Quality Manager

International Aerospace Coatings (IAC) is looking for a Quality Manager for its Amarillo, TX location. IAC is the world’s leading aviation specialist painting company, and we are still growing! Join an energetic, culture rich, supportive team in a unique industry. At IAC we are focused on a positive employee experience. Check out some of our time lapsed paint shoots at http://www.iac.aero

Why work for IAC:

  • PTO starting at 80 hours in a full year worked.
  • Paid holidays
  • 401K with 4% match, dollar to dollar with the Roth option
  • Employee referral program
  • Choice of four medical plans including PPO and HSA plans starting at $15.49 twice a month
  • Company-paid life insurance and employee assistance program
  • Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, accidental death, supplemental life, and pet insurance.
  • Benefits start the first of the month after 60-days of employment.

About the Position

The Quality Manager is responsible for inspecting, sampling and testing the paint process. He/she will ensure that the quality of services meet the customers’ expectation through the documentation of each step in the process and measured for its effectiveness. He/she work as a cohesive unit to manage all quality control aspects of aircraft maintenance, aircraft painting, material and tooling acquisition, and administration of maintenance and training records.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates external audit inspections, reports, corrective actions, and responses.
  • Oversees customer inspector training and certification requirements.
  • Maintains work orders per established inspection procedure and air worthiness releases are approved and signed.
  • Ensure that inspection items are completed and compliant.
  • Complete parts tags processed properly with proper tag attached.
  • Support records supervisor with auditing work orders.
  • Handle receiving, preliminary, in-process, hidden damage and final inspections.
  • Provide onboarding training (initial and recurrent) to site employees as needed.
  • Perform quality assurance audits and routine surveillance of in-process work.
  • Manage the internal quality audit program.
  • Review inspection forms and paperwork for proper completion.
  • Serve as the alternate repair station point of contact for the FAA.
  • Survey and approve potential materials and service vendors
  • Manage the administration of manuals: Repair Station, Quality Control, Repair Station Training, Operations Specifications and the Quality Management System.
  • Create and maintain Reporting of Service Risks, Major Repairs and Unapproved Parts in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Evaluate inspector and designated inspector qualifications and authorization to perform appropriate inspection.
  • Ensure that all Aircraft Maintenance Meets FAA, customer, company and/or manufacturer specifications.

Position Requirements

  • Effective communicator (verbal & written) and motivator.
  • Solid analytical skills and ability to filter key points form complex details and develop plans accordingly.
  • Good negotiation and report writing skills.
  • Wear full face respirators, coveralls and fall restraint equipment.
  • Must pass a DOT Drug and Alcohol Test.
  • 10 Year Background Check and obtain TSA Airport Badge.
  • Work a variety of shifts based on company and client needs.
  • Experience designing, developing, implementing training program related items.
  • Experience with Lean Production, TQM, and/or Six Sigma, a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced industrial environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position directly supervises Inspectors and carries out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with the IAC’s policies and applicable laws. Including interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED (required).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Operational Management, General Business.
  • Experience in Lieu of College Education (consideration).
  • Minimum of 5 Years’ experience in the Aviation Quality/Inspection Area with a large organization.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations: Current FAA A&P Certificate (validation verified) and continuing education of CFRs such as Part 145, 121, 65 and Part 43


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