Quality Systems Specialist in Monrovia, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/16/2022

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Job Description


Quality Systems Specialist

This position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations related to quality procedures, work instructions, process alerts, auditing and administration of the Quality Management System, document control and training program.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Monrovia, CA manufactures structural systems for the Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Industries. 

Job Summary

  • Lead quality initiatives related to the internal and external audit processes, including the internal auditor training program for the facility
  • Maintain quality documents and records
  • Establish and evolve formal quality processes, ensuring that team is using industry best practices
  • Participates in root cause/ corrective action process and quality risk mitigation plans for company and quality objectives including FMEA and PFMEA
  • Act as key point of contact for all quality audits, internal and external, including but not limited to AS9100, Nadcap and customer required audits
  • Drives analysis on product defects, production processes and customer requirements in order to recommend modifications and / or quality standards
  • Maintains and works in conjunction with Quality Director to continually improve the Quality Management System
  • Focal point for external QMS questions and issues
  • Establishes effective communications channels that ensure the flow of quality related information to internal and external customers as required
  • Partners with Operation leaders to develop new quality performance metrics as necessary
  • Assists in development of strategic and tacticalplans to ensure achievement of department and company goals
  • Ensure that 3rd party certifications meet all the requirements of AS-9100, NADCAP and or customers specifications as applicable
  • Coordinate with DCMA, government contract management agencies, when corrective action is issued, root cause analysis and ensure response to DCMA
  • Ensure that assigned employees are properly trained / cross-trained and are performing in accordance with expected productivity measures
  • Manage day to day activities of temp workers assigned to auditing, scanning or CI activities


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Lean and six sigma training and/or experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints and specifications
  • Strong statistical and mathematic skills
  • Experience in manufacturing environment; preferably from automotive, aerospace and/or defense environments

Required Experience and Education

  • BS degree desired (equivalent training and experience in technical or quality areas considered)
  • Five or more years in direct quality related area


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


801 Royal Oaks
Monrovia, California, 91016
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled