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Quality Systems Manager - Cromwell, Ct

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity


GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

To lead, direct and control the planning, implementation and optimization of total quality systems to achieve the quality strategies and objectives of GKN Cromwell Operations.

Job Responsibilities

• The definition, enablement, maintenance and improvement of a QMS that fulfills the requirements of the industry standards, applicable aviation safety laws, customer & GKN Aerospace requirements in accordance with the GKN Aerospace Quality Systems Policy;
• Integrated, effective and efficient coherence of the QMS with other Management Systems such as the Safety Management System, Health & Safety (ISO 45001), Environmental (ISO 14001), Energy Management (ISO 50001), Information Security (ISO 27001) etc. as applicable to the organization;
• Named Process Owners define, enable, & maintain effective & efficient quality processes
• Reporting and improving assurance activities
• Risk based scheduling of auditing and assurance activities to meet business needs and expectations
• Ensure effective monitoring processes are defined and enacted of 3rd party accreditation
• Develop and lead coordinated, common quality processes across the GKN Cromwell site.
• Establish and implement a process to determine root cause and corrective action for quality system escapes.
• Lead and Coordinate the development of standardized internal quality metrics to ensure the health of the Quality Management System.
• Ensure quality requirements are integrated with supply chain quality procedures.
• Develop and lead Special Action Teams as necessary to address immediate issues affecting the Quality Management System
• Develop, implement and monitor enterprise-wide Customer Scorecard reporting.
• Coordinate with site stakeholders to develop and implement training programs across the business units including Corrective Action, Statistical Methods and Problem Solving Quality tools.
• Lead and mentor Business Unit Quality personnel relative to Quality Improvement projects.
• Lead and develop Business Unit capabilities for developing and presenting quality data for the management review process.


Required Qualifications:
• BS or BA in a Manufacturing or Engineering discipline.
• Ten years of experience in Aerospace manufacturing and quality organizations.
• Must have a knowledge of ISO 9000, AS9100, commercial and military aerospace quality and engineering specifications, AS9145 and ASQR-01
• Experience of deploying QMS across an organization.
• Ability to facilitate a corrective action board.
• Ability to guide engineers and technicians on the application of various problem solving tools including 3C, A3, 8D, etc.
• Use of risk based methods and techniques for audit planning
• Experience working with SAP.
• U.S. Citizen per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
• Must has the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD secret Security Cleareance


Preferred Qualifications:
• 3+ years of Management in an Aerospace Quality Organization.
• Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, ASQ Certified Quality Manager (CQM) or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE). 
• Ability to effectively interact and persuade all levels of Management, Staff, Hourly employees, and customers.  



Diversity and Inclusion


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.


A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.


We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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