Director of Quality

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Six Sigma Black Belt
Crane Aerospace & Electronics has a unique and exciting career opportunity for a Director of Quality in Lynnwood, WA.. This position provides Quality leadership and has full responsibility for Quality at Crane's Lynnwood Site regarding the Quality Management System (QMS), customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, for product life cycle from Product Development, Production, Supply Chain to Aftermarket.. The incumbent must be a proven effective quality leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, sense of urgency, demonstrated performance results and a continual improvement mindset.. The specific functions for this position include the following:. Establish a zero defect culture by leading the deployment and continuous improvement of Quality Strategy. Proactive approach with an effective accountability process is in place enabling prevention and control. Drive accountability for daily performance reporting and problem solving of key performance indicators (KPIs) such as safety/quality/delivery/cost/growth (plan, do, check, and act). Develop and implement a quality organizational structure capable of supporting the strategic initiatives and lead the efforts to integrate quality into development of short and long terms business plans. Establish proactive business impact for the quality function.. Ensure compliance with Crane , Crane Aerospace and Electronics (CA&E), customer and industry specific quality requirements by establishing an effective internal audit and assessment, robust corrective action process to validate and improve system effectiveness. Ensure the effectiveness of measurement and monitoring systems to achieve improvement in Site business key metrics and quality processes key metrics.. Ensure Advanced Quality Planning in Product Development Process (PDP). Utilize the quality function to provide oversight and enhancements to the PDP to verify appropriate processes and procedures are being followed to ensure customer performance measures are met and an zero defect transition in to production takes place.. Effectively manages the supply base quality performance over the lifecycle (selection, qualification, management, monitoring and measurement. Ensure that the quality of purchased materials meets requirements and comply with applicable regulations.. Utilize quality function to lead continuous improvement actions to improve quality metrics and Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ). Achieve leading customer performance ratings through the implementation of CBS and QMS, driving improvement in key customer metrics.. Basic Qualifications. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (EE, ME, MSc., Chem) from an accredited institution. Minimum 10 years of experience in Quality in Aerospace and Defense, additional Automotive experience is a plus.. FAA requirements Title 14 CFR 21, Repair Station Title 14 CFR 145 experience. Expert level of leadership in problem solving,Six Sigma, PFMEA, process control. Experience with AS9100D and in customer specific quality systems and standards. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources. Leadership and people development, roll up sleeves, establish a culture of quality integration into the daily production issues and product development, and develop his or her staff to work similarly. Collaborative relationship with other functions focused on finding solutions that meet both our (internal and external) quality requirements and business objectives. Strong critical thinking and complex problem solving ability with a bias toward sense of urgency;. Preferred Qualifications. Graduate degree preferred. NADCAP experience. ASQ Certified Quality Manager or Certified Quality Engineer. This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S persons within the meaning of ITAR.. About Crane Aerospace & Electronics:. Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You'll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).. We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.. Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.. In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check prior to employment.. This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.. Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, or U.S. military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law, in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting.
Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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