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Quality Assurance Manager – Oak Lawn

Quality Assurance Manager



The Quality Assurance Manager or the Conveyor Manufacturing Division will take ownership of all aspects of factory and product quality. This includes process and quality improvement projects, supplier quality and customer specification compliance as well as finished goods quality control. The candidate will have experience with factory-wide statistical analysis, 6-sigma improvement projects and expertise to drive improvement across multi-discipline teams, actively. Candidates must have hands-on technical background in a high technology manufacturing environment and ISO 9001-2008 experience.


  • Establish a clearly defined Quality Management System by developing quality assurance policies and procedures that ensure compliance with ISO standards.
  • Improve current systems and procedures in order to investigate failure modes and implement their corrective and preventive actions for product and process related concerns
  • Drive and lead collaborative cross functional teams to determine critical parameters and manufacturing controls to meet customer requirements.
  • Collaborate with Product Engineering to develop product control plans and FMEAs throughout the lifecycle of the product and equipment
  • Lead Material Discrepant Reviews and partner with Manufacturing Engineering on process change control.
  • Manage the Conveyor Division Non-conformance Reporting and Returned Material Authorization Systems
  • Determine improvement opportunities using Quality Methodology including statistical methods, lean, 6-sigma and problem solving techniques
  • Resolve internal and external product quality issues by utilizing 8D methodologies
  • Improve product quality control measurement methodology to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system and customer expectations
  • Develop and maintain process controls and documentation
  • Supervising technical staff in carrying out tests and checks, in a manufacturing environment Ensuring tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated and that product modifications are investigated if necessary
  • Collect and analyze performance data against defined parameters, preparing technical and management system reports
  • Work closely with Purchasing and Product Engineering to establish supplier quality performance criteria and monitor supplier performance
  • Assess suppliers’ product specifications and quality plans
  • Perform supplier audits


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years Quality experience with 5 years Management experience.
  • Record of demonstrated successes in implementing quality assurance processes.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, develop procedure manuals and conduct business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply production, inventory control, forecasting and projection principles and statistical tools.
  • ASQ Certified preferred


Supplier Development Manager (SDM) – Navistar Corp.


Navistar International Corporation is a leading North American truck manufacturer with great products, strong market positions and best-in-class distribution. For 175 years we have had a 100% commitment to doing what it takes to satisfy our customers, and our commitment today is as strong as ever. We are rededicated to strengthening our core businesses. Our recent investments and product launches position us for success. It all starts with a comprehensive approach and a team effort from our employees. So we’re looking for exceptionally talented and results-oriented individuals to join us and deliver on our promises to our customers, dealers, employees and shareholders.

The Supplier Development Manager (SDM) will plan, manage, and execute Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) for all re-sourcing and product change activities within existing and new assembly operations.  Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the entire supply base to ensure all suppliers are registered and/or compliant to the quality system requirements of TS-16949.
  • Support Corporate Purchasing & Logistics and Parts in the selection of supplier’s by assessing their quality capabilities and system effectiveness before the placement of business and working with manufacturing and part distribution centers (PDC) to assist in improving first time quality.
  • Multi-disciplinary teaming at all organization levels and negotiation with, Reliability & Quality, and key supplier organization/locations in support of Purchasing & Logistics, Manufacturing and Parts Operations.

Position Purpose and Requirements:

Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services. Qualifies suppliers according to company standards and may administer a Certified Supplier Program in receiving inspection to ensure cost effectiveness. Monitors parts from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle and communicates and resolves supplier-related problems as they occur. Develops and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) and quality standards are met. Evaluates suppliers’ internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.  Majority of time spent contributing to and managing projects.  Requires in-depth knowledge and experience.  Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services.  Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions.  Works independently; receives minimum guidance.  Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR At least 7 years of supplier quality or related experience
  • At least 5 years of supplier quality or related experience


