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Columbia City, IN, US

Quality Manager

Lear Corporation is seeking a qualified Quality Manager for their Columbia City, IN plant.  
The role of the Quality Manager plans, coordinates, and directs quality programs designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established standards  by performing the duties either personally or through subordinate staff members and monitors and maintains IATF 16949 systems in compliance to the latest standards.
The Quality Manager is part of the Quality department and reports to the Plant Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):
•    Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished product.
•    Formulate and maintain quality objectives and coordinates objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other Quality Managers to maximize product reliability and minimize costs.
•    Direct workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.
•    Plan, promote, and organize training activities related to product quality and reliability.
•    Investigate customer complaints regarding quality and implement corrective action and containment as required.
•    Act as TS16949 management representative.
•    Relay customer requirements to personnel at the facility.
•    Prepare monthly reports on Key Quality Measurables.
•    Prepare budget of quality operations.
•    Assure adherence to the collective bargaining agreement.
•    Follow ISO14001 and TS16949 procedures/processes.
•    Participate in plant recycling programs.
•    Actively participate in self-directed work team model.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.
•    Contribute to the achievement of quality/management objectives by ensuring that quality policies, procedures, and processes are followed.
Health and Safety:
Evaluate the health and safety performance of subordinate supervisors.
Insist that safe work procedures be established, and the employees follow these procedures and apply good judgment to the hazardous aspects of all tasks.
Participate in regular tours of the plant to observe health and safety conditions and provide positive reinforcement and instruction.
Ensure that prompt corrective action is taken whenever hazards are recognized or unsafe acts are observed.

It is the responsibility of the Quality Manager to take appropriate action and to effectively communicate where necessary any observations which may impact Lear CC’s ability to manufacture a quality product and to achieve on-time delivery.  Individual actions which should be taken into account are as follows:
•    Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformance’s related to the product, process, and quality system.
•    Identify and record any problems related to the product, process, and quality system.  
•    Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through designated channels.
•    Verify implementation of solutions.
•    Control further processing, delivery, or installation of nonconforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
Manage the Assistant Quality Manager, Quality Engineers, and Quality Specialists.
Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Bachelor’s degree (B.S. /B.A.); five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases.
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Not applicable.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and high, precarious places.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne