Quality Manager – Atron Group – Dallas, TX

ATRON Group is looking for a  Quality Manager to join its top management team.

Our Quality Manager is directly responsible to provide vision, leadership and management of all organizational aspects of quality performance, process effectiveness, improvement and product conformity.

This includes oversight of quality management systems, competency training, organizational cadence & rhythm, enterprise. AS9100/D certification and its maintenance, customer issue investigations and compliance with regulatory and industry requirement.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Drive business philosophies, perspectives, initiatives, and leadership expectations to enable company and culture transformation.
  • Understand and execute Annual Strategic Operating Plan in a manner that results in exacting results, sales and profitability growth at or above the agreed budget and expectations.
  • Standardize Quality Performance Reporting.
  • Align Quality to Balanced Score Card.
  • Standardize performance training, competency and accountability across the organization
  • Establish and reinforce a distinct, enterprise-wide QA/QC functional organization.
  • Drive excellence by attracting, motivating, aligning, developing, and training the talent required for industry leading quality management team.
  • Optimize QC product and process oversight, bringing clarity to ambiguous requirements.
  • Maintain AS9100/D certification and audit program.
  • Maintain UL file and procedure compliance.
  • Maintain record retention program.
  • Facilitate effective management review activities including planning, alignment and high impact outcomes.
  • Support customer on boarding, product launch and change control to ensure seamless quality for our customers.
  • Provide business insight and make recommendations based on data and observations.

Key Business Interfaces:

Reports to President/CEO. Is a member of “Top Management” which includes, leaders of Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, Sales, Finance & Administration departments.


Key transformational 2019 initiatives:

  • NADCAP certification.
  • Establish & support “Next up” Leadership Development coaching, training and competency program.
  • Support and Improve RMA/MRB/Corrective Action/Reporting cycle, “keep it moving” initiative.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required,  advanced degree preferred
  • 10,000+ hours experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with manufacturing companies; Electrical/electronics controls and assembly experience not required but preferred.
  • Experience driving quality within multi brand manufacturing operations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and quickly change course as required by company or market forces.
  • Experience working in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to travel up to 5% including international travel.

Key Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking – Anticipate needs and articulate a clear and credible strategic direction for future work.
  • Change Agent – Be at the forefront of change, embrace it and encourage others to do the same.
  • Leadership – Provides others with the knowledge, information and authority they need to be engaged and successful.
  • Do what you say – Understand the power of commitment and finishing well to building organizational trust.
  • Business acumen – Understand the competitive landscape and the processes, functions and metrics of the business.
  • Action-orientation – Take action without being prompted and commit to achieving challenging goals.
  • Setting Direction – Provide others with a clear direction on task and goal expectation and aligning them with business goals.
  • Solutions orientation – Seek out new approaches to transform the business and contribute creative and unique ideas to work products.
  • Customer orientation – Provide the best of class quality of process, products and services to the customers with maturity and professionalism.
  • Continuous Improvement – Find ways to enhance the quality or efficiency of processes, products and services on an ongoing basis

Email your resume with a brief but well organized letter addressing how your talents, experience and education conforms to our requirements above.

Please include “ASQ Quality Leader” in the subject line when emailing to hr@atrongroup.com

Director of Quality – Amphenol FSI – Allen, Tx


Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) is a full service fiber optic company specializing in the fabrication and manufacture of fiber optic connectivity products and systems.  Our commitment to technical excellence makes us an industry leader in proficing sophisticated products and professional technical assistance in the fiber optic industry.  AFSI, located in Allen, Texas, has and will continue to base its strategy on technical and application support, quality assurance, product performance and value.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Director of Quality is responsible for understanding and interpreting all customer requirements to the Organization’s operations, and ensuring that the organization manufacturers product that meets or exceeds customers’ expectations. The Director of Quality is also responsible for ensuring compliance and for implementing and driving a Zero Defect program.  Position requires breadth of experience across multiple programs, products and customers to determine the right level of actions to improve / maintain the customer experience in all situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Work seamlessly with Operations to ensure quality product is shipped on time
  • Implement a Zero Defect program and drive cultural awareness/adoption across division
  • Review customer drawings, specifications and contracts; interpret customer requirements and flow them down to the appropriate functions in the organization
  • Primarily responsible for understanding all customer requirements and communicating them during bid and contract reviews
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Qualified Products List (QPL)
  • Conduct FAI review and assessment
  • Conduct drawing reviews; audit Organization’s production drawings against customer drawings and requirements
  • Coordinate failure analysis; ensure true root cause identification and appropriate correct actions
  • Manage coordination of improvements; standardizing workmanship across the organization
  • Conduct internal quality audits in accordance with internal processes
  • Conduct customer quality audits to include design review
  • Work closely with Product Line Managers on new product introductions and ensuring customer expectations/requirements are met; assist in auditing Qualification Test Matrix against customer requirements
  • Manage documentation organization
  • Facilitate customer training
  • Some travel may be required

