• Quality Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Duarte
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Quality Manager to join our growing team. Our company is responsible for testing the materials used in the most critical aerospace applications. We need a detailed, accomplished individual with a great personality to work with this dynamic team. 



    • Develop, establish, and maintain QMS documents (policies, procedures, and forms) including but not limited to also managing the quality system intranet site
    • Influence and build strong working relationships across the lab
    • Set clear roles and responsibilities for the Quality team and actively manage performance expectations
    • Lead Root Cause / Corrective Action teams comprised of technicians, supervisors and managers.
    • Provide training to employees on quality related topics
    • Perform quality system and process audits including but not limited to ISO 17025 and Nadcap MTL
    • Review technical documents e.g. test standards, specifications, drawings, etc. and facilitate implementation
    • Maintain and expand industry and client approvals
    • Manage customers’ audits of the laboratory and its practices
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills / Qualifications


    • Non-metallics or composites testing or manufacturing background preferred
    • ISO 17025 and Nadcap experience preferred
    • Bachelor of Science required from an accredited four-year institution 
    • 3 -5 years of quality management experience within the aerospace industry
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, customer testing specifications, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
    • Work independently and effectively with little supervision
    • Able to prioritize work and keep key stakeholders informed of progress
    • Experience in interpreting testing procedures and requirements
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio)
    • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
    • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs
    • Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect


    This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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