Director of Quality

AP Professionals
October 31, 2019
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a large aerospace manufacturer in the greater Rochester, NY area seeking a Director of Quality to join their team.  Ensure that quality program policies, plans, standards and requirements are met. Provide leadership for the team and coach team members. This is a direct hire opportunity, with significant bonus potential, onsite perks, and great benefits!


  • Creates a strategic vision for Quality that is embraced by the organization.
  • Provides leadership for the Quality team and provides approach feedback and coaching to team members.
  • Effectively problem solves, communicates and builds connections throughout the organization.
  • Contributes to staff level conversations adding appropriate insight and candor.
  • Aligns the quality objectives to the overall organizational directives.
  • Acts as a champion for quality both inside and outside the organization – viewed as a subject matter expert.
  • Assure quality requirements are adequately defined at all functional levels to permit appropriate quality planning and verification of compliance.
  • Coordinate TQM efforts across business units.
  • Identify, develop and implement new methods of quality management and systems, and audit existing systems to meet division initiatives, ISO9000, and other customer requirements.
  • Provide quality-oriented leadership in achieving facility quality objectives.
  • Interfaces with internal and external customers to provide comprehensive responses and technical assistance regarding quality systems and/or products.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance activities for all purchased material, equipment, parts, and processing. Manage supplier quality audits and corrective action plans.  Integrate and monitor supplier quality performance with divisional objectives.
  • Utilize automated systems where available to proactively plan, implement and track quality systems and processes.
  • Maintain the highest degree of customer service, throughput, quality, cost reduction and people productivity.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.


  • Five to seven years applicable experience in a world-class manufacturing environment is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.
  • Effective facilitation and coaching skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Total Quality concepts and ISO procedures. Knowledge and experience with statistical improvement methods, and corrective action development experience.
  • Managerial experience, with demonstrated ability to provide leadership and motivation to employees.
  • Limited travel will be required.
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