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|Job Location:||Lawrence, Kansas - United States|
|Salary:||$70,000.00 - $75,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly|
|Employer Will Recruit From:||Nationwide|
The primary objective of this role is ensuring timely and effective implementation of all company’s policies, procedures, and support the production of high quality products. The successful candidate for this position must be a problem-solver, have a strong quality & customer-focused mindset, and have the personal drive and stamina for relentless, continual improvement both personally and professionally. They must also have the ability to meet tight deadlines, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently. He/she must establish and maintain a professional working relationship with external and internal teams at all levels across the company.
Accountable for the safety of all employees for whom they are responsible through active engagement in safety activities and provide clear, consistent communication of safe work expectations.
Oversee the lab and its equipment for product testing.
Evaluate and provide proper training for all department personnel.
Direct work assignments and ensure efficient labor utilization.
Lead cross-functional teams to drive process and product improvements.
Lead problem-solving teams with use of QA methodologies to manage and facilitate issue resolution including root cause investigations and the development, implementation, and monitoring of effective corrective and preventive actions.
Develop and implement quality standards and assure products meet expectations of our customers.
Lead/facilitate, review, and disposition of discrepant materials identified for control of nonconforming product.
Establish quality performance metrics and drive issues to true root cause solutions.
Audit manufacturing line against released manufacturing processes and procedures.
Assist in the identification and resolution of manufacturing product excellence issues.
Perform on-site analysis of quality-related issues; lead/perform product containment activities and arrange for disposition and follow daily housekeeping and 5S standards.
Assisting QA Manager with all other duties as assigned.
Able to perform QA Manager Responsibilities in his/her absence.
Put continuous emphasis and clarity around EHS expectations.
Confirm and Reconfirm safety as the number 1 value.
Sets goal for QA Department; achieves goals and ensures that all employees understand and work toward achieving goals.
College degree in business, management, manufacturing, or STEM fields.
Minimum 3 years of experience in Quality Systems in a manufacturing environment.
Minimum 2 years of experience in leadership role.
Experience in ISO 9001 and SQF preferred.
Computer expertise including fluency in all Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
Proven ability to lead, motivate, and direct employees.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required (5-10%).
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree