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Site Quality Manager - Tempe, AZ
Rebecca Rose
Site Quality Manager

Laser Components Detector Group, Inc. is looking for a Site Quality Manager for our manufacturing location in Tempe, AZ, USA. The Quality Manager will be part of a dynamic team with over fifteen years of experience in the design and manufacturing of high performance avalanche photodiodes (APDs) and PINs, high speed receivers, linear arrays, TEC-cooled photoconductors, and pyroelectric detectors. In a state-of-the-art production facility, our devices are processed with different materials including, silicon, InGaAs, lead salts, and pyroelectrics.

The goal is to create and maintain an organizational culture which encourages continuous improvement, lean manufacturing principles, process-orientation, disciplined problem solving, working in the system as well as on the system towards business success.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Quality Management from A like Audit to Z like Zero Defects
  • Member of the Plant Management Team
  • Implement the quality processes and tools
  • Optimize the production processes in terms of quality
  • Lead the Quality Assurance of the final products and the incoming material
  • Coordinate the customer requirements, audits and claims
  • Report the quality figures to upper management
  • Participate in the planning, organization, budget, and projects
  • Control the Quality Management System according to ISO9001:2015
  • Interface with the Corporate Quality Management Team members


Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Masters degree preferred


Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in electrical/electronics devices or integrated circuit production and/or assembly
  • 8+ years of experience purely in Quality Management
  • Application of Quality Tools and Lean Six-Sigma Tools. Six-Sigma certification highly preferable
  • Deep understanding of lean manufacturing principles and their implementation
  • Solid understanding of 8D, PDCA, MRB, A3, Kaizen, and 5S processes
  • Relocation is not provided for this position so local candidates are preferred
  • 10%-15% travel


What makes this job attractive:

  • Directly contribute to the company's success in a very autonomous and high impact role
  • Opportunity to work in one of the most cutting edge detector technology in the industry
  • Collaboration with various departments and legal entities in the Group
  • Work in an international, successful growing high-tech German family business with flat hierarchies
  • High career growth potential
  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits package
  • New class 10K cleanroom


Laser Components Detector Group, Inc. has been researching, developing, and manufacturing semiconductor detectors in Phoenix since 2004. The Detector Group specializes in engineering custom developments of individual configurations, resulting in high-performance Silicon Photodiodes, InGaAs Avalanche Photodiodes (APD), pyroelectric detectors, and Lead Salt IR Detectors for use in the detection of the smallest amounts of light and radiation. We fabricate, assemble, and test the vast majority of these products in-house.

Our product range extends from low-cost APDs for commercial applications to high-end components used in military applications. Our products feature in cutting edge applications such as LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, drone technology, satellite missions to name just a few. The heart of our photon-counting APD modules also originated at our facility. We also specialize in building complete receivers that are engineered to demonstrate high sensitivity, high wavelength range, and large frequency width.

Job Type: Full-time


Corporate Address:  14271 Jeffrey Road, Suite 136
Irvine, California 92620
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Updated: 4 September 2020
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