Quality Systems Specialist II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-337723
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 03/10/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 04643
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Job Description


The Quality System Specialist will be responsible for general support and maintenance of the Quality Management System within ISO9001, AS9100, DCMA, DCAA, DoD, and other statutory / regulatory requirements.  Specifically, functions including the document control system, corrective and preventive action system, and internal audits are the primary responsibilities of this position. 


Quality System Specialist I

  • Supports document control system by facilitating document creation and approvals.
  • Reviews quality system documentation change requests for content and completeness.
  • Assists process owners in generating or updating standard operating procedures or work instructions to define and improve quality system functions.
  • Assists process owners in revising existing documentation and processes as part of company-wide continuous improvement initiative.
  • Supports process owners in the creation of forms, reports, and tools (e.g. CEiNet functionality and capability) needed to support business processes.
  • Applies clear, concise written language to describe process criteria, activities and decision points.
  • Develops and documents process flows.
  • Conducts cross-functional review to identify impact of quality system documentation changes to other processes. Ensures changes will not have a negative effect on the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Conducts quality audits (internal and external), corrective and preventive action closure, and other measures to ensure the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Monitors quality system metrics against goals.  If targets are not met, ensures actions are taken to meet the goals.
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of the training program. 

Quality System Specialist II

  • Be able to perform Quality System Specialist I responsibilities.
  • Identifies and resolves gaps within the system.
  • Leads internal audit teams, as assigned.
  • Coordinates and maintains the master audit schedule and ensures that audit is completed as planned.
  • Ensures all auditors complete audit documentation and provide appropriate details to substantiate findings.
  • Performs administrative tasks related to audit activities, such as preparing audit meeting agendas, write audit summary reports and facilitates closing meetings.
  • Performs follow up on internal audit related corrective actions to ensure closure and effectiveness.
  • Performs analysis of internal audit data and identify trends.  Communicates this information to functional management as an indicator of the quality system effectiveness.
  • Mentors internal auditors, continuously assesses their auditing skills, and recommends necessary improvements or additional training.
  • Ensures applicable standard requirements (such as AS9100, ISO9001or EVMS Intent Guidelines) are within the documented procedures.
  • Works with process owners to develop measurements and metrics for evaluation of process effectiveness.
  • Provides internal audit training and assists in the quality management system training.                                                                     

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned 



Experience and Skills


The knowledge, skills and abilities listed below apply to all levels of QS Specialists (except where noted). 

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional team.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge to new processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize document content and data accurately.
  • Must be a strong team leader, good professional communicator, and be comfortable facilitating meetings to draft and review documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt learned techniques and knowledge gained through experience within an organization or functional area.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, social, practical and diplomatic skills.
  • Must have the ability to think analytically and draw logical conclusions while performing work assignments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Visio.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

Quality System Specialist II

  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency in data management, organization and development of efficient data structure for use and maintenance by owners and other users.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and compile data into metrics and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability of performing full quality system audits to the standard and statutory/regulatory requirements.
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 requirements.
  • Ability to compile data to support metrics analyzing current processes.


The education and experience listed below apply to all levels of Quality System Specialists.

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific, quality system or related discipline is highly preferred.  Or, equivalent combination of education and experience to perform this level.


  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific, quality system or related discipline is highly preferred. 

Quality System Specialist I

  • Minimum of 1 year equivalent experience in a process development or a support function to process development activity.
  • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing and /or engineering environment.

Quality System Specialist II

  • Minimum of 5 years document control/quality compliance experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment.


  • Office and/or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds


  • 0-10% - May be required between KUAS locations

Job Benefits


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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