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    This National Guard position is for a SUPERVISORY QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1819000 and is part of the MA ANG 104th FW, National Guard. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: Lt Col Peter Carr, 413-568-9151, ext. 698-1175

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    1) Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Quality Assurance Division. Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and Quality objectives. Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the staff, as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, and implement quality improvements in response to concerns with regulatory compliance.
    (2) Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate personnel. Establishes and develops performance standards. Evaluates subordinate personnel. Establish employee work schedules, deadlines, and production/inspection priorities based on aircraft maintenance status, aircraft mission requirements and other demand needs.
    (3) Manages, reviews and develops maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters. Makes decisions and recommendations on technical concerns presented by supervisors. Utilizes comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret Air Force Instructions, Technical Orders, engineering drawings, product specifications, Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH) environmental standards, public law, and locally developed policy. Evaluates and assesses complex systems, subsystems, integrated systems/subsystems, or components for conformance to applicable technical data, engineering drawings, standards and specifications. Establishes and develops performance checklists and metrics.
    (4) Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP): Manages the Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP), which provides the Maintenance Group Commander and maintenance managers the visibility to assess and improve the proficiency of the work force, facilitate continuous process improvement, and provide the customer with high quality aircraft and components on time. Directs the administration, evaluation, and coordination of a comprehensive quality assurance, maintenance standardization, and inspection program for all areas of the maintenance organization, all maintenance disciplines, job series and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs).
    (a) Manages critical assessment programs such as; Unit Self Inspections, Maintenance Standardization, Operational Readiness, Unit Compliance Inspections, and Staff Assistance Visits (SAVs). Responsible for the development and maintenance of organizational level checklists. Ensures metrics are established and monitored to assess key result areas for successful mission accomplishment including, but not limited to, items where non-compliance would affect system reliability or result in serious injury, loss of life, excessive cost, or litigation
    (b) Manages the organization's quality program and elements of the program to gauge compliance with directives, assess established processes, identify deficiencies, implement corrective measures, and improve processes to enhance mission effectiveness and efficiency. Oversees the Consolidated Tool Kit (CTK) program.
    (5) Ensures personnel use proper data collection techniques and procedures for evaluation, inspection and audit programs and a number of related databases and spreadsheets to capture and catalog data elements for trending, cross-tell, and benchmarking. Reviews as necessary defect/failure quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality inspection system and reviews recommended corrective and preventative action. Investigates and reviews reports if necessary, on major problem areas found which identified causes of problems.
    (6) Manages the entire maintenance quality assurance program and the establishment of procedures for monitoring the quality of products in a maintenance environment using a broad knowledge of end items, systems, including quality characteristics and a comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing methods, special processes, interrelationship of various parts, systems, subsystems and end item components. Resolves the difficult and complex work assignments utilizing a broad knowledge of Higher Headquarters regulations and instructions, PDM work specifications, local directives including Quality Plans, Technical Orders, Military Specifications, and International Commercial Practices such as ISO 9000, to include a broad knowledge of electronic equipment and systems, manual and automatic flight controls, airframe, landing gear, pneudraulics, armament, munitions, and jet engine propulsion and associated systems.
    (7) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1910 Quality Assurance

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