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Automotive Quality Manager

Location: Buffalo, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 2/2/2018
Job ID: 02566091
Job Description
This client is seeking a Quality Manager to be over a department of two to three individuals - a quality engineer and a couple of technicians in a non-union environment  This individual will
successfully implement the approved quality plan in support of the corporation’s Annual Operating Plan.  Direct the day-to-day quality function in support of other corporate functions such as Operations and Advanced Engineering. Develop, approve, and maintain ISO-9001 quality system requirements via internal documentation and systems.
  • Establish, document and maintain ISO 9001 quality system within facility.
  • Approve and document customer and/or internal testing methods and ensure required records are maintained.
  • Assist with preparing strategic planning.
  • Develop, directly supervise, and appraise quality department subordinates.
  • Analyze problems with products, processes or systems and develop and implement timely solutions.
  • Directly interface with customers and subcontractors regarding typical quality issues such as new product negotiations, PPAP submissions and subcontractor qualification.
  • Perform required visits to domestic and overseas customers and suppliers.
  • Assure timely and successful completion of New Model and Launch activities.
  • Plan and implement typical quality activities such as quality engineering, inspection, testing, laboratory testing, and quality costs reporting.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with Customer, Subcontractors, Operations, Advanced Engineering and all other groups in support of the successful completion of their missions. 
  • Personally interface with group executives and managers to implement and maintain ISO 9001 into their day-to-day operations.
  • Monitor and report quality system performance as required
  • Visit customers and subcontractors as needed to maintain positive relations.
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned by the Plant Manager or Director of Corporate Quality.
  • Four (4) year degree or (4) years equivalent experience in quality management.
  • ASQ certification in quality engineering or quality management desired or four (4) years
  • Four (4) years’ experience in automotive industry type quality elements (e.g. PPAP, FMEA and Control Plans.)
  • A working knowledge of calibration systems/testing laboratory procedures is preferred.


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