Director, Design Quality Engineering

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Date: Apr 4, 2024

Location: Remote Employee US, NH, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 117758 
Remote Position: Yes 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 

General Overview

Job Title: Director, Design Engineering 1
Functional Area: Engineering (ENG)
Career Stream: Engineering (ENG)
Role: Director 1 (DR1)
Job Code: DR1-ENG-DSGN
Job Band: 12
Direct/Indirect Indicator: Indirect


Provides Quality Leadership with a high focus in Design Engineering to the Global ATS organization in support of the development and execution of Engineering Services (including Product Design, Design Assist, Manufacturing Test Development and Dfx) following effective protocols aligned to our quality management system and global strategy.

Detailed Description

Performed tasks such as, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Responsible for the design, deployment & support of CLS's Engineering Quality Management System (QMS) for ATS Engineering Services. 
  • Responsible for processes such as QMS, Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Quality Excursion Reporting as it pertains to ATS Engineering Services.
  • Provide leadership to the Design Assurance team within ATS Design sites, collaborating with the DA Manager to set team expectations and output as it pertains to Risk management, Industry & Agency standards, Design Controls, Safety Testing, and Agency Approvals. Additionally leads the site DA teams to actively woth with site design teams to interpret and guide teams to implement compliant designs and documentation. 
  • Manage Design/Engineering Services internal Quality audit program and manage Customer/Agency audits for as required-working with the Quality/Engineering teams within Eng. Services. 
  • Conduct Partner Design Quality assessments (working with an outsource team). Monitor, Audit and support Qualification and then drive Supplier Quality organization. 
  • Assesses Design/Engineering quality performance to help establish metrics, targets and improvement strategies aligned to the organization and customer goals.
  • Leads and supports the development and execution of quality improvement initiatives aligned to Total Quality at Celestica.
  • Leads and supports the development and deployment of effective and standardized quality protocols. 
  • Engages and fosters constructive relationships with sites, global leaders and subject matter experts, to enable a collaborative environment for successful execution of improvements and best practice sharing. 
  • Provides leadership and support for compliance readiness to various customer, regulatory standards and certifications (i.e ISO9001, TL9001, AS9100, ISO13485, ANSI/ESD, ISO13485, IEC60601, IEC62304, etc)



  • High level of experience with Quality Management Systems around product design and development, especially pertaining to regulated environments such as HealthTech and Aerospace & Defence.  

  • High level of competency in Total Quality at Celestica.  Excellent knowledge of quality management systems and processes, including ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.

  • General knowledge of an electronic manufacturing environment, materials, manufacturing and business processes.

  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and problem resolution skills.

  • Ability to establish department goals and coordinate a wide variety of resources (with globally distributed teams) to meet quality and quantity metrics.

  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety of tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers at various levels in the organizations, including Executives.

  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, train and motivate a diverse group of employees to achieve high production within tight time deadlines.

Physical Demands

  • Sustained visual concentration on small areas, such as monitors, screens

  • Sustained visual concentration on numbers, legal documents

  • The job works in generally good conditions with occasional exposure (10% - 33%) to noise, odors, dust, drafts, chemicals, operating machinery, temperature extremes, hazardous substances, etc.

  • Periodic travel is required.

Typical Experience

11 to 14 years

Typical Education

Bachelor’s Degree


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

The salary range described in this posting is an estimate by the Company, and may change based on several factors, including by not limited to a change in the duties covered by the job posting, or the credentials, experience or geographic jurisdiction of the successful candidate. Salary Range: $131k-$205k Annually

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Location: This is a remote position, with travel as necessary. We are open to considering candidates close to any of our US locations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Oregon or California as well as locations near major airports such as the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Coast.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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