Plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials and products by performing the following duties. Voice of the Customer Focused. Manages the Quality Department, Process engineers and process technicians.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
40% Quality Systems
Develops quality planning for all new parts and changes to existing critical dimensions, gauging, tool proofs and capability studies.
Maintains complete ownership of the Manufacturing Quality System and self-auditing to organizational standards.
Drives cultural change with respect to quality.
Develops and implements new quality procedures & training programs.
Conducts internal audits of quality activities, EOLA, Roving Inspections and Process Control adherence.
Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.
Interacts with other plants to determine standard measurement methods.
Initiates action related to non-conformances including effective root cause analysis and corrective action.
Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
Establishes programs to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities.
Maintains full ownership of quality software system(s), including training, maintenance, reporting and follow up.
Develops and implements methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and drives for corrective action.
20% Process Engineering Systems
Manage and maintain business process engineering systems. i.e. process capability improvement and maintenance of designated/critical manufacturing processes.
Ensure that the process standards, procedures and specifications are in place for the assets.
Develop process engineering initiatives to manage project implementation.
Optimize process systems for operational efficiency and cost savings
Develop and maintain process engineering maintenance system (PM’s) based on risk and reliability management principle
20% Continuous Improvement
(20%) Initiates and drive continuous improvement activities within the quality group.
Support Six Sigma/MCTO projects to support business objectives.
Drives preventive actions.
Delivers year over year DPM reductions based on divisional goals.
Participates and supports Lean Six Sigma initiatives.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws, including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Ensures that employees follow all prescribed EHS policies and procedures and actively promotes and enforces a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.
Education and Experience Profile
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field preferred
Four plus years manufacturing/process quality control experience
ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt certification required; Black Belt highly desired. Lean Manufacturing experience desired.
Experience with modern factory management techniques desired (Ex. Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Demand flow technologies, Design of Experiment, etc.)
Experience with new product introduction and qualification
Computer & MS Office proficient, Mini-tab experience preferred
Strong knowledge of quality engineering tools, i.e. FMEA, Control Plans, SPC, Process Capability, Problem Solving Techniques, Reliability, DOE, Acceptance Sampling, and GD& T.
Must be knowledgeable in Quality Systems such as IS0-9000 and Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
ASQ certifications preferred.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Out of the box thinker.
Bilingual English – Spanish or Mandarin desired but not required
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, peers and juniors.
Demonstrated ability to drive cultural change with respect to quality
Working conditions are normal for an office environment and non-climate controlled manufacturing facility.
Must be able to travel domestically 15% of time and internationally 5% of time.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 12267
About Spectrum Brands
Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 1000 Index, is a global consumer products company offering a broad portfolio of leading brands focused on driving innovation and providing exceptional customer service. The Company is a leading supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden, home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a wide portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, George Foreman®, Russell Hobbs®, Black+Decker®, Tetra®, Marineland®, GloFish®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS® and Eukanuba® (Europe only), DreamBone®, SmartBones®, Digest-eeze™, Healthy-Hide®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag® and Liquid Fence®. Based in Middleton, Wisconsin, Spectrum Brands generated fiscal 2018 net sales of approximately $3.8 billion.