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Optics Quality Manager

Optics Quality Manager
by Admin on 01-25-2023 at 2:16 pm

Website Samtec

Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $950 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 40+ international locations and products sold in more than 125 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service.

The salary range for this position will be between $100,000 to $150,000 annually inclusive of applicable bonuses and is commensurate with experience. Standard benefit offerings available are medical (HSA/PPO) dental, vision, group life, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, EAP, 401K plus other voluntary options, as well as paid time off.

Samtec is looking for an OPTICS QUALITY MANAGER to join our team in Colorado Springs.

Summary/Objective: The overall responsibility of the Optics Quality Manager will be to develop and implement quality management systems in a manner which fosters a culture of continuous improvement within the entire organization.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Implement robust quality systems in a highly complex microelectronics manufacturing environment.
  • Responsible for the quality activities across all sites involved in Optics Design, Development, and Manufacturing.
  • Oversee the customer, manufacturing, and supplier quality activities in the Optics product segment and ensure alignment with corporate goals.
  • Partner with other disciplines such as Product, Process, Manufacturing, and Test Engineering to drive DFM and continuous improvement efforts to meet customer expectations.
  • Customer Quality: Partner with Customer Quality Engineering (CQE) on root cause investigation of quality issues and implementation of corrective actions and product/process improvements through preventive actions.
  • Lead and/or participate in customer audits as needed.
  • Oversee and partner with Manufacturing Quality Engineering (MQE) on quality improvement projects, root cause investigations, and corrective actions.
  • Supplier Quality: Oversee and partner with Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) to drive improvements with critical suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • Ensure proper documentation of processes exists and is being followed.
  • Act as site lead auditor, following up on corporate audit schedule, completion and reports review from other internal auditors as needed. Provide full support during external audit process.
  • Partner with Engineering and Operations to form a cohesive team, quick to solve issues. Drive Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) efforts and oversee implementation of controls and metrics.
  • Work to sustain and improve quality management systems of ISO-9001, AS9100, ISO13485, and other standards as applicable.
  • Travel occasionally to other domestic and international Optics-related manufacturing sites.

** The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities. ** 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years in Quality Management.
  • Operations/Manufacturing Management is a must.
  • Experience in a semiconductor manufacturing, assembly of integrated circuits, or electronics manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts is preferred.
  • Quality certification (CQM, CQE, or related) is desirable.
  • Must be knowledgeable on relevant Quality Standards: ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS9100, ISO 13485, and ISO 14001.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related discipline.

SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based in business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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