Manager of Quality Control – Loveland, CO

Lightning Systems, a growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, is seeking a talented Manager of Quality Control to join our team of outstanding professionals.  Our products are meticulously and intelligently designed to deliver value to our customers and you will be an integral part of the process.  This is your opportunity to work with like-minded, passionate, technical professionals dedicated to making a difference in the world.  We are a team of 50 who are accustomed to wearing multiple hats, working collaboratively, and comfortable expressing ideas to a receptive management team. If you want to take on challenge in process engineering & design tooling who is adept at connecting with all levels of the organization, we want to hear from you.

More about us:

Our products include all-electric powertrains for the Ford 350HD Passenger Wagon and Cargo Van, Ford E450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models, Chevrolet 6500SD Low Cab Forward model, and 30, 35, and 40 foot transit buses.  Our team works with commercial fleets to provide the right electric powertrain to align with their preferred vehicles and application.  Lightning’s products improve a fleet’s operating costs and make sure they are driving the cleanest and most advanced technology available.  Simply put, we have a commitment to environmental responsibility, exceptional quality and quiet, powerful performance. Our electric powertrains provide savings on fuel and fueling time, lower maintenance costs, dramatic reduction in brake wear, more vehicle uptime without emission testing or oil changes, significant savings on operating costs, and cleaner air.

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About the position:

Reporting directly to the CEO, with a dotted line to the Executive Director of Operations, the Manager of QC is responsible for creating documentation, processes, and systems to assure product quality for Lightning Systems powertrain products.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work with key Lightning Suppliers to understand and drive the quality of incoming parts, and put in place an incoming audit/inspection program
  • Work with the production and upfit teams to improve quality through new processes, systems, automation, and tools/fixtures
  • Work with the production and upfit teams to put in place in-line and post-production inspection processes
  • Document processes and systems and maintain documents for key certifications (Ford eQVM)
  • Communicate quality status, concerns, and progress to the Lightning executive team weekly through dashboard metrics and a short written report.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

  • 5 years’ experience in a production/manufacturing environment, preferably in the transportation space
  • Experience and familiarity with ISO 9001 and QS 9000
  • Experience in designing tooling & production processes
  • Experience or willingness to take on a startup and growing environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, quality, or manufacturing
  • Must be a team player and have strong interpersonal relationship and proactive communication capabilities
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, results oriented
  • Enjoys writing, with strong communication skills
  • Travel is required (Up to 20%)