Responsible for providing leadership in the areas of product quality for injection molding and assembly. Develop and implement improvements to the quality system resulting in higher levels of quality measured by reductions in product place on QC hold, scrapped, internal rejections, customer complaints, customer returns, PPM rates, and Corrective Action Requests.
Along with Engineering, provide quality expertise for assigned Business Unit NPD activities, including but not limited to: design reviews, form, fit, and function analysis, FMEA’s, etc….
Collaborate with customers’ quality and engineering personnel to determine critical part features and review manufacturability of design. Make recommendations to modify customer part specifications and tolerances as necessary to support cost effective production.
Lead continuous improvement inititives to improve quality, efficiency, and reduce scrap.
Lead PPM improvement plan for strategic customers.
Be a technical resource for the initiation and implementation of cost improvement plans on new and existing programs. Determine when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes. Review and analyze results. Recommend changes to processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness
Implement/support systems and procedures that assure compliance with the quality management system.
Coordinate measurements, layouts and testing as needed.
Develop and submit PPAP documents for new product lunches to meet customer requirements.
Provide leadership, direction and clear information to manufacturing floor employees regarding product quality, quality systems requirements and operational methods.
Field customer complaints, document corrective actions and provide leadership to teams for root cause analysis and solution implementation. Review and disposition warranty claims in partnership with Sales, Customer Service, and Continuous Improvement Specialists.
Use and promote the use of statistics and other analytical tools for evaluating and improving product quality.
Provide direction to CI Specialists for day-to-day activities and priorities if applicable.
Complete trend analysis for quality metrics, such as customer complaints, rework, and scrap to develop continuous improvement initiatives.
Support and recommend improvements to the overall ATG quality management system.
Support and enhance the ATG Strategic Capabilities.
Responsible for the functionally related Kelch Operating Metrics.
Travel to other facilities or customers may be required to support business needs.
Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in an engineering discipline; or equivalent mix of education and experience
3-5 years’ experience in Quality.
3-5 year experience operating under a certified quality management system (e.g. TS 16949, ISO 9001:2008.
Recongnition by ASQ as a CQE (Certified Quality Engineer), CRE (Certified Reliability Engineer), or CQM (Certified Quality Manager) is a plus.
Experience dealing with plastic and plastic processes is a plus
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Proactive and takes action without being promtped.
Ability to present information and respond to questions from managers, sales, and customers
Project management skills with a history of accomplishment
Communication – demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional work groups including suppliers, customers and associates, both verbally and in writing. Excellent listening skills Diplomacy – skilled at handling situations without arousing hostility. Forge coalitions.
Computer Skills:In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Experience with other quality software applications beneficial. (e.g. statistical analysis)
Additional Salary Information: This position also has a 9% bonus potential based on company and division performance
Bemis Manufacturing Company is a family-owned business that traces its roots back to 1901. Headquartered in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A., we have quietly grown to become an innovative international manufacturer serving markets worldwide.
We market products under our own brands and provide expertise to others, producing private-label products and component parts for a wide variety of indus...tries. We serve consumer, commercial, medical and industrial markets worldwide and have over 1,600 employees located in six countries around the world.