Manager, Quality

Aerojet Rocketdyne
Culpeper, VA
Sep 21, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
Full Time
Overview Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized Aerospace and Defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to domestic and international markets. We are a leading provider in both the solid and liquid propulsion market areas, as well as the number one provider in the tactical segment area of solid propulsion. From the first space programs to Orion, NASA's launch vehicle to carry humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond, Aerojet Rocketdyne is the leader in innovation. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future. Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Quality Engineering Manager to join our growing team nearCulpeper in beautiful, rural Orange County, Virginia (about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC). What we can offer you: Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impacton our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne Rest and Relaxation- 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays. Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs. Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America's Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company. This position may be filled at this level or one level higher. Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each) As Quality Manager the employee's duties will include: 60% - Manage the day-to-day activities of the Quality Engineering group. This may include, but not limited to activities such as: Providing technical direction to employees, assigning Quality Engineers to support programs, interface with other Aerojet Rocketdyne departments, establish work priorities and assign personnel to meet those requirements. Maintain department's fiscal expectations, utilization and commitments by working closely with internal customers and participating in meetings where decisions and planning / program support work scheduling occurs. Accountable for personnel performance evaluations in accordance with company policies and procedures. 20% - Lead and support Quality Engineers as required. Ensure current quality flow-down requirements are provided to Suppliers, internal manufacturing, Quality Engineers and other functional organizations through the interpretation of engineering drawings and specifications, customer quality requirements, and company quality requirements. Accountable for problem resolutions including the initiation and closure of root cause and corrective/preventative action. Support proposal activities as requested. 20% - Support, deploy, lead the Quality Engineering organization using the ARBOS (Aerojet Rocketdyne Business Operating System) tools as the foundational structure. Lead / participate in continuous improvement projects and innovative initiatives that drive improvement in key processes as measured through performance metrics. Respond to negative trends in performance data through the use of continuous improvement tools. Drive the use of process variation reduction activities. Requirements Requires a Bachelor's degree in quality, safety, engineering, physical sciencesor other related field, plus at least nine (9) yearsdirectly related Manufacturing, Assembly and Test experience required (preferably with aerospace industry emphasis) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications: Requires a working knowledge of common quality standards (AS9100 or ISO-9001) and typical aerospace processes (machining, welding, fabrication, material forming, product assembly, Foreign Object prevention, MRB, Quality Requirements Engineering (QRE), etc.). Demonstrated experience in the leadership of continuous improvement tools (eg Lean, 6S, root cause analysis, process mapping) required. Advanced degree in Business or Engineering is a plus. Experience developing new products in a multi-functional team environment strongly desired. Must demonstrate strong writing and verbal skills, and an ability to mentor and increase the effectiveness and productivity of employees. Experience partnering with other business organizations including Finance, Engineering, Program Management and Operations strongly desired. Support all program proposals with functional requirements, manpower requirements and risk assessments: Manage quality program and overhead budgets within 5% of latest approved budget, EAC or ETC. Experience in functional management with proven leadership in Quality Assurance or related discipline preferred. Must be willing and able to travel to other Aerojet Rocketdyne and customer sites. May be required to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires US Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement. Work Environment/Physical Requirements: Employees must possess the mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The work environment may also require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (ie ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning, picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fumes or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (ie steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat or hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization. Depending on the location of the position, visual certification requirement may apply. The position requires the ability to travel by air or auto.

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