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Actalent Quality Control Lead in Needham, Massachusetts


We are seeking a Quality Control Lead who has a player coach mentality with a problem solving and resourceful mentality. Someone who is willing to step in and do the work while also managing, delegating to, and empowering their direct reports. You are a resourceful individual with a sense of urgency who collaborates well with team members on how to best solve problems and get high quality product to our customers fast. Someone who is comfortable making decisions in ambiguous situations that are best for the company and the customer.

  • Manage and own the QMS (ISO 9001/13485) system. Including updates to quality management system and internal /external certification audits. Participate in audits and customer interactions where appropriate

  • Supervise inspections of all incoming goods according to the purchase order, DHR, sales order, special instructions and/or drawings including supporting documentation.

  • Delegate in-process and final product inspections according to work tickets, sales order, special instructions, and/or drawings.

  • Complete quality surveys and assist customers with quality related questions and other interactions with customers, including audits.

  • In charge of corrective/preventative actions; perform root cause analysis and work with Vendor Supervisor to provide feedback to vendors on non-conforming products & performance.

  • Manage quality personnel; delegate, train, provide performance feedback and hold people accountable.

  • In coaching manner - train and educate quality team as well as machine operators.

  • Ownership and understanding of SPC, AQL, CPK, plot charts and sampling plans.

  • Manage calibration schedule for calibrated instruments and source service on other quality instruments when needed.


Quality Inspection, Quality Control, CPK, ISO, Microsoft office, Quality reporting, auditing, management

Acceptable Backgrounds:

  • Lead Quality Tech or Quality Inspection

  • Quality Engineer

  • Quality Specialist/Manager from Machine shop

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Database entry of lot characteristics including critical chemistry and mechanical properties data. - Utilizing and better leveraging to their maximum capabilities using existing inspection equipment such as hand tools (micrometers, calipers, pin gauges)

    About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.