JVT Advisors

Director of Quality

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Location: Bedford, Massachusetts
Employment Type: Direct Hire

Job Description

We are looking for a candidate that will have significant quality experience in highly technical products manufacturing environments and engineering solutions. You will be a major contributor to new product development programs and lead small teams of quality engineers to integrate multiple technologies into successful products. You will have a passion around both the exploratory nature of prototyping, as well as the rigor needed to finish and deliver a product to market and sustain mature products.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures ISO 9001 and 13485 are maintained and achieve ISO certification for acquisitions.
  • Educates and trains all employees as to their impact on the quality management system.
  • Reviews customer contracts and change requests to ensure the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans.
  • Interacts with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development personnel.
  • Supports concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
  • Reports to management on quality issues, trends, and losses.
  • Drives metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
  • Interfaces with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or manufacturing engineering required.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in QA systems implementation and management, with five (5) years of Quality, or Operations Management experience in a medium-size manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Proven track record of leveraging continuous improvement and Kaizen methodologies to deliver business results.

Travel:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and passport and be able to travel domestically and internationally, if necessary, up to 40%.

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