Composite Fabricating Services

As part of the ITT family of companies, Matrix Composites is growing and frequently looking for people who want to make a difference…talented individuals with the skills and passions to become leaders of the future!

Available positions are listed below:

Quality Assurance Engineering Manager

The successful Quality Assurance Engineering Manager will provide quality assurance input and oversight to both new product development and sustaining production. This role requires a mix of working with 1) compliance to current procedures; 2) data analysis of current processes; 3) critical thinking/writing skills for development and documenting improved processes and 4) auditing to the requirements of the company Quality Manual and customer requirements to ensure full and cost effective compliance. The QAE Manager reports directly to the Quality Assurance Manager and also will be assigned to individual program teams where specific tasks will be assigned. The QAE Manager will supervise the quality assurance inspectors and other quality team members. The QAE Manager will need to be able to self-assess workload and work independently with responsibilities involving higher level decision making, but will refer to the Quality Assurance Manager if conflicting requirements need to be prioritized.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, where applicable:

  1. Represent Quality Assurance during new product development, including planning and design reviews to ensure the intended process will yield hardware compliant to all applicable requirements; including all inputs (raw material requirements, tooling requirements, etc.) and outputs (raw data and statistical analysis of data).
  2. Lead the creation and approval of a program Quality Program Plan that extracts customer (e.g. the voice of the customer) and company requirements and defines a cost effective plan to ensure compliance; including all relevant data collection and analysis schemes to track and respond to any unacceptable product, tooling or process capability metrics.
  3. Oversee the proper use of quality measurement tools and systems to ensure full drawing and specification compliance.
  4. Assist in selecting and acquiring equipment/tooling as required.
  5. Perform internal audits as a lead auditor as assigned.
  6. Evaluate and recommend QA sampling plans for vendors and internal programs based on desired confidence limits, process capabilities, and manufacturing/inspection methods and equipment.
  7. Provide technical guidance and training to other team members in statistical analysis techniques, data analysis, sampling techniques and other traditional QA Engineering areas of expertise.
  8. Actively participate in the company’s Lean Enterprise program.
  9. Other duties as assigned by management.

Specific responsibilities for maximum results and to avoid typical obstacles:

  1. Establish and flow down key performance indicators (KPIs) to each program team and identify both the method and frequency of data collection and reporting to program teams and to management.
  2. Where prudent (related to quality), lead FMEA, RCCA, Kaizen events, etc. related to continual improvement.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Success Metrics:

  1. OTD – Ensure Quality Department support to all programs to meet overall and continuous KPI of ≥ 98% on time delivery.
  2. Process Capability – All processes, tooling should have active and continual
  3. Improvement programs targeted at Ppk or Cpk ≥ 1.33.
  4. COQ – The total cost of scrap and rework on each assigned program should be tracked and actively managed to drive to a goal of $0 Cost of Poor Quality.
  5. Escapes – Ensure adequate and prudent measures are defined and maintained such that the goal of zero escapes is realized.
  6. Ability to multi-task and handle tasks with competing priorities effectively.
  7. MUST be a United States Citizen or a U.S. Person.
  8. Be fluent in English (written and spoken).


Business Development Representative

The role of the Business Development Representative (BDR) is to support the business development and marketing activities required to target and capture commercial and military composite structures and components business (New Business).  The BDR will report to the Director of Business Development and will work collaboratively with the Bid and Proposal Team to ensure success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish, in consultation with the Director of Business Development (DBD) and the Marketing Team, the primary New Business targets to be pursued by Matrix.
  • Assist the DBD in the development and implementation of marketing plans and win strategies.
  • In consultation with the DBD, develop a strategy for and execute a plan to capture New Business. The BDR will write a marketing and business development plan that will be submitted as required for the strategic planning cycle each year and updated quarterly.
  • As a minimum, report monthly on the progress of business pursuits
  • On an on-going basis, support the collection and analysis of data related to all perceived New Business opportunities. The analysis will include all aspects of understanding the “quality” of the perceived opportunity, including probability and magnitude of funding, supplier strengths and weaknesses, competition, expertise, equipment, facilities and investment required, probability of win and the potential return on investment (ROI).
  • Assist the DBD to establish and refine common tools and procedures for business development and proposal preparation at Matrix.
  • Maintain current knowledge of company activities and status of programs and technologies to best represent the company to new and current customers.
  • Develop both strategic and tactical targets and plans with customers in assigned markets and execute a coordinated campaign directed at pursuing and winning new work.
  • Have primary responsibility for preparation and submittal of fully compliant proposals within the target business areas. Working closely with the Bid and Proposal Team, ensure that all proposals meet Matrix/ITT standards.  Work in concert with the Bid and Proposal Team to collect all appropriate proposal inputs.
  • Have primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining good relations with potential new customers.
  • Support Sales and Marketing activities by providing inputs into the Sales Forecast, attending Trade Shows, and supporting customer visits on an on-going and as needed basis.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Success Metrics:

