Vermeer Corporation Quality Manager in Pella, Iowa
Who We Are
Vermeer equips customers doing important work around the world. We are global, driven by innovation and growing. The equipment we make manages natural resources, connects people and feeds and fuels communities. We live out a caring culture, we demonstrate agility, we keep a focus on customers and are stewards of our resources. These beliefs drive our culture, determine how we treat others and steer our business.
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Are you the type of person who focuses on the customer, and excels at problem solving, quality improvement, team leadership? In this role you will lead the daily quality function within one or more manufacturing plants. This will include leading a team inspectors and engineers to verify quality conformance, monitor key metrics, drive corrective actions, an execute quality management functions. We’re looking for a strong customer advocate and strong people leader, with a background in quality management and process control.
What You’ll Do
Lead a team of quality professionals (technicians, engineers, analysts) and support their training, performance, and development needs.
Lead daily execution of quality processes, and influence peer functions to work within established quality processes.
Monitor product and process performance as well as metrics and related data.
Champion problem solving and corrective action activities within area of responsibility. Lead Quality Improvement Teams (formal and informal) to drive quality improvement through 8D problem solving.
Develop and lead gap closure plans to achieve quality goals and performance improvements.
Collaborate with peer functions to execute improvement projects and initiatives (products, processes, systems).
What We’re Looking For
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field with minimum seven years of experience in Quality Management, Product Support, Engineering, or Manufacturing.
Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability lead, coach, and develop teams.
Knowledge in the areas of Engineering, Service, Manufacturing, Supply Management, or Quality.
Knowledge of basic quality tools and techniques such as APQP, Core Quality Tools, Statistical Process Control methods and Process Capability Index (CPK).
Experience using and/or implementing lean manufacturing principles and using Lean Sigma/Six Sigma methodology to improve quality.
Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and experience conducting root cause analysis. FMEA analyses and 8D Problem Solving experience is preferred.
Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills with the flexibility and ability to work with all areas and levels within the Company.
Experience in quality management, operations, or similar shop-floor functional areas.
Certification(s) through American Society for Quality (ASQ) preferred
- Occasional travel is expected of this position.
ONSITE: A team member’s day-to-day work is best done on a Vermeer campus. If work content can be occasionally completed at an offsite location, discuss potential arrangements with your manager.
Equal Opportunity Employer
At Vermeer Corporation, we believe in the value of your unique identity, background, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions at (641) 621-8767 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Interested? We’d love to get to know you.