The Quality Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of the Quality System to assure that the products manufactured, and services provided meet customer and regulatory requirements.
The Quality Manager position is in a matrix organization reporting directly to the Plant Manager and dotted line to the Corporate Quality Manager.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Lead by example in the practice of safe behaviors
Ensure Quality team members abide by company EHS policies/procedures and promote the EHS discipline throughout the organization
Works with Engineering and Program Management on advance quality planning of future programs and ensures that customer and supplier requirements are met through the customer approval process (PPAP) and ensures that all special characteristics identified during product development are monitored using statistical techniques throughout the manufacturing process.
Accountable and the plant lead for the quality system. Manages the internal audit schedule for IATF 16949. Ensures that the plant successfully implements and maintains certification for ISO 9001/IATF 16949.
Leads problem solving and timely completion of corrective actions, assists as needed to drive problem resolution and sustainable improvements
Manages and provides oversight for the supplier base for both purchased components and raw material. Drives quality continuous improvement post S.O.P., and Quality performance.
Owns the process for control of non-conforming material through material reviews, timely disposition of suspect product, and follow-up to drive corrective actions
Manages and owns the plant PPAPs
Participates in the APQP process
Ensures gage qualification, calibration, approval and control
Manages audits – customer, 3rd party, and internal – through scheduling, task assignments, preparation and required corrective actions.
Ensure process controls are effective, covering incoming inspection, first piece and in-process inspection, final inspection, and dock audits
Plan, promote, and organize training activities related to product and process quality
Manages and leads multiple Quality team members through assignments, performance appraisals, technical guidance and support as well as provide coaching and counseling
Interview and hire candidates for the Quality team to ensure staffing levels and skills are sufficient to accomplish facility and company goals/objectives.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of ISO 9001/IATF 16949 standard, certification preferred
Problem Solving tools such as 8D, Cause and Effect diagram, 5Why other
Ability to effectively interface and communicate with customers
Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Data collection and statistical analysis; Minitab preferred
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing/Operations.
Requires experience in metal manufacturing processes - casting, machining, other.
ASQ certification as CQM strongly desired.
Advanced problem-solving expertise in some of the following - 8D, Six Sigma, Kepner-Tregoe and other.
Requires 5 years as a Quality Manager or hands-on experience as a Manufacturing Quality Engineer with Supervisory responsibilities, with Tier One organizations. Experience must include practicing and implementing Quality Tools & Techniques in a manufacturing environment.
Aludyne is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or other legally protected status.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Aludyne is the leading largest single integrated resource for high-quality, precision casting and machining solutions with manufacturing capabilities in key regions around the world.
We are a Lightweighting Solutions and Components Supplier to the Mobility Industry.
Aludyne is a leading global, vertically integrated manufacturer of aluminum, magnesium, and iron cast and machined automotive components, providing custom engineering and manufacturing solutions for safety-critical products. Leveraging regional production in North America, South America, Europe, and China, we are able to respond quickly and cost-effectively to automakers’ manufacturing needs around the world, offering in-house, full-service solutions.
We are recognized as the #1 aluminum knuckle manufacturer in the world, with leading market shares in several key regions.
Our unique 24/7 capabilities allow us to complete a full design and engineering cycle in as little as one day.
30+ strategically located facilities in nine countries.
OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Lightweight Problems Require Heavyweight Solutions.
Aludyne Expertise Translates Across the World.
We are proven a...luminum and lightweighting experts. We are recognized as the #1 aluminum knuckle manufacturer in the world, with leading market shares in several key regions. We are also one of the largest aluminum subframe producers in Europe. This proven aluminum expertise translates seamlessly when addressing lightweighting, safety, and other global platform trends.
Design & Engineering
Machining & Assembly
Testing & Validation
Body Structural Components
We have worked diligently to perfect our craft, and it shows. OEMs worldwide rely on us for engineering excellence, which has earned us a reputation as innovative problem solvers. This reputation gives us early access to programs where we have an unmatched ability to uncover lightweighting opportunities and optimize production before it even begins. Backed by diverse engineering and technical skills, we deliver these results without sacrificing quality or performance.
Through experience, we’ve honed our ability to rapidly translate customer needs into functional designs and produce product iterations just as quickly. In fact, our unique 24/7 capabilities allow us to complete a full design and engineering cycle in as little as one day. That time savings enables us to put more resources towards developing simple solutions for our customers’ increasingly complex challenges.
CASTING A GREENER FUTURE
To reduce Aludyne's enviromental impact while increasing profitability and the longevity of our company.
12% reduction in carbon footprint
8% decrease in electricity consumption
5% decrease in water consumption
Aludyne cultivates a collaborative, diverse, and safe environment that enables the solutions our customers need and inspires our employees to achieve excellence.
A focus on long-term growth has allowed us to create a workforce that strives for continuous improvement every day. That means we employ a global team of problem solvers, team players, critical thinkers, and engaged doers. From that foundation comes the assurance we are helping our customers succeed and our employees thrive.
Committed to Lightweighting
Our people are committed to lightweighting and its ability to enable vehicles that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and help lower carbon footprints around the world. We do this not only because our customers demand it, but because it's the right thing to do for the sustainability of our planet and the many people who inhabit it–both now and in the future.
We believe our diverse workforce is our strength. We acknowledge that our differences offer important opportunities for growth and can help open our minds to new possibilities and more effective solutions. By providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, we ensure fairness, promote inclusivity, and enhance both personal and professional outcomes.
We strive to create an environment full of opportunity where ideas are valued, experiences are meaningful, and change is not only celebrated, but expected. To nurture that environment, we provide employees with safe working conditions, excellent benefits, fun and engaging work, and the chance to advance their careers. We aim to recruit and retain smart, inquisitive people fueled by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drives us. It’s how we deliver on the promises we make to customers, and to each other.