Director of Quality
A rapidly growing and leading consumer
durable goods metal manufacturer, located in a desirable Southeast
Alabama location, is conducting a confidential search and has
an immediate opening for an experienced DIRECTOR OF QUALITY.
In this role the successful candidate will be responsible for establishing
a corporate quality assurance system and team that promotes customer
satisfaction and that positively impacts financial performance. Direct
supervision of quality assurance employees in all manufacturing
Champions continuous improvement efforts and defect reduction
initiatives to establish an effective Quality Management System (QMS);
initiates and implements quality improvement activities as appropriate
(e.g., Kaizen, Six Sigma) to raise the performance of the company's
Manages all aspects of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System including:
Management Reviews, Internal Audits, Customer Complaints,
Corrective/Preventive Actions, Document and Records Control and Customer
Develops, implements, manages and integrates a QMS for manufacturing
Develops and reviews standards, policies and procedures for all
functions and departments related to the production of all products.
Serves as the primary quality resource for problem identification,
resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
Supports concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design
development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
Designs, implements and documents procedures for process control,
process improvement, testing and inspection.
Establishes and implements metrics (process capability, control
charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness, and to
enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
Performs root-cause analysis and other problem-solving activities to
identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.
Establishes collection and analysis systems of statistical data to
predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality.
Reviews complaint trends and product/component failure analysis and
assures effective corrective action is implemented.
Develops quality planning methods for all product lines.
Develops process certification standards and assists in process
Monitors vendor performance and establishes criteria and rating system
for critical vendors.
Reviews customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests and
ensures that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in
quality and process plans.
Interacts with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality
and establishes feedback with manufacturing and development personnel.
Oversees calibration and testing programs.
Reports to management on internal and external quality issues, trends
Reviews suppliers' purchase orders and establishes supplier quality
Manages and participates in internal and external quality audits.
Interfaces with supplier and customer quality representatives
concerning problems with quality control and assures that effective
corrective action is implemented.
Prepares monthly quality reports that provide internal and external
product quality information and quality system performance.
Participates, as member of the management team, in formulating and
establishing organizational policies and operating procedures; develops, implements, and coordinates, through support
staff and lower echelon managers, a product assurance program to prevent
or eliminate defects in new or existing products.
Analyzes, evaluates, and presents information concerning factors, such
as business situations, production capabilities, manufacturing problems,
economic trends, and design and development of new products for
consideration by other members of the management team.
Suggests and debates alternative methods and procedures in solving
problems and meeting changing market opportunities.
Develops initial and subsequent modifications of product assurance
program to delineate areas of responsibility, personnel requirements,
and operational procedures within program, according to and consistent
with company goals and policies.
Evaluates contents of reports from product assurance program
department heads and confers with top management personnel preparatory
to formulate fiscal budget for product assurance program.
Conducts management meetings with product assurance program department
heads to establish, delineate, and review program organizational
policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments,
and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining
Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and
recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures.
Visits and confers with representatives of material and component
vendors to obtain information related to supply quality, capacity of
vendor to meet orders, and vendor quality standards.
Confers with engineers about quality assurance of new products
designed and manufactured products on market to rectify problems.
The successful candidate will possess 10+ years of experience in QA
systems implementation and management, with 5 years as a Certified
Quality Engineer/Certified Quality Manager (CQE/CQM) in a medium-size
manufacturing environment, preferably in the metal machining and/or
metal fabrication industries including:
Experience in design/prototype manufacture.
Experience implementing and maintaining an ISO Quality Management
Six Sigma black-belt certification preferred.
Broad knowledge of theory and principles of statistics and statistical
Experience in designing and implementing quality systems.
Diverse knowledge of inspection and control methods, techniques and
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong computer skills including quality control applications, word
processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Thorough understanding of general safety requirements.
Training in foreign object damage awareness.
Understanding of Mil Standards.
Required: BS/BA in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Manufacturing Engineering or Business Administration.
Preferred: Advanced Degree.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes
health and dental insurance, 401k Savings Plan, and paid time off.
If you're interested in embarking on an
exciting career as a Director of Quality for a leading
consumer durable goods metal manufacturer in Southeast Alabama,
please send your resume in Word format, along with a cover letter and your
salary requirements to:
Include your full name and the position you are applying for on
the subject line of your email. Only qualified candidates will be
Equal Opportunity Employer
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