Blount International, Inc. Quality Engineer Manager in Kansas City, Missouri
Quality Engineer Manager
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Date: May 31, 2021
Location: Kansas City, MO, US
Company: Oregon Tool
Work Location : Kansas City, MO (Mfg Plant)
Functional Area : Engineering
Number of Openings : 1
Current Openings : 1.00
Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.
We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.
The Quality Engineer Manager will implement, maintain, and continuously improve the company’s quality tools, techniques, and systems.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
Improve and maintain the quality management system, process, and techniques
Drive continual improvement through data collection and analysis, project selection, corrective and preventative actions, documenting processes and changes and educating affected personnel
Assure internal and external requirements are met within the framework of our ISO 9001QMS system
Maintain and ensure adherence to Engineering Change Request process
Prepare management level presentations and quality indicator reports
Lead quality training
Lead problem solving teams
Consultation on quality tools, quality software, and quality systems
Plan and direct quality activities for incoming, in process, outgoing and new product development
Ensure nonconforming product is documented on a “real time” basis and issues are communicated in a timely matter to drive for resolution
Document processes and techniques and make changes to them through the document control system
Ensure quality practices are in compliance within controlled documentation
Ensure quality records are orderly and accessible
Problem Solving/Continuous Improvement
Troubleshoot quality control processes
Perform root cause analysis and analyze different alternatives for implementation
Evaluate implementation effectiveness
Supervision and Training
Supervise quality team members on all three shifts
Select and train employees to meet cost, quality, delivery, safety, and environmental standards
Provide coaching, counseling and career development
Assess individual and team performance, give feedback
Train new and existing employees on standard work procedures and production processes
Communication, Documentation, and Team Work
Act as a conduit being Quality and other company personnel treat them as “internal customers” to solve work-related problems.
Write monthly reports, technical reports, status reports, and AR.
Interact with internal and external customers to verify priorities, customer information, order accuracy, etc.
Lead team meetings at every shift to discuss production plan and previous shift issues
Communicate information on recurring issues, project status to operators, supervisors, engineers and upper management
Attend team/shift meetings
Advise and mentor coworkers (safety, quality, tasks)
Degree in Engineering or related discipline
3-5 years of experience in one or more related engineering areas such as industrial, production, reliability, or design
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in manufacturing environment
Skilled in Advanced Quality tools such as Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Control Plans, Gage R&R Studies, GD&T, SPC, Root Cause Analysis, and Mistake Proofing/Poke-a-yoke
Knowledge of quality standards and ISO requirements and procedures
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in leading an organization through ISO audit process (surveillance and re-certification)
Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of material / part conformance
Ability to identify problems or technical issues and apply sound judgment
Solid mechanical/engineering and process engineering knowledge, able to partner in business negotiations for quality-related pricing, commercial terms and conditions
Demonstrated ability to lead teams in solving problems
Proactive ability to take initiative in suggesting process improvements
Ability to be accurate and detail-oriented and follow through assignments to completion.
Demonstrated ability to keep current with continuously changing technologies related to safety, machinery and equipment, assembly related tools and testing equipment
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and data management software (SAP preferred)
Excellent project management skills and effective team player
Excellent communication skills, oral and written, as well as public presentation skills, with the ability to be proactive and clearly present recommendations and ideas and to summarize complex issues to those unfamiliar with the subject matter or process; communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization and express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms
Demonstrated skill at developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships
Highly organized self-starter; self-motivated, results driven and goal oriented with customer focus and measured sense of urgency; able to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals; take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance; demonstrate self-reliance in ability to deal with internal and external customers
Strong analytical skills with ability to solve complex problems and use good judgment; solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions
Technical and detail-oriented
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly regulated environment
Understanding of key product development processes within a large manufacturing organization
Ability to work effectively at all organizational levels
Proven ability to work in a team environment with multiple disciplines
Demonstrated commitment to accuracy and analysis of detailed information
Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner
Demonstrated ability to maintain flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing work priorities
Ability to work in a diverse cultural environment as a collaborative and effective team player and able to work with globally dispersed teams
Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes
Available to work on site as required by job
ABOUT BLOUNT INTERNATIONAL, INC:
Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.
Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit. For more information, visit www.blount.com.
Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.