LMT Defense needs your help moving our company forward in the firearm industry. If you are looking for a position that is fast paced, with competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, and a thriving work environment that has plenty of opportunities for advancement; LMT Defense is the perfect company for you. Below are the preferred skills, duties, and responsibilities you will have performing as our Director of Quality.
Duties and Responsibilities
Troubleshoot and Problem Solve, act when necessary to address quality issues.
Direct supervision for personnel reporting to this position with workload management, providing prioritization of tasks, and ensuring deadlines are met with maximum overall and individual productivity.
Serves as the company liaison to the local government QAR and the DCMA as well as the responsible person for all Government Furnished Material (GFM) and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).
On-going monitoring and evaluation on quality control methods and procedures to ensure positive trends in reducing scrap and improving first time yield while meeting company and customer quality expectations.
Review data and devise action plans to address negative quality trends.
Maintain cross training matrix for department to maintain bench strength and flexibility amongst staff.
Ensuring the effective processing of all inspection documentation, processes, programs, and recording to maintain quality system.
Representation of the company with external contacts including customer relations and vendor relations.
Follow, maintain, and drive company policies and procedures to include training on emergency services and ability to coordinate with the teams effectively.
Any other duties requested by the VP of Operations.
*LMT Defense is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. LMT Defense is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.
In accordance with policies and applicable state laws, LMT Defense provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with LMT will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.
Availability to work 1st shift
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
Preferred: ISO Auditor Certification; Lean Six Sigma Certification
Prior leadership role preferred in a Manufacturing Quality environment.
Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 and ability to coordinate and conduct internal audits to the requirements of the standard.
Knowledge of developing and maintaining a Quality Management System.
Must be able to professionally coach and direct activities of a diverse team while being fair and consistent.
Must have good written and verbal communication skills while being able to motivate and manage reporting personnel, collaborate with peers, and report up to Executive Leadership as needed.
Computer literacy at a level of competence to be able to maintain employee records, update necessary production reports, and navigate through companies ERP system for necessary information.
Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT®) was founded in 1980 to provide the US Military, law enforcement and government agencies with precision engineered, high quality weapons, components and modular weapon systems. Since the very beginning, LMT’s mission has been to meet, if not surpass, their customers’ expectations of quality, price and delivery of machined parts, weapon systems, assemblies and engineering services. All products are 100% USA made and comply with the Berry Amendment. Since LMT® has been doing business in Eldridge,IA LMT® has always maintained an ethical environmental policy, as well as, working within and for their local community by providing employees with a challenging and rewarding work place.