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Director of Quality in Mississauga at Global Partner Solutions

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

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Director of Quality

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Assembles major airframe components such as wings and fuselage for specifically for the Global Express and the Challenger 350, both high-speed business jets.

Scope of Position

The Director of Quality will act a key member of the leadership team and will be instrumental in the success of the aerostructures business by leading and driving quality as a key pillar of the organization. The Director will embrace and utilize lean principals and data driven management to assess and continually improve execution of the quality strategy in the organization. Address all related issues regarding in-house quality inspection process and First Article Inspection (FAI) process regarding wing assembly. The Director will support aircraft assembly operations for assembled components (structure assembly), installed kits and mechanical/ hydraulic systems.

Education & Other Requirements

•           Develop and implement a company culture that supports the overall business objectives and focuses on safety, quality, cost, schedule, delivery, continuous improvement, process and people.

•           Establish processes and procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.

•          Serve as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, reporting and Improvement.

•          Champion continuous improvement efforts to reduce rework and non-conformance report s.

•          Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance.

•          Reports to management on quality issues and trends.

•           Applies professional technical expertise and guidance to solve complex issues by interpreting technical data, drawings, engineering specifications and Customer specs and engineering documents.

•           Reviews engineering investigation requests regarding non-conformance, initiates quality deficiency reports ensuring that they are accurate clear, concise and comprehensive.

•           Working cross functionally to implement processes and controls to cost effectively maintain AS 9100 approval status.

•           Plans methods and sequence of inspections and testing when written information is not provided.

Monitor and verify the quality of assembly work in accordance with aircraft inspection documents, drawings and engineering specifications.

•          Responsible for area inspections and FOD surveillance as required.

•          Verifies production and quality documents, inspection records and working copy of the PIR book (operation traveler) for completeness and accuracy on previous operations.

•          Performs product/ process audits on assembly line part of the FAI process using basic auditing principles, procedures and techniques to evaluate product and process compliance to drawing, engineering specifications and quality system requirements.

•          Counsels with employees on disciplinary issues and recommends disciplinary action. Attempts to resolve informal complaints and grievances.

•          Provides clear and specific performance feedback and appraises the effectiveness of employees on their annual developmental review.

•          Recruiting, training, and evaluating quality team members.

•          Responsible for determining, understanding, and performing the evaluation of training needs and competencies.

•          Ability to work shifts to accommodate production scheduling.

•          Past experience within an aerospace or manufacturing environment, considered an asset.

•          Flexibility and willingness to learn new tasks.

•          Exposure to quality systems and safety fundamentals.

•          Equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

•          Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents will be given preference.


•          Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical or related engineering discipline is required. Master Degree or MBA is preferred .

•          Minimum of 15 years well-rounded experience in progressive experience relative to aerospace structures product quality, design and manufacture is required.

•          Strong minded and committed, focused on delivery, must be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

•          Ability to present data and reports to facilitate the decision making process at all levels of business.

•          Hands on experience and demonstrated skills regarding First Article Inspection process and FAI specific forms and inspection records in compliance with AS 9102 standards.

•          A thorough working knowledge of the various customer and industry quality system models such as 1S09000, AS9100 and D1-9000 is required .

•          Advanced blueprint-reading skills for interpretation of drawings, part lists GD&T tolerances and symbols.

•          Ability to work and interact with representatives from other departments throughout the organization.

•          Ability to interpret technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams and schematics.

•           Able to travel as required by the position including internationally.

•          Maintain professionalism.

•          Ability to accomplish duties required effectively and efficiently.

•          Keep the Manager's Name - Position Title informed of daily operations.

•          Ability to deal with added day-to-day issues and concerns.

•          Develops, executes and tracks Key Performance Indicators (KPl's) for your team.