Quality Manager

Teledyne Flir

Houston, TX

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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets that require advanced technology and high reliability. These markets include aerospace and defense, factory automation, air and water quality environmental monitoring, electronics design and development, oceanographic research, deepwater oil and gas exploration and production, medical imaging and pharmaceutical research.​

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Teledyne Marine Seismic designs and manufactures high-quality, reliable, and durable marine seismic exploration products. For over five decades Teledyne has set the standard for marine geophysical exploration equipment. Characterized by innovative designs, Teledyne's marine seismic products have earned a reputation for high performance, reliability and low cost of ownership.

Quality Manager

This position supports quality inspection and objectives of the organization in a management capacity by developing, implementing and maintaining quality assurance systems and activities. Develops, implements, and coordinates product assurance program to prevent or eliminate defects in new or existing products by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Tasks and assignments tend to be complex, non-routine and/or require a greater level of expertise. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and process to meet goals outlined Duties are performed under limited supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but not limited to:

  • Achieves quality assurance operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; identifying and resolving problems; completing audits; determining system improvements; implementing change.
  • Meets quality assurance financial objectives by estimating requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Develops quality assurance plans by conducting hazard analyses; identifying critical control points and preventive measures; establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, corrective actions, and verification procedures; monitoring inventories.
  • Validates quality processes by establishing product specifications and quality attributes; measuring production; documenting evidence; determining operational and performance qualification; writing and updating quality assurance procedures.
  • Maintains and improves product quality by completing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs, and manufacturing and training methods.
  • Prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions, and re-validations.
  • Updates job knowledge by studying trends in and developments in quality management; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Daily availability to include evenings and weekends when necessary to reach goals and deadlines.

Other Essential Duties

  • Serves as the primary quality assurance resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Instructs quality assurance personnel on quality control and analytical procedures.
  • Supports concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
  • Performs root-cause analysis and other problem-solving activities regarding nonconformance of products and processes to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.
  • Oversees calibration program.
  • Communicates quality issues, trends and losses to all relevant organizational departments.
  • Interfaces with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
  • Participates in internal and external quality audits.
  • Reviews technical publications, articles, regulatory standards, trends and abstracts to stay abreast of issues in the quality control industry.
  • Follows all import/export requirements, consulting with facility import/export personnel as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in a related positions and 10 years of directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret various business documents, technical procedures and government regulations. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and response to questions before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP/MRP Software.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive Knowledge of ISO and/or AS9100
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/6 Sigma/Kaizen
  • Extensive Knowledge of ERP systems and quality software
  • Extensive knowledge machining/manufacturing operations.

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Ability to research, comprehend and retain job related information and instructions.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of others in the group. - Ability to coach and train/teach others.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet requirements.
  • Ability to frequently work at a computer performing data entry and extracting data for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to frequently move about the production facility.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and move items weighing up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Frequently communicates with customers, managers, employees, and suppliers. Must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret information.
  • Must be able to organize work areas.
  • Limited Domestic travel.

Other Qualifications

U.S. Person for access to ITAR-Controlled Technical Data.

ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies may only be shared with US Persons unless authorization from the Department of State is received or a special exemption is used.

A "U.S. person" can be:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • A permanent resident who does not work for a foreign company, a foreign government, or a foreign governmental agency/organization;
  • A political asylee;
  • A part of the U.S. government, or
  • A corporation, business, organization, or group that is incorporated in the United States under U.S. law.

A foreign person is any person who is not a lawful permanent resident of the US and includes foreign governments and organizations.

​Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colo​r, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gende​​r expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email teledynerecruitment@teledyne.com or call (855)479-1480. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

Teledyne participates in E-Verify (English) (Spanish) and Pay Transparency​. Details on Right To Work may be found in English and Spanish.​

Stay safe from recruitment fraud. To confirm the authenticity of any recruitment related correspondence, please email teledynerecruitment@teledyne.com or call (855) 479-1480.​​ ​

Teledyne and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other characteristic or non-merit based factor made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. ​