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Quality & Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Aiken, SC - Manufacturing

Company: altRPO: Manufacturing
Location: Grovetown
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Role You'll Play
Are you an initiative-taking Quality Leader with a strong engineering background ready to help coach and lead a quality team for the Carlstar Group, a specialty tire manufacturer? As the Quality Manager in this large manufacturing plant, you will drive the quality system, lead continuous improvement efforts in the plant's products and processes, and coach your team toward measurable quality results. This role will be highly visible to both customers and the executive team. If you're ready to make your mark on an organization, this Quality Manager role might be a great next step!
Who You Are

  • Tactical and strategic, not afraid to get your hands dirty in process improvement but also able to see the big picture and drive your team toward strategic goals.
  • Results-oriented with a proven track record of driving continuous improvement - not only fixing current problems but addressing systemic process deficits to reduce future problems.
  • A hands-on leader capable of empowering employees to take risks, supporting them when things go wrong, and encouraging them to learn from setbacks and failures.
  • A clear communicator, well able to present quality processes to customers, present new ideas, and get buy-in across all levels of the organization, from operators to executives.
  • Confident and able to train your team in the use of quality tools including APQP, FMEA, CP, 8D CAPA, SPC, DOE, Use of Minitab, Gage R&R, PPAP's
  • Adept at structured problem-solving techniques and able to cultivate the ideas and insights of your team into actionable changes.
  • Growth-minded personally and professionally, always looking for opportunities to learn.Company Profile:
    The Carlstar Group is a high-volume, fast-paced specialty tire manufacturer, well established as an industry leader in its market segments. Their flat leadership structure enables quick decision-making and approval of new ideas so they are able to move the needle toward positive change very quickly. Carlstar has created a culture of innovation where you can test out your ideas and be entrepreneurial. They encourage ownership in your role and high-performers can carve out a path for themselves within the organization. The mentor/coach leadership model along with a high value on cross-functional cooperation make this a very collaborative environment. If you are self-motivated, can proactively recognize areas of opportunity, present data-backed solutions, and help implement the solutions in a hands-on way, this is the company for you!

    Community - Aiken, South Carolina (Augusta, GA area)
    • Authentic South Carolina equestrian community, rich in historic charm and tradition, quaint downtown.
    • Lovely parks, including a 2,100-acre urban forest with 70 miles of trails.
    • Halfway between Columbia, SC, and Augusta, GA, easy access to bigger city vibes.
    • A tight-knit community with endless fun events, like block parties, tours, farmers markets, and craft fairs.
    • The most important event to note is Aiken's Famous Steeplechase held in the Spring since 1930! Big Hats, cocktails, and fast horses!
    • 2-hour drive to beaches, mountains, and amusement parks, 1-hour drive to college football games.
    • Named one of the best small towns of the South by Southern Living. Evans, GA, a suburb of Augusta, was named #1 City to Live in the fall of 2020 by Money magazine.Background Profile
      Required Skills & Experiences:
      • Bachelor's degree required, engineering degree preferred.
      • Hard tools (Advanced quality planning tools - APQP)
      • ISO 9001:2015 standard management experience
      • Structured problem-solving toolset
      • A strategic approach coupled with tactical execution experience
      • Minimum 5 years of quality plant-based experience
      • Minimum 2 years of professional (salaried) supervisory responsibility
      • Results-oriented, proven track record of driving results and continuous improvement in an organizationPreferred Skills & Experiences:
        • Engineering discipline degree preferred
        • Experience with fiscal activities such as staffing levels, budgets, and financial goals
        • Practical knowledge of leading-edge lean/six sigma strategies
        • Certified Quality Manager (CQM) or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
        • Work through complex situations with competing prioritiesTechnical Skills & Experiences:
          • Advanced quality planning tools - PFMEA, Control plan, SPC, PPAP, GR&R, etc.
          • Problem-solving tools - 8D, 5-whyPersonality traits:
            • Proven ability to lead and develop people
            • Strategic mindset with tactical execution abilities.
            • A structured approach to problem-solving.
            • Preventive, process-oriented approach/mindset.
            • A hands-on leader capable of empowering employees to take risks, supporting them when things go wrong, and encouraging them to learn from setbacks and failures.
            • Growth mindset personally and professionally, result oriented
            • Ability to manage multiple priorities, and projects and interact with cross-functional groups.
            • Ability to manage change and influence others, lead through complex situations

Keywords: altRPO: Manufacturing, Augusta , Quality & Manufacturing Engineering Manager - Aiken, SC - Manufacturing, Engineering , Grovetown, Georgia

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