Quality Manager

Gates Corp Versailles , MO 65084

Posted 2 weeks ago

Driven by Possibility

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.

We don't rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers' demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers' operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable.

We are Gates.

OVERVIEW:

At Gates, we welcome challenges, celebrate hard work, and continually seek new talent to join our global company. Our Versailles, MO plant is looking for Quality Manager. Please review below to see if this might be the right opportunity for you.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

This position is responsible for assuring quality in all phases of the manufacturing value stream from raw material supply to customers' utilization. Where nonconformance is identified, this position will lead the site in employing effective problem solving methodologies to identify root causes and implement corrective and preventive actions. As this role has both customer and supplier facing responsibilities, the incumbent must be skillful in communication, reporting, follow-up, and project management with a sense of urgency to resolve quality issues.

The ability to read technical drawings and specifications is required of the incumbent to understand and lead their team in deployment of quality controls related to special characteristics. This position will work cross-functionally with peers, Gates management, and their quality department in developing and executing Advanced Product Quality Plans (APQP) for new & existing products. This will include involvement in Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, and Quality Control Plan development and implementation to reduce and eliminate nonconformance risk. As a subject matter expert in quality, the incumbent will train and lead the site in establishing inspection sample plans, including the establishment of statistical process controls (SPC) as necessary due to the criticality of product / process characteristics. Knowledge of and capability to utilize inspection equipment and determine acceptability of the measurement method through Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) is necessary to be an effective quality leader.

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The incumbent is responsible for maintaining an effective site Quality Management System (E.g. ISO9001, IATF16949, API Q1) that meets and exceeds customer specified requirements and industry standards. As well as advancing the QMS as part of Continuous Improvement efforts.

This position is responsible for a quality team covering three production shifts, and including Quality Engineers, Technicians and Supervisors managing quality within plant operations and the product test lab.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned beyond the core functions listed below
1
30%

Manage the execution of quality initiatives and corrective and preventive action (CAPA) across all manufacturing value streams to achieve strategic quality improvement objectives. (E.g. Customer Incident Rate, PPM, Cost of Poor Quality, Inter-Company Incident Rate, Supplier PPM, QMS Management Review KPI's, etc.).
2
20%

Manage the effectiveness and timely completion of root cause investigation and resolution of customer, warranty and supplier quality incidents in compliance with industry best practice "closed loop" methodologies (E.g. 8D, 5-Why, Fishbone Diagrams, A3, PDCA) and Gates Quality Management System requirements.
3
10%

Assign and guide quality resources to work with new product development teams and site peers in utilizing APQP based management systems to achieve Gates objectives in sales growth and product vitality, while eliminating or reducing risk of defect escape
4
10%

Maintain an effective PPAP submission process that ensures timely and accurate part qualification for customers, or as part of incoming part qualification.
5
5%

Ownership of the internal quality management system audit process & Layered Process Audit (LPA) program.
6
5%

Support the development of Gates supplier quality through assigning resources to complete supplier assessments, nonconformance corrections, incoming inspection development, and/or supplier development project execution.
7
5%

Identify gaps in process control plans and coordinate improvement actions to meet Cost Of Poor Quality objectives.
8
5%

Maintain the certification and continuous improvement of the Quality Management System. (E.g. ISO9001, IATF16949 & API Q1)
9
5%

Approval authority within the Change Management Process including assurance of the effectiveness of implementation and validation actions.
10
5%

Evaluating the performance and development needs of the quality organization in meeting quality improvement objectives. Complete development actions with direct reports in advancement of succession plans.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct reports including Quality Engineers, Lab Techs and Quality Technicians / Inspectors directly report to this role.

  • The position will work with operational site, plant management, corporate quality, and cross-functional and business leadership personnel to achieve quality improvement objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) undergraduate college degree or equivalent in a technical discipline (E.g. Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, etc.).

  • Must have a minimum of five years' experience in quality assurance roles, including a minimum of three years' experience in a management or supervisory capacity.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of automotive industry core tools (AIAG APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, etc.) and quality assurance problem solving tools (E.g. 5-Why, Cause & Effect Diagrams, DOE, 8D, etc.) is required.

  • An effective communicator with capability to interact with all layers of management both internal and external to the company.

