Responsible for determining the validity of quality functions and/or processes throughout the plant. Maintains the plant Quality Program and accompanying documentation to appropriate standards and corporate guidelines by supervising and directing subordinate activity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Development and documentation of product and material capabilities to effectively meet customer specifications and industry trends.
Review and audit operating procedures for adherence to company procedures and the Corporate Quality Manual.
Analyzes rejects by defect codes and departments. Provides reports to management for appropriate corrective measures.
Conduct statistical studies and make appropriate recommendations for process improvement or customer agreement(s).
Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures.
Participation in product and manufacturing trials in support of product development.
Collaborative interaction with Sales, Planning, Operations, Technical Services, and customers to properly design and manufacture products in accordance with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) procedures.
Maintains affiliations with appropriate technical and/or professional organizations or associations. Including but not limited to ASTM, and ASNT.
A degree in Engineering or business administration is preferred. Quality certification is a plus.
5 years minimum experience as a Quality Manager in a production processing environment.
Experience with steelmaking, metalworking, and fabricating processes is desirable.
Familiarity with and understanding of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems. ISO/IATF Internal Auditor, or Lead Auditor experience preferred.
Working knowledge of Core Tools, including Statistical Process Control (SPC), PFMEA, Control Plans, and PPAP.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to positively influence others.
Great team player with strong interpersonal skills.