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Operations Manufacturing Quality Lead



Operations, Quality Assurance
Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

About us:

Corintis is a provider of advanced semiconductor cooling technologies. Some of the biggest challenges of our lifetime, from climate modeling to drug discovery, require ever increasing computing resources. As more specialized and powerful chips are being deployed in data centers all over the world, the efficient cooling of these large computing clusters has become a major economic and environmental concern. In fact, the electricity consumption devoted to data center cooling in the near future is estimated to match the combined consumption of London and New York. Moreover, next-generation chip designs are expected to be limited by current cooling technologies.

At Corintis, we address these challenges by integrating cooling directly inside the silicon chip. By doing so, we aim to enable the sustainable computing of the future and allow other innovators to work on the biggest global challenges. Today, we are working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry to enable the next generation of sustainable, high-performance data centers.

About the opportunity:

The Operations Quality Lead is responsible for leading quality assurance and quality control efforts within our operations department. The successful candidate will work closely with cross-functional teams to develop and implement quality standards, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and customer expectations. This role requires strong leadership skills, attention to detail, and the ability to drive continuous improvement in quality metrics.

Key Responsibilities

- Develop and implement quality assurance and quality control strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure our product quality meets or exceeds customer requirements.

- Lead quality audits, inspections, and reviews to identify non-conformances, root causes, and corrective/preventive actions.

- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, engineering, supply chain, and regulatory affairs, to address quality issues and drive process improvements.

- Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor and track quality performance, and develop action plans to address areas for improvement.

- Conduct risk assessments and implement risk mitigation strategies to prevent quality issues and ensure product/service safety and efficacy.

- Lead investigations into customer complaints, deviations, and out-of-specification results, and implement corrective and preventive actions to prevent recurrence.

- Develop and deliver quality training programs for operations personnel to ensure compliance with quality standards and procedures.

- Support and develop DFMEAs and PFMEs together with the different internal and external engineering departments

- Maintain compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, industry standards, and internal quality management systems (e.g., ISO, FDA, cGMP).

- Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize processes, reduce waste, and enhance quality and efficiency.

- Serve as a subject matter expert on quality-related matters and provide guidance and support to operations teams as needed.


- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quality Management, or related field. Master's degree preferred.

- Min 8 years of experience in quality assurance/quality control roles, preferably with some experience in the additive manufacturing and/or the semiconductor cooling industries

- Strong understanding of quality management principles, tools, and methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean, Total Quality Management).

- Experience leading quality audits, inspections, and investigations, and implementing corrective and preventive actions.

- Knowledge of regulatory requirements and quality standards relevant (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001 regulations).

- Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze data, identify trends, and implement effective solutions.

- Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and influence change.

- Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and precision.

- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

- Experience with quality management systems (e.g., QMS, EQMS) and statistical analysis software is a plus

- Advanced communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences; mastery in English and knowledge in French and/or German languages are a plus.

- Willingness and ability to travel to different facilities or locations as needed

What we offer:

- A dynamic, flexible, innovative, and multicultural work environment bridging the gap between cutting-edge academia and a deep tech startup.

- Start date: ASAP

- Activity rate: 100%

- Location: On-site, Corintis SA, EPFL Innovation park Lausanne, Switzerland