This position is responsible to ensure the highest possible quality of all products manufactured in the facilities. The position requires that all facets of the production process be monitored including, but not limited to, raw material certifications, in-process quality controls, work instructions and related training, and final inspections and/or certifications as required by the customer.
Inspect all incoming raw materials to ensure their integrity and that all material specifications have been met.
Monitor the preparation of all shop work orders, travelers and related documentation to ensure that they are consistent with the ISO standards as stated in the company’s quality manual.
Supervise, train and coach Quality Inspectors as required.
Maintain the Quality Manual and update entries as necessary, making sure to receive all required management approvals.
Post work instructions at all work stations and follow up to make sure that adequate training has been conducted for each employee tasked with a specific responsibility.
Monitor all Q/C inspections throughout the production process to ensure that the company is in compliance with its internal quality standards, as well as those set forth in the ISO quality manual.
Ensure that all quality measuring devices are calibrated regularly per the internal standard.
Keep files of all production jobs and the raw materials records and Q/C reports related to each job.
Issue the final inspection report and/or sign off for each job completed in the shipment. The position holds final authority to detain or release any completed job for shipment.
Communicate all quality issues to management in a timely manner, along with recommendations for any corrective actions that may be necessary.
Take responsibility for the timely return of all raw materials found to be defective, together with the disposal of all goods rejected that are not repairable.
Assume a lead role in internal audits, corrective actions and the preventative action process.
Interface with manufacturing, engineering, assembly and customers on a daily basis.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Prior experience in Quality Management and product development.
ASQ Certification in: Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, ASQ Quality Auditor, and Six-Sigma, preferred, but not required.
Prior experience in administrative management, sales and marketing.
Must have the ability to work independently and possess strong decision-making, motivational, workload management, analytical, and organizational skills.
Prior experience in manufacturing preferred.
Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with management, staff, and customers and demonstrate sound judgment/reasoning skills.