  • Master’s degree
  • At least 3 years of supplier quality or related experience

Additional Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)
  • Ability to travel approximately 50%

Desired Skills:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of fasteners, cold heading, hardware, and heat treatment.
  • Experience with IFI, CQI-9, ASME, and ASTM Standards.
  • Effective working knowledge of quality tools and concepts such as; TS-16949, APQP, PPAP, MSA (GD&T) and SPC (statistics) manuals and manufacturing process (lean manufacturing), with ability to teach and facilitate these tools and concepts to suppliers and using facilities
  • Quality Certifications (CQE, CQA, CQM, Green Belt, Black Belt etc.) per American Society of Quality (ASQ) or equivalent quality related postgraduate degree and experience and/or demonstrated performance
  • Communication and interpersonal savvy
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • High sense of urgency.
  • Fluent in Office software and comfortable working in multiple systems


  • Positive Attitude
  • Ethics and Navistar’s Values
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Focus
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem Solving

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Quality Specialist III – RR Donnelley – Lemont, IL

Quality Specialist 3

Job Title: EHS / Quality Specialist 3

Reports to: Director of Operations or VP Manufacturing

Supervision: Indirect
Position Summary / Description

Act as the site EHS & Quality Lead, oversee the implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the site Environmental, Health & Safety, Quality Management System, and EHS / Quality Metrics performance. Works with site management and personnel to plan, develop, implement and continually improve site relevant EHS / QMS requirements, and to ensure sustainable compliance to customer, regulatory and RR Donnelley EHS / QMS requirements.
This role reports directly to the site manager and has a strong dotted-line report to the Platform EHS & Quality Lead within the business platform.


  • Provides ongoing leadership and support for the maintenance and continual improvement of site Quality Management System (QMS) processes inclusive of food safety / contact & Medical Device / Pharma GMP’s as required.
  • Provides ongoing leadership and support for the maintenance and continual improvement of site Environmental Health and Safety program & processes.
  • Ensures that site QMS is in compliance with RRD QMS requirements including Quality Task Tracker and Quality Metrics reporting.
  • When applicable, coordinates activities to maintain relevant Quality System requirements such as ISO 9001:2008, GMP (21 CFR Part 820) etc, including preparing for and scheduling of annual certification compliance audits.
  • Informs site management on significant or potentially significant quality issues or on any issues for designated high risk accounts.
  • Reviews all spoilage errors and any errors for designated high risk accounts and approves root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions to ensure the risk of repeat is reduced or eliminated.
  • Informs the Platform Quality Lead on significant or potentially significant quality issues
  • Facilitates continual improvement through effective root cause analysis and corrective and preventive actions to reduce or eliminate errors.
  • Responsible for the monitoring, measurement and trending of QMS processes including where applicable relevant GMP/HACCP Quality Metrics.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of relevant site QMS processes (such as ISO 9001:2008, GMP (21 CFR Part 820)) through internal audits and the evaluation of site Quality Metrics data.
  • Collects and submits quality task tracker and quality metrics data for the site on a monthly basis and issues a report to the Platform Quality Lead.
  • Interact with customers as requested and assist with quality related responses to RFP’s/RFI’s for the site.
  • Where applicable review relevant GMP documents for compliance to company SOPs, quality systems, and regulatory requirements.

Job Knowledge & Skills

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • 5-7 years of experience in a related position required.
  • Solid Environmental Health and Safety knowledge preferred.
  • Internal Auditor or Lead Auditor qualification or experience is preferred.
  • Good leadership skills and ability to work effectively across various employee levels.
  • Self-motivated individual with good problem-solving skills and analytical ability.
  • Knowledge of and experience with ISO related quality management systems, is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of GMP regulations and experience with regulatory compliance inspections.
  • Working knowledge and experience with 21CFR210, 21CFR211, and Part 820.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Food Safety auditing with third party inspectors.
  • Working knowledge of HACCP/Food Safety Regulations.

