Government organizations, including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation, as a government contractor and facilities operator. GA and affiliates' facilities contain over three million square feet of engineering, laboratory and manufacturing installations in the San Diego area. GA and its affiliates also have operations in Berlin, Dresden, Adelaide, Washington, D.C., Denver, Los Alamos, Oklahoma City, Tupelo and Ogden.
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