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Quality Assistant Manager
Memphis, TN

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We have an awesome opportunity for a Quality Lab Assistant Manager with an Automotive Tier 1 Company. This is a chance to join a world class company with 13,000+ team members across multiple locations in the US!  You will lead the Quality Lab Team supporting an automotive stamping and welding manufacturing operation.  This key role will analyze data, identify trends, monitor prevention and correction of quality deviations, and develop reports for management utilizing technical knowledge and laboratory experience in accordance with all company policies, and quality standards.  This is an opportunity to work with the best and build your manufacturing career!

 You will get:   

  • A Fantastic Benefits Suite that includes low-cost flexible options including multiple health insurance plans, HSA, Dental, Vision, FSA, Disability Insurance, Accidental/Life Insurance, Maternity Leave, Tuition Assistance, a 401k with a great company match, 13 paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) and discounts.
  • A great suburban area for your family with good schools many attractions located between Nashville and Memphis
  • A fantastic Cost of Living that is 14% below the US average and very affordable housing
  • No State Income Tax in this Tennessee location!
  • A Cadillac Relocation package is provided to make your move a positive experience to the our plant in TN!
  • Working with a company that is known for it’s positive culture, values, and career opportunities!

 
Duties

  • Train and coach current Quality Lab Team
  • Oversee and train others on the Ferro Arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operations
  • Manages all aspects of quality.
  • Maintains TS certification.
  • Responsible for department personnel.
  • Support and development of documentation to support customer & internal requirements.
  • Analyzes processes for continuous improvements and failure modes.
  • Teach team leaders and team members in basic fundamental skills and facilitate Job Instruction Training (JIT).
  • Reading instruction manuals, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Schedule task lists and track progress.
  • Negotiates appropriate quality levels with customers.
  • Analyzes processes for stability and capability.
  • Implement plans to control and maintain safety, quality, 5S, cost, and efficiency for assigned areas.
  • Plan, supervise, and manage your lab team capacity
  • Maintains both supplier and customer quality standards.
  • Effectively facilitate problem solving and resolution.
  • Reports and presents quality information including quality improvement plans.
  • Countermeasure activities for quality issues.
  • Interprets company policies to team members and enforces safety regulations.
  • Responsible for quality team performance.
  • Performs quality audits.
  • Primary contact for all supplier, internal, and customer related issues.
  • Builds strong relationships with customers, suppliers, production, management and all team members.
  • Analyzes in-process defects, investigates root cause and develops countermeasures.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Business, or related field required, OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment required, preferably automotive.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience as supervisor in a manufacturing quality lab environment.
  • Experienced with CMM equipment
  • Experience working with TS16949 or IATF16949 quality standards
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • General understanding and practical work experience with automotive quality systems and processes.
  • Must be able to multi-task, handle diversity, and provide leadership through problem resolution.
  • Possess knowledge of inspection standards and check fixtures.
  • Knowledgeable in trade terminology, quality management and control systems and techniques, manufacturing processes including material controls, workflow, scheduling, kanban, and machine operations.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, multicultural work environment working with multiple departments and prioritize activities.
  • Flexible in a constantly changing production environment.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization.
  • Have strong organization, time management, and planning skills.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications
  • Advanced education / training is a plus.
  • Professional industry certifications are a plus.
  • Stamping and welding operations experience is a plus


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