General Electric Dowty USA Quality Leader in Sterling, Virginia

Role Summary:

The Dowty USA Quality Leader is responsible for the overall product quality review associated with the maintenance, repair, overhaul and manufacturing process for the Dowty USA operation. The successful candidate will drive the site’s tactical and strategic Quality Improvement Plan, and all the Quality related activities and initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities:

Additionally, as the Dowty USA Quality Leader, key responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as the site's focal point for Quality with customers, headquarters, regulators and auditors

  • Conduct recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of the Quality team

  • Execute strategies related to quality assurance and quality control of products, services, and manufacturing processes

  • Work cooperatively with the operations team to identify systemic quality issues within the plant and develop robust root cause corrective actions

  • Establish and execute strategic road map for process capability and inspection technology

  • Utilize Lean and Six Sigma tools to monitor and drive process improvement activities

  • Drive preventive and corrective actions to assure product compliance to specifications

  • Ensure that products and services perform according to quality standards and that manufacturing processes are capable and qualified

  • Drive the GE Aviation Production System elements (QIP and LPR) as needed

  • Partner with the shop leadership to assess the operations needs and develop new solutions based upon precedents in the organizations

  • Work on cross functional teams to cater to the Quality priorities

  • Develop and deliver solutions that enable the team to successfully execute quality initiatives set in the GE Aviation Production System

  • Conduct measurement system analysis

  • Coordinate technical aspects and lead requisitions

  • Build solid relationships with key customers and suppliers, and ensure customer requirements are evaluated, documented and flowed down properly, and products are validated

  • Present product / program strategies, technical road maps, risks and recommendations to senior leaders (Executives and Senior Executives) across GE

  • Implement the timely execution of quality simplification and improvement concepts to meet evolving needs

  • Coordinate design, project, and system engineers during detailed design, start-up, and warranty administration phases of project

  • Supervise activities such as field issues and failures investigations, root cause analyses and implementation of corrective actions, lessons learned issues and consequently design standard updates Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or College

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Production Quality or related Manufacturing field ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT :

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment Desired Characteristics:

  • AS9100 or similar Quality management system awareness

  • IPC and J-STD-001 Training

  • Ability to lead and influence peers

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Established project management skills

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