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Company:                Smith Optics, Inc.
Job Position:           Quality Assurance Manager
Posted:                     30-Aug-2016
 
Link for more info:   www.smithoptics.com
Contact Name:         Nick Brown
Job Closing Date:    30-Sep-2016
 
General Summary:
Manage the entire department and all aspects of Quality Assurance.
 
Essential Job Functions:
•Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service. Investigate (and correct) customer issues and complaints relating to quality.
•Supervise workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure high productivity and
high technical integrity.
•Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and to establish quality and reliability expectancy of finished products.
•Provide technical and statistical expertise to teams.
•Formulate, document and maintain quality control standards and on-going quality control objectives.
•Coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other plant managers to maximize product reliability and minimize costs.
•Create, document and implement inspection criteria and procedures.
•Interpret quality control philosophy to key personnel within company.
•Provide, and oversee, inspection activity for product throughout production cycle.
•Apply total quality management tools and approaches to analytical and reporting processes.
•Interact with vendors to ensure quality of all purchased parts.
•Create and direct environmental test functions and applications.
•Maintain active role on internal continuous improvement teams.
•Design, develop and implement quality control training programs.
 
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSAs):
•Experience with Lab equipment such as Spectrometers, PM schedules, and Calibration best practices
•Ability to manage customer relations and work with other departments
•Able to multi-task with excellent organizational skills
•Computer literate (excel, SPC data base, word)
Education & Experience
•5 years of working experience in Quality Assurance combined with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments as a QA Manager, prefer in a manufacturing environment
 
Working Conditions
•Good working conditions with the absence of disagreeable conditions
 
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Company:                Smith Optics, Inc.
Job Position:           Quality Assurance Supervisor
Posted:                     30-Aug-2016
 
Link for more info:   www.smithoptics.com
Contact Name:         Nick Brown
Job Closing Date:    01-Oct-2016
 
General Summary:
Supervise all aspects of Smith QA; based on area of responsibility
 
Essential Job Functions:
Supervisory:
•Supervise Quality staff, taking care of training, scheduling and work assignments.
•Responsible for the proper staffing levels to ensure the customer's and Smith's goals and objectives are met.
•Maintain a flexible work schedule to ensure the timely processing (same day) of requirements when needed.
•Oversees and directs temporary employees on an as needed basis for special or short term projects.
•Performs annual performance reviews of the staff
•Lead QA staff meetings to ensure effective communication
•Maintains company policy and procedures within the Quality department.
Quality Standards:
•Ensure all test and/or inspection methods are in compliance with ASTM, ANSI, MCEPS, CE and Mil Spec standards (as applicable).
•Work with managers and supervisors to ensure superior quality and administer quality training to personnel in all departments.
•Identify nonconforming product; quarantine, label, and track through the appropriate process depending on disposition.
•Ensure inventory integrity for discrepant product.
•Oversees and conducts research on: faulty work, excessive scrap, rework, processing delays, product and/or processing defects (as applicable); and recommends changes in methods, standards and procedures when appropriate.
•Coordinate effective dispositions of quarantined product
•Create inspection procedures, forms and maintains all revisions in ISO master documents
•Works Closely with the ISO coordinator on quality related projects that require a corrective or preventive action.
•Lab specific; perform Calibration on instrumentation companywide, Preventative Maintenance and SPC on all Lab equipment, and ensure all records are kept accordingly.
•Conduct testing and reporting for Research and Development
Clerical:
•Utilize computer systems
•Ensures required paperwork and data transactions per job requirements, are completed and filed in a timely basis (typically 24 hrs).
•Create reports utilizing data collected and report to management
•Order equipment and supplies
•Customer billing of projects due to vendor error

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent computer skills in PICK, Microsoft Word and Excel
•Excellent organizational skills
•Ability to lead and motivate others
•Ability to hold people accountable for performance.
•General knowledge of ISO 9001 principles
•Past supervisory experience
•Must have excellent Math and Statistical skills
•Mechanical Prowess
•Lifting-up to 50 lbs
 
Education & Experience:
•Must have 5 years previous experience in Quality Assurance/Quality Control or Lab
•Must have prior knowledge or experience working in an ISO9001 environment
•Degree in Science related field is preferred
 
Working Conditions:
•Good working conditions with the absence of disagreeable conditions
 
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