Quality Manager

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date Posted: 11-29-2018
WORK EXPERIENCE  10 years’ experience in a manufacturing operation (with polymer/plastic based products) in a quality assurance role with a minimum of 5 years’ management-level experience effectively managing AS9100,ISO9001, and another applicable quality systems, including managing performance development of a staff of professional engineers as well as technicians and operators.
 Successful experience with influencing/leading a culture toward quality orientation and continuous improvement. Proven success in applying lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and formal analysis/problem-solving techniques.
 Experience designing, implementing and conducting Internal and Supplier/Subcontractor quality audits. 4
 Must have experience (2+ years) in using in a variety of analytical characterization techniques (e.g. optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence, particle size analysis, physical property testing) and the ability to understand analogous testing methods for electrical lighting based products for solving significant quality problems.
 Product quality management experience with polymer-based composition and demonstrated the ability to manage electrical/mechanical engineered products.
 Minimum BS/BA degree in chemistry, polymer science, polymer Engineering or related field with significant knowledge in polymer materials based products and the ability to understand manage the quality of electrical/mechanical engineered products.
In-depth knowledge of Quality Management standards (e.g. AS9100 Rev D) and ability to effectively implement and maintain updates and revisions to standards.
 Ability to learn and apply knowledge of customer and regulatory requirements and new Company standards regarding the aviation and rail industries. Must have solid technical knowledge of products, processes and tools, such as formal root-cause analysis methods and corrective action systems (e.g. DMAIC, 8D, chemical analytical techniques for problem solving) to lead change with a collaborative and engaging approach that focuses on continuous improvement and sustainable change in quality; must have the skills to facilitate and lead quality improvement projects and workshops.
 Demonstrated expert in the root-cause analysis using technical data, data mining, that lead to systematic and timely problem-solving approach(es); effective change management skills.
 Demonstrated ability to lead, manage performance, professionally develop, leverage skills/abilities, and create high-performance with a group of engineers, technicians, and operators, including medium to large groups in multiple sites.
 Must have excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills (collaboration, adaptability) to be able to convey position and drive change and improvement through influence throughout the organization and with customers and suppliers.
 Must have the ability to effectively manage competing priorities/activities and address issues of various types in a clear and timely manner to ensure prompt and sustainable resolution. This includes being a successful project and project portfolio manager.
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