Job: QA Manager

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Title QA Manager
Salary 110K plus bonus
Job Information

Position Summary

 

Originates and leads good Quality practices and objectives that will provide a high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, and standards; goal attainment. The Quality Assurance manager is responsible for the development of processes and metrics that support the achievement of the organization’s business goals. Coordinates the implementation of quality services, policies, and programs.

Assures consistent quality of production by developing and enforcing good automated manufacturing practice systems; validating processes; providing documentation; managing staff.

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Direct product testing activities throughout production cycles.
  • Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Oversee workers including QA Engineers, group leaders, inspectors, or laboratory workers engaged in testing activities.
  • Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
  • Communicate quality control information to all relevant organizational departments, outside vendors, or contractors.
  • Confer with marketing and sales departments to define customer requirements and expectations.
  • Create and implement inspection and testing criteria or procedures.
  • Direct the tracking of defects, test results, or other regularly reported quality control data.
  • Document testing procedures, methodologies, or criteria.
  • Identify critical points in the manufacturing process and specify sampling procedures to be used at these points.
  • Identify quality problems or areas for improvement and recommend solutions.
  • Instruct staff in quality control and analytical procedures.
  • Instruct vendors or contractors on quality guidelines, testing procedures, or ways to eliminate deficiencies.
  • Monitor development of new products to help identify possible problems for mass production.
  • Participate in the development of product specifications.
  • Produce reports regarding nonconformance of products or processes, daily production quality, root cause analyses, or quality trends.
  • Review and update standard operating procedures or quality assurance manuals.
  • Review quality documentation necessary for regulatory submissions and inspections.
  • Verify that raw materials, purchased parts or components, in-process samples, and finished products meet established testing and inspection standards.
  • Audit and inspect subcontractor facilities including external laboratories.
  • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality.
  • Coordinate the selection and implementation of quality control equipment such as inspection gauges.
  • Evaluate new testing and sampling methodologies or technologies to determine usefulness.
  • Generate and maintain quality control operating budgets.
  • Review and approve quality plans submitted by contractors.
  • Review statistical studies, technological advances, or regulatory standards and trends to stay abreast of issues in the field of quality control.
  • Stop production if serious product defects are present.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bilingual in English and Japanese,
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, total quality management, business, industrial technology or other technical field.
  • 5-10 years of quality technical field
  • Quality Management experience within the automotive industry required
  • Working knowledge of TS 16949 and ISO 14001

 

Skills

 

  • Exceptional computer skills
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional people skills and the ability to work well with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to problem solve and mediate difficult situations
  • The ability to multi-task and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • The ability to maintain strict confidentially.
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