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  • Director of Quality Assurance

    Job Locations US-WA-Snoqualmie
    Company Name
    LKD Aerospace, Inc.
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    LKD Aerospace, a growing aerospace & defense company, in business since 1983, has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Quality Assurance in Snoqualmie, WA.  LKD is a Global Distributor, Manufacturer & MRO of Aerospace Components specializing in distribution of factory new aerospace & defense components, FAA-PMA parts, OEM manufacturing of aerospace components for a variety of applications and MRO services. Our Gladiator Technologies Division designs and manufactures high performance MEMS inertial sensors and systems for OEM applications around the world.


    We are looking for a new Director of Quality Assurance.  Directly reporting to the CEO, the Director of Quality Assurance will be a committed QA professional with desire to continuously improve and embed quality processes in a fast- growing business. They will maintain compliance to multiple quality management systems as required by regulatory and industry standards such as AS9100D; FAA-PMA; FAA-FSDO and MIL-STD’s for both the LKD Aerospace Division ( and the Gladiator Technologies Division (


    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  Ensures regulatory, industry and customer compliance for repair, manufacturing and distribution including:

    • Maintain and ensure compliance to AS9100/ISO9001 3rd party certified Quality Management System.
    • Maintain and ensure Quality Management System compliance to various FAR/DFAR Quality flow-down regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain and ensure Quality Management System compliance to various Military (MIL-STDs) Quality flow-down regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain and ensure Quality Management System compliance to FAA-PMA regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain and ensure Quality Management System compliance to FAA-FSDO regulatory requirements.
    • Ensure internal processes needed for quality management system compliance are established; implemented and maintained.
    • Compile First Article Inspection Reports in accordance with AS9102.
    • Perform inspection activities for In-process, Receiving and Shipping procedures.
    • Conduct internal audits for Distribution, Repair Station and Manufacturing segments of the business.
    • Maintain Approved Supplier List including re-approval; removal from ASL & site audits.
    • Administer the company employee orientation and continuation training plans and schedules.
    • Administer document control including processing requests for change. Maintain electronic records archives in compliance with company and FAA requirements.
    • Maintain FAA Repair Station Roster and be subject to initial and random anti-drug & alcohol abuse testing.



    • 8+ year’s progressive responsibility in managing quality assurance systems
    • Knowledge of military program qualification submittal and approval requirements
    • Knowledge of FAA PMA submittal process requirements
    • ASQ Certified Quality Manager (preferred)
    • ASQ Quality Improvement Associate (preferred)
    • AS9100 Certified Internal Auditor (preferred)
    • MIL-STD Qualification Experience (preferred)
    • Six Sigma green/black belt (desirable)
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Exceptional organizational skills and an attention to detail
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to take a proactive and positive approach while working in a small team environment.
    • Experience in using ERP Systems in a manufacturing environment.
    • Ability to Stand/Climb/Stoop/Lifting/Push/Pull during a typical day


    We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including a health/dental/vision care package, employer retirement match, life insurance and paid time off.




    LKD Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace







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