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  • Billerica, Massachusetts, We are currently recruiting for an energetic Quality Engineer.   This position is a technical leader role with a focus on quality improvement, measurement, training and process documentation. It touches all departments of the Producing Organization relative to leading quality improvement.   As a member of the Quality Department, you will work towards disruption elimination for both the employee and customer perspective in support of the goal to "Satisfy Every Customer, Every Time".    The Quality Engineer will monitor and report performance against established milestones and KPI's. You will work across departments to achieve stated objectives.   If you are looking for a dynamic career with a great company, love continuous improvement, and are interested in leading change to improve our customer's experience, then please apply.   Key Responsibilities Involve:   Process Validations : Apply total quality management tools and approaches to analytical and reporting processes within organization.   Nonconformance (NC) and Corrective and Preventable Action (CAPA) processing : Interface with suppliers concerning problems with quality assurance and ensure that effective corrective action is implemented. Act as the primary Quality Notification Owner, prioritize as necessary and utilize this system to drive real improvements to the customer and our business.   Quality & Cost Improvement Projects : Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection; Track vendor performance and part performance.   Production & Process Controls : Work with engineers to analyze external and internal process data; Support improvements for in process and final inspection processes.   Auditing : Audit quality systems for deficiency identification and correction; Routinely perform internal and process related audits; participate in vendor audits as necessary.   Documentation Control & Training : Develop and administer management information systems with understanding of human factors and motivation; manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations. What You Need to Succeed BS Degree (or combination of relevant work and education) in technical, engineering or related field 5 years' work experience in Quality Control or equivalent combination of education and experience Thorough knowledge of Statistical Process Control data collection methods with proven experience in designing and implementing methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection. Working knowledge and experience with ISO 9001:2015 SAP or other major ERP experience required Competence with computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint Excellent problem solving skills, analytical and statistical problem solving tools Strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work well with both technical and non-technical personnel   VALUED BUT NOT REQUIRED: CQE Certification (both willing and able to obtain within 18 months of employment) CQA Lead Auditor Certification Familiarity with ATEX (EX) directive  Experience using standard quality tools i.e. Flow Charts, Pareto Charts, Histogram, Control Charts, Ishikawa Diagram, 5 Why's, Mistake Proofing, Six Sigma training
  • New York, New York, Advisory Manager, Analytics Operations (Multiple Positions), PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC, New York, NY. Combine consulting and industry expertise with data science capabilities. Use descriptive and predictive analytical techniques to incorporate client, third-party and proprietary data to help answer questions and design solutions to our clients most pressing business issues. Help clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Translate business into effective operations to drive both growth and profitability. Specific areas of focus include: product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programs and operations. 40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS : Must have a Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Public Administration, Engineering, Information Systems Management, or a related field, plus 5 years of post-bachelor’s, progressive related work experience; OR a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Public Administration, Engineering, Information Systems Management, or a related field, plus 3 years of related work experience. Must have at least one year of experience with each of the following: - Operational Research and Statistical Techniques; - Customer, Product and Pricing Analysis; - Business and Operations Analysis within marketing, operations, or risk analysis using quantitative techniques; and - Advanced analytics techniques (regression, simulation, etc.). Travel up to 80% is required. Please apply by mail, referencing Job Code NY2756, Attn: HR SSC/Talent Management, 4040 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607. 
  • Mohali, India, Plaksha invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and full Professor levels from candidates with a Ph.D. from a world-class institution in disciplines including computer science, mathematics, economics, business, operations research or related fields; interest and experience in interdisciplinary topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science and their intersection with economics, business, finance, policy and development; and a track record of creating impact via research, innovation in teaching, industry practice or entrepreneurial ventures. Plaksha will be launching with four key focus areas to begin with, viz, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ; Robotics and Cyber-Physical Systems; Biological Systems Engineering ; and Data Science, Business and Economics. Undergraduate programs in these four major areas will commence in Fall 2021. Plaksha also offers a distinctive postgraduate program, ‘ Tech Leaders Fellowship ’ which is in its second year. Ph.D. programs will be rolled out within 2-3 years. An institute-wide Data Science initiative will also be rolled out, which will have cross-cutting applications to thematic research centers anchored around grand challenges. Data Science, Business and Economics will be a first-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program with a strong core in data science synergistic with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence area, blended with an introduction to how humans think, behave and make decisions (including microeconomics & behavioral economics), how our society works (including anthropological and cultural underpinnings), how economic and financial markets operate (including digital platforms & markets), and data privacy and ethical considerations. Towards the later semesters, students may choose to concentrate in a ‘track’ among options such as Digital transformation, Data analytics for policy, or Financial engineering.  