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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Keystone Tower Systems
Location: Pampa
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Keystone Tower Systems* is a wind turbine tower technology company based in Denver, Colorado. Keystone has developed an automated system for low cost, in-factory and on-site production of towers for wind turbines, a technology that promises to reduce wind energy cost and expand wind development to new regions. We are currently expanding our team for commercial production and are looking for smart people with a passion for excellence.

We are currently seeking a full-time *Quality Assurance Manager* for our Production Factory in Pampa, TX.

*Job Summary: * The Quality Manager will be part of the team that is producing the first commercial scale wind tower spiral welding system. They will have the opportunity to be involved in the implementation and continuous improvement of Keystone's overarching Quality Management System (QMS), as well as helping to establish all initial Quality processes required to support production systems.

Job duties will include becoming very knowledgeable as a subject matter expert (SME) for all specifications which the manufactured hardware (product) must meet. Excellent communication and coordination with Production leaders
& Sr. Management is required. This role provides oversight management and facilitates documentation on required inspection records including non-conformances and corrective actions as applicable. This position will require a large amount of time at the factory and on the production floor, coordinating with Quality personnel. The candidate must be highly organized, very proactive, and be able to quickly come up to speed on new concepts and willing to lead a small team of Inspectors and Quality Team personnel.

*Job Duties: *
* Hands-on oversite with the implementation of a new Factory-level Quality System to meet day to day Production process requirements and customer specifications.
* Assist with refinement of Quality Dept. documentation such as Production Work Instructions, Quality Record Inspection forms and other related forms.
* Assist/facilitate communication between Operations Mgmt & Engineering regarding Non-Conformance dispositions/resolution or procedural problems.
* Become extremely knowledgeable on the Product Specification(s) and have the ability to interact & regularly communicate with the Customer (Customer Quality Engineering and Reliability), competently representing the organization in all Quality matters.
* Experience implementing Quality processes in manufacturing systems, solid understanding of general inspection methods for welding fabrication (automated and manual), VT/MT/UT Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods, and anti-corrosion/coatings familiarity applied to product inspection processes.
* Previous experience with oversight and audit of in-process build documentation (Travelers, NC's, Inspection records, other)
* Ultimately responsible for final product Signoffs, Pre-ship Review Reqt's, and issuance of Certificate(s) of Conformance to spec as well as shipping/uploading EIDP (build data pkg) to Customer as required.
* Ability to effectively communicate with and administratively manage personnel as a positive team leader.

*Required Education, Training, Knowledge, and Experience: *
* Previous experience with Production Manufacturing in a structured Quality role highly desired.
* Solid understanding or experience following or managing Quality processes in a manufacturing/factory environment.
* Experience with large/industrial machinery and heavy manufacturing a plus.
* Fabrication and/or machining experience a plus.
* Technical background such as Quality/Reliability Inspector or Technician, Mechanical and/or Electronics Technician, or Manufacturing Engineer highly desired.
* Previous Quality Inspection experience and certification highly desired.
* Ability to commute/work in a factory manufacturing environment located within the panhandle region of TX.

*Core Skills, Competencies, and Characteristics: *
* Proficient in standard MS Office applications - Excel, Word, SharePoint, Teams, PowerPoint.
* Experience with Gmail/Gmail Calendar functions, Slack Messenger, Drop Box a plus.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Extremely organized, able to work on several tasks in parallel related to Production WIP.
* Very careful and detail oriented with paperwork and general communication.
* Able to work independently as well as with a team.
* Very strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to always interact professionally with external vendors and Customers.
* Familiarity and/or experience working with or referencing complex technical specifications to resolve/facilitate necessary repair or quality dispositions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Pampa, TX: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Keystone Tower Systems, Amarillo , Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Pampa, Texas

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