Director of Quality
with demonstrated abilities to collaborate with cross functional teams to achieve organizational objectives and to drive continuous improvement. You will use your exceptional quality assurance experience developing and implementing quality strategies to ensure operational performance while complying with all relevant standards.What you will do:Provide leadership to the quality organization to help drive a proactive approach with improvements within design, manufacturing, suppliers and customers. Lead monthly management reviews for the leadership team to help drive continuous improvementAnalyze customer returns and failure rate data in depth and trend Quality Metrics. Also, review repair data for accuracy, determine root cause and CAPA (corrective and preventive actions) with a focus on systemic improvementsYou will accomplish this by collaborating with Operations and Engineering, as needed, to determine root cause and in-process failuresExpand and improve on existing processes and create robust methods across multiple sitesIdentify and further develop KPI's (key performance indicators) within the business to help drive towards Operational ExcellenceFurther enhance the organization through the use and implementation of various tools such quality plans, process flows, FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis), DOE (design of experiments)Drive and promote a culture of quality within the organization.Quality management system ownership, Manage Internal Quality System Audit Program, Conduct Quality System Management ReviewsWhat will you bring to the team, along with your creativity and curiosity is an in-depth understanding of complex process manufacturing and technical knowledge of optical component and/or optical assembly.We are looking for the following attributes:A Bachelor's degree in engineering or physics (MS and or MBA preferred) with 10 years minimum industry experience (optics and/or photonics)A background in R&D, materials science and product life cycleExperience in optics manufacturing technologyHands on leadership to perform both tactical and strategic activities.Strong analytical and technical abilities (a problem solver). Experience with reliability a plusExcellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with customers and management and a change agent approach with strong functional team building abilitiesExperience with working with large OEM organizations, particularly in the semiconductor industry a strong plusEffective and thorough knowledge of quality improvement tools, including:
Design quality tools, including D/PFMEA, DFX, Poke-yoke, New Product IntroductionStatistical decision-making methods including process capability analysis and DoEProblem solving tools (8D, K-T)Knowledgeable of ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 14001
We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.Compensation and Benefits:Salary Pay Range: $144,200
per year. This range is a good faith esti mate of the expected salary range for this position, based on a wide range of factors including qualifications, experience and training, operational and business needs and other considerations permitted by law.
At MKS, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for the role.Bonus: This position is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, in an amount to be determined by MKS [or as applicable].Benefits: MKS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance coverage (medical, dental and vision), 401(k) with company match, life and disability insurance, 12paid holidays, sick time, 15 paid vacation days, [6 weeks fully paid] parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement [and for participation in any stock programs, signing bonus, etc.].MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disabilit
y, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details .#LI-MK1Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("MKS") is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies.MKS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process due to a disability, please contact us at:.If applying for a specific job, please include the requisition number (ex: RXXXX), the title and location of the role