Manager of Quality and Continuous Improvement
Company: Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
Posted on: October 17, 2020
Country United States of America
State / County California
Division Wyman Gordon
Function Administration, Continuous Improvement, Operations
Position type Full Time
Anticipated start date Anticipated start date - day Anticipated
start date - month Anticipated start date - year November 1
448 Company Profile
With more than 150 operations and about 22,000 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,
forgings, and clad products 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.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar
company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide. PCC has over 160
plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in
over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to
being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the
highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually
pursuing strategic, profitable growth.
Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman
and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.
Business Profile Wyman-Gordon is a worldwide supplier to the
aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets. We hold quality
accreditations for all of the major airframe and engine
manufacturers for both civil and military applications.
Wyman-Gordon creates rotating closed-die forgings which are
critical for aerospace and land-based gas turbines. Wyman-Gordon
also manufactures structural forgings for airframe, nuclear,
petrochemical, power generation, and space applications. In
addition, Wyman-Gordon has heat treating, testing, and other
operations that support its global forging buiness.
Location Profile Carlton Forge Works produces seamless rolled rings
as well as open and closed-die forgings for the aerospace, gas
turbine, industrial, commercial, and nuclear industries while using
one of the most extensive lines of equipment and truly skilled
The Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for the
implementation of the Quality Management System, execution of key
elements of Quality operational plans, and developing lean
continuous improvement capabilities. By partnering with site
leadership, will facilitate full integration of Quality Management
System (QMS) into value streams ensuring audit compliance at all
times. Will lead a team of Quality Engineering, Compliance and
Collaborates internally to ensure quality standards are in effect.
Sets tactical and operational plans for the achievement of short to
medium-term goals for the development, modification, application,
and maintenance of quality evaluation, control systems, and
protocols. Provides guidance on the implementation of corrective
actions for issues related to internally produced products and
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Develops and leads implementation of solutions to nonconformities
and to satisfy quality issues raised by customers for Commercial
and Military/Government applications. Analyze customers product
specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements
for ease of manufacture and reproducibility. Interact with
customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and
establish feedback/corrective action with internal team.
Review customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests and
ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in
quality and process plans.
Directs Escape management procedures, root cause analysis, and
develops recommendations for corrective action for issues related
to internally produced products & processes.
Leads the development inspection plans, methods, and technologies
to assure the reliability and conformance of products and
Directs processes to identify and manage risk in product
development using PFMEA, etc.
Design, implement and document procedures and methodology for
process control, improvement adherence and control for all phases
of internal production and external supply chain processes.
Establish and implement applicable measurements / metrics for
monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers/employees to
make sound product quality decisions
Lead effort to define and train all employees on tools to perform
root-cause analysis and problem solving to identify root cause and
effective corrective actions/process improvements.
Establish collection and analysis systems of statistical data to
predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality.
Monitor supplier performance and establish criteria and rating
system for critical vendors.
Leads and coordinates internal and external quality audits.
Maintains and improves product quality by completing product,
company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating
customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management
to develop new product and engineering designs, and manufacturing
and training methods.
Experience & Education
BS/BA in Engineering or Business Administration Required
MS degree in related field preferred
5-7 years Aerospace Industry experience in Quality, Operations or
2+ years leading people
Six Sigma/Lean Certifications
Requires ability to provide technical oversight to quality military
and government customer initiatives. Must be a U.S.
Person/Permanent Resident Green Card holder or hold other legal
authorization to support military and government customers.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or
in the future.
Broad working knowledge of problem solving tools, theory and
principles of statistics and statistical process control
Project Management preferably demonstrating marked improvement in
process and systems
Experience in designing and implementing quality systems
Diverse knowledge of inspection and control methods, techniques and
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong computer skills including quality control applications, word
processing, spreadsheets and databases
Six Sigma and Lean experience
Knowledge of aerospace forging methodology and practices as well as
knowledge and understanding of prime customer systems such as
General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Honeywell are
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a
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