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Quality Systems Manager

Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D

Quality Assurance
torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Divergent is on a mission to democratize the design and manufacture of vehicles. We want to enable a future where small entrepreneurial teams across the globe will bring increasingly material and energy efficient transportation solutions to market with a fraction of the capital and time.
Divergent has invented a complete manufacturing solution to address system level challenges. The Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) is a complete software hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing. To make the complex simple, it is a complete modular digital factory for complex structures. Given a set of digital requirements as input, the machine automatically computationally engineers, additively manufactures, and assembles any complex structure. The system is able to move seamlessly between manufacturing different vehicle models.
Quality Systems Manager
You will be working for an organization that values a strong collaboration between all Operations functions to ensure we are designing optimal manufacturing processes that are safe, cost effective, reliable and maintainable.
D3D is currently seeking a highly skilled, experienced Quality Systems Manager to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the organization’s Quality Management System to ensure continuous conformance to internal, customer, and regulatory requirements. The Quality Systems Manager will manage various projects, lead and champion systemic and process improvement initiatives, and provide corrective actions for a variety of products and services.
Position Objectives
Implement and maintain quality processes in support of AS9100/ISO9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001 and Nadcap accreditations with hands on support of additive manufacturing and operations quality.
• Review customer and engineering requirements to ensure successful new product launch APQP and PPAP.
• Stay up-to-date with industry/regulatory requirements and ensure that the organization’s processes and products adhere to the standards
• Maintain an robust corrective action system to address nonconformances and ensure effective identification and elimination of the root cause.
• Develop inspection, sampling techniques and quality control procedures ensuring the production of finished products meet or exceed quality specifications and standards.
• Compile and implement inspection and testing procedures for incoming and finished products, periodically reviewing and re-evaluating current procedures to ensure proper product inspection and testing are carried-out.
• Ensure that the Quality roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, documented, disseminated, and understood by all level of the organization.
• Plan, conduct and oversee internal audits to assess the effectiveness of the QMS, identifying areas for improvement and ensuring conformity to the standards.
• Recommend and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to track quality performance, analyzing trends and driving improvement actions.
• Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive calibration program for all measurement and test equipment.
• Provide training to employees on quality processes, standards, and best practices, ensuring that the workforce is knowledgeable about quality requirements. Support employee onboarding activities relating to Quality.
• Participate in the Product Development Process assuring customer quality deliverables are understood and communicated from quotation to successful product realization.
• Drive continual quality improvement initiatives internally and with suppliers, including resolution of process/ product non-conformances.
• Prepare and conduct annual management review meetings to the organization’s leadership that include at minimum, customer satisfaction, metric trends, cost of poor quality, audit effectivity, calibration, and other QMS affected processes.
• Continuously explore technology enablers to streamline quality processes, enhance data analysis, and facilitate effective decision making for the business.
Required Experience
• Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in technical discipline.
• Minimum 3 years of management related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Hands-on quality management experience at an automotive/aerospace OEM or Supplier with a focus on operational quality in a manufacturing process environment (laser cut, forming, bending, welding, machining, assembly).
• Experience in APQP process and PPAP package creation and submission.
• Have a working knowledge of GD&T and dimensional inspection techniques (CMM, Romer Arm, Laser Tracker, hand tools, etc.) including usage of Faro arm and/ or Metrascan experience.
• Extensive use of statistical analysis.
• Hands-on ability to lead team members to an objective quality process in support of AS9100/ISO 9001, IATF 16949, Nadcap and customer requirements, including deploying supporting documents, and required resources.
• Capable of analyzing operational situations, determining and evaluating risk, and employing management tools and problem-solving techniques (8D, 3 Legged 5-why) in resolving organizational challenges.
• Ability to interact professionally on a technical level (both written and verbal) with all company functional groups, suppliers, and customers.
• 3D printing quality activities a plus.
• Must be proficient with MS Office, with emphasis on reports, graphs, and presentations.
• Ability to travel as required.
Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.