Apply via following link:


Quality Engineering Professional

Quality Engineering Professional – Greensboro, NC


Our Client:

Our client is headquartered in North Carolina and is a subsidiary of a publicly traded company. This multi-operational division is profitable, has an excellent name in their industry and services multiple industrial markets. The company is stable, well run, and growing both domestically and internationally.


The Quality Engineer will ensure customer and regulatory requirements are satisfied. This position will take an active role in improving all processes company wide as well as focusing on improving all operations of the Quality Department.

 Supervise various quality personnel and functions


Develop and create measurement methods, techniques and instructions for inspectors.

Recommend measurement methods, techniques and instructions for all product acceptance criteria for production and work closely with production and the Manufacturing Engineer.

Develop and create statistically valid sample methods and techniques

Develop, create and continuously improve our production in process inspection procedures

Develop, create and implement continuous improvement projects utilizing pareto charts, control charts, cause and effect diagrams, histograms, kaizen, PDCA, six sigma, TOC, root cause analysis, error-proofing, robust design, etc.

Critical success factors & key challenges

Leading the department and company in metrology expertise- be able to quickly apply metrology knowledge to our products.

Leading, building and coaching the inspector team with their daily measuring parts tasks.

Develop statistical techniques for the department and company and demonstrate an ability to lead our entire organization in statistical thinking.

Knowledge, experience & capabilities


 Collecting and Summarizing Data/Quantitative Concepts

 Probability Distributions

 Statistical Decision-Making

 Relationships Between Variables

 Statistical Process Control (SPC)

 Process and Performance Capability

 Design and Analysis of Experiments


Identify, describe, and apply metrology techniques such as calibration systems, traceability to calibration standards, measurement error and its sources, and control and maintenance of measurement standards and devices.

Calculate, analyze, and interpret repeatability and reproducibility (Gage R&R) studies, measurement correlation, capability, bias, linearity, etc., including both conventional and control chart methods. (Evaluate)

Program CMM utilizing knowledge of 3D vector math, geometry, trigonometry, etc.

Able to read/interpret engineering drawings including GDT.

Quality Management System (QMS)

Elements of the Quality System Define, describe, and interpret the basic elements of a quality system, including planning, control, and improvement, from product and process design through quality cost systems, audit programs, etc. (Evaluate)

Documentation of the Quality System Identify and apply quality system documentation components, including quality policies, procedures to support the system, configuration management and document control to manage work instructions, quality records, etc. (Apply)

Quality Standards and Other Guidelines Define and distinguish between national and international standards and other requirements and guidelines, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA), and describe key points of the ISO 9000 series of standards and how they are used. [Note: Industry-specific standards will not be tested.] (Apply)

Quality Audits (internal and external)


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.

Certified with American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer preferred.

Five years of experience as a Quality Engineer and has five years of supervisory experience

Metrology and statistical capabilities

Strong communication skills

In confidence for additional information, please contact:

Paul Vogrinc

Vogrinc & Short, Inc. T: 815-394-1001 F: 815-394-1046


Quality Manager – Racine, WI

Quality Manager Position

Company Info: Specializes in manufacturing concrete and material placing equipment (Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pumps, Separate Placing Booms, Truck-Mounted Telescopic Conveyors, and Trailer-Mounted Line Pumps)

PositionQuality Manager for their North American market plant and headquarters located near Racine, Wisconsin.

Contact Info: Doug Franklin

This position will manage their quality effort for their ISO 9001 state-of-the-art campus of three plants (200,000 sq. ft. under roof located on 34.5 acres).  Our ideal candidate will have:

  • ISO 9001 certification as an internal auditor (required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Certified welding engineer highly desired
  • 7-10 years experience in a manufacturing environment with at least 6years in a quality related field and 3 years experience in a supervisory or management position within Quality Assurance
  • 3-5 years statistics, Six Sigma or other analysis experience preferred
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