Global Quality Assurance and Testing Manager

Z├╝rich, Oerlikon,Zurich,Switzerland
11 Jul 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
This international role is within our Power Grids High Voltage division and specifically concentrates on our Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS). Your overall objective is to harmonize production quality and testing processes and improve the first-pass yield in a matrix organization, globally, across 8 sites. Your responsibility is a mix of quality assurance, electrical and mechanical testing on GIS, travelling between the sites as well as training and coaching. This is a hands on, practical role where the ability to influence others, across a wide range of cultures and levels, will be essential for success. Changing mindsets cross-divisionally and interculturally, up to the senior management, is daily fare. This career opportunity gives you a high level of diversity and responsibility letting you deploy all your acquired knowledge.

• Defining production quality methods and product testing (mechanical, gas tightness and electrical tests) in the Competence Center and Product Group of Gas Insulated Switchgears according to lean principles
• Creating and updating a roadmap of deliverables in the area of Production Quality and Testing
• Development of production methods to enhance global quality and efficiency
• Driving standardization (harmonization) across the product portfolio of product testing
• Leading the Production Quality and Testing Expert Community (no direct reports)
• Training and coaching of local and global managers and teams

• Bachelor or Master's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (University / ETH)
• Min. 5 years of Mechanical and Electrical Testing experience
• Min. 5 years of Quality Assurance experience in a similar working environment
• Fluent in English, German and Chinese is an asset
• Experience with 6-Sigma, P- and D-FMEA, partial discharge, training, Advanced Circuit Breaker Testing & Analyzing System (ACTAS) advantageous