This position will manage a group of Quality professionals to perform at their peak across all areas of Analogic Corporation. Activities include planning and directing the team to drive quality performance of the organization while meeting company standards and the methods in our Quality Management System and other business process requirements.
Assures smooth operation of the quality function, maintaining daily records and reports. Prioritizes team tasks and schedules based on product introduction and manufacturing schedules, maintaining a minimum turnaround time. Makes recommendations for capital expenditures and completes manpower planning and analysis.
Develops business Goals and Objectives for all employees including personal development. Outlines and implements training procedures of employees including drawings, prints, schematics, and Quality Assurance standards.
Works with manufacturing to automate data collection for real time reporting. Creates key characteristics plan for supplied components. Determines statistical indicators to reduce or eliminate redundant inspections.
Confers with manufacturing, materials, engineering and quality control personnel to ensure that quality procedures are followed and recommends Measurement Systems Analysis Studies to assure robust streamlined measurement systems where appropriate.
Manages supplier performance including quality and delivery and performing audits and inspections when appropriate.
Identifies process improvement opportunities, charters projects and drives the team to accomplish the project objectives.
Conducts product performance and process metrics analyses and reports to senior leadership.
Drives robust root cause analyses to develop permanent irreversible corrective actions. Works with quality engineers to develop their root cause analysis skills.
Performs technical and organizational activities related to QA activities and functions. Participates in design reviews during new product introduction to contribute quality requirements and considerations. Develops integrated quality plans for total quality activities required for the introduction of new products.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, or other relevant technical discipline or equivalent. Masters Degree is preferred. Ten or more years Quality experience with at least two or more years in a personnel management role. Experience working in a regulated medical industry is required. Lean Six Sigma experience is required with Black Belt certification highly desired.
Individuals may be required to sit/stand in one place for long periods of time. They might be required to lift and move related equipment up to 50 pounds from time to time. This may include bending or kneeling briefly. Required to use PC/laptop/mouse for significant time virtually every day. Works in an office and lab environment with visits to the manufacturing floor to observe issues that may arise. Work in labs and manufacturing requires appropriate safety and ESD protections. Work in an x-ray environment requires x-ray safety training as well as wearing a dosimeter badge.