Manufacturing Quality Manager (Aerospace & Defense)

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

The Quality Manager has site responsibility for ensuring the factory has the necessary and effective processes to control the flow of orders from inception to delivery, including the ability to effectively identify weaknesses or non-conformities and the facilitation of these resolutions via appropriate methods that lead to sustainable corrective actions.  This candidate will also carry the responsibility of managing and maintaining the site’s quality management system (ISO 9001:2015) and continue to refine as the factory’s needs continue to grow.  They will act as the representative to the associated regulatory bodies and registrars and will also represent the site in customer facing situations. The candidate will also have a significant focus on the development of their team that will lead to strengthening the team’s technical skillsets as well as leadership development opportunities.  The quality manager will lead by example and enhance the facilities culture by instilling a “Zero Defect Culture” mindset. 
This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident

Essential duties include but may not be limited to the following: 


  • Oversees and manages the success of quality processes including material review board, corrective and preventative actions via the TE complaint handling system, as well as the success of our internal audit program. 
  • Oversees and manages the successful completion of post manufacturing activities including the accurate compilation of data packs and successful first-time submission approvals of these packs from our customers. 
  • Work closely with supply chain to achieve and forecast completion dates of the quality owned post manufacturing activities of document control. 
  • Identify and assess data associated with customer complaints, outputs of material review board, and documented QCPC to develop key trends and drive quality proficiency through all aspects of the factory. 
  • Oversees and manages the sites ISO 9001:2015 quality management system by ensuring adherence to all requirements and the overall ongoing improvements to this QMS. 
  • Champions the successful completion of registrar, customer, and corporate ISO audits. 
  • Lead and coach the quality assurance team to ensure maximum team performance which includes hands-on leadership and development as well as coaching of direct reports. 
  • Lead and oversee the deployment and execution of quality policies, objectives, targets, goals, and quality initiatives. 
  • Provide training and leadership in the application of statistical methods and quality tools throughout the business. Be a principal resource for quality methods, statistical processes, and quality control. 
  • Regularly report on site quality metrics to the site’s plant manager as well as senior management when necessary. 
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned by plant manager

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management OR Engineering
  • 10 or more  years of experience in Quality Management
  • Industry experience in department of defense quality management. 
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 management. 
  • Strong executive presence to be an influential force on direct reports, peers, higher management, as well as customers. 
  • Strong  proficiency in the execution of 8D PPSR and problem-solving methodologies. 
  • Strong cross collaboration and team building skills with a passion to develop and coach team members. 
  • Experience with exposure to high mix with low volume manufacturing environments. 
  • AS9100 management exposure. 
  • Working knowledge of Subsafe level 1 products and requirements. 
  • Exposure to Subsafe level 1 welding and machining. 
  • Quality assurance exposure pertaining to electro-optical cable assemblies. 


Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
Building Effective Teams
Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).


•    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $120880 – $181,320 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
•    Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
•    Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits

•    A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.


EOE, Including Disability/Vets



Houston, TX, US, 77493

City:  Houston
State:  TX
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  121235
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Quality

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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