  • Drive, intelligence, and high expectations of getting results through self and team.

  • Change management leadership capability

  • High level interpersonal and leadership skills with capability to influence, coach, and partner across multiple levels and locations of the company

  • Strong proficiency using common PC applications: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Office, MS SharePoint, MS PowerPoint

  • Experience utilizing quality assurance PC Applications is a plus: Minitab, SPC Applications, etc.

  • Certification as a Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Manager (CQM), Quality Auditor (CQA) or Six Sigma Black Belt through ASQ or an equivalent certification is preferred, but not required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

While in Manufacturing Plants or Distribution Centers, the environment in some areas could require safety PPE to include hearing protection, steel toed shoes, and safety glasses.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

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The incumbent is responsible for maintaining an effective site Quality Management System (E.g. ISO9001, IATF16949, API Q1) that meets and exceeds customer specified requirements and industry standards. As well as advancing the QMS as part of Continuous Improvement efforts.

This position is responsible for a quality team covering three production shifts, and including Quality Engineers, Technicians and Supervisors managing quality within plant operations and the product test lab.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned beyond the core functions listed below
1
30%

Manage the execution of quality initiatives and corrective and preventive action (CAPA) across all manufacturing value streams to achieve strategic quality improvement objectives. (E.g. Customer Incident Rate, PPM, Cost of Poor Quality, Inter-Company Incident Rate, Supplier PPM, QMS Management Review KPI's, etc.).
2
20%

Manage the effectiveness and timely completion of root cause investigation and resolution of customer, warranty and supplier quality incidents in compliance with industry best practice "closed loop" methodologies (E.g. 8D, 5-Why, Fishbone Diagrams, A3, PDCA) and Gates Quality Management System requirements.
3
10%

Assign and guide quality resources to work with new product development teams and site peers in utilizing APQP based management systems to achieve Gates objectives in sales growth and product vitality, while eliminating or reducing risk of defect escape
4
10%

Maintain an effective PPAP submission process that ensures timely and accurate part qualification for customers, or as part of incoming part qualification.
5
5%

Ownership of the internal quality management system audit process & Layered Process Audit (LPA) program.
6
5%

Support the development of Gates supplier quality through assigning resources to complete supplier assessments, nonconformance corrections, incoming inspection development, and/or supplier development project execution.
7
5%

Identify gaps in process control plans and coordinate improvement actions to meet Cost Of Poor Quality objectives.
8
5%

Maintain the certification and continuous improvement of the Quality Management System. (E.g. ISO9001, IATF16949 & API Q1)
9
5%

Approval authority within the Change Management Process including assurance of the effectiveness of implementation and validation actions.
10
5%

Evaluating the performance and development needs of the quality organization in meeting quality improvement objectives. Complete development actions with direct reports in advancement of succession plans.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct reports including Quality Engineers, Lab Techs and Quality Technicians / Inspectors directly report to this role.

  • The position will work with operational site, plant management, corporate quality, and cross-functional and business leadership personnel to achieve quality improvement objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) undergraduate college degree or equivalent in a technical discipline (E.g. Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, etc.).

  • Must have a minimum of five years' experience in quality assurance roles, including a minimum of three years' experience in a management or supervisory capacity.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of automotive industry core tools (AIAG APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, etc.) and quality assurance problem solving tools (E.g. 5-Why, Cause & Effect Diagrams, DOE, 8D, etc.) is required.

  • An effective communicator with capability to interact with all layers of management both internal and external to the company.

  • Drive, intelligence, and high expectations of getting results through self and team.

  • Change management leadership capability

  • High level interpersonal and leadership skills with capability to influence, coach, and partner across multiple levels and locations of the company

  • Strong proficiency using common PC applications: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Office, MS SharePoint, MS PowerPoint

  • Experience utilizing quality assurance PC Applications is a plus: Minitab, SPC Applications, etc.

  • Certification as a Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Manager (CQM), Quality Auditor (CQA) or Six Sigma Black Belt through ASQ or an equivalent certification is preferred, but not required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

While in Manufacturing Plants or Distribution Centers, the environment in some areas could require safety PPE to include hearing protection, steel toed shoes, and safety glasses.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

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