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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Peru
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a Quality Assurance Manager who wants play a major role in the continued growth of our client company? Are you a Quality Assurance Manager who has strong IS09001 experience? Are you a Quality Assurance Manager who has solid experience working in low volume/high mix machining environment? If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you should consider this opportunity.

Our client's company was founded in 1978 and is a family-owned contract manufacturer of precision metal products for large OEMs including Caterpillar and John Deere. The Peru, IL location is a two-shift manufacturing plant comprised of 50 modern CNC machine tools. As Quality Assurance Manager you will report to the Plant Manager, and you will manage a team of eight reports. You will manage and coordinate all aspects of the company's quality compliance and improvement efforts to ensure quality results meet or exceed internal and external customers' needs and expectations. You will conduct yourself and ensure that the member of your team conducts themselves in a manner consistent with the company's core values.

As Quality Assurance Manager you will:

  • Formulate strategies to move company quality systems and quality performance beyond compliance to achieve world class quality performance
  • Consult with peers on the attitudes and practices of quality throughout the organization to develop an environment of continual improvement
  • Champion the Quality System into a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Ensure certification to quality systems are maintained
  • Review customer RFQs, drawings, and POs for quality requirements
  • Process capability studies, critical characteristics modifications and approval system
  • Maintain working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards
  • Develop strategies to improve Cost of Quality to benchmarked companies determined to be Best in Class
  • Confer with customer representatives to develop relationships to improve quality of product for manufacturability and reduce overall costs
  • Confer with supplier representatives to develop relationships to improve quality of product for manufacturability and reduce overall costs
  • Perform customer satisfaction surveys and provide feedback
  • Maintain Vendor Rating and Vendor Corrective Action systems
  • Determine and maintain Supplier Quality Assessment and Approval system
  • Manage internal corrective and preventative system and internal audit system
  • Maintain continuous improvement system
  • Resolve customer complaints in a timely and effective manner

    As Quality Assurance Manager your background should include:

    • Four year degree in a related field preferred but not required. Comprehensive related experience may be substituted for a degree.
    • A minimum of 7-10 years of quality engineering experience in a CNC machining company that is a low/volume high mix environment
    • Prefer 5 years of experience as a Quality Manager, with a preference for experience with large OEM Customers
    • Strong IS09001 experience
    • Strong technical background in all aspects of quality along with a solid understanding of lean manufacturing principles, ISO9001 standards, CNC programming, CNC machining, and engineering processes
    • Strong leadership competencies
    • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent written and verbal communication skills

      Our client prefers to hire a local/commutable candidate, but will consider candidates who have ties to the area and have a desire to relocate back.

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Peoria , Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Peru, Illinois

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