Quality Lead - Melrose Park, IL
Summary: This role is responsible for achieving quality assurance operational objectives by preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards
-Develop quality assurance plans by conducting hazard analyses; identify critical control points and preventive measures; establish critical limits, monitor procedures, corrective actions, and verification procedures.
-Validate quality processes by establishing product specifications and quality attributes; measure production; document evidence; determine operational and performance qualification; write and update quality assurance procedures.
-Maintain and improve product quality by completing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigate customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs, and manufacturing and training methods.
-Prepare quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions, and re-validations.
-Communicate frequently with Sales, Production, Logistics, and Purchasing management to facilitate continuous improvements and ensure management is aware of quality issues and the resolution of issues.
-Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
-Implement Quality program and certify ISO-9001; maintain ISO certification
-Supervise, train, and hire Quality Inspectors
-Other duties as assigned
-Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred required to facilitate communication with Parent Company in Barcelona.
-Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, or related course of study)
-Prior Quality-related experience in manufacturing environment, with preference to exposure to steel or metal fabrication
-Previous exposure to managing ISO audits
-Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and delivery of products to customers.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to interact professionally with all levels of personnel within the company and with external customers.
-Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word
-Previous experience working within a major ERP system, such as SAP, JDE, AS/400, etc. AS/400 ideal.
-Able to work in factory environment at least 50-80% of the time.
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