Reports To:  Dir, Quality & MFG Engineering

FLSA: Exempt

General Purpose of Job

Responsible for management of quality assurance and overall quality control for Inrad Optics.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory, corporate, customers’ and third party audit requirements.  In addition to maintaining quality standards, inspection, testing, recording, and reporting, the position is also responsible for implementing and improving quality management programs. This person will be the facility process owner of ISO 9001:2015 program and point person for QMS audits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Review incoming orders for quality requirements and perform quality planning for new parts.
  • Manage timely turn around for incoming, in-process and final inspections.
  • Define and document test procedures and equipment to determine material and product conformance to requirements at all stages of manufacture.
  • Ensure Quality Management System is compliant with established/required standards including internal, customer and regulatory agencies.
  • Manage and perform Internal Audits to assure QMS compliance with ISO 9001 and company procedures to maintain quality system/certification by ensuring the requirements are well defined, known, and being followed throughout the organization.
  • Oversight and management of equipment calibration and age-controlled inventory.
  • Manage, develop and mentor department personnel.
  • Liaise with external customers regarding quality related issues, contract fulfillment and government/customer source inspections.
  • Reporting on and communication of QA issues with cognizant management as well as providing ideas and solutions for continuous improvement.
  • Oversight of RMA, Corrective Action, NCMR and CI processes to drive improvements to the processes.
  • Perform special testing, including but not limited to temperature, humidity, abrasion and adhesion verification of coatings. 


  • Minimum 5 years or progressive QA experience in optical component design and manufacturing in a custom job shop manufacturing environment.
  • 2 years experience in QA supervision/management in an optical manufacturing environment.
  • Direct experience in process audits both as the auditor and auditee.
  • Solid theoretical and practical grounding in optical QA measurement instruments such as spectrophotometers, interferometers and optical comparators (preferred).
  • Familiarity with industry and government standards regarding optical components such as MIL-PRF-13830, ISO10110 and MIL-C-48497.
  • Familiarity with government standards regarding finish treatments such as MIL-DTL-5541, AMS-C-26074 and AMS 2770.
  • Knowledge of quality tools such as SPC, root cause/corrective actions, SCAR, 5 Why analysis, 8D, etc.


  • BS degree or higher in Engineering, Physics or related field. AS degree with commensurate experience.
  • Length of effective experience in optical QA management may be substituted for degree work.


  • Strong management, project management, planning, communication, and documentation skills.
  • Strong analytical (including data analysis and visualization) and problem solving skills.
  • Able to effectively work across multiple levels and organizations.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to apply concepts of statistics and probability to solve business problems.
  • Ability to lead cultural change towards quality.

Special Job Requirements

  • Occasional travel required

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