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Quality Assurance Leader

Company: Elroy Air
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

At Elroy Air, we are building autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) cargo aircraft systems that will change the way the world moves goods. Transporting cargo by air has so much potential! It's much faster than by land or sea, but before recent developments in perception, autonomy, electric powertrain and aerospace materials - air transport has remained expensive. We're going to change that. And we're solving big problems; the commercial express logistics industry worldwide needs faster + better transport and spends $140B annually, and our men and women in uniform need a reliable unmanned aerial cargo delivery system. Our future partners and customers are responding enthusiastically. As we prepare to fly our vehicles with customers, we are looking for people like you: motivated teammates excited by this mission and by the rare opportunity to develop a world-class autonomous aerial logistics system. You will play a critical role in bringing the Elroy Air system to the world. As the Quality Assurance Leader, you'll define, plan and drive the build-out of the Quality Management System of the company. Act as the subject matter expert, internal coach and external liaison with regards to all operational Quality Assurance activities. Work alongside other operational leaders to foster the careful growth of production and supply chain operations, to achieve high levels of assembly, integration & product quality in a safe environment. Since this position involves working hands-on with direct reports, teams, suppliers, customers and investors, you'll need to work from the office, an operations facility, or on business related travel for the majority of work days. However, Elroy Air has a flexible work from home and remote work policy for those times when you can get your work done effectively at home. What you'll own

  • Focal point for the Elroy Air QMS (Quality Management System), processes and tools
  • Development of the QA (Quality Assurance) function, systems, team and processes
  • Take full ownership of the project plan and roadmap to achieve both AS9100 compliance and FAA production certification approval.
  • Main interface with internal functional leaders to baseline, develop and mature current processes, and ensure compliance to the appropriate levels of quality governance.
  • Be the subject matter expert for the QA function and the essential digital processes needed. Lead the full QA digital process integration as part of the Elroy Air digital factory roadmap
  • Focal point for external organizations related to quality: FAA Production Certification organization, Quality Assurance Registrar, calibration vendors and external specialist consultants.
  • Full QMS documentation system ownership. Establishing documentation standards, assisting with configuration control and workflow processes to optimize essential procedures.
  • Working as part of a small, talented and focused team, setting into motion the foundational Quality Assurance processes necessary for the company to scale effectively within an industry and regulatory compliant, aerospace production framework.
  • Domain expertise in Aerospace & Defense regarding specific processes that underpin a solid operational, engineering, supply chain and quality system. -
  • Deep experience and familiarity with the AS9100 QMS standard (implementing and/or maintenance of the standard).
  • Deep understanding of the business processes of a manufacturing, complex assembly or engineering & technology-focused company. Has worked in other roles of an organization with career experience outside of the Quality Assurance function.
  • Flexible, creative, yet focused individual. Able to solve problems, collaborate and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Aspiring leader and capable professional, that seeks to grow their effectiveness and leadership capabilities within a dynamic, innovative and growing organization.
  • Continuous improvement minded. Process focused and detail oriented. Must be comfortable with controlled change yet be agile enough to optimize at the boundaries of the tools and systems available.
  • Data driven mindset, able to utilize and amplify the benefits of digital tools to maximize their effectiveness within a rapidly growing organization. -
  • Determined, flexible and self-motivated. Must show resilience in the face of setbacks, learn from mistakes and be able to manage numerous, sometimes competing, priorities.
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in manufacturing and industrial companies.
  • Demonstrated Project Management Skills - able to define, plan, execute and adjust long-cycle projects.
  • Strong ethical values - willing to uphold quality rules and standards in an independent manner.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and their interaction, data requirements and interface with ISO 9001 and AS9100 (or similar) QMS modules or add-on, third party, software systems. -
  • Cooperative and effective team player. Able to collaborate with all levels of a fast-growing company.
  • Proficient with Excel, Powerpoint, or equivalent tools
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Education: Minimum Bachelor's level Degree in relevant discipline
  • Lean manufacturing & six sigma tools & experience
  • Six sigma black-belt or similar formal accreditation
  • QMS Audit experience, internal or external auditor experience
  • Process control expert - experience with process control plans & assembly optimization. Statistical process control and applying appropriate metrology at the appropriate points.
  • Start-up / early-stage company experience.
  • FAA Production experience (Production or MRO)PMP Certified / Program Management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to train & coach others ('train the trainer' certificate a plus)6-month outcomes
    • Will have rapidly integrated into the growing, dynamic and capable Elroy Air team and will have gained trust and respect of co-workers.
    • Will have collaborated, scoped, planned and detailed the phased, thoughtful and program-aligned implementation of the ISO 9001 and AS9100 QMS systems. Will have commenced specific work tasks to achieve this goal.
    • Will have chosen the digital tools and system(s) necessary to deliver an AS9100 level QMS and begun implementation.
    • Be up to speed with the detailed operational processes necessary to procure, assemble, inspect, certify and operate the Chaparral air vehicle that meet FAA production certification standards. -
    • Will have mapped out the resources needed to build a robust Quality Assurance function within the company, as time, budget and company growth can support.What's in it for you
      • Competitive salary + equity package
      • Comprehensive insurance options for medical/dental/vision/long term disability/life + optional plans for commuter accounts, pet insurance, legal help, and more!
      • Retirement planning: 401(k) with company contribution.
      • 3 months fully paid parental leave.
      • Highly flexible vacation policy- that we actually want you to use!
      • Employee Assistance Program with 24/7 support.
      • Developing Employee Resource Groups (Affinity Groups) for underrepresented groups.
      • A kind, diverse, and highly skilled team.
      • You'll help define a new category of aerospace / logistics / robotics, and you'll work on novel and never-before-built systems.
      • As an early addition to a quickly growing team, you'll help shape and define company culture and values.
      • Flexible work arrangements (we understand you have a personal life) Elroy Air values and strives for diversity in our workforce and does not discriminate based on applicant identity in accordance with equal employment opportunities and federal, state, and local law. We define diversity as a variety of perspectives, life experiences, and backgrounds which form a person's identity. This includes not just gender identity and race, but also; ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, ability, parenthood status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any combination of these characteristics. We encourage you to apply even if you aren't an exact match for our open role, many of our team members come from nontraditional backgrounds. All employees will be screened through E-Verify. This position will require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Please note that any offer for employment will be conditioned on any required authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations necessary to perform the responsibilities of the position.

Keywords: Elroy Air, San Francisco , Quality Assurance Leader, Professions , San Francisco, California

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