Quality Manager

December 17, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Location:Hanover, PA
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Quality Control
Description:The Quality Manager will work as part of the plantís operations team and provide leadership for quality functions and initiatives in a fast paced welding consumables facility. The position will work closely with operations, purchasing and sales groups to provide support and development of effective quality assurance programs. This position will also work in the longer-range development of process improvements, cost reduction efforts and capability upgrades and facilitate lean manufacturing implementation.
Duties:Leads the efforts of the Quality team toward the achievement and adherence to quality management systems such as ASME-3800, NQA-1, ISO-9000, and 10 CFR (Part 21 and 50 appendix B)
Communicates directly with leadership, support personnel, and hourly employees regarding QA Methodologies and the importance of a high quality work culture.
Adhere to all safe work practices and/or safety policies
Contributes to annual budgetary process and is responsible for Quality Dept. budgetary compliance.
Directs, and serves as leader for, customer and certifying agency audits of the plant.
Organizes, communicates and monitors corrective action plans resulting from audits
Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished product
Establishes inspection and quality expectations for internal customers (i.e., production departments, purchasing, etc.). Trains plant personnel in same.
Performs statistical analysis/capability analysis using Six Sigma, DMAIC problem solving, 8D problem solving or other similar methodologies.
Participates in leading continuous improvement processes to drive effectiveness through the use of the Colfax Business System.
Formulates and maintains quality control objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals.
Oversee the coordination of objectives with production procedures in cooperation with Operational leaders to maximize product reliability and minimize costs.
Interprets quality control philosophy to key personnel in organization.
Directs workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.
Works with vendors to insure quality of all purchased parts for company use.
Designs and implements quality control training programs to key personnel in conjunction with managers.
Plays active role on quality management teams within organization
Qualifications:BS Engineering discipline or other technical degree required
8-10 years experience within a manufacturing setting with direct supervisory experience
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Exceptional and Demonstrated Problem Solving Skills
Quality Planning/Test Planning
Experience working with external customer quality issues
Superior personal computer skills including MS Office Suite, Strategic Planning software, Project Management software systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

ASME/Mil Spec Experience
Six Sigma/Lean Certification
Welding Knowledge

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