Exide Technologies Plant Quality Manager - Salina, KS in Salina, Kansas

Overview

Individual will provide leadership in the day to day activities for all departments within the facility and partner with the Engineering community to solve problems and improve quality. Manage product and process data collection and summary, Corrective Action System, Calibration, internal auditing, and key customer activities. This individual should have a thorough working knowledge of TS16949 Quality System Requirements, OEM expectations, and the Quality Operating System of manufacturing and distribution.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day quality support to manufacturing and quality assurance in the form of plans and procedures.

  • Maintain excellent corporate, customer and vendor working relationships which will enable working out the most difficult of quality issues.

  • Participate in the establishment of quality specifications for raw materials, goods in process, and finished product.

  • Develop and implement quality control inspection and sampling techniques which will assure products meet company and customer quality standards.

  • Conduct research on product defects, test performance, plant reject and scrap, and recommend process or product changes to overcome quality issues.

  • Assist with conducting and preparation of quality audits and reports.

  • Work with the team on problem solving initiatives and link actions and outcomes to Control Plans. PFMEA’s, plant inspection points, and Customer returns.

  • Coordinate efforts with the team with corrective action resolution for internal KPI’s and external customer issues (assembly plant complaint and warranty initiatives)

  • Performs other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for providing technical guidance and direction to positions including QA Engineer, SPC Coordinator, Q.A. Inspectors, Lab and Calibration Technicians, Return Customer analysis, and clerks. Day to day supervision responsibilities include determining departmental training needs, evaluation of subordinate job performance, recommend salary/title changes, determining hire/fire actions, and disciplinary actions for employees engaged in quality control operations. Coaching and developing employees for future opportunity and to assure accountability and adherence to established policies and procedures.

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain positive corporate, employee, customer and vendor working relationships which will enable resolving the most difficult of quality issues.

Qualifications

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Minimum of 4 year technical degree in science, engineering or quality. Prefer degree in engineering

  • 5-8 years related experience as a quality assurance engineer or equivalent at a corporate and/or manufacturing plant level, preferably a tier I supplier to the automotive industry.

  • CQE preferred

  • Six Sigma training (Green Belt or Black Belt) preferred

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills

  • Proficient in problem solving – root cause analysis, 5 why, etc.

  • Must be quality and customer oriented

  • Must have strong problem solving skills

  • Knowledgeable in TS16949 quality standards; APQP methodology; Control Plans, FMEAs, and PPAPs

  • Knowledgeable in Six-Sigma and Lean tools,

  • Familiarity with Quality Operating Systems

  • Must be able to work independently and in a team-oriented environment on multiple projects

  • Strong skills in statistical methods

  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong computer skills -Windows-based programs

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-1851

Category Quality

Position Type Regular Full-Time