Director, Quality & Continuous Improvement

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  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, electrical, chemical or material science engineering.  BS in Applied Sciences (math, chemistry, physics, etc) may be considered depending on experience.
  • 10+ years of quality / process engineering / Lean continuous improvement with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience specific to quality and continuous improvement.   Preferred candidate will have work experience outside of just quality (i.e. manufacturing, process engineering, R&D, etc.).
  • Expertise in ISO/QS/TS type quality systems and Lean Policy Deployment is required. 
  • The preferred candidate will have experience with electronics, printed circuit board assembly, and global supplier quality.  Supply chain logistics experience is a plus.
  • Candidate must have strong business acumen and ability to command the respect and response of a peer and senior leadership group.   Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Candidate must be able to influence team dynamics regarding quality and continuous improvement goals, deliver constructive feedback and provide quality and continuous improvement leadership in a cross functional environment.
  • Candidate must have solid understanding of statistical methods and their application to product or process engineering. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills are a must. The candidate must have experience with typical quality gauges and instrumentation plus understand engineering drawings.  Proficiency with Excel, Minitab, and PowerPoint is expected.
  • Candidate must have experience leading Lean Kaizen activities and the use of key Lean tools (SQDC boards, Gemba walks, 5S, SMED, TPM, value stream mapping, Kanban, standard work, etc).    Project management experience is expected.
  • CQE, CQM and / or Black Belt in Lean or Six Sigma preferred.
  • Up to 25 % travel is required due to multi-site and global supplier quality responsibilities.
  • Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish or English/Chinese are a plus but not required.

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