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Title:  Manager, Quality

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.


Position Summary

The Quality Manager reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for developing and implementing effective continuous improvement plans, managing multiple quality system processes, and ensuring ongoing certification to ISO 9001 standards. This role is also responsible for leading a  distributed group of quality team meamber worldwide.



  • Manages internal Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) process; determines deliverables, communicates expectations, establishes timelines, and follows up.
  • Ensures ongoing ISO 9001 certification and readiness for audits; creates improvement plans, action plans, timelines and executes.
  • Leads all audits either customer, ISO, UL or other governing agency.
  • Drives proactive improvements to products based on quantitative analysis.
  • Leads improvement actions to enhance quality performance of existing products.
    • Makes knowledgeable, data-driven decisions that drive effective change for all areas in Operations regarding First Pass Yield (FPY) and Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY).
    • Works effectively with Design, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Service and Sales Teams to drive improvements.
    • Leads, promotes and drives process control and improvement methodologies.
  • Analyzes field failures – root cause, containment, corrective action
    • Works with other departments, customers and suppliers to eradicate root cause.
    • Coordinates with other departments failure analysis reports, data analysis, corrective action, root cause analysis, and quality performance reports.
  • Collects, reviews, evaluates, and compiles test and reliability reports for internal and external customers.
  • Owns quality and reliability metrics for products supported.
  • Performs data collection and analyses, paretos, trends of nonconforming material, work in process and finished goods.
  • Reviews and analyzes data trends and PPM with engineering and manufacturing to mitigate negative trends.
  • Ensures ESD controls are effective and maintained.
  • Reviews, develops and updates inspection control plans for NPD and sustaining products.
  • Validates inspection processes for both internal and external manufacturing (suppliers).
  • Ensures the appropriate inspection of incoming mechanical and electrical products, machined parts, and sub-assemblies and participates in first article inspection and audits.
  • Supervises, manages, mentors, and motivates staff; provides direction, ensures appropriate training, delegates work and coordinates schedules, monitors performance and takes appropriate and timely disciplinary action as needed.
  • Develops employees to be more effective and to advance toward their career goals.  Track performance to established goals.
  • Performs quality work within deadlines with minimal to no supervision.
  • Interacts professionally with management, employees, customers, and/or suppliers.
  • Willingness to be hands-on in the workplace, supporting organizational needs where required


Work Environment:

Typically works in a professional, office environment.  Interacts with crossfunctional teams including: engineering, production, service and upper-level management..  Occasional travel to domestic and international support offices, design centers, manufacturing locations, and customers is expected.



  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, and presentation) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Project management and organizational skills.
  • Self-sufficient, ability to work independently on multiple projects exercising independent discretion and judgment.



  • Knowledge and application experience in ISO 9001.
  • Collecting, understanding analyzing, and presenting data.
  • Supervisory experience in a Quality environment.
  • Effective at implementing and driving new standards, including customer driven initiatives.



  • Essential:Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent technical degree
  • Desirable: ASQ Certified




As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees in order to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate. In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes 4 different health care plan options, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts, paid-time off, 8-weeks of paid parental leave for both moms and dads, tuition reimbursement, company matched 401(k), flexible work schedules, expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs. 


Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma