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Spirit AeroSystems Quality Multiple Functions 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.


Key Accountabilities:

  • 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.

  • Manage program quality requirements by aligning efforts to the customer requirements, overseeing product acceptance, ensuring program cadence, develop and maintain charts, communications, presentations.

  • Manage Quality Resources

  • Manage Root Cause and Corrective Actions


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • 5+ years’ experience in a Quality discipline

  • 3+ years’ leadership experience

  • Experience in Quality Management System (QMS) requirements

  • Experience in Aerospace or a Manufacturing environment

  • Functional Inspection experience

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

  • Must be able to work any shift, this position will be 2nd shift.

  • Support multiple functions such as Assembly, Fabrication, and Supply Chain

  • Root Cause and Correct Action (RCCA)

  • Project management

  • Computing – Microsoft Office applications.

  • SAP

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working cross functionally across teams.

  • Analytical, demonstrated ability to analyze requirements and prioritize accordingly.

  • Strong leadership ability

  • A focus on continuous process improvement

  • Exceptional time management skills

  • Working familiarity of First Article Inspections (FAI)

  • Functional experience in First Article Inspection (FAI),

  • Experience in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

  • Familiar with multiple inspection methodologies: inspection tools, machines, CMM etc.

    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.