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Quality Assurance Quality Control Manager - BIG GR
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Posted on Nov 27
Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager Columbia, SC
US corporation founded in 1905 employing 2600 people throughout the United states, with just under 150 persons at the Columbia, SC facility. This is an expanding, growing company. Manufacturer of OEM Industrial Pipes
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS YOU:
Group Health program through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental Insurance via MetLife
401k with matching and a Flexible Spending Plan
Group Life / AD&D / LTD / Voluntary Life / Voluntary STD
Holidays and Paid Vacation time
Annual Bonus program
Longevity of employees
Friendly atmosphere with special employee events (Monthly Birthday celebrations, Cook outs)
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:
The QM reports to the division technical management and has 5-10 direct reports.
Initial assignment will be to review and rebuild the plant Quality Program, including pursuing and obtaining ISO certification.
Continue to ensure implementation and administration of the Company Quality System
Initiate and participate in Quality Planning for the products and processes at the plant
Plan and manage the training, utilization, and application of basic and advanced statistical methods
Establish, monitor, analyze, and report on the major quality indicators of the plant
Audit the plant quality systems processes and products. Initiate corrective action when required
Be a driver of continuous improvement for plant processes, equipment, and training.
Maintain required industrial standards be responsible for ensuring the Quality Management System (QMS) conforms to customer, internal, ISO, and regulatory / legal requirements
Able to work with all areas including production, fabrication, weld, coatings, and any other area that has an effect on the quality of the products
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-yr college or university in Mechanical or Civil Engineering, Mechanical or Civil Engineering Technology, Welding, Materials Engineering, or Metrology. (or 4-yr degree from an accredited college or university, with strong background in heavy industrial manufacturing, welding, heavy equipment.)
At least 5-yrs experience in a Quality manager role
Experience in developing and implementing a full Quality program in manufacturing
Experience in leading a manufacturing plant to ISO Certification
Enhanced Data Analysis Skills: SPC, Capability Studies, First Article Inspections, Data Verification, and GD&T
Proven success in mentoring / training and motivating staff
Should come from a heavy fabrication environment
Familiar with steel conversion processes
Familiar with Coating processes (polyurethane and 2-part epoxy are utilized-specific knowledge here is a plus)
Familiar with AWSME Section IX and AWS D1.1
Familiar with visual weld inspections, magnetic particle inspections, and x-ray inspections
Must have MS EXCEL, WORD, and PowerPoint
JD Edwards / Oracle a plus – The QM will be part of the team to harness this systems resources for quality reporting, tracking, etc.
Must have a Continuous Improvement mindset, be the type of person who looks for solutions and ways to improve operations and processes.
Ability to work with multiple groups – maintenance, other engineers, floor operations, management
Possession of recognized qualification in related field: ASQ certification – CQT. CQI, CMI, or CQE strongly preferred
This is a growth role. Whatever is developed for the Columbia Plant will be transferred to additional locations – it is the hope that this person will move into a division level Quality Manager.
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