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Quality Assurance Manager

Bloomington, MN, USA Req #241
Friday, January 31, 2020
SkyWater is co-creating the next wave of computing by operating a unique business model that enables innovative technology developers to utilize our advanced processing expertise and volume-manufacturing capabilities to bring their revolutionary products to market. This puts SkyWater at the center of a technology revolution as we exit the smartphone era and into the age of 5G and artificial intelligence. Joining our team means contributing to commercialization of some of the most exciting technologies the world has ever seen including superconducting and 3D ICs, carbon nanotube and photonic logic devices, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and other emerging device topologies.
We cultivate an environment of learning and invest in further developing the knowledge of our highly skilled and dedicated employees.  We provide them with a dynamic workplace, open communication and an opportunity to grow within the company. If you’re searching for a company where you can be apart of the next level of technology and truly make a difference, consider joining SkyWater today!

Position Summary: The Quality Manager will contribute to the development and ongoing execution of our Quality Management System (QMS). Our QMS will support our overall quality program across our organization. The successful candidate in this role is passionate about quality, continuous improvement, leadership, development and committed to creating a best in class quality program.

• Responsible for the overall Quality Management System for SkyWater Technology.
• Supervision of the Quality Processes, including, but not limited to, document control, supplier quality assurance, internal and external audits, customer quality and quality compliance.
• Quality representative for all external audits of the quality management system including customer audits and third-party certification audits.
• Understand customer needs and requirements to develop effective quality control processes.
• Manage customer communication for quality specifications and updates over product lifecycle.
• Lead a team effectively by providing guidance, coaching and feedback.
• Oversee all product development procedures to identify deviations from quality standards.
• Accountable for all quality metrics.
• Participate in or support of Customer meetings.
• Interface with quality team members on items such as quality improvement teams, standardization efforts, corrective actions, etc.
• The job also requires performing other duties as assigned. Percentages of time spent on job duties are estimates and may vary for each position.

Minimum Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering or Materials Science, Physics or other relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
Experience and/or Training:
• 5+ years of progressive experience in quality engineering in a highly regulated industry with a minimum of 2 years leadership experience.
• Experience promoting and building a pro-active quality focused culture.
• Proven creativity and experience in planning, developing, and executing Quality Systems initiatives in order to maintain world class Quality Systems standards.
• Experience promoting and building a pro-active quality focused culture.
• A demonstrated working knowledge of corrective and preventive action activities, problem solving, mistake proofing, failure mode effects analysis, and continuous improvement techniques
• Knowledge of quality systems such as ISO 9001, 16949 or 13485.
• Proven ability to work in a team environment and drive results through influence.
• Strong analytical and statistical skills; with experience and/or knowledge of process improvement methodologies like 8D, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, etc.

US Citizenship Required: This position will require the holding of or ability to obtain government security clearance which requires U.S Citizenship.

SkyWater Technology offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package including benefit eligibility day one, paid time off, paid holidays, matching 401(k), an on-site workout facility, an on-site cafeteria and so much more!

SkyWater is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical conditions, family care or medical leave status, military service or status as a Protected Veteran, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (“Protected Characteristics”). SkyWater complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning EEO/AA employment.

SkyWater complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at 952-851-5200 or

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Bloomington, MN, USA