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to execute procedures with a great deal of detail
  • Advanced project management experience; detail oriented
  • Proactive with desire to improve organization performance
  • Familiarity with software development, testing, introduction and upgrades
  • Ability to establish rapport with and elicit cooperation from people at all levels of an organization
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to influence & negotiate at all levels
  • Ability to make decisions and excel in situations characterized by uncertainty
  • Familiarity with ISO9000 and AS9100
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong understanding of best practices in customer service

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5 years’ or more experience in quality management, manufacturing quality engineering, process engineering or product engineering
  • Working knowledge of advanced quality tools such as Zero Defect Planning, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and 5 Why root cause analysis/corrective action
  • Experience with Supplier Quality Engineering
  • S. person as defined in ITAR, 22CFR 1120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status)

Amphenol Fiber Systems International is a proud Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.


Apply online with the following link:



Website: www.amphenol-fsi.com

Project – ISO Auditor – Johns Manville – Cleburne, Texas

Experienced ISO Auditor – Project

Our company is transitioning between ISO standards and we currently only have one qualified internal auditor.

To finish our internal audits we need an additional “independent” auditor.

We are hoping to conduct the audits on 10/3 & 10/4/2015.

If interested, contact James Thornton at Insulation Systems.



James Thornton
Quality Manager / Insulation Systems
Johns Manville | A Berkshire Hathaway Company
200 W. Industrial Blvd.
Cleburne, TX, 76033
W: +1-817-556-6618
M: +1-817-357-7965
Email: james.thornton@jm.com

ASQ BioMedical Division and FDA Medical Device Industry Coalition – Big Event – April 15, Dallas, TX

Big Event 2016 – Final Meeting Agenda Posting

Quality System Survival: Success Strategies for Production & Process Control,   and CAPA

Date and Time: April 15, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine, 2200 Bass Pro Court, Grapevine, TX 76051 USA.  Telephone (817) 251-9095

Every two years FMDIC, with the participation of ASQ Biomedical Division, hosts the “Big Event”, an educational forum for members of the medical device industry to gain more knowledge on how to best implement quality system practices in their organization to ensure product quality and safety, while meeting the requirements of the FDA regulations.  This year’s event focuses on Production and Process Control combined with CAPA, which remain key warning letter citations for many firms.  This event is an all-day seminar which will feature speakers from FDA, academia and industry giving their thoughts on how to best manage these processes in a manufacturing organization.

Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration. Click on the link below to register online and reserve your seat.  Be sure to contact the Marriott Courtyard Dallas – DFW Airport North Hotel to reserve your guest room, if needed, under the FMDIC, Inc. room block to receive a reduced rate as well. 

Registration Fee: Industry $300, Government with ID $200, and Student registration with ID $50. To register online, please visit https://www.123signup.com/register?id=pnrxz. As an alternative, send registration information including the registrant’s name, title, organization, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address (for each registrant), along with a check or money order (covering all registration fees) payable to FMDIC, Inc., to FMDIC Registrar, 4447 North Central Expressway, Suite 110, PMB 197 Dallas, TX 75205.

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Staci McAllister at least 7 days in advance at Food and Drug Administration, 4040 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75204, 214-253-5259, FAX: 214-253-5314, email: Staci.McAllister@fda.hhs.gov.

FMDIC is a non-profit coalition, composed of key employees of the FDA offices in Dallas, officials from the Texas Department of Health, academic members as well as individuals from professional and trade associations representing the medical device industry, including ASQ and the ASQ Biomedical Division.  FMDIC was formed to promote communication, education and cooperation between the regulators and the regulated industry.

Career change in your future?

Our jobs posting service is back on-line and going strong. The format is a little different but easy to navigate.

If you are looking for a new position, click on the CAREER/Career Opportunities tab at the top of the home page, and check out all the new additions.These jobs are not only local, but throughout the US, looking for skills from food to biotech at many different job levels.

Joe Eudy from the Ft. Worth section is also busy posting resumes to our members who want more publicity.  If you have an opening you might want to read through the resumes of those who are already out there. If you would like your resume posted, just contact Joe through the page link and send him an email.  For faster response, please put “ASQ- RESUME POSTING” in the email posting and he will get to it asap.

Happy Hunting!