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Plant Quality Manager
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Premier Search Associates, Inc.
Posted on Sep 19
Wichita Falls, TX
***One of the World's Best Companies to Work For (according to Fortune) continues to grow and recent expansions have created a need for CI passionate Quality Manager.
Location: North Texas near Wichita Falls
Compensation: $95 - 1115k plus bonus (15% target), excellent benefits and relocation
The Quality Manager is responsible for directing the plant Quality Assurance system and establishing an effective Quality Management System (QMS), and championing continuous improvement efforts and defect reduction initiatives in a team-based environment. The Quality Manager will initiate and implement quality improvement activities to raise the performance of the Business unit’s product lines, educate and train employees as to their impact on the quality management system, and provide strategic direction and leadership for quality systems implementation for the facility. The Quality Manager will lead and direct the Quality Assurance functions with a focus on continuous improvement and harmonizing quality systems.
Perform root-cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements. Investigate and direct the response to customer and consumer complaints.
Coordinate the PPM metric for reducing credits as a percentage of sales.
Ensure the implementation of Quality Assurance systems to ensure that WIP and finished goods specifications are met and that product shipped to customers is within specification. Coordinate ongoing activities to ensure that specifications represent fitness-for-use and are sufficient to ensure customer satisfaction.
Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in process / product development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
Develop, implement and document standard operating procedures and conditions for process control, process improvement, testing, inspection and positive release practices.
Establish and implement metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system.
Analyze customers’ product specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements for ease of manufacture and reproducibility.
Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
Direct the Quality Assurance laboratory function to assure that the laboratories facility is using current standardized methods, procedures and practices. Direct all efforts to audit and test the laboratory for accuracy, and compliance to corporate standards.
Direct start-up of audits and implementation of established institutional quality programs to assure the consistent effectiveness of programs - such as platform Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000),
Drive and implement the quality key elements (quality roadmap).
Roll-out Quality training programs to all plant employees.
Work closely with process engineering and operations/production employees on the plant floor.
Work closely with sales, marketing and customers as necessary to confer on quality issues and review improvement opportunities.
B.S. Degree, preferably in a technical field like Quality, Math, Chemisty, Engineering or Statistics
5+ years of experience of relevant work experience in QA systems implementation and management in a medium size manufacturing environment
Strong background in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt/Black Belt preferred)
Customer insight and focus. In depth knowledge of Quality Systems and implementation
Strong leadership skills with the ability to facilitate and influence direction
Ability to motivate teams and lead change at all levels of the organization
Strong facilitation and presentation skills
Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Team oriented, customer focused and safety conscience
Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented, and continually changing environment
Willing to invest time and energy in continuous learning of lean principles and tools
Ability to travel (10%)
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