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Quality Assurance Manager

Job #: 105619
Industry: Manufacturing
Location: Iowa (IA)
Description

Summary:

Responsible for planning, coordinating, and improving Quality Assurance processes designed to ensure and continuously improve the production of products consistent with established standards by performing the following duties.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support coordination and development of quality objectives and supports strategic plan for their accomplishments.
  • Supports workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.
  • Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to product quality and reliability.
  • Works closely with Operations, Support Staff, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality Assurance staff to develop recommendations for long-term resolution. Continually strives to improve the overall efficiency of quality management while maintaining or improving business processes.
  • Serves as an advocate for customers for all matters regarding quality requirements and performance.
  • Ensures understanding and interpretation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Makes sure product is manufactured to specifications by monitoring gage calibration and the following of procedures and work instructions per QMS.
  • Coordinates the production of jobs by being able to write and audit procedures/work instructions affecting the company including ISO.
  • Monitors the production processes to ensure the product is in control by being able to calculate and interpret tools connected with statistical process control.
  • Train employees in SOPs and ensure training effectiveness in the application of job skills.
  • Supports Lean Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement activities across the company, either cost reduction, rigorous business process reengineering, or productivity gains, to produce bottom-line savings.
  • Evaluates employees through performance reviews, ongoing coaching, and feedback methods.
  • Contributes and participates in the resolution of Customer/supplier/internal CARs and PARs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Performs duties of a similar or related nature as assigned by management.
  • Oversee all locations QMS.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises quality inspectors and quality data analyst in the plant. Carries out these responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year university or equivalent experience is required.
  • 5+ years experience in the Quality Assurance field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of management experience.