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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Quality Assurance Manager
SAT : Manufacturing
Kilgore, Texas

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Communications and Power Industries Satcom Division has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Manager. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology in the manufacturing facility in Kilgore, TX.

Designs, implements, and maintains quality assurance protocols and methods for processing materials into partially finished or finished products
•Designs methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of production processes, production equipment and finished products
•Performs analysis of reports and production data to identify trends and recommend updates or changes to quality standards and procedures when necessary
•Reviews Documents/Drawings/Instructions for conformance to requirements
•Compares defects against standards and recommends dispositions, and verifies implementation of rework
•Collects, organizes and analyzes project data, generates and/or reviews metrics
•Performs audits, assigns corrective action, and verifies implementation
•Participates in project reviews and meetings including technical design reviews, technical peer reviews
•Verifies compliance to defined requirements
•Witnesses and or monitors test activities
•Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
•Contact with multiple work groups
•Works under general supervision
•Interfaces with various engineering disciplines, manufacturing, program management, and other quality personnel
•Some contact with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality departments
•Works as an individual technical contributor on one or multiple project
•Participates as an active member of the project team
•Interfaces with customer representatives
•Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
•Travel may be required
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.

?Very solid knowledge of engineering (i.e., software, electrical, systems, etc) methodologies, tools, and standards
•Very solid knowledge of ISO 9001:2008, CMMI, ISO 14001ASME, ANSI, EIA, etc.
•Very solid knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
•Very solid written and verbal communications skills
•Ability to think creatively
•Ability to multi-task
•Very solid skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
•Very solid ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound quality engineering practices
•Very solid knowledge of interpretation of drawings
•Very solid skills in reviewing documents/drawings/instructions for conformance to requirements techniques
•Very solid skills in reporting quality activities, findings, and issues both in writing and verbally
•Very solid interpersonal skills
•Very solid knowledge of use of relevant inspection/measurement tools and techniques
•Very solid computer skills, both desktop software and required factory or engineering tools

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.