Director of Quality

Santa Fe Springs, CA - Direct Hire - Job ID #158

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The Director of Quality reports to the CEO and will be a member of the leadership team. They will be a member of the Quality team and work to develop and implement the Quality strategy at the enterprise.

Summary of Duties:

Oversees all aspects of Quality including Dimensional Inspection, NDT/Lab, and Quality Assurance functions in an Aerospace manufacturing environment

Responsible for implementing quality compliance, assurance, control and improvement initiatives across the enterprise.

Implements, manages and integrates the QMS for the enterprise.

Works with Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality personnel to support the resolution of customer quality issues.

Works with Supply Chain leadership and Quality personnel to drive improvements and enforce compliance in supplier quality performance

Works with internal manufacturing departments to improve quality performance and compliance to regulatory and customer requirements.

Establish and implement metrics for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable other functional managers and Quality Managers to make sound quality decisions – product, supplier, customer, regulatory and systems quality.

Ensures the site is properly prepared for internal, customer and/or third party, regulatory audits and ensures audits are properly managed.

Provide Sales & Marketing with quality and regulatory compliance related proposal inputs.

Supports contract reviews for new contract awards, customer and supplier LTA.

Oversee the root cause and corrective actions and other problem solving activities to drive effective corrective actions and process improvements.

Manage the Record Retention & Management process


Bachelor’s degree from a four-year College or University required.

Minimum of 10 years of Quality Assurance experience in an Aerospace manufacturing environment

Minimum 5-years’ experience in a supervisory/Managerial role

AS9100/ISO Audit experience

Working knowledge of OEM Process such as Boeing (Commercial & Military), Pratt Whitney, MHI, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Airbus preferred

ASQ Certificate in Quality Leadership, Quality Audit, Quality Engineering or Six Sigma is preferred

Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently

Proficient in Microsoft application tools: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

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