Sierra Nevada Corporation
full-time part-time employee contract
We are seeking a Product Assurance Manager with a Bachelor's degree in a related field of study. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to lead continuous quality assurance improvement efforts in order to support the design and creation of the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies - those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow. What to look forward to: As a Product Assurance Manager, you will be using your skills and expertise to devise and implement methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of our products and production equipment. You'll be responsible for developing, applying, and maintaining our quality control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished materials or finished product. You'll test, inspect, and audit the precision and accuracy of our products and production equipment to ensure adherence to standards and specifications.As SNC's corporate team, we provide the company and its business areas with strategic direction and business support spanning executive management, finance and accounting, operations, human resources, legal, IT, information security, facilities, marketing, and communications. Learn more about SNC's Corporate teamResponsibilities:Lead the transformation and rebuilding of the SNC Corporate Product Assurance effort as it transitions from a quality control based environment to a quality-engineering environment focused on improving quality and reducing costs.Team with Digital Transformation teams to provide and ensure successful integration of Quality requirements.Lead problem solving and continuous improvement events to optimize and improve support to Business Areas and programs.Establish quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirements with other members of management and with production operators, technicians, and engineers. Maintain oversight of Product Assurance requirements for supplier standards and Quality by studying manufacturing and engineering requirements; conferring and negotiating with suppliers; devising testing methods and procedures and manages the Approved Vendors List.Establish in-process product inspection standards by studying manufacturing methods; devising testing methods and procedures.Establish standards for the disposition of finished product by devising evaluation tests, methods, and procedures. Ensuring the suitability and maintenance of monitoring and measuring resourcesEstablish rework standards by devising inspection and physical testing methods and procedures.Establish product quality documentation system by writing and updating quality assurance procedures by adhering to industry best practices and new ways of thinking.Maintain product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures and government requirements; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs and manufacturing and training methods.Prepare product and process quality reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.Achieve financial objectives by preparing the quality assurance budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.Determine, identify and optimize the Cost of QualityEnsure the suitability and maintenance of monitoring and measuring resourcesEnsure efficient systems are maintained for measurement traceabilityProvide oversight and improvement to SNC Product Assurance Command Media requirementsProvide leadership and oversight for the Nonconforming Material Management ProcessMust Have’s:BS/BA in Engineering, Science, Technical10 + years Quality Experience in A&D field5+ years Quality Engineering Exp using advanced Quality tools5+ yrs Quality Management & Continuous Improvement Exp5 + years DoD ExperienceCritical thinker with effective interpersonal skills to negotiate creative solutions for complex compliance challenges involving multiple stakeholders.Prior experience in a manufacturing environmentIn-depth knowledge of ISO 9001 and AS 9100 standardsAbility to understand and interpret technical electrical and mechanical drawings, parts lists and test proceduresA problem-solver that uses new ways of thinking to solve difficult problems using a structured 8D methodology and other advanced quality tools and practicesPreferred:ASQ CertificationLean Six Sigma CertificationExperience with FAA requirementsCMMI ExperienceThe ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security ClearancesThe ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security ClearancesImportant Notice:This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNCSierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected statuspursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.