Key faculty responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level, implementing project-based and experiential learning experiences, and helping to realize the mission of Plaksha through the establishment of research centers and laboratories of global eminence that have a deep and far reaching impact on economy and society. In line with the vision of the university, we specifically seek founding faculty members with the following characteristics: Faculty who are inspired, creative and passionate about what and how they teach, who truly enjoy teaching and mentoring students, and are highly committed to student learning and success. A willingness to embrace Plaksha’s vision of reimagining education by adopting new pedagogical methods, including in teacher training, education workflows, course formats, and the role of technology in teaching and learning. A strong commitment and track record in one or more of the following: Research framed by grand challenges of India and the world in the 21 st century Research with impact on industry, public policy, practice, sustainable development etc. Making inventions/ commercializing technology/software or other entrepreneurial experience  Experience in leading companies, or other significant industrial/corporate experience Innovative pedagogy and/or scholarship of education and/or interdisciplinary education  An interdisciplinary mindset, in the broadest sense, recognizing the need for partnerships between social sciences, humanities, business and STEM disciplines, and willingness to learn from colleagues with different perspectives.  A passion for institution-building with a desire for continuous improvement, entrepreneurial mindset and a can-do attitude.  A willingness to work in a team, by accepting others’ ideas, partnering, leading or following, as needed to accomplish team objectives. Faculty members at Plaksha will receive several benefits, including but not limited to, competitive joining packages and salaries, seed grants for research, attractive IPR and consultancy policies, mentorship opportunities from members of an eminent global Academic Advisory Board and other members of the Plaksha family, collaboration and partnerships with industry and entrepreneurs, along with the opportunity to contribute to and create research labs and centers.  We are committed to maintaining diversity and welcome applications from all nationalities. Plaksha is committed to supporting dual career couples and has dedicated staff to help with transitioning the faculty’s family to living in Chandigarh, including help with schools, housing, connecting to the larger community etc. Applicants should send their (1) Cover letter (2) CV (3) Teaching statement expressing their views on interdisciplinary education, (4) Research statement, (5) A page on statement of impact describing their academic, entrepreneurial and industrial experience, and (6) a list of three to five references.  There is no deadline for faculty position applications, rather applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting June 1, 2020. The appointment dates are flexible and will start as early as Fall 2020. For more information and access to the application portal, please visit: www.plaksha.org/faculty . You may also contact us via email at faculty@plaksha.org for any questions.
  • New York, New York, Vice President System Safety JOB ID: 98099 Application Deadline January 26, 2021 Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the application deadline. Compensation Executive Level Min: $138,152 / Mid: $172,690 Opening MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal.  We provide service to over 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroad in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees. Position Objective This position is responsible for overseeing and directing the Metro-North Railroad’s (MNR) Office of System Safety, in support of establishing and maintaining a safe and healthful environment for all MNR employees and customers.  Develops and promulgates safety, occupational health and environmental policy, as well as provides comprehensive safety oversight of operations, including, but not limited to, risk reduction, hazard assessment, and data/trend analysis.  Directs the MNR System Safety Program to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local safety and environmental protection laws and regulations, as well as with MNR safety policies and procedures.  Advises the President on safety and environmental protection matters. The incumbent has the authority to suspend unsafe operations in order to protect employees and the public. Responsibilities Responsible for the System Safety Program in accordance with 49 CFR Part. Development of System Safety Program Plans geared toward ensuring compliance with safety, fire and environmental protection laws and regulations.  Directs and oversees safety and compliance activities, and coordinating the direct interface with operating departments, to evaluate the effectiveness of management and supervision in the implementation and enforcement of safety and environmental protection laws and regulations, as well as policies and procedures published by the Office of System Safety. Coordinating the development of MNR safety goals and objectives. Directs and oversees critical system safety engineering responsibilities. Responsible for ensuring the integration of state-of-the-art system safety criteria based on national consensus safety standards. Directs and oversees programs, policies, and procedures associated with the identification and resolution of environmental and industrial hygiene hazards in the work environment. Ensures the proper interpretation of, and compliance with, applicable government laws and regulations. Ensures establishment and maintenance of systems to support effective identification and tracking of critical data (e.g., trends, analytical findings, and resolutions and/or remedial corrective actions) to support reduction of employee and/or customer exposure to unhealthful conditions. Directs hazard assessments, oversight of asbestos and lead contractors and consultants, safety policy development, compliance auditing, safety training, and any other activities that have the main objective of improving the overall safety of MNR operations by means of accident prevention and hazard abatement programs. Directs statistical and trend analysis of all safety and environmental protection-related accidents and incidents, in order to develop appropriate special emphasis programs that are geared toward the elimination or mitigation of identified trends. Ensures that appropriate data is developed and provided to operating and support departments to facilitate their responsibilities associated with the implementation and enforcement of safety policies, rules, and procedures. Ensures the development and publication of safety awareness information in support of special emphasis safety programs. Directs the investigation of MNR rail accidents and serious industrial accidents/incidents. Coordinates the results of investigations with senior management for appropriate corrective action. Serves as the principal contact for MNR with the National Transportation Safety Board, New York State Public Transportation Safety Board, and Federal Railroad Administration on accident investigations controlled by those agencies. Represents MNR as the principal spokesperson with the New York City Office of Emergency Management, New York City Fire Department, and local committees (e.g., New York City Disaster Recovery Task Force) on emergency preparedness activities; and with the New York State Public Transportation Safety Board, National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Railroad Administration, and American Public Transit Association on