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Product Assurance and RAM Officer
Ref No.: 17-03191
Location: Pasadena, California
Pay Rate : $ 121,000.00 - 154,000.00 /Year
Product Assurance and RAM Officer
Location: Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
Duration: Direct
Compensation: $121,000 - $154,000 DOE

We are searching for an experienced Product Assurance and RAM Officer to work on a direct basis with one of our clients in the Greater Los Angeles Area, CA. This position will be responsible for implementing a robust Assurance program, including reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) engineering, quality control and inspection, non-conformance tracking and assessment; risk analysis and assessment, and problem/failure reporting. The Assurance program will cover optical and structural elements; electronic parts; software; opto-mechanical assemblies; drives, bearings, mechanisms, and other moving parts; and contamination control. The scope of the work includes developing the assurance and RAM requirements and plans and overseeing their implementation across the team, including partners, subcontractors and suppliers. The Product Assurance and RAM Officer will work closely with the Safety Manager to ensure reliable and safe construction and operation. This position will require both domestic and international travel to various locations where work is being performed.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Quality Management or Quality Assurance or related discipline required and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience with quality and reliability practices for large and/or complex projects, or a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline with a minimum of 7 years of professional experience working in quality and reliability assurance for large and/or complex projects.
  • Knowledge of product assurance standards, regulations, and best practices.
  • Knowledge of reliability assurance techniques such as FMECA, fault tree analysis, and other methodologies related to quality, integrity, and reliability assurance.
  • Experience with nonconformance processes including material review boards, failure review boards, problem/failure reports, and audits.
  • Previous experience with quality management standards such as ISO 9000/9001 for hardware and software.
  • Previous experience working in an engineering environment and interfacing with highly technical teams.
  • Experience at performing/managing multiple tasks concurrently and resolving conflicts.
  • Demonstrated technical, leadership, interpersonal skills and comfortable working with all levels of a team-oriented technical organization.
  • Prior experience developing budgets, tracking costs and working with financial systems and tools.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and standards.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Capable of accepting overall accountability for cost, schedule, and technical performance of the project Assurance program.
  • A Master's degree in Quality Management or Quality Assurance or related discipline
  • Previous experience developing training programs on quality assurance/quality control topics
  • Ability to speak and read Spanish
Ideal candidates for this position will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as flexibility to travel to co-locations, vendor premises and internationally when necessary.