Director of Quality

Everett, WA 03/21/2017
Recently announced as one of Washington's Best Workplaces for the second year in a row, and one of Industry Week's 2016 Top Plants in North America, Applied Technical Services (ATS) is a full turnkey electronics manufacturer well-known for strong customer partnerships and high quality products. Our customers design and sell products into diverse markets such as fitness, medical, optics, military and telecom........AND WE ARE GROWING!! Join our team as our new Director of Quality, and be a part of our success!


Our Director of Quality will assure continuous quality and performance of production while ensuring the integrity of our quality control, consistent with established standards, customer specifications and production goals. This position supervises a team of quality control inspectors, test technicians, and test engineers and manages daily activities.


  • Ensures the integrity of our quality control by maintaining continuous production consistent with established standards.

  • Develops initial and subsequent modifications of product assurance program.

  • Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures.

  • Collaborate with top management personnel in formulating and establishing company policies, operating procedures, and goals. Reporting all quality issues, trends and losses as they occur.

  • Ensure that the organization’s Quality Management System conforms to customer, Company ISO 9000 compliance, ISO 9001, ISO-13485, AS-9100 and regulatory/legal requirements.

  • Manage the monitoring, measurement, and review of internal processes, especially those that affect the quality of the organization’s products.

  • Participate in internal and external quality audits.

  • Interface with customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.

  • Conducts meetings with product assurance program department to establish, delineate, and to coordinate functions between departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.

  • Confers with engineers about quality assurance of manufactured products to rectify problems.

  • Directs workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.

  • Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality of finished product.

  • Creates and implements inspection criteria and procedures; provide and oversee inspection activity for product throughout production cycle.

  • Applies total quality management tools and approaches to analytical and reporting processes within each department.

  • Responsible for ensuring production staff are properly trained and certified in order to meet quality requirements.

  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training QC employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Other applicable duties as assigned.


  • BS Engineering or sciences, or equivalent education.

  • A minimum of 4+ years or more of progressive experience in a management role in an electronics environment is required, including supervising four or more direct reports.

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of electronics manufacturing and quality assurance experience.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.


  • Must have direct experience with electronic assembly equipment and processes such as SMT, hand soldering, flow solder, AOI and X-ray inspection.

  • Must have a demonstrated track record of quality systems implementation, and certifications (ISO-9001, ISO-13485, AS-9100, and IPC 610). IPC 610 certified trainer preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with statistical techniques and advanced quality planning.

  • Applied knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project etc) is required.

  • Able to demonstrate proven experience as a strong team player with multiple organizations.
  • Strong customer facing communication skills and experience with root cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process.


    The functions of this position are not necessarily physically demanding.

  • The functions are usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing.
  • Some amount of stooping, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required.
  • Must be able to remain seated without a break for periods of up to two hours.
  • Able to see, hear and speak adequately to perform the functions of this position.
  • Occasionally exposed to: moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes, or airborne particles, and a moderate vibration / noise level. Award Winning Benefits ATS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health/dental, vision, life, Personal Time Off, holidays, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, 401(k) with employer match, employee profit sharing bonus program, in-house gym and monthly catered lunches. How to Apply If you would like to be a part of a growing and innovative company that is focused on being the most reliable, responsive and respected Electronics Manufacturer in North America, apply today at