Analogic

Manager Quality Assurance

Job Locations US-MA-Peabody
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(2/27/2020 5:44 PM)
ID
2020-1917
# of Openings
1
Category
Quality
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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.    

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

COMPETENCIES

  • Proven Leadership skills and experience.
  • Ability to recognize employee skill development needs and motivate them to learn and become high performers.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and technical competency in an engineering discipline.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, conflict resolution and relationship building skills with the ability to motivate and influence others in support of cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to analyze, measure, develop, and maintain continuous improvement of products and processes
  • Demonstrated experience management employees in multiple geographic locations.
  • Independent self-starter; ability to multitask, interface, and support cross-functional teams and internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate technical problems in clear and simple terms.
  • Ability to analyze root-cause of supply chain and field failures and recommend permanent irreversible corrective/preventive actions with mistake proofing.
  • Team player, change agent, ability to motivate and influence cross functional teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively to promote a process-centric culture
  • ASQ CQM/CQE, or equivalent certifications preferred.
  • Strong auditing, ISO 9001, 13485 and 21CFR Part 820, GMP, QMS medical device background  
  • Performance/Process Metrics, SPC, MTBF, Six Sigma, Lean, PDCA, DOE, FMEA, 8D, Corrective Preventive Action (CAPA), complaint handling and resolution
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Statistical software, and ERP, MES systems.

 

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. 

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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