Quality Manager
 Fremont, CA

We are seeking an experience Quality Manager to join our Fremont, CA team. The Quality Manager will develops, implements, and maintains technical quality assurance, control systems and tactical activities to meet Customer, Supplier, and Company quality goals and objectives. Responsible for either a site or corporate Quality Management System implementation and effectiveness, depending on the scope of the position. Defines and specifies the implementation of standards, methods, and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision, accuracy, and reliability of company products. Participates in the reviewing of engineering designs to contribute quality requirements and considerations. Assists product support areas in gathering and analyzing data. Is responsible for all site quality functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of a site Quality organization and function: Product, Customer, and Supplier Quality.
  • Site Management Representative for ISO 9001 and any other external quality registrations.
  • Owns Management Review process, including adhering to Global Quality governance system.
  • Partner with site operations team and corporate functions to set & meet quality objectives.
  • Resource (Personnel & equipment) quality teams at each site to support the company objectives.
  • Own, resource and train an effective internal audit team to drive business process compliance and effectiveness to meet/exceed UCT and Customer QMS assessment goals & objectives
  • Establish and maintain customer relationships, manage customer data, lead and ensure closure on customer issues. Present to Customers on quality topics as needed.
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships, provide supplier quality data feedback, develop supplier capability and ensure closure on supplier issues.
  • Responsible for outgoing product quality – working with operations teams to build quality in and prevent errors from escaping. Use quality tools such as Zero Quality program, Build Process Optimization, and cost of quality to reduce and prevent defects.
  • Lead organization in critical thinking, in the understanding and application of quality tools, disciplines and methods to develop organizational effectiveness, to improve operational results, to continually improve team work across the organization.
  • Provide leadership in key process indicator (KPI) definition, structure, and the effective use of measurement data/results to drive alignment and results in multi-site organization. Organize routine operational review processes.
  • Lead improvement projects across the organization to align business processes, ensure common process for customers, drive QMS efficiency, and to product consistent predictable results for Customers.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams (on-site and cross-site) to drive quality initiatives
  • Coaches, mentors, develops, and at times leads training on quality methods & processes

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of Statistical data analysis, and ability to analyze data to present information
  • Experience and effective capabilities with ISO 9001 and continuous improvement methods (8D)
  • Critical thinking skills, ability to understand complex issues and problems, and develop plans to address both internal, supplier and customer needs and objectives
  • Is a site Leader. Must have effective leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills, team, individual, written, verbal, listening, and presentation
  • Team skills, leadership without control, influence and coaching skills

Educational/Certification Requirement:

  • BS in Manufacturing or Engineering, MS preferred
  • ASQC CQA, CQT or CQE certification preferred

Experience Requirement:

Work Experience:

  • 5+ year experience as a Manager highly preferred. Experience in quality and manufacturing systems and techniques including ISO 9001, SPC, TQM and customer/supplier management required

Management Experience (for people manager job only):

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: This section is required for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA)


Work Environment:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands :

  • Ability to kneel, reach, walk, push, pull and grasp.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to carry weight from 25 pounds
  • Ability to move arms, hands and fingers
  • Ability to sit for sustained periods of time.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment.
  • Prolonged sitting with some standing and bending intermittently during work hours.
  • Subject to interruptions

Environmental Exposure:

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment where applicable.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Subject to hazards including electrical current, moving mechanical parts, exposure to chemicals and debris.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment where applicable.
  • May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers, faxes, computers etc.

Overnight Travel:

  • Work may require out of town travel (10%)

UCT offers an excellent benefits package to all full-time employees which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and paid time off.

UCT is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.