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Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) Newsletter
January 16, 2012
In This Issue
Management Structure in the PKB Quality Department

Pacamor Kubar Bearings is Hiring - Quality Manager - Aerospace Bearings

Refer a Qualified Applicant for the Quality Manager Position
Network with PKB
PKB Factory Videos
Bearing Cross Reference & Useful Technical Links For Bearing Engineers
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Dear Reader,

Welcome to the January 2012 issue of the Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) ball bearing and mechanical motion newsletter. 

PKB is actively hiring a Quality Manager to fill a recent vacancy in our ISO 9001:2008 & AS9100:2004 certified factory in Troy, NY. This month's newsletter discusses how we manage the Quality Department today and ensures customers are up to date with our leadership structure.

We're also presenting a job description for the Quality Manager role as many of our best employees are referrals from customers & other aerospace professionals.  

Please share this newsletter with those in your organization that are interested in management changes and updates from PKB.   

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Nancy Cogliandro

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How are the Quality Manager's responsibilities covered today?     

The Quality Manager position reports to the PKB Executive Vice President, Ed Osta.  Ed is personally managing the responsibilities of the Quality Department, during recruitment of a new Quality Manager.  

PKB's appropriately DFARS approved miniature and instrument FAA TSO-C149 Certified Aircraft Bearings are manufactured and assembled in our ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 certified factory in Troy, NY. 

Quality Manager, Pacamor Kubar Bearings - Troy, NY

Job Description


Manage the Quality Department to meet customer requirements and strive for continuous improvement, corrective action and supplier quality management. Interpret and implement standards and specifications relating to ISO9001, AS9100, FAA, FAR, Nadcap and Customer requirements.


* Establish procedures for maintaining high standards of quality, reliability and safety.
* Determine and enforce quality and safety requirements in accordance with company needs, based on current regulation and product development.
* Organize and promote company-wide quality improvement efforts.
* Evaluate and develop improved techniques for the control of quality, reliability and safety.
* Directly responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the company quality system.
* Reports on the performance of the quality system for review and as a basis for improvement of the system.
* Interpretation and implementation of ISO9001, FAA, AS9100, Nadcap and Customer specifications.
* Identify and implement internal corrective and preventive actions.
* Establish and measure continuous improvement goals and objectives.
* Manage an effective Customer Complaint resolution system.
* Maintain AS9100/ISO 9001 Certifications. Act as liaison with external parties on matters relating to the quality system.
* Continuous interaction with customers on quality and continuous improvement activities.
* Accountable manager for FAA TSO C-149 parts, receiving inspection, inprocess and final inspection.

Desired Skills & Experience


* Bachelor's degree with 5 years quality experience in precision parts manufacturing.
* Strong working knowledge of the Quality Systems Regulation, ISO9001, AS9100, FAA, FAR, Nadcap and quality standards.
* Strong communication, analytical and technical writing skills are important.
* Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel is essential.
* Computer literate with good working knowledge of Word, Excel & Access.
* Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
* AS9100 and ISO 9001 Head Auditor status
* Past experience as FAA DMIR preferred

Company Description

Pacamor Kubar Bearings is a domestic manufacturer of high precision miniature and instrument bearings and offers over 40 years of expertise in radial ball bearings. Located in Troy, NY, Pacamor Kubar Bearings is one of the few American owned and operated miniature and instrument ball bearing manufacturers.

How to Apply 

Qualified applicants should send their complete cover letter and resume to for consideration.

Thank you for your interest in this high visibility position at Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) in Troy, NY. 

  Know a Great Candidate for the PKB Quality Manager Position?

We're hiring!!!  PKB is a great place to work.  At PKB, you'll find friendly, hard working colleagues and a strong commitment to our customers.  It's a positive work environment with a great team.  

Want to know more about us?  Check out our website ( or contact one of your friends who already works here.  

Know someone who would be a perfect fit for the PKB team? Point them here: 

There is a $100 finders fee.  So be sure your qualified friend tells us that you recommended him/her for the Quality Manager position.


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Get to Know PKB!
Factory Videos - Take a Tou

The Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) quality certified factory is located in Troy, NY.  PKB is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 certified.  All PKB bearings are FAA TSO-C149 Aircraft Bearings certified and are appropriately DFARS approved.  PKB maintains an in-house DMIR for expedited deliveries to our aerospace customers.

This video provides a tour of the PKB quality certified factory in Troy, NY:

PKB Quality VideoPKB Building

This video provides a brief overview of some of the many applications where PKB bearings can be found: 
PKB in 30 Seconds

In-depth factory capabilities presentation:
PKB Technologies and Capabilities 

If you any have trouble viewing the video links, please request a copy of the file. 

Useful Technical Links For Bearing Engineers  

PKB Bearing Cross Reference Guide From Other Manufacturers

PKB Dental Bearing Cross Reference For Popular Dental Handpieces

Radial Play Guide

Grease & Oil Lubrication Options

Proper Bearing Installation

Ball Bearing Life and Load Calculator

More Technical Pages For Engineers

See How PKB Bearings are Manufactured with our PKB Factory Video

Pacamor Kubar Bearings - Quality Certified ISO9001-2008 AS9100-2004 Manufacturer - Troy, NY

Pacamor Kubar Bearings - Quality Certified ISO9001-2008 AS9100-2004 Manufacturer - Troy, NY

and much, much more: PKB Home Page

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