Plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for manufacture of electromagnetic and hydraulic brakes, clutches and associated components. Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation or these products, utilizing knowledge in engineering mechanical and electrical fields. Responsible for scrap reduction and problem resolution with consumer concerns. Supervises the activities of 3 value stream Quality Technicians.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include but are not limited to:
Develops and implements methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and devises methods to assess cost and responsibility.
Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns.
Assist Quality manager in establishing, implementing and maintaining the quality management system.
Responsible for continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system (e.g. 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc).
Develop and conduct training to as required build quality awareness.
Interface with Engineering and Operations to ensure that new products transferred to Production to Production are manufactured in accordance with approved prints.
Supervise the Quality Inspectors to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system.
Conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audits finding reports and determine proper corrective and preventive actions.
Analyze product failures, and initiate the corrective and preventive actions required to respond to customer complaints.
Responsible for planning, organizing and managing the overall activities of receiving inspections and final product acceptance inspections.
Ensure timely resolution of supplier failure, corrective actions and preventive actions.
Monitor supplier performance and conduct supplier audits when required.
Provide exceptional product and customer service to all internal and external customers.
Consistently perform all responsibilities, essential functions and tasks to Company expectations, quality standards and profitability goals.
Treat everyone at Inertia, our vendors, clients and customers with dignity, respect and professionalism.
Communicate in person, over the phone, email, and internet or in writing in a positive, professional and helpful manner.
Promote a positive work environment in every action, every day.
Adheres to all safety rules and report questionable conditions to plant manager.
Apply and recommend Lean practices
QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCIES:
Effective and collaborative problem solving and group facilitation skills
Analytical problem solver: uses technical engineering and quantitative methods to understand problems, design experimental programs, collect and analyze data, and derive practical recommendations and solutions.
Strong understanding of statistical methods and tools for problem solving
Strong computer skills for communication and analysis
Continually strives to build knowledge and skills specific to the products and processes.
Collegial ability to function as leader, team builder, and team player
Self-motivation, drive, energy, and resilience
Ability to train and mentor others in quality principles
Quantitative and fact-based decision making approach
Solid business acumen
KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS:
Internal and External PPM and Total Cost of Quality
On time delivery
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE CREDENTIALS:
BS degree in accredited engineering or sciences program, preferred.
Minimum 2 years quality assurance experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with aerospace and defense related products.
Experience implementing and/or maintaining ISO-9001, TS16949 or AS9100 certification.
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) desired, but not required.
Altra is a leading multinational designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of mechanical power transmission products. We sell our products in over 70 countries throughout the world. Our products are frequently used in critical applications, such as brakes for elevators, wheelchairs and forklifts.
Altra also provides products for use in a wide variety of high-volume ...manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy of our products are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.
Our products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. These leading brands are Ameridrives Couplings, Ameridrives Power Transmission, Bauer Gear Motor, Bibby Turboflex, Boston Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Formsprag Clutch, Guardian Couplings, Huco Dynatork, Industrial Clutch, Inertia Dynamics, Kilian Manufacturing, Lamiflex Couplings, Marland Clutch, Matrix International, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, TB Wood's Incorporated, Twiflex Ltd, Warner Electric, Warner Linear and Wichita Clutch.
The Altra product portfolio includes industrial clutches and brakes, enclosed gear drives, open gearing, couplings, machined-race bearings, variable frequency and belted drives, linear actuators and other related products. Our customers operate in a diverse group of industries, including automotive, general industrial, material handling, aggregate and mining, marine, power generation, oil and gas, transportation and turf and garden.