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Manager, Quality Engineering Laboratory

Company: ITT Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary & ResponsibilitiesITT has been in the connectors business for over 100 years. We design and manufacture highly engineered connectors and cable assemblies for critical applications in harsh environments. Our products are used in Aerospace and Defense (A&D), Transportation and Industrial (T&E) and Oil and Gas (O&G) industries. Our product portfolio is marketed under Cannon, Veam and BIW brands and includes high performance, military-specification, and commercial connectors. The ITT brand is known for highly engineered solutions to meet the performance requirements that our customers need.

Position Overview:
The QE Manager has managerial oversight of the site Quality Assurance organization and the Quality Engineering Lab within the Global R&D function. The--Quality Assurance responsibilities for a manufacturing plant in the aerospace and defense industry include developing, implementing, maintaining a robust quality system and measuring its effectiveness to assure that the products and processes meet internal quality standards and requirements established by and/or applicable regulations.
Quality Engineering Lab provides Quality Engineering support to the Connectors' business-specifically, to provide product qualification testing and failure analysis services, and technical consultation on material selection, materials processing and materials application.


  • Manage a highly focused site quality organization, aligned with overall global quality expectations.
  • Develops quality management strategy & continuous improvement program for the site.
  • Ensures the products & services provided to customers meet customer requirements and regulatory standards at both the production & product evaluation level.
  • Ensures the compliance to Quality objectives (quality costs, product defects, customers satisfaction, etc) and the effectiveness of corrective measures.
  • Coordinates the fulfillment of the Inspection Procedures (Raw Material and/or Processes & Final Product) to ensure the Quality Requirements are achieved and maintained.
  • Develops and analyzes Process Performance by comparing Statistical Data & Acceptance Criteria seeking more Efficient Costs & Cycle Times, guaranteeing Product Quality & Reliability.---
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in Techniques, Systems, Test Equipment & Quality criteria, adapting them to the organization and supervising their implementation.
  • Participate in the planning, development and transfer of new products or changes in parts, materials or processes.
  • Supports the management of business quality systems and applicable certification systems (ISO, MIL, AS, etc) including the development, maintenance & updating of documentation, processes and records.
  • Supervises the calibration system for test and measurement equipment.
  • Represent the company before regulatory agencies and/or certification agencies and professional organizations such as ASQ.
  • Manages and participates in failure analysis, complaints, resolution & information request from customers.
  • Supports Continuous Improvement Programs, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Maintain close coordination with other areas (i.e. Purchasing, Materials, Engineering, etc.) to ensure key business development objectives are achieved.
  • Managerial oversight of a talented quality engineering laboratory organization, aligned with overall global engineering expectations.
  • Manage day-to-day activities of the QE Lab, including budgeting, goal setting and work-scope scheduling.
  • Provide support to Design Engineering and Production/Manufacturing Operations.
  • Perform technical analysis and develop reports as required.--Ensure accuracy and timeliness of reporting to internal and external customers.
  • Developing and maintaining test schedules are maintained and taking appropriate actions as necessary.
  • Establish and execute strategic plans to support growth objectives as required.
  • Ensure quick decision/execution of "Make-Buy" decisions for testing and failure analysis services, including management of those services.
  • Common objectives between organizations include:
  • Manage day-to-day activities of the applicable organization, including budgeting, goal setting and work-scope scheduling.
  • Prepares and manages the objectives of the departments, as well as validates and authorizes Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Develop, groom, train and manage talent by providing coaching and mentoring to build strong performing teams
  • Works effectively in a highly cross-functional environment, balancing multiple goals and priorities.
  • Collaborate with other ITT businesses and industry groups in leveraging resources, lessons learned and establishing Quality and R&D/Technology development Plans
  • Other management assignments in engineering and quality organizations.Safety is a core value at ITT. Our employees understand and follow all ITT safety policies and procedures, participate in workplace inspections, safety training, and in the development of job safety analyses.

    This position requires visibility to export controlled documents and information. Position Requirements
    • US Person (US citizen or Green Card holder) as defined in 22 CFR 120.15
    • BS degree in a technical field
    • Strong managerial, communication and reporting skills
    • Overall technical experience in manufacturing processes and materials used in the connector industry.
    • 3-5 years of direct experience in a manufacturing Quality or Evaluation Laboratory organization
    • 5 years of management experience leading highly focused technical organizationsPreferred/Additional Expectations
      • Connector manufacturing and/or testing preferred
      • Previous product evaluation lab experience preferred
      • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in MS Project a plus
      • Lean Six Sigma certification
      • Familiarity with military, industry and aerospace standards such as Mil-STD-790, AS9100, ISO9001 and ISO17025
      • Experience with DLA or other Qualifying Activities as it relates to Mil qualified products
      • Ability to become successful in a highly matrixed organization: influencing individuals with no direct control to achieve results
      • Fostering Teamwork and Diversity: successfully soliciting all facts and opinions from team members and creating a constructive and open environment for sharing data. Making decisions and communicating to team members why certain facts or opinions prevailed over others.Span of Control: 10 - 12 engineers and technicians
        -- Country United States Work Location CA, Irvine Company BS/BA Degree or Equivalent Percent of Travel Required Less than 25% Paid Relocation Available? No EEO Statement: "ITT Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Keywords: ITT Inc., Irvine , Manager, Quality Engineering Laboratory, Executive , Irvine, California

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