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Quality Supervisor

Company: Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
Location: Kent
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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United States of America

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Protective Coatings



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Company Profile

With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability - not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Job Description

The Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for leading and developing people, processes and systems that ensure the highest safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency. Ensures that all products and services meet or exceed government, industry and company specifications. Ensures that the company's strategy for quality products and customer satisfaction be responsive, effective, and reach all areas of the organization with special emphasis on the constant concern for product liability.Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to all PCI safety and work rules as dictated in the employee manual
  • Develops, reviews, approves, initiates and implements standards and methods for inspection, testing, and product evaluation before release into the ProCoat System Document Center
  • Reviews, oversees, plans and conducts the analysis, inspection, design, test, and/or integration to assure the quality of the assigned process
  • Develops, reviews and approves procedures, forms, and instructions within the QMS
  • Establishes programs to evaluate precision and accuracy of production and Quality Control processes, measurement, and analyzes equipment and facilities used for process verification
  • Oversees the documentation of data obtained during all quality activities consistent with company policies and procedures
  • Communicates to appropriate personnel and management significant issues or developments identified during quality activities and provides recommended process improvements to management
  • Prepares and presents technical and program information to team members and management
  • Establish working relationships with Manufacturing, Engineering, Production Control, Marketing, and Purchasing to maintain quality throughout the ordering and manufacturing cycle and to minimize the potential for non-conforming parts.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry regulatory (NADCAP, AS9100 etc.) quality codes and standards
  • Provides interpretive support of customer drawings, specifications and regulations assuring that process operators have clear understanding of appropriate customer requirements
  • Communicates with customer(s) concerning Quality issues/matters including but not limited to process performance, process failures, NOE's to customer etc.
  • Clean, organize and maintain work area as prescribed by manager
  • Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations' policies, procedures and applicable laws.
  • Interviewing new employee candidates and making recommendations for hire
  • Assuring that appropriate training is scheduled and performed,
  • Appraising performance of direct reports, rewarding and disciplining employees, and addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Supervises, directs and supports the following:
    • Quality Engineers engaged in quality activities such as:
      • Document Control, Acceptance Authority Media, and Spec. Reviews
      • Calibration / Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment
      • Audits: Internal (QMS and Process) and External (Prime, Customer and regulatory)
      • Corrective Action Preventive Actions (CAPA) Process: 5 Why, Root Cause Analysis
      • Nonconforming product (Internal and External)
      • Maintenance of the Quality Management System
      • Lab Technicians engaged in lab activities such as:
        • Process control testing
        • Solution analysis
        • reviews
        • Maintenance of the Lab
        • Quality Inspectors engaged in quality activities such as:
          • Inspection (Receiving, In-process, and Final)
          • Bakes (Stress relief, Hydrogen embrittlement, and Cures)
          • Process Control Testing
          • Certificate of Conformance
          • Data Entry operators engaged in the following activities:
            • Certificate of Conformance (typing & corrections)
            • Scanning operators engaged in the following activities:
              • Scanning quality records (travelers, process documents, quote cards, material certs, etc.)
              • Cert corrections
              • Plans and monitors the flow of work through Quality Assurance and the Lab.
              • Establishes or adjusts department schedules, hours etc. to assure that customer production schedules are met
              • Formulates and maintains quality assurance objectives and coordinates objectives with production procedures in cooperation with shop supervisors to maximize product reliability and minimize costs
              • Maintains inspection data and prepares list of defects, interacts with other departments to ensure compliance with specification and to facilitate the acceptance of parts.
              • Perform other duties as necessary or appropriate to the position.Required Skills:
                • Excellent working knowledge of the following:
                  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance: Understanding of a QMS is critical
                  • Chemistry: Understanding of metal finishing, specifically plating processes, such as cadmium, zinc nickel, copper, and anodize is critical
                  • Quality systems, process control, statistical analysis, specifications, and manufacturing safety practices
                  • Personal computers and standard office software (such as MS Word, MS Excel, E-mail, MS Office and Internet) with ability to develop and maintain spreadsheets, reports, and presentations
                  • Aerospace industry (manufacturing/processing environment)
                  • Products, metal finishing, and non-destructive testing processes
                  • Multi-task in fast-paced environment, manage multiple tasks and changing priorities using strong organization and prioritization skills
                  • Quickly understand concepts and think through possible solutions and implications
                  • Read and interpret quality and specification data with an understanding of company policies, procedures, and internal controls.
                  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, colleagues, and customers
                  • Read, analyze and interpret documents such as drawings, blueprints, and production schedules
                  • Work with mathematical concepts such as basic math, geometry, and trigonometry
                  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting/problem solving skills with an emphasis on attention to detail balanced with a big picture focus and ability to work cooperatively with others. Collects and researches data, designs work flows, and procedures
                  • Project Management - Ability to manage projects with competing deadlines
                  • Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance
                  • High degree of integrity while working with confidential information discreetly and appropriately
                  • Strong ethics, reasoning, and excellent communication skills (oral and written). Clearly articulate results and needs across all levels (individuals or groups of customers or employees)
                  • Team player with a proactive, positive attitude and a strong sense of self-motivation, accountability, and responsibility.
                  • Familiarity with working with hazardous materials and utilizing appropriate PPE.Required Experience:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                    • At least 3 years supervisory experience, aerospace industry preferred.
                    • At least 5 years of experience in quality control and/or quality assurance in a processing and/or manufacturing environment.
                    • Black or Green Belt Six Sigma Certification is a plusLevel of Education:
                      • High School Diploma
                      • Associates Degree or equivalent preferred

                        For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $70000 to $85000 US Dollar (USD) Salaried based on a variety of factors. For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company's Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 2X the Company's bonus multiple, based on the Company's performance in the applicable quarter. Employees will receive 120 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company's 401(k) plan.

Keywords: Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC), Kent , Quality Supervisor, Other , Kent, Washington

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