Quality Manager- Aerospace Greater Bridgeport, CT

This is the most profitable division in this publicly held, international corporation. Their customers include a long list of Fortune 50 aerospace corporations. The highly aggressive corporation started out in 1992 with their first division with $20MM to $30MM sales, and now they have 33 facilities in 5 countries with $727MM. Much of this growth is due to acquisitions. Management is hell-bent on gaining market share. Due to this growth, career opportunities abound in the corporation. Sales at this facility have ranged between $58MM to $80MM. This division’s facility is conveniently located right off Route I- 95. Reporting to the General Manager, the Quality Manager will manage an Associate Manager, a Quality Engineering Manager, a Quality Engineer, a Supplier Quality Specialist, 3 Quality Technicians, and 5 Inspectors, all working to AS9100, FAA, and NADCAP specifications. The Quality Manager will be in charge of the “homegrown” quality management system, will conduct some external quality audits, gather, manipulate, and analyze statistical data, use quality planning tools like PFMEAs, control plans, measurement system analysis, process capability studies to improve product flow. They will also be responsible for program launches, and much more. Travel is expected to be occasional- maybe 4 trips a year. There will be plenty of new projects to manage. The salary ranges from $120,000 to $150,000, depending on level of experience.  I will present qualified managers a little higher. Benefits include Aetna Choice POS II Medical, Met Life Dental, vision care, tuition aid, paid week off between Christmas and New Year, and 401(k) plan. This position is equity eligible after 2 years service. Relocation assistance is available. They shy away from folks who change jobs every year or two.
The position requires permanent U.S. residency and 5 or more years of quality management experience with an aerospace manufacturer working to AS9100/ NADCAP standards. A four-year degree is preferred, but they will consider equivalent experience. A drug scan and criminal background check is part of the interview process.

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