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Manager New Product Introduction & Software Quality Assurance (2021-063)

Company: Astronics Corporation
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

The Manager of New Product Introduction & Software Quality Assurance will oversee the quality assurance for new development programs. Work with cross-functional managers to resolve issues and improve our systems and processes. Manage the Quality Engineers and Software Quality Engineers assigned to new development programs. Manage internal regulatory matters and our company processes that meet those requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

People Management:

  • Manage employee development and training requirements to promote a motivated and skilled QA department.
  • Anticipate gaps in the quality department to be able to support new products. Lead the group in addressing said gaps by developing the systems and skills required, and/or acquiring the necessary tools.
  • Administrative tasks associated with people management (timecard approvals, program assignments, etc.).
  • Attend management training.

Operations and Compliance:

  • Understand industry standards associated with aerospace product development (e.g. DO-178C, DO-254, ARP4754A) and the role of the QA in these standards to be able to mentor engineers fulfilling these roles.
  • Manage product quality and reliability issues for new development programs by providing a lead role and managing problem resolution.
  • Oversee and manage internal regulatory processes. Provide a lead role in resolving regulatory issues.
  • Contribute in the internal and external product and system quality audits.
  • Assist in the review of proposals and contracts for new programs.

Continuous Improvement - Systems and Process:

  • Be a change agent for the QA organization by identifying, prioritizing, managing, and executing continuous improvement projects. Build collaborative relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Actively contribute in the department Strategic Planning Process and Initiatives.

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation.

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Keywords: Astronics Corporation, Kirkland , Manager New Product Introduction & Software Quality Assurance (2021-063), Other , Kirkland, Washington

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