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Director, Quality

Company: Terran Orbital
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations. Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking an experienced Director, Quality to effectively lead the quality team, ensuring successful implementation and sustainment of Terran Orbital's quality management system in support of the various production and development programs within Terran Orbital. The Director, Quality will be responsible for building and leading a team of Quality professionals. Effective collaboration with procurement, manufacturing engineering, design engineering and program teams is critical to the role. This position reports to the Vice President, Safety & Mission Assurance. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for successfully leading and developing a team of high caliber quality professionals
  • Maintain responsibility for succession planning, organizational and talent development
  • Drive advanced product quality planning throughout the product maturity cycle
  • Application of root cause analysis, lean/six sigma methods and corrective actions
  • Benchmarking and adapting industry best practices to drive state of the art quality management standard work
  • Teaming with operations and supply chain to drive counterfeit parts avoidance and prevention, mistake and error proofing, and lean manufacturing initiatives
  • FRACAS and failure analysis QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 15 years of prior related experience in a high-precision manufacturing environment to include aircraft electro-mechanical systems such as engine controls, medical devices, or other high reliability commercial or defense electronics production
    • 7+ years of experience within operations, supply chain or quality
    • 5+ years of experience in successfully managing a quality assurance team DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
      • Master's degree in engineering or related technical discipline
      • Active U.S. Security Clearance
        • Excellent organizational, leadership, motivational, analytical problem solving and strategic thinking skills
        • Ability to build cross-functional partnerships and engage in and lead cross-functional teams and initiatives
        • Strong change management skills and experience
        • Experience with developing and monitoring quality performance metrics
        • Strategic mindset & long-term vision capabilities
        • Capable of problem solving, decision making and failure analysis
        • A self-motivated leader & a team player
        • Work towards AS9100 and other recognized quality standards
        • Apply principles of quality science, and other qualitative & quantitative methods to cultivate and partner in driving performance to contract, quality, cost and schedule, customer satisfaction and continuous quality improvement throughout the program lifecycle
        • Collaborate with various QMS elements and other support functions and customers to meet the various quality, cost, and schedule commitments PHYSICAL DEMANDS:This is largely a sedentary role with heavy computer usage. Position may require incumbent to move files, open filing cabinets and bend/stand as necessary.WORK ENVIRONMENT:This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.BENEFITS:
          • Employee Equity Incentive Program
          • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
            • 401(K) Match
              • Unlimited PTODISCLAIMERS:To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.ABOUT TERRAN ORBITAL:Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at--- .Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Terran Orbital, Irvine , Director, Quality, Executive , Irvine, California

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