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Quality Manager - Ashtabula, OH

Major industrial manufacturing company
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Highly competitive + bonus
December 02, 2018

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Quality Manager – Ashtabula, OH

Major industrial manufacturing company that supports automotive, industrial, appliance, and agricultural OEMs is looking for a talented and dedicated Quality Manager to join the team at one of their largest sites in the Ashtabula, OH area.

Plan, coordinate and direct the quality program designed to ensure quality control and quality assurance of the production of products consistent with established standards by performing the following responsibilities personally, or through subordinates.

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• Provide supervision and leadership for quality team. Promote good quality practices and procedures. Must have good communication with other departments and with operators. Support continuous improvement and assist in employee involvement. Is a team member. Provide evaluation and performance feedback to direct reports.

• Responsible to keep management team abreast of significant issues or developments identified during quality activities and actions being taken to improve the situation. Prepare and present technical and program information to the management team, customers, suppliers, etc. Maintain a working knowledge of industry quality codes and standards. Design and implement quality training programs. May act as trainer. Knowledge and use of computer software programs including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Project and specialized software programs for gage calibration, control plan, SPC, etc.

• Actively involved on plant floor every day, knows what is going on and contributes. Actively participates with corrective action to eliminate scrap and rework. Review operational data, assure required actions are taken and keeps records. Develop and initiate visual acceptance criteria. Develop and initiate standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation. Responsible for QOS trend chart of quality responsible (process) measurable and complete corrective action as appropriate.

• Supervise receiving, in-process, final and dock audit inspections. Implement control plan inspection and compliance. Assist with work instruction compliance.

• Maintain a TS 16949 compliant quality system. Formulate and maintain quality objectives in alignment with corporate policies and goals. Maintain controlled documents and process operational data. Schedule, perform, document and provide corrective actions for gage studies and internal audits. Receive, in-process, final and dock product audits. Responsible for process (control plan) audits, layered process audit and annual layout inspections. Must have SPC knowledge and application of statistical process control.

• Responsible for corrective action to the customer, material return authorization, returns, incident and PPM. Have knowledge of application of root cause analysis techniques and team problem solving. Receive information, log as CP, organize containment, assign, participate in root cause analysis, assist with corrective action, perform verification and effectiveness and oversee systems to prevent recurrence.

• Authorize customer returns. Ensure timely review of returns and work with associates for corrective action. Monitor and report customer ratings. Establish customer relationships and advocate for quick response.

• Design reviews for APQP. Ensure that adequate measurement systems and process evaluation techniques are available for the process development product. Select and conduct tests, layouts and studies associated with product planning. Lead the development of control plans, acceptable standards, visual aids, check sheets and gage calibration schedule, Capability studies, PPAP organization, create documents, submit to customer, and obtain customer approval.

• Customer quality manual receipt, review, acceptance and control. Organize customer visits onsite and at customer. Leads customer response request related to corrective action for quality issues. Helps ensure timely plant response. Communicates with supplier on PPAP, corrective actions, non-conformance reporting, supplier returns and evaluations.


• Bachelor’s degree in Quality or Engineering or production related field.

• CQM and CQE certifications are preferred.

• 5+ years of supervision/management experience in a manufacturing setting.

• Extensive experience in the related field.

• Strong working knowledge of basic computer software, organizational skills, confidentiality and dependability.

• Excellent communication skills on all levels.