Quality Manager

Company Name:
Hexcel Corporation
Kent, WA

With our strong investment in research and development, and culture of continuous improvement, Hexcel is the industry leader in the manufacturing of industrial fabrics and composite materials. Over 4,500 people work for Hexcel at various manufacturing sites, sales offices and R&T centers around the globe......we call them our "Strength Within"

Hexcel is currently seeking a Quality Manager for its Kent, WA location. The Quality Manager will be a member of the Site Leadership Team and will be responsible for providing direction for the Quality strategy, managing Quality Department staff, maintaining and developing analytical methods, analytical training, integrity of quality records, customer satisfaction and product variability reduction as well as maintaining the AS9100 quality system.

The selected individual will be responsible for the following efforts:

Maintaining a safe work environment and operation
Providing leadership and expertise to implement, improve and maintain aerospace quality systems
Interfacing with customers to ensure compliance with customer quality requirements
Preparing quality plans/manuals on existing and new products; these plans include sampling plans, special customer requirements, etc. to ensure product quality
Reviewing manufacturing documents for compliance to quality requirements; providing oversight of the quality approval of shop order and Manufacturing and Inspection records (M&IR) preparation
Facilitating/coordinating quality improvement and root-cause corrective action projects as required
Scoping, organizing, and conducting Kaizen
and other Lean/5S activities
Overseeing/leading Six Sigma projects and activities using the DMAIC process
Conducting internal and supplier audits to ensure compliance to quality standards
Act a primary resource in the research and response to customer complaints, rejections, and requests for corrective action to enhance positive customer and supplier relationships in a cooperative environment, including continuous follow-up and interface with customers and/or suppliers on all quality issues
Preparing and presenting detailed and management oriented written and oral reports
Providing oversight of the document control function for the plant site


Bachelor's Degree or higher in one of the Sciences or Engineering
Five or more years of experience leading AS9100 quality systems in a manufacturing environment
Experience working in a Nadcap environment is highly desired
CQE or CQA certifications are strongly desired
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Solid people and organizational management skills
Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines is essential
Ability to work effectively both independently and in a cross-functional team environment is critical
Strong working knowledge and leadership skills using Six Sigma and Lean tools

Eligible candidate must be: U.S. citizen, U.S. national, a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence, a temporary resident under sections 210(a) or 245(A) of the Act, a person admitted in refugee status, a person granted asylum.

Hexcel is a NYSE listed international producer of composite materials, reinforcements and structures serving commercial aerospace, space & defense, and various industrial markets. The company is a leader in the production of honeycombs, prepregs and other fiber reinforced matrix systems, woven and specialty reinforcements, carbon fibers and aircraft structures. Hexcel materials are used in thousands of products, making everyday life easier and safer for millions of people around the world. The lightweight, tailorable nature of our materials has helped transform numerous industries over the past 60 years by making products lighter, stronger and faster. We are the strength within many of today's lightweight, high-performance products.

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