United Technologies Corporation Senior Manager - Quality Assurance in Foley, Alabama

Job ID: 71706BR

City: Foley

State: Alabama

Country: United States

Category: Quality

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

You probably never think about it, but the engines on an aircraft need to be housed in safe, aerodynamic structures called “nacelles.” UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business is a world leader in nacelle technology, which leads to better fuel efficiency, less engine noise and critical stopping power when the airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world’s newest and most game-changing airplane platforms. And we’re not stopping there: we’re working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we’re pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

  • You could be a great fit for our Quality organization if:

  • You take immense satisfaction and pride in the quality of your work.

  • You’re the first to point out opportunities for continuous improvement (even outside of work…not at all to the annoyance of your friends and family).

  • You understand the absolute importance of adhering to compliance…all while making your customers (and boss!) super proud by achieving a zero-defect quality delivery plan.

OK. We got it. You live and breathe Quality. So do we! For us at UTC Aerospace Systems, quality is personal. People’s lives and safety depend on the quality of our products. From the child flying for the first time, to the men and women who save lives, to the astronaut exploring outer space – what we do matters, every day. If you checked the boxes above, we invite you to join the Quality organization as we work to be the best aerospace company for the world by delighting our customers with 100 percent on-time delivery and zero defect parts.

UTC is currently looking for a Quality Leader that will be responsible assisting the management team in the delivery and execution of quality direction and function within its Foley, Alabama, Original Equipment Manufacturing facility.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of compliance of products and processes used by the location internally in the production of aerospace products.

  • Oversite of the Tooling and Tool Quality Organization which supports manufacturing operations.

  • Analyze quality metrics to ensure cross-functional resources are properly aligned to reduce Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ).

  • Create and communicate quality improvement plans.

  • Support and ensure timely response to customer inquiries to improve customer satisfaction.

  • Drive standardization of Quality Management Systems and standard work across the organization.

  • Provide expertise in Quality Assurance and process improvement tools/methods to targeted functions of the organization to support them in their continuous improvement activities.

  • Interface with production, engineering and other resources to conduct root cause corrective action analysis for problem-solving and process improvement.

  • Facilitate the investigation and elimination of causes of quality problems and follow up on corrective actions, including final approval before submission to the customer.

  • Understand internal and external customer requirements with a high attention to detail in resolving findings.

  • Participate in the internal Quality System Audit program for the organization, including the implementation of a Layered Process Audit System.

  • Ability to interface with all levels of management, external customers, and government agencies.

  • Support the daily activities of the functional Quality organization ensuring adequate resources are in place to support daily operations, cross training is happening to maximize the Quality staff.

  • Participate in regularly scheduled Gemba Walks to support operations in the Real-Time Problem Resolution process.

  • Participate in staff meetings and facilitate team meetings for the Quality Organization.

  • Develop, coach, mentor and manage staff. Establish goals and develop measurable metrics to gauge achievement against goals.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of mechanical engineering, lean manufacturing.

  • Self-motivated with a passion for Quality and proven problem-solving skills.

  • Experience with the PPAP process.

  • Experience in continuous improvement methodology.

  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering technical data, such as manufacturing, part drawings, or industry standards to provide guidance to cross-functional teams.

  • Experience with statistical process control and lean practices.

  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in the following MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Must be able to wear the necessary Personal Protective Equipment to work in clean room environments.

  • Develop and mentor team members & leaders.

  • Proven leadership skills with ability to develop, enhance and support effective teamwork.

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally to support the business needs.

  • Willing to relocate to Foley, Alabama area, relocation or interview travel reimbursement may be available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Quality standards including AS9100D and ISO9001:2015.

  • SAP and/or other MRP programs.

  • Teamcenter knowledge.

  • Shainin RedX or Six Sigma experience.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or other related discipline with 8+ years of related experience required.

  • Advance Degree in Engineering, Business or related discipline with 6+ years of experience preferred.

Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

UTAS4220183

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of mechanical engineering, lean manufacturing.

  • Self-motivated with a passion for Quality and proven problem-solving skills.

  • Experience with the PPAP process.

  • Experience in continuous improvement methodology.

  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering technical data, such as manufacturing, part drawings, or industry standards to provide guidance to cross-functional teams.

  • Experience with statistical process control and lean practices.

  • Strong PC skills with proficiency in the following MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Must be able to wear the necessary Personal Protective Equipment to work in clean room environments.

  • Develop and mentor team members & leaders.

  • Proven leadership skills with ability to develop, enhance and support effective teamwork.

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally to support the business needs.

  • Willing to relocate to Foley, Alabama area, relocation or interview travel reimbursement may be available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Quality standards including AS9100D and ISO9001:2015.

  • SAP and/or other MRP programs.

  • Teamcenter knowledge.

  • Shainin RedX or Six Sigma experience.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.