Safety, quality, and reliability are critical principles in the aviation and aerospace industry. Quality Management Systems enable continuous improvement of business processes and ensure compliance with organizational policy, regulations, processes and other requirements or standards. Quality Assurance Managers help accomplish these goals.
The Quality Assurance Manager ascertains the risk and establishes the standards that ensure an adequate safety margin is maintained. Quality Assurance Managers must have detailed knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of other quality assurance positions, such as Quality Systems Auditors. Quality Assurance Managers are familiar with the technical requirements associated with their organization. They have extensive knowledge of industry requirements, standards, regulations and legislation.
The responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Manager include monitoring conformance and compliance to regulations, standards and policies. They must be able to develop plans, budgets, schedules, and to prioritize, as well as have strong communication skills and be able to supervise and mentor.
- Completion of Secondary School (required)
- Technical Diploma or Degree (recommended)
- Experience in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry (required)
- CCAA Certification (as asset)
- National or International Certification (an asset)
- Management Training (recommended)
- Advanced Canadian Aviation Regulations training (an asset)
- Industry Audit Course such as the CCAA workshop (an asset)
- Knowledge of aviation maintenance and manufacturing and other related processes