Associate Director of Quality, Military Landing Gear, Haltom City, TX

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Haltom City, Texas

Collins Aerospace is currently looking for an Associate Director of Landing Gear Military Quality to join the Landing Systems Quality leadership team, that will be responsible for driving the Quality strategy, leadership, and operational quality execution within its manufacturing facilities. You will be leading the internal quality processes for advanced structures that will affect the quality performance of our Landing Gear Military portfolios.

Location: Onsite

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Ensure product conformity across all the Landing Gear Military Landing Gear Value Streams.
Hire, retain and develop Quality talent across your organization.
Implement and maintain QMS certifications (AS9100, AS9145, FAA, EASA, NADCAP, etc). 
Represent the Quality function for the site, interfacing with internal and external customers.
Partner with Enterprise Quality to ensure and enable appropriate level of alignment that both meets customers, standard agencies and companies QMS.
Leverage Enterprise Quality groups for subject matter expertise to obtain BUs quality planning and execution across product and program lifecycle.  To include knowledge and hand-on experiences in technical and process problem solving methods, Continuous Improvement, supplier quality standards, human capital investment and training, executive support and continues improvement efforts.  
Ensure front-end Quality Plans are developed and incorporated in the contract and Statement of Work (SOW), which include budget and scope requirement, and align with product lifecycle development, production, and supply chain, along with sustainable compliance.
Partner with site functions to ensure continuous improvement in product and process efficiencies by prioritizing and reducing costs associated with defects, escapes, rework, and scrap. 
Incorporate data driven budget planning quality to enable product and process compliance to integrate Continuous Improvement execution for program and site quality planning at the platform and business operating levels.
Establish and facilitate the Corrective Action Board and Management Review processes for the site to ensure quality business results are measured, reviewed, and improved in line with QMS requirements.
Establish a systemic platform for reviews and actions to ensure results are tracing to annual improvement in reduction of defects and escapes to Collins and customers. 
Establish on-going review process to ensure compliance, continuous improvement in results and maturity. 
Maintains compliance to ITAR and regulatory requirements
ITARS Compliant

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of prior relevant experience OR
Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years’ experience OR
In absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required
Able to travel at minimum 10% of the time.
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Military Aerospace leadership experience is highly preferred
Experience with Quality standards including AS9145, AS9100D, ISO9001:2015 or equivalent from other industries
Experience with Quality, Operations, Manufacturing, and Engineering
Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, CORE or ACE
Experience with SAP and/or other ERP systems
Experience developing and mentoring team members & leaders.
Able to communicate and make presentations to senior/executive level leadership

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

The high-quality products we design, test and produce in our Mechanical Systems help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely – every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch – the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable, and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
Tuition reimbursement
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
Redbrick – Incentives for a Healthy You
Autism Benefit
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Adoption Assistance
Best Doctors, second opinion program
 And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.     


now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01588646  2023.01.14

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