matters pertaining to safety and environmental health. Also collaborates and acts as primary liaison with the Connecticut Department of Transportation in Safety and Emergency Management as well as New York State Emergency Management Office. Required Qualifications Working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local railroad safety-related regulations, including regulations and procedures promulgated by FRA, EPA, OSHA, and PTSB. In-depth knowledge and skill in crisis and emergency management practices, including, but not limited to, familiarity with the National Incident Management System and its application in a commuter rail environment. In-depth knowledge of applicable safety, environmental, and health regulations, including OSHA, EPA, NYC and NYS. Knowledge of fire/life safety practices and codes and their application in a commuter rail environment. Demonstrated understanding of rail operations, occupations, equipment, technical standards, work environments, and practices. Demonstrated strategic management skills, including strategic planning, decision-making, organization, project prioritization and management, resource identification and allocation, and project prioritization and management. In-depth knowledge of risk assessment and hazard management principals and the application of such principals in a transportation environment. Working knowledge of auditing techniques and the ability to develop audit plans. Strong analytical, problem identification and resolution skills Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to provide direction; coach, develop and motivate staff; and foster teamwork. Ability to coordinate work and resources among levels of management, across departments, and among agencies to build positive working relationships and accomplish shared goals. Strong ability to exercise a high level of independent judgment and decision making. Strong ability to operate effectively in high pressure situations; must be flexible and able to adapt to change. Demonstrated mastery of business/negotiating skills to effectuate multiple projects in timely and effective manner. Strong verbal and written communications skills and demonstrated presentation skills. Must be able to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Required Education/Experience B.S. degree in related field and fifteen (15) years of experience in system safety functions or functions requiring an equivalent application of system safety practices and skills. Five (5) years of concurrent experience at an executive level directing a broad based technical and professional system safety related organization. Preferred Education/Experience Master’s degree in related field. Certified Safety Professional or other safety certification. NIMS IS-700,100, 200. Other Information This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology testing. As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $101,379.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker. Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position. Selection Criteria Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application. Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please visit http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/ click on See all open MTA positions. And search for Vice President System Safety or job ID 98099   MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Arlington, Virginia, The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is actively seeking an individual for an Operations Research Analyst position at the Pentagon, located just outside Washington DC, in Arlington, VA. The Pentagon is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense This Federal job opportunity offers rewarding and exciting careers with excellent benefits. Qualification Summary The idea candidate Leads studies and participates as study team member for campaign analysis of potential future wars, analyzing system solutions to complex and challenging USAF problems. AF/A9I is the premier AF operations analysis team examining operational-level warfighting, and the preparation for such wars, for the Secretary of the AF, the Chief of Staff of the AF, and other senior AF leaders. A9I ensures the future Air Force, & Joint Force, can be relied on to project power and achieve national defense strategy objectives. Employee asked to display the highest quality critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical thinking regarding future military performance and developing practical solutions. Will support the development, execution, and processing of mission- and campaign-level combat modeling & simulation (M&S) representations, databases, and analyses of US, allied, and adversary forces executing warfighting concepts of operation. Primary tools include M&S, mathematical programming, parametric and non-parametric statistics and data analysis/visualization, and applied military history. Experience developing and executing analysis and study plans that address complex problems, examine trade-offs and sensitivities; and creating, presenting, and publishing study reports and briefings to senior leaders a plus. Key Requirements: • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Research + at least 1-5 years of specialized experience. • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance • Drug Testing Required – Subject to Random Drug Test Skills and Knowledge: • Knowledge of a broad range of computer science and operations research methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems. • Knowledge of computer coding techniques and methods used to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions. • Knowledge of quantitative techniques and methods used to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternative solutions. • Skill in negotiate and/or defend findings and program support concepts, • Ability to lead study teams; originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; and execute projects and/or studies within established financial and/or time constraints. • Ability to develop and utilize appropriate data collection techniques and design, build, and use computer models and simulation techniques. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; and maintain good working relations. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Other Significant Facts: • A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in operations research, computer science, data science, analytics, engineering, mathematics, economics, one of the physical or social sciences, or a closely related scientific discipline is highly desired. An advanced academic degree (masters or PhD) in one of these disciplines is preferred. • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft. • The work requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. • Must exhibit a high degree of judgement, resourcefulness, originality, and the ability to foresee the impact of changing technology. • The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements for the Engineering, Intermediate level, Acquisition position –Not-critical certification guidelines applicable to the duties of this position. If you are interested in this position, please apply at: https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t0000004F7dHAAS

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