Manager, Quality Control in East Farmingdale at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/20/2021

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Job Description

Founded in 1951 to meet the special severe service valve requirements of the United States Nuclear Navy, Target Rock is today the premier supplier of highly engineered, valves and related products to both the U.S. Navy nuclear fleet and the global nuclear power generation industry. The first Target Rock valves were installed on the U.S.S. Nautilus, the U.S. Navy's first nuclear powered submarine.

Target Rock valves continue to be the valve of choice for the U.S. Navy and they are installed on nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers commissioned by the United States. Since those early days, Target Rock has expanded to be an excellent designer of critical solenoid valves for nuclear power reactors. We were also one of the first recipients of the ASME "N" stamp in the early 1970s. With over 6,000 valves installed in nuclear safety-related applications worldwide, Target Rock has the proven products and experience to handle the nuclear power industry's most difficult applications. Find out more information and view our products here:

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Manager, Quality Control

This position reports to the Director of Quality Assurance and is charged with maintaining an inspection system to assure that all products manufactured by the organization meet customer specifications and achieve superior quality and reliability levels.

Location: East Farmingdale, NY

Your Challenge:

  • Monitors each of the inspection functions (first piece, in-process, final, final valve inspection, receiving inspection and CMM operation and programming) for adequacy and that they meet their objectives.
  • Maintains examiner duties per STR ISO9000/QRC-82 (supervisor, inspection qualifications).
  • Initiates cross-training and initial training programs that encompass all aspects of manufacturing inspection.
  • Monitors and reviews man-power requirements. Provides updates on required labor needs to complete programs (ETC) as required.
  • Reviews daily time charges, attendance, schedules overtime and backshift coverage.
  • Develops a work schedule that responds to priorities to each inspection location and discipline. Reviews shop loading report and addresses obstacles hold points or conflicts.
  • Resolves procedure conflicts, employee conflicts, inspection method conflicts.
  • Provides responses to customer inquiries including inspection hours on new projects.
  • Develops inspection methods, including designing tools, purchasing, and equipment.
  • Prepares Appropriation Request (AR), obtains pricing and develops cost justification and calculates Return on Investment (ROI) on all capital equipment.
  • Maintains continuous process improvement program including periodic training sessions with Inspectors. Review's procedure process, equipment and conditions with inspectors, as required. Establishes effective lines of communication and feedback with inspectors, manufacturing personnel, engineers, supervision and management.
  • Develops and maintains employee development and participation programs that achieve the individual's potential and added value to the organization.
  • Ensures prompt resolution to conditions that adversely affect quality.
  • Periodically review documentation and inspection results.
  • Maintains calibration activity. Ensure the correct procedures are being used and the correct results obtained. Periodically reviews calibration frequency, and closely monitors gauging needs and usage. Ensures compliance to procedures.
  • Monitors NDE work loading, provide scheduling, and workload priorities. Performs periodic reviews on performance and procedure adherence.
  • Monitors/supervises Final Valve Inspection Department, review schedules and priorities with the inspector. Interacts with customers and contract administrators.
  • Analyze root cause of product and process deficiencies.
  • Provide written responses to customers concerns and findings.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.

Your Expertise:

  • Excellent knowledge of inspection techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical gaging and inspection tools
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Auditing skills required.


  • Associate Engineering Degree and/or have completed two (2) years study in related industry and the application of statistical controls, as related to inspection methodology courses. Such studies should include courses in industrial methods, quality control, mathematics
  • In addition, shall have 8 to 10 years' experience in the planning and conduct of inspection use of advanced inspection methods, development of inspection measurement methods, capacity to use and calibrate measuring and test devices activities, and in the supervision of inspectors.
  • Experience shall include the ability to direct the use of advanced inspection methods, development of inspection measurement methods, and the capacity to use and calibrate measuring and test devices.

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.


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