Monitor and report on the overall Quality performance of Planning Yard design products, with a focus on DDG 51 Planning Yard products and services.
Develop processes and actions that initiate and monitor quality improvement activities.
Typical tasks may include:
• Investigate each step of each PY design process and provide quality performance assessments and methods to improve quality.
• Develop achievable quality improvement goals, monitoring and reporting weekly on performance and progress.
• Apply quality performance findings to continuous process improvement efforts which may include process changes, training development and other awareness activities.
• Develop discipline and team performance reporting tools that support individual performance feedback opportunities for Supervisors, teams, design disciplines and designers.
• Develop training to support continuous design quality improvement.
• Continually monitor checklist performance and adjust checklist requirements as required to support changing processes and goals.
• Individualize Quality performance statistics to more closely define individual and team performance.
• BS or BA with 1 to 5 years related experience required.
• Project Management training and experience preferred.
• Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access required.
• Microsoft Access and Visual Basic expertise and training strongly preferred
• Internet maintenance and content posting experience strongly preferred.
• Familiarity with basic shipbuilding, fleet modernization / maintenance requirements, and Planning Yard products preferred.
• Quality Assurance concepts, Root Cause Analysis, and LEAN SIX Sigma training preferred.
• Experience with AutoCAD preferred.
• Strong (written and verbal) communication and listening skills required.
• Creating long term strategies and incrementally working through the details to completion required.
• Ability to perform and/or lead technical investigations that may result in written and verbal training or directions.
• Be open to new ideas and new ways to do existing tasks.
• Ability to explain complex problems in simple terms.
• Ability to recognize potential unintended consequences that may result from process improvements and changes.
• Demonstrated tolerance for unanticipated interruptions and redirections with the flexibility to adjust and maintain positive outcomes.
• Ability to take or direct actions to keep information and processes current and accurate.
• Have a sense of QA in practical application, i.e. understanding what is required to do the right thing and able to understand what is being done wrong and how to effectively initiate and communicate new solutions and expectations.