Quality Manager
Job Opportunity at KB Search Team, LLC

Posted on May 7

http://www.kbsearchteam.com    +1 (260) 489-3350

Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4125704

Currently looking for a Quality Manager to lead all facets of a small manufacturing company's Quality department including quality systems, process monitoring and control, environmental systems and compliance, and customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in engineering, a minimum of 10 years of quality experience in a manufacturing environment, with TS 16949 experience preferred.  This is a GREAT opportunity for a Quality Engineer who wants to take the next step in his/her career.
Responsibilities of the Quality Manager:
  • Serve on the executive team as the customer advocate for product quality and as the environmental advocate for the Company.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of quality management systems in accordance with TS 16949/IATF  standards.
  • Maintain and further develop process control program using statistical techniques to drive continuous improvement in production areas.
  • Lead improvement projects by making use of improvement tools i.e. 5S, Kaizens, time studies, etc.
  • Develop specific automotive customer requirements, including PPAPs and FMEAs.
  • Manage analytical areas, especially the product chemical analysis laboratory (optical emission spectrometers), including maintenance, calibration and standardization, and training of manufacturing team members.
  • Serve as customer and supplier contact for new product inquiries, complaint resolution, and corrective action.  
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of a process improvement and audit system that drives organization to maintain essential Metallurgical and Quality processes with a focus on consistency and improvement.
  • Analyze key metrics for trends and improvement opportunities.
  • Support the specification & qualification of new equipment.
  • Provide technical training to production and maintenance to facilitate a sharing of knowledge across plant operations.

Requirements for the Quality Manager position:
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science discipline a MUST!
  • 10-15 years of quality experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Six Sigma Black Belt required
  • Industrial engineering experience
  • Expert knowledge of statistical process control techniques and a proven track record of driving improvements
  • TS16949/2009 preferred
  • Experience with PPAPs and FMEAs
  • Metals experience a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication and coaching skills. Proven ability to influence quality behavior
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Experienced MS Office user and able to use available tools to develop the QMS system. High level Microsoft Excel skills
Client will provide relocation. Preference for a candidate currently residing in IN, MI, or OH or with ties to the area.

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