DRS Technologies Inc. Quality Control Manager in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

DRS Technologies

DRS Technologiesis a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.drs.com.

DRS Company

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS)a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy. We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products.

Job Location:Fitchburg, MA

Position Summary

Responsible for managing a team of Quality technicians and inspectors for a program, commodity or Quality System process. Promote innovate use of quality tools, championing proactive quality improvement techniques in lieu of traditional inspection activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing a team of Quality technicians and inspectors for a program, commodity or Quality System process

  • Promote innovate use of quality tools, championing proactive quality improvement techniques in lieu of traditional inspection activities

  • Manage budget, cost and schedule input for Quality assignments

  • Manages quality inspection and test functions to ensure that proposed and existing products and processes are reviewed for the purpose of avoiding or eliminating unnecessary quality issues; develops recommendations for improvements that increase product uniformity and reliability and improves quality characteristics to reduce field failures and issues

  • Ensures that products are inspected and tested as required prior to shipment

  • Develops and initiates methods and procedures for inspection, testing and evaluation

  • Establishes quality control programs to evaluate precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical facilities

  • Reviews data submitted to ensure compliance with program requirements

  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for quality control procedures and devises methods to assess cost and responsibility of discrepant material

  • Directs quality control workers engaged in measuring and testing products and tabulating quality and reliability data

  • Provides technical and operational support and/or services to ensure quality control standards are met in providing support to various project tasks

  • Develops reports and papers on the progress and status of assigned projects

  • Develops corrective actions to support task problems and failures

  • Prepares quality control reports, requirements, etc, in response to request for proposals, quotes, brochures, manuals, etc Reviews quality control program plans and inspection plans submitted for approval

  • Plans, organizes and directs quality assurance audits for assigned customer projects

  • Determines quality control methodology and techniques used in inspecting and testing assigned contractor systems and/or equipment

  • Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to product quality and reliability and inspection

  • Works with Facility/Manufacturing Managers in establishing quality plans, procedures, and implementation on the manufacturing floor

  • Develops short- and long-range plans to improve the effectiveness of systems and processes while ensuring compliance with customer and internal quality standards, and to identify and resolve systematic and incidental quality problems

  • Develops and implements a systematic and effective process to investigate and resolve customer concerns and issues, and to ensure mutually beneficial and collaborative actions to maintain product quality

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Management or related technical field, or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of directly related quality experience

  • Proficient technical expertise and application domain knowledge

  • ASQ certification or Black Belt preferred Proficient with ISO Standards, 6 Sigma tools, Statistics

  • Ability to understand military specifications and to read blue prints

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills

  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action

  • Permanent US Citizenship status and ability to meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • Managing the Job

  • Decision Making

  • Team Development/Building Organizational Talent

  • Building Trust and Respect/Integrity

  • Customer Orientation

  • Technical Capability/Applied Learning

  • Communicates with Impact

  • Valuing Diversity/Cultural Effectiveness

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee requires normal manual dexterity, speech and hearing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty-five (35) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job require frequent use of a computer monitor.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We offer a very competitive base salary commensurate with experience including: an annual bonus, eligibility for a long-term incentive plan, and a business culture which rewards good performance. The Company offers a full range of employee benefits, and is prepared to offer a comprehensive relocation package.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet #NPS