  • Achieve >85% Success Factor acquiring established new business targets by sector.
  • Working with the Bid and Proposal Team,  assist in meeting internal proposal team schedules >95% on-time
  • Working with the Bid and Proposal Team,  assist in achieving the following win rate:
    • Win over 30% of all competitive proposals annually by quantity of proposals
    • Win over 20% of all competitive proposals annually by value of proposals

Proposal Estimator and Process Manager

The Proposal Estimator and Process Manager (PEPM) is responsible for leading the process for all company proposals, ensuring full compliance with company proposal procedures for estimating, tracking, managing proposal team schedules and submitting proposals that meet company, customer and where applicable, government requirements for proposal submission.

The PEPM will also serve in the capacity of a proposal engineer, and will prepare the pricing and technical narrative and assumptions for each proposal to ensure that each proposal pricing meets all RFQ requirements, all company pricing standards and is completed on-time in accordance with each proposal preparation schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, where applicable:

  • Write comprehensive, winning proposals with a strong emphasis on establishing proposal win-themes, emphasizing company strengths and including narrative that establishes a position to overcome the weaknesses of our competitors. Include writing and approval of relevant proposal technical, management and cost proposals as required.
  • Managing the proposal process and proposal teams to ensure that all proposals follow established proposal protocols for bid/no bid reviews and approvals, proposal preparation schedules, are managed according to company procedures, meeting all requirements for proposal creation and are submitted on-time.
  • Perform the duties of and manage proposal estimators and technical contributors.
  • Ensure the Bid Log is maintained with accurate and current information, as well as organizing and leading monthly reviews with management.
  • Maintain and distribute a weekly active proposals list.
  • Work with the Director of Business Development to ensure that proposal teams are assigned to each applicable proposal (per company proposal procedures).
  • Lead proposal pricing reviews and obtaining management approval according to company proposal procedures and approval limits.
  • From time to time, compile and submit compliance matrices to track proposal requirements and associated proposal responses.
  • Drafting unique proposal transmittal letters for each proposal and submit for management review and approval.
  • Develop and maintain database of past program actuals by function to use as a basis for establishing labor estimate metrics for future proposals.
  • Review all customer supplied data including the RFQ, drawings and specifications. Develop an engineering and manufacturing plan as a basis for pricing.
  • Review all customer-supplied data including the RFQ, drawings and specifications, and develop all customer pricing requirements to include:
    • Pricing elements to be included.
    • RFQ-specific requirements
    • Required pricing format
  • Prepare proposal pricing plan.
  • Develop all tooling requirements
  • Develop all Bill of Materials (BOM) items
  • Prepare a Basis of Estimate (BOE)
  • Prepare Purchase Requests (PR) for BOM items and coordinate BOM pricing with the supply chain management buyer assigned to the proposal.
  • Prepare pricing using the approved company pricing model by working directly with the lead engineer to ensure that the pricing is complete and is consistent with the proposal pricing plan.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Success Metrics:

  • Proposal Compliance – Comply with >95% of proposal RFP requirements
  • Meet internal proposal team schedules >95% on-time
  • By meeting the above Success Factors, the Manager of Proposals will lead the bid and proposal team to achieve the following win rate:
  • Win over 30% of all competitive proposals annually by quantity of proposals
  • Win over 20% of all competitive proposals annually by value of proposals

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills with a flair for writing effective and technically compelling prose that highlights company strengths and emphasizes a win-theme to increase the company’s proposal win-rate.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with management, engineering, manufacturing personnel, suppliers, business partners, in addition to company senior management.
  • Ability to lead teams and effectively manage people and projects.
  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) is preferred.
  • Very strong working knowledge of MS Office products is required.
  • Experience and/or education of financial systems is desired.

Experience in the aerospace and defense procurement process preferred.