Woodward - Valencia, CA

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Position Purpose

This position reports directly to the Quality leader and is responsible for providing organizational support for quality & regulatory requirements compliance, and system and process improvements. This position coordinates root cause and corrective action across multiple functions.

Essential Functions
  • Evaluates procedures and work instructions that are required per the Quality Management System. Manages the review and approval of QMS documents.
  • Assembles and monitors appropriate company metrics and proposes improvements for the performance of Quality. May analyze the metrics and provide recommendations based on the results.
  • Performs quality related activities associated with the nonconforming material control process.
  • Responsible for advance quality planning processes. Examples include Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)/First Article Inspection (FAI), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC) processes.
  • Is actively involved in problem solving activities, and ensuring the robustness of root cause and corrective action analysis (RCCA) when necessary.
  • Identifies and drives resolution to systemic issues within the organization.
  • Facilitates and represents Quality with regards to quality system matters during external audits (regulatory and/or customer).

Other Functions
  • Uses Continuous Improvement principles, methods and tools.
  • May identify opportunities for improvement throughout the organization.
  • May perform and follow up on internal quality audits.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of Title 14 CFR Parts 21, 43, 45, and 145; and, associated FAA requirements and their intent in performance of responsibilities to ensure compliance of the Quality Management System (site specific).
  • Understanding of site specific regulatory and compliance requirements.


  • Working knowledge of Woodward's organizational structure, information systems and products.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to drive Root Cause Corrective Action concepts/processes, including the 8D process to eliminate cause(s) in internal processes, or external processes when necessary.
  • Demonstrates effective organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills (including presentations). Able to manage multiple tasks with varying priorities in a fast paced work environment. Demonstrates ability to effectively work in cross-functional teams, as a team member or lead, and work with various levels within the organization and with customers.
  • Ability to complete company goals/tasks in a timely manner, and at times, work under aggressive schedules and situations.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of interpretation of engineering specifications, mechanical drawings, and/or electrical schematics, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of ISO9001, AS9100, TS16949, and/or QS9000 (site specific) requirements and their intent to ensure compliance of the Quality Management System. Demonstrates ability to capture important data, analyze data and report appropriate conclusions: able to identify and address the critical few from the trivial many.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of Title 14 CFR Parts 21, 43, 45, and 145; and, associated FAA requirements and their intent in performance of responsibilities to ensure compliance of the Quality Management System (site specific).
  • Is familiar with regulatory and compliance requirements (site specific).
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of Six Sigma principles, tools and methodology, and advocates utilization throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of the quality aspects of a PLC process and demonstrated utilization of the quality planning tools.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and/or First Article Inspection (FAI) processes. Demonstrates a strong knowledge of process capability concepts, including but not limited to Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques.
  • Knowledge of non-conforming material control and material disposition processes.

Education or Formal Training
  • Associate degree or equivalent in a related technical field, or a 4 year degree in a business related field, required.
  • Green Belt certification preferred.

Experience Required
  • Prior experience in quality, engineering, machine shop, assembly or functional testing related experience is preferred
  • Prior experience in Quality Management Systems experience (document management, internal and/or external audits, nonconforming material control, and root cause and corrective action processes), preferred.
  • Demonstrates solid computer skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Knowledge of Project Manager, Access and Visio a plus.

Materials and Equipment Used

Working Environment/ Physical Activities
  • Some domestic and/or international travel may be required.
  • Work is generally performed in a normal office environment; however, the job may take the member into various areas of the plant where there is possible exposure to noise, chemical solutions, dust, and temperatures above 80 degrees F.
Woodward is a multinational company with leading edge technology, headquartered in Fort Collins, CO - USA. We are an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions for commercial and military aircraft, turbines, reciprocating engines, and electrical power system equipment. Global customers in the aerospace, power and process industries, and transportation markets rely on Woodward technology to make their equipment more efficient and reliable minimizing environmental impact.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Quality
Primary Location United States-California-Valencia

Organization Woodward
Schedule Full-time
Shift 1st Shift / Day Job

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