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IDEX Quality Manager in Boulder, Colorado

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Based in Boulder Colorado— Advanced Thin Films (ATF) develops and manufactures high-performance optical components generally for laser markets that are setting the standard for applications and analytical instrumentation. ATF is a growing company, with revenue from both the volume OEM sales of tailored products and from the sales of standard products to end-users. Our optical components are set apart by their state-of-the-art performance and reliability.

The Quality Manager will help drive product and process quality at Advanced Thin Films via quality planning and quality engineering support for internal and external customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop quality roadmap in alignment with business goals and objectives

  • Initiate, facilitate, and lead cross functional teams for structured problem solving and corrective/preventative actions utilizing various quality tools including Lean and Six Sigma methodologies

  • Ensure improvement effort follow through documentation and communication of best practices and lessons learned

  • Objectively review and qualify product or process data

  • Lead quality planning for development projects or changed processes to ensure risks and opportunities are addressed prior to moving to scaled production

  • Support ongoing quality systems needs surrounding nonconforming material, document change requests, CAPA system, Supplier Corrective action system, training, audits, and RMA system

  • Monitor in-process and final testing and inspection activities. Track and adjust quality control checks of critical processes in production using charts, statistical data, and reports to ensure customers’ requirements are fulfilled

  • Lead maintenance of ISO registration through participation in periodic surveillance and certification audits, and the internal audit program

  • Lead quality system training requirements of personnel: provide classroom-type and on-the-job training when needed, and maintain training records

  • Support returned Goods program from receipt of the returns to closure. Facilitate inspections, containment activities, investigations, dispositions, and communication with the customers

  • Support Nonconformance Reporting program including investigations, disposition, and action plan development by partnering with production and engineering teams

  • Other quality functions as determined necessary by business or customer or customer need

  • Maintains and continues to develop professional and technical knowledge by participating in training, seminars, and benchmarking best practices

  • Develop, train and audit on best practices to ensure employee performance and development.

  • Drives cross functional leadership to ensure a culture of quality

Desired Skills, Experience, Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited institution in a related field, or equivalent related on the job education and experience

  • The person must have or be willing to gain working knowledge of quality management systems, ISO 9001 requirements, Lean Principles, Six Sigma and proficient knowledge of statistics

  • Familiarity with Aerospace and automotive manufacturing and systems

  • Strong hands on experience with problem solving and related tools

  • Strong oral and written communication skills Understanding of optics fabrication, coating, bonding, and inspection

  • Ability to direct and lead cross-functional process improvement teams

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing technologies, processes, and accepted good manufacturing practices

This job position requires compliance with ITAR Regulations. Therefore, all employees working in this capacity must meet citizenship status. Per the Advanced Thin Films Export Controls Policy and Procedure, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.