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Vice President of Engineering & Quality - Engineering
The Dixon Group
The Dixon Group
Job Location: Stevensville, MD 21666, USA
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Engineering
Requisition Number: VICEP005471
Job Details

Hydrasearch is looking for a V.P. of Engineering & Quality to join our team in Stevensville on Maryland`s Eastern Shore.

Hydrasearch is involved in the design, development, and manufacturing of fluid systems and components utilized in demanding military and commercial applications. Our products can be found on submarines, surface ships, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, tanks, and ground equipment throughout the world.

In this role you will plan, organize, and direct the engineering and quality departments to meet company objectives for process adherence, new product development, and manufacturing support. You will be critical in assisting the transformation of Hydrasearch from an ISO company to an AS9100 company to facilitate aggressive growth demands. You will also provide vision for engineering and quality to meet OEM and DOD customer needs.

  • Oversee key projects, processes and performance reports for both Quality and Engineering.
  • Responsible for Quality and Engineering departments adherence to AS9100D.
  • Report to President of Company and develop a structure to the Engineering department to meet customer demands.
  • Select, develop, train, and supervise staff.
  • Review and monitor quality and process improvements.
  • Direct appropriate support for manufacturing and quality functions within the organization.
  • Oversee that transition of technical documents are housed into PDM and staff adheres to new processes.
  • Review and validation of manufactured part conformance to end user/government requirements.
  • Review technical specifications, technical requirement documents, design descriptions, test procedures, and test reports.
  • Provide technical support to purchasing and vendors.
  • Establish acceptable performance and quality specifications for products.

  • Proven team leadership ability, including coaching and mentoring for professional growth and development.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes including castings, CNC machining, and 3D printing.
  • Knowledge of metal material properties.
  • Ability to understand and execute processes as outlined by QMS such as ISO or AS9100.
  • Organized and self-starting with strong project management skills.
  • Experience with SolidWorks, CAD, PDM
  • Strong computer skills, and proficiency in a wide variety of systems, including ERP systems.
  • Must demonstrate strong communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation.
  • Must have proven troubleshooting, process improvement capabilities.
  • Ability to provide vision and structure for growing technical teams.
The Dixon Group is committed to protecting the privacy rights of its employees and job applicants to the fullest extent required by applicable law. To that end, personal information will be collected solely for those legitimate business purposes recognized by law, and then maintained in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to document retention requirements. The Dixon Group does not sell personal information to third parties, and does not share such personal information with third parties except when authorized by law to do so (e.g., in response to a lawful subpoena; mandatory tax reporting; etc.)





Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking



Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



Bachelors or better in Mechanical Engineering.



5 years: Engineering management

10 years: Manufacturing environment required, metal machining preferred


ASQ Certification or equivalent

Black Belt Six SIgma preferred

Licenses & Certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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Disclaimer:  Dixon is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Dixon about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Dixon via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Dixon. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Dixon as a result of the referral or through other means.


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