US-California-Huntington Beach
Date Posted
17 Jun 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

The Quality Manager has the authority and accountability to manage the successful performance of the Quality function at the site. The incumbent will represent Cobham in customer interactions related to quality issues and, through their leadership and example, cultivates all site employees in Cobham’s commitment to quality excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages and implements quality programs, policies, and initiatives.
  • Follow QMS procedures and lead the AS9100 Rev D/ ISO 9001-2000 compliance registration within aerospace or Mil-Spec environment
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Lead dock to stock initiatives
  • Review supplier non-conformances; issue corrective actions as deemed necessary
  • Lead certified operator program; build quality into the process, minimize dependence on final inspection
  • Provide management oversight and guidance to ensure compliance with company quality requirements and customer quality requirements.
  • During cross functional meetings, interface with company departments ensuring compliance to customers' and company's quality requirements.
  • Review customer purchase order and contracts, become familiar with customer documents and communicate quality requirements to cognizant departments.
  • Perform internal procedure and process audits as requested.
  • Represents QA on Material Review Board (MRB) and Configuration Control Board (CCB).
  • Perform supplier surveys and assist in supplier oversight.
  • Interface with engineering department in design, support and documentation  of drawings and files
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 5 or more years related experience
  • Experience in QA/QC inspection functions in a supervisory role
  • Understanding of production processes, raw materials, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of high technology products
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and decisively with all levels of the organization and be able to solve practical and complex problems
  • Able to read and interpret drawings and procedures
  • Able to use hand measuring instruments, i.e. calipers, micrometers, scales, gages
  • Excellent communication and presentations skills (articulate and persuasive)
  • Influence management skills; demonstrated ability to work constructively across all functions of the organization, including customers and suppliers
  • Experience in developing and leading QMS  audits in a manufacturing environment.
  • Lead internal and external audits
  • Provide leadership for quality system improvements
Preferred Qualifications:
  • ASQ certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
  • Active member of Operational Excellence System initiatives
  • Risk assessments (e.g. FMEA), Practical Process Improvement (PPI) or Six Sigma experience
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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