Director of Quality

The Company:

Faraday Future (FF) is a California-based mobility company, leveraging the latest technologies and world’s best talent to realize exciting new possibilities in mobility. We’re producing user-centric, technology-first vehicles to establish new paradigms in human-vehicle interaction. We’re not just seeking to change how our cars work – we’re seeking to change the way we drive. At FF, we’re creating something new, something connected, and something with a true global impact.

Your Role:

As the Director of Quality for FF, you’ll be expected to provide leadership, guidance and strategy directions in matters related to all facets of Quality (supplier quality, manufacturing and in use). You’ll lead and work with some of the industry’s brightest minds to plan, develop and implement Quality standards for product development, production manufacturing processes, from raw material through supply chain to goods received, vehicles shipped and serviced in the field of Faraday Future Electric Vehicle Programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads continuous improvement of manufacturing quality and standards/metrics by leading the quality team and working with tier1 & 2 suppliers to ensure product quality amongst supply sources, manufacturing processes, production readiness, and final quality assurance and control.
  • Solid understanding of ISO 9001 / 16949 and other US and Global Automotive Standards
  • Using Lean tools and Six Sigma and other problem-solving methodologies, drive a continuous improvement mindset with respect to Quality and Process Improvements.
  • Create Quality Benchmarks and Standards; provides technical perspective and expertise in terms of quality standards for internal technical teams, critical suppliers and partners.
  • Work closely with company Stakeholders, Executives, and Organization Leaders to ensure production measurements and timelines are met.
  • Conduct feasibility assessment and set Quality targets, then manage their system-level cascade into the whole organization. Lead cross-functional teams to drive plant level product, process, and system improvements. Support the development of PFMEAs and Control Plans.
  • Lead the development and documentation of quality system and process best practices for design, craftsmanship, perceived quality, hardware development, and vehicle target setting and validation
  • Develop and execute the best Quality systems, processes, methods, procedures, etc.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, R&D, etc. to ensure that processes and training methods are aligned with overall vehicle quality goals
  • Prevent recurrence of Quality issues through development and sign-off of design “rules” or “best practices”
  • Lead in-plant problem-solving teams, using data-driven methodologies to ensure issue resolution including root cause investigations and the development, implementation and monitoring of effective corrective and preventive actions.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering and Operations to ensure that processes and training methods are aligned with overall vehicle quality goals
  • Develop and administer training for engineers in Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Design Verification Plan (DVP), and Global Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD&T)
  • Lead communication of quality performance, investigations, and corrective actions
  • Serve as primary escalation point of contact for quality issues

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or related discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Quality Engineering, Manufacturing etc.)
  • 15+ years of experience in the automotive and/or EV industry
  • Extensive experience of Automotive Quality Manufacturing standards. Familiarity with key automotive quality metrics, KPIs, and consumer reports
  • Experience with Overall company quality system architect, R&D quality + design quality (engineering related), Software quality, Supply chain quality, MFG quality, UES quality (including after sales quality)
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of production systems and processes. Experience in new product development and launch activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and effective relationships across technical and business teams globally.
  • Expertise in key engineering disciplines: DFMEA, PFMEA, PCP’s, PPAP, GD&T, etc.
  • Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs).
  • Detail oriented, ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, flexibility to reorganize and reschedule work on short notice to meet tight deadlines, have a strong quality mindset, and enjoy working in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and team-working tendencies
  • A penchant for multi-tasking and self-starting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Global Manufacturing automotive market
  • 7+ years of experience in leadership roles in automotive engineering/Quality organizations
  • Proven expertise in leading quality organizations
  • Black Belt in Six Sigma

Annual Salary Range:

($157K – $220K), plus benefits and incentive plans

 Perks + Benefits

  • Stock options for every employee
  • Healthcare + dental + vision benefits (Free for you/discounted for family)
  • 401(k) options
  • Relocation assistance + reimbursement
  • Casual dress code + relaxed work environment
  • Culturally diverse, progressive atmosphere
  • “Soul of Faraday” community outreach team

Faraday Future is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.