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HAYNES® Alloys

Location: Arcadia, LA    Department: Quality

Business Purpose:
We have an immediate opening for a Lead Auditor & Quality Engineer in Arcadia, LA. The purpose of the role is to safely and effectively plan, lead, organize, and control assigned areas of responsibility. To follow the established corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines to deliver consistent results to external and internal customers. Identify and solve product quality and quality system problems. Manage quality certification documents and supervise Quality and Certifications process. To champion customer, internal, and external audits in the lead auditor capacity under the direction of the Quality Manager. Maintain document revision and control. Supports required document control for calibration systems and provide assistance as needed. Champions specification-QCI-SOP reviews; customer NCR’s, CAR’s, and RCCA’s, as well as other facility quality record document committees. Work with all areas of the company as needed in our shared goal of improving safety, quality, cost, and productivity to insure that our products meet or exceed both internal and external customer requirements. Key contributor and interface of all Quality Management systems subscribed to facility.

Role Qualifications: (Required) & (Preferred)

B.S. (R), Material Science (P), Other disciplines accepted with adequate experience, Lead Auditor Certification or willing to train for ASQ certification if not currently certified (R)

3-5 years of experience in metals manufacturing (P), Knowledgeable in Quality Assurance/Quality Control policies, practices, and procedures (R), 1-3 years of experience with AS9100, ISO 9000, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 (R), AMS, ASTM/ASME, ANSI, Pratt & Whitney, PRI, Boeing, and other like Quality Management Systems and specification (P);  2 to 4 years of job experience in supervisory position (P); Formal training with technical writing skills (P), Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (R), Formal Training or 2 to 4 Years Job  Experience in records management and Quality Control Systems  (P)

Areas of Knowledge:
Quality Assurance / Control, Codes, Standards, Specifications and Product Knowledge (P); Certification practices and procedures (R), Basic knowledge of both Non-Destructive and Destructive Testing practices , Specification interpretation and compliance requirements (R); Statistical  Process Control  Systems and SPC measurement techniques (P), Quality control  methods and equipment (P); Understanding of Lean Tools and Principles (P); Quality Standards, QCI's, and SOP’s (R) Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX or similar systems application (P), Health & Safety (R) Processing and/or physical metallurgy of Ni and Co base alloys; manufacturing processes and equipment (P)

Communication, Technical writing, computer database (wp/SpSht/DB) (R), SPC, Shop Floor, Project Management, Supervision (P)

Global Accountabilities for the Role:
  • Safety/Environmental: Support the corporate safety and environmental priority through proactive focus on use of proper PPE and efforts to improve the safety in Haynes’ manufacturing processes. Ensure direct reports are following all safety and environmental procedures.
  • Quality: Ensure the quality of the product to the customer by investigation and resolution of product quality, product testing, quality system, and specification problems. Ensure preparedness for customer and external audits. Ensure direct reports understand the requirements of the quality system and procedures.
  • Productivity: Have an attitude of timeliness for requested work from manager, colleagues, and key cross functional relations.
  • Cost/Stewardship: Demonstrate stewardship in exercising judgment in the use of company resources with regards to the quality group and its resources.
Specific Accountabilities for the Role:
  1. General: Communicate, adhere to, and ensure compliance with company policies/procedures, training, Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), Comprehensive Position Descriptions (CPDs), environmental, and safety systems.
  2. Quality Assurance: (a) Manage the Internal Audit Program, serving as Haynes’ Lead Auditor, and schedule full system audits of Arcadia Operations and appropriate Admin processes on an annual basis. Evaluate internal auditors on an annual basis. Coordinate the auditing plan for Arcadia for compliance to ISO 9001, AS9100, Nadcap, and other quality system requirement to ensure we maintain accreditations. Manage the communication with TUV, Nadcap, and other external auditors, facilitate the audits, and follow up on any audit findings.(b)Supervise product certification process.(c)Interact with Quality, Process Engineering, Manufacturing, etc. regarding audit findings or opportunities for improvement and implement systems/processes to correct the root cause of the finding or OFI. (d) Conduct follow up audits based on Corrective Action Board input. Report results of all audit findings and OFIs to the Management Review Committee.(e)Lead assigned Quality Assurance and Inspection improvement projects to insure yearly commitments are met.(f)Provide oversight and initiate improvements to the Nonconformance System, Customer Surveys, special customer requests, Sales/Marketing Issues, and other quality systems. (g) Review and approve mill route cards in accordance with sales orders and/or specification prior to release for production.(h) Define and communicate Quality requirements and documents for inspection, testing, and certifications.(i) Maintain change control and deviation processes, quality records, specifications, methods, and technical reports. (j) Investigate and implement root cause and corrective action for internal and external quality document escapes. (k) Report key process indicators related to document control, calibration system, and other controls as requested by the Quality Manager.
  3. Certification/Release of Material: (a) Ensure adequate resources are provided to meet production requirements for the release and shipment of material, (b)Ensure audits for certifications area are completed for customer specific requirements, (c) Ensure certifications meet required customer and external requirements, (d)Ensure material is not delayed in the release area, i.e., material is product reviewed as required, (e) Review and ensure all lab test reports meet customer specification and SO requirements.
  4. Support: (a)Support Quality, Process Engineering, and Manufacturing with data collection involving audit findings and OFIs or other pertinent data as deemed necessary.(b)Provide support to Quality as needed for meeting daily commitments.
  5. Project Management: (a) Ensure continuous improvement to Quality Control documentation, initiate Quality Alerts as necessary, and flow down external requirements from customers by incorporating requirements into internal instructions.(b)Manage assigned projects to meet commitments and provide reports as needed, (c) Assist with the upgrade to QTC within the new AX system.
  6. Communication: (a) Effectively monitor, document, and report status, activity, and progress in area of responsibility.(b)Highlight progress of project work and activity/issues and summarize monthly for input into the Quality Assurance monthly report. Provide input in a timely manner. (c) Proactively communicate quality document status: including material test reports, audits, and other key process indicators as needed.
  7. Leadership: (a) Develop the skills of the direct reports in a cross functional basis in the Quality area, (c) Lead/develop projects to show compliance and/or improvement to the quality system (d) Supervise, schedule, and lead internal auditors to audit quality systems. (e) Train internal auditors and reporting employees. Assist department manager in meeting daily goals and be accountable for proper execution of the quality plan.(f) Maintain training currency and records. (g) Exhibit strong leadership and "Best Practices" to assure document control methods and customer requirements are achieved. (g) Execute all commitments in such a manner as to contribute to the Company business plan and sustained success.
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