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DANA LIGHT AXLE PRODUCTS, LLC Quality Manager - 24842 in Columbia, Missouri

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs 36,000 people in 33 countries on six continents. In 2018, Dana generated sales of $8.1 billion. For more information, please visit dana.com.JOB SUMMARYLead the activities of the quality department, manage the quality management system, implement continuous improvements, ensure customer satisfaction and mentor the quality team at the Columbia, MO facility.JOB RESPONSIBLITIESLead all relevant Quality and cross-functional activities, with particular emphasis on the roll-out, support and appropriate verification of the Dana Quality, Program and APQP Management processes and teams.Lead and support all warranty management and remediation efforts, inclusive of customer relationship management, contract management, and problem-solving activities to actively manage and minimize warranty spend.Monitor and drive plant quality activities; customer and supplier (external and internal) quality, customer relationships, proactive continuous improvement activities, technical problem-solving leadership and activities, corrective action activities, warranty and field action management.Actively lead safety critical and field action activities as per Danas Product Safety and Field Action Notification and Approval Process.Implement and enforce Plant and Corporate Policies and Procedures.Ensure 100% conformance to all customer and Dana policies and requirements.Maintain and improve (and develop or remediate as necessary) quality systems consistent with the customer, Dana and IATF16949 requirements, inclusive of a robust Management Review and auditing processes.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSMinimum Bachelor degree in a technical field and / or5-7 years quality engineering experience in an automotive manufacturing environment;ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or Tech preferred.Detailed knowledge of ISO 9001:2000 and IATF16949.Management experience in a Union facility.Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing.Expert level in leadership, team building, project planning, and problem solving and analytical skills.Experience in metallurgy, high complexity assembly, and OE warranty is preferred.Strong Knowledge in AIAG core tools; FMEA/PPAP/APQP/MSA and SPC.Computer proficiency in MS Office KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESCompliant ProPLM DatabaseWorking knowledge of Rockwell tester, calipers, and micrometers.Knowledge of quality tools/techniques (APQP, SPC, PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, TS-16949, 3 path 5 why, 8D etc).High proficiency in understanding math data, interpretation and part measurement.Working knowledge of GD and T, tolerance stack analysis, gage design and check fixture follow-up activities including Gage Rand Rs.Knowledge of automotive customer websites including eConnect (Chrysler) and Covisint (GM).Knowledge of plant manufacturing processes.Strong computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite.Motivated individual who accepts responsibilityExcellent organizational, team building, conflict resolution, problem solving, planning, decision-making and interpersonal skills.Excellent English language skills with secondary language capability desirable.Proficiency in written and oral communications; PC software; and presentation skills.Must be willing to travel as needed and work non-normal business hoursPHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS OF THE JOBMay be required to work extended hours on occasion.This job requires travel that may be for extended periods.International travel /