Careers at National Nonwovens

Quality Control Manager

OBJECTIVE

Plan, coordinate and direct the overall quality control and assurance responsibility.   Develop and implement strategies for consistency, measurement, problem, prevention and quality improvement. Lead the quality process to management commitment and acceptance.   Develop a total quality leadership both internally as well as externally through customer recognition.   Provide leadership and supervision to Quality Control Supervisors and other quality control personnel and ensure the activities of the Quality Control department support the goals of the corporation.

NATURE AND SCOPE

Job Classification: Salaried, full-time, exempt

Reports To: CEO/President

Supervises: Quality Control Supervisors.   May provide indirect supervision to Quality Control
Technicians, Materials Specialist, Rerollers, and Machine Operators.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

Supervise and direct departmental activities to ensure safety of personnel and practices, quality of work and profitability. Provide leadership to department personnel.

Perform first-level reporting responsibilities to departmental personnel. Including but not limited to scheduling project assignments and time-off, completing and submitting personnel change forms and warning notices, and conducting training and performance evaluations. Apply policies fairly to workforce.

Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished product.

Monitor production to assure quality level of finished product as well as incoming raw materials.   Notify management of quality situations as needed.

Formulate and maintain quality control objectives and coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with plant managers; minimize costs and maximize product reliability.

Develop systems and methods for identifying progress, create method of determining seconds levels and assist in introducing systems to correct or minimize seconds.

Actively pursue by means of process control programs and corrective action, the reduction of defective work.   Establish grading flagging system for identification of product quality.

Oversee waste management program.   Establish and improve system to track and minimize quantity and cost of waste in all production facilities and offices.

Communicate with sales and customers concerning problem solving and establishment of uniform systems.

Investigate and respond to customer complaints regarding quality.  Authorize return of goods.

Maintain Customer Complaint Report and issue on a monthly basis.

Represent the Company at quality related seminars and functions, as well as during customer visits, with the purpose of gathering, sharing and addressing quality issues/information or otherwise. Communicate findings with the organization.

Prepare and submit forms, reports and schedules related to personnel and departmental activities as required.

Prepare and manage departmental budget: promote cost reduction.

Adhere to and enforce the use of safe work practices following safety rules and regulations.

Other responsibilities/duties as required or requested

COMMUNICATION

Communicates extensively with others at all levels of organization and maintains strong relationships with individuals outside the organization. Frequently uses high-level communication skills including persuasion and motivation.

DECISION-MAKING

Decision-making occurs on a continuous basis. Few guidelines are available. Incumbent often utilizes technical expertise, business acumen, available information and problem-solving techniques to make effective judgements. Reviewed by CEO/President as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Well-lighted, heated/air-conditioned office space. Lab environment/factory environment sometimes. Exposure to chemicals/dyes and fibers.

REQUIREMENTS

Training/Education: Bachelors' Degree in in Textiles

Experience: 10 years. Experience in managing a quality control/development department.

Certifications/Licenses: Quality Control Engineer. Preferred, but not necessary.

Other requirements: Knowledge of ASTM procedures, and other established standards or test methods. Knowledge of textile testing and management, preferably at the corporate level. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to organize and communicate technical and non- technical information.

TOOLS/EQUIPMENT USED

Computers, printers, telephone, common office equipment. Testing and laboratory equipment. Safety and personal protective equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMAND

  • Responsibilities allow frequent opportunity for varying work routine.
  • Frequent computer work (not data entry/word processing): finger dexterity, close visual attention, usually in sitting position.
  • Frequent telephone usage: finger dexterity, arm manipulation, vocal clarity.
  • Frequent data entry/typing: fine motor skills, hand/arm manipulation, eye/hand coordination, usually sitting position.
  • Frequent filing: varying positions (standing, bending, reaching and sitting), eye/hand coordination, arm manipulation and steadiness, close visual attention.
  • Continuous close figure work: close visual attention.
  • Frequent writing: manual dexterity, fine motor skills.
  • Frequent travel between plant locations.
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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.