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Spirit AeroSystems Quality First Level Manager - 1st Shift in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


  • Leads and directs quality organizations or provides cross-functional quality integration leadership

  • Establishes, oversees, and administers processes, policies, and best practices, and determines resource requirements, acquisition, improvement plans and quality measures

  • Interfaces with other organizations, external suppliers, customers, and regulatory agencies to define, evaluate and communicate accomplishment of project and program priorities through all phases in the product or service lifecycle

  • Provides organizational vision and strategic plan, quality policies, processes, and procedures, as well as process improvements and prevention measures

  • Communicates, educates, trains and coaches customers, suppliers, and internal personnel regarding Quality policies, processes and procedures

  • Provides cross-functional leadership and Quality technical expertise

  • Provide day-to-day management of 12-25 direct reports

  • Position is first shift and selected candidate must be able to work Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM


  • 3+ years of leadership experience

  • Aerospace experience or a Manufacturing environment

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively work multiple simultaneous assignments in a fast-paced environment

  • Position is first shift and selected candidate must be able to work Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Excellent interpersonal skills working cross-functionally across teams

  • Analytical, demonstrated ability to deconstruct requirements and prioritize accordingly

  • Strong leadership ability

  • A focus on continuous process improvement

  • Exceptional time management skills

  • Working familiarity of First Article Inspections (FAI)

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.