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Quality Assurance Manager

Nikon Metrology, Inc. Manassas, VA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $80,000 to $120,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description: Nikon Metrology at a glance With the acquisition of Metris in 2009, Nikon enlarged its portfolio with optical 3D measuring instruments. The new division "Nikon Metrology" today offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircrafts. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high-performance design-through-manufacturing process that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time. Nikon Metrology is dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring. Our objective is to build a world class team with individuals who thrive through open communication, action and expanding of self-development. What we offer • Medical • Dental • Vision • Short Term Disability • Long Term Disability • Legal • Life Insurance • Accident Insurance • Critical Illness Insurance • 401k plan • Educational Reimbursement • Paid Holidays 1. JOB PURPOSE: This is a key role in the organization to drive the highest quality in the development, products and services which is important for the success of the business. They work to improve the organization productivity, efficiency and profitability while also reducing waste. They must establish procedures and standards and monitor against agreed goals. They must stay current of internal, external and regulatory standards and guide the organization’s compliance to these standards. Work alongside others in the organization to meet and exceed quality expectations. 2. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Quality Management System • Create & manage Quality Management System, which includes Quality policy, Quality Manual, Quality documents. • Observe and participate in the new product development process and ensure its compliance to the Quality manual. • Lead an activity of continuous improvement of the Quality Management system. • Product and Services Quality. • Work with Manufacturing Engineering and Product Quality by reviewing Quality issues regarding products and working process. • Lead an activity to decide Containment, Corrective actions, Preventative actions for Quality issues by managing a faulty assembly, component, process or service and preventing recurrence of it. • Work with the Supply Chain, Product Quality, Production, Manufacturing Engineering and Development Engineering to improve product quality across the supply chain. • Audit and Management Review. • Lead internal audit for Quality. • Face external audit by third party and Nikon for Quality. • Execute Management Review for Quality. • Create a plan of resolving Non-conformances found in an audit for quality and leading an activity to do that. • Lead role in the Quality audit of suppliers. Regulatory Standards • Knowledge and understanding of ISO9001, ISO17025, ISO 14001 and other applicable ISO regulator standards. • Understanding Nikon-Quality Management Directive (QMD) and IMBU Quality Management System (QMS). Work with these standards when developing the NMI Quality Management System • Knowledge and understanding of safety regulations: such as CE, UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA), FDA, etc., and leading necessary actions to comply with them. • Understanding chemical hazardous substances regulations: such as Nikon Green Procurement Standard, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Registry of Occupational Safety and Health (ROSH), etc. and leading necessary actions to comply with them. Leading role in surveying chemical substance compliance by suppliers Quality KPI • Analyze Quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as Continuous Improvement Report (CIRs), Internal Continuous Improvement Report (iCIRs), Warranties and implementing improvement plan 3. ANCILLARY RESPONSIBILITIES Organization Support • Making a timetable for quality improvement activities, thinking about budget, resources. • Working closely with the Development, Manufacturing Engineering, Product Quality and Operations teams to improve product and services Quality. • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned. • Develop and maintain good Quality records. 4. QUALIFICATIONS Essential • Bachelor of Science degree in Quality or an Engineering discipline • 5-7 year’s work experience. Background in manufacturing, metrology, optics, electronics, robotics, or other high-tech industry is preferred • Knowledge and experience in creating and working with Quality Management Systems • Vender audit experience • Understanding and experience with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025 Desirable • Experience executing reliability/safety/functional testing on new products. • Knowledge and understanding of Lean/Six Sigma. 5. COMPETENCIES A) Functional Competencies • Able to interact effectively with engineers and technicians to get necessary information and support to complete projects. • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite. B) Core Competencies Be pro-active: • Broad minded and well informed to act quickly and resolutely. • Capable of managing and effectively prioritizing multiple tasks. Seek new knowledge: • Pioneer new potential through self-study and insatiable curiosity. • Continuously have a good understanding of the territory and strive to improve that knowledge and keep up to date. Communicate well: • Harmonize diverse skills by thinking out of the box and communicating effectively with others. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Represent the company in line with the Nikon’s values. • Treat customers as partners and challenge them to grow their business with Nikon brands. Display integrity: • Work with diligence and sincerity as a responsible individual. Embrace diversity: • Welcome and value different talents, perspectives, and diverse cultures. • Understand and respect the cultural differences of others. Leadership competencies Business Leadership: • Operate Strategically • Drive Disruptive Innovation Organizational Leadership: • Drive Business Results • Lead Change People Leadership: • Build, inspire and Develop talent • Drive Unity (one Nikon) DIRECT REPORTS N/A BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY None directly but will be responsible to provide input for both Operating Expenditure (OPEX) and Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) to management WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Portions of the workday will be spent on the shop floor working inside Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) controlled and temperature-controlled areas. Ability to travel as required including weekend days and international travel. As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or disabled veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, or thereinafter referred collectively as “protected veterans”.

Nikon Metrology, Inc.


Manassas, VA
20110 USA



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