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Universal Avionics Systems
Tucson, AZ, United States
16 days ago
Universal Avionics Systems
Tucson, AZ, United States
16 days ago
Universal Avionics Systems
Tucson, Arizona, United States
16 days ago


Universal Avionics (UA), a global leader in advanced avionics products, is looking for a Director of Quality with experience working for an international company managing the process of technology and production transfers between countries.  A thorough understanding of modern avionics systems and complex opto-electronics with multi-spectral vision systems makes you our ideal candidate! 

You will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance, oversight, and the necessary resources for the Quality organization to maintain regulatory compliance as well as the integrity of the Quality Policy and the Business Management System (BMS). 

For over 40 years, Universal Avionics has built its reputation by being first to market with new technologies to improve pilot safety and efficiency, and then supporting those pilots with world class service.   UA has made huge strides in business, commercial, and military avionics and our company continues to move the avionics industry forward by designing the next generation of technology as well as the latest iterations of our flagship products to ensure easier management and safety & reliability of all phases of flight.

Director of Quality | Careers at Universal Avionics (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following.  

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Quality serves as the senior-most authority for the company on matters of quality and compliance with the FAA and other foreign or domestic regulatory agencies. 

  • The Director will be a leading contributor to New Product Introduction (NPI) and domestic and international Technology Transfer initiatives at all levels of the repair and manufacturing processes.
  • Direct reports include the Manager of Quality for Manufacturing, the Manager of Quality for Repair, Service and the BMS, and both Quality Assurance Engineering organizations.
  • Represents company at GAMA and related industry meetings and technical committees personally or through subordinate manager/supervisors.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS or BA Degree in Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Aviation Management-related fields with a demonstrated track record of managing highly trained technical personnel is required. 
  • A thorough understanding of modern avionics systems and complex opto-electronics with multi-spectral vision systems.
  • Experience with Part 21 & 145 FAA certification, EASA, and Quality system requirements/procedures is required.
  • Experience with aircraft OEM quality systems/requirements.
  • Experience working for an international company managing technology and production transfers between countries. 
  • Experience with international Fortune 100 aerospace manufacturing is preferred.   


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Written Communication Skills

The Director will respond in written form to inquiries via mail and electronic mail.  Timely answers to written correspondence are required.  A record of all customer contacts is required with follow-up and coordination with others in the department and within UASC as required.  Weekly status reports, including activities in key project areas, will be prepared and submitted to upper management.

Project Management Skills

The Director must be able to utilize project management skills in organizing and tracking complex programs.  These skills should include use of project management software such as Microsoft Project or Milestones to create Gantt charts and other output necessary for resource management and schedule tracking.

Leadership Skills

  • Leadership skills should be in alignment with Company values, policies, and applicable laws. 
  • Communicates and provides direction and alignment of team and individual goals with department and company goals. 
  • Delivers effective performance leadership and planning in team communication, work direction, creating a collaborative team and identifying roadblocks. 
  • Effectively communicates expectations related to productivity, quality, behavior, and any other performance standards.
  • Effectively identifies and communicates work performance expectations to individuals and ensures alignment with job requirements, work performance output, and organizational goals.
  • Formally meets with reports one-on-one on an appropriate schedule (at least monthly) to ensure effective coordination and employee development.
  • Leads by example and supports the company and management team.  Consistently models desired behaviors expected from others. 
  • Demonstrate the L.E.A.D. (Listen, Example Setting, Attitude, and Do) attributes of an effective UASC leader, as well as the Next Institute feedback and coaching models.

Minimum Qualifications

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Computer Skills

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, email, internet, and possess an aptitude for learning other contact management systems and databases.

Language Skills

Must be fluent in the English language and be able to communicate in a professional manner.  An even temperament and courteous manner are a must.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply concepts of arithmetic, statistics, and failure analysis to calculate, interpret and present technical data.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to think critically to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited information exists.

Work Environment

The work environment is comprised of a combination of office, manufacturing, and lab environments.  Noise levels are usually low to moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, sit for prolonged periods, speak clearly, and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly required to use hands and arms to manipulate and shuffle documents, use writing instruments, and type on a keyboard.  May occasionally require lifting of up to 15 pounds.

What motivates our team:

Excellent benefits, including medical, vision, dental, PTO, 401k, and much more, as well as a robust health & wellness program

  • Strong life-work balance
  • Great company culture
  • Groundbreaking work opportunities
  • Impactful innovation in the avionics industry
  • Passionate & dedicated team members
  • A work environment that fosters training, professional development, and career advancement

Why you'll like working here:

  • Universal Avionics is a mid-sized company with all the functions and benefits of a much larger organization.
  • You’ll make an impact! You’ll work for a company that is making huge strides in the safety and reliability of air travel.
  • You’ll work with very motivated and skilled people who are excellent at what they do and are great mentors.   
  • At UASC we care about our employees, both personally and professionally. You’ll receive an excellent benefits package that includes a robust health & wellness program. 

Director of Quality | Careers at Universal Avionics (

About Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics and its parent company, Elbit Systems, Ltd., represent decades of leadership and innovation as developers and suppliers of Head-Down Displays (HDD), Head-Up Displays (HUD), Head Wearable Displays (HWD), and Combined Vision Systems (CVS), which includes both our Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Synthetic Vision System (SVS).  Universal Avionics is also a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial avionics systems, offering retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry.

To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63261738
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Quality
  • Company Name For Job: Universal Avionics Systems
  • Job Function: Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
    Quality Control
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
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