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3rd January 2018

Quality Manager

Business Unit

The Rexnord Specialty Components Group is a significant business unit within the Power & Motion Control Segment of Rexnord. The Specialty Component Group includes Stearns, W.M. Berg, and Highfield Manufacturing Company. For over 100 years Stearns has been recognized for our innovation and superior quality in the clutch and brake industry.  We lead the market by setting the standard for brake and clutch quality, on-time performance and commitment to innovative service.  W.M. Berg has been in existence for over 50 years and has consistently set the standard of excellence as the world's leading manufacturer of miniature precision mechanical components. Highfield Manufacturing Company is a manufacturer of Utility Security Products, Gas Safety Valves, Fabricated Impellers, Air Blower Baffles, and other specialty products to a wide array of customers in different segments of Utility and Industrial OEM Marketplaces, both domestically and abroad.    


Brief Description

Specialty Components is looking for a highly energetic, motivated and hands on Quality Manager.  Reporting directly to the Director of Operations of Specialty Components, the Total Quality Manager will lead the Quality team in providing superior tactical and strategic implementation of our quality management system. The Total Quality Manager will manage internal and external customer quality relationships, deliver internal quality measures, drive and implement continuous improvement to deliver YOY reduced COPQ through improved IPPM and EPPM, and be responsible for managing quality related matters throughout the Specialty Components Group. The incumbent will directly supervise a staff of five Quality Technicians and will be responsible for motivating, developing and evaluating these associates.


Key Accountabilities

Develop and implement quality processes
Collect, record, and analyze statistical data
Lead manufacturing on quality issues to determine root cause and corrective actions
Interface with suppliers on quality issues to help determine root cause and corrective actions
Interface with customers on quality concerns to help determine root cause and corrective actions
Serve as the management representative for our ISO 9001:2008 based quality management system; lead role in the compliance and continual improvement of system
Drive continuous improvement utilizing lean manufacturing techniques, six sigma methodology, Kaizen principles, advanced product quality planning, statistical process controls and other quality tools.
Champion the external third party and internal audit processes, Training internal auditors, determining schedules, priorities, developing reports and lead in the implementation of corrective and preventive actions resulting from audits.
Investigate and analyze customer concerns and returns leading the material review board process, determining containment, disposition, root cause, corrective action and implementation of preventive actions.
Conduct and/or supervise studies to determine cause, effect, and corrective measures required to remedy internal deviations from desirable standards of quality.
Establish and direct an overall vision and direction for the daily operations of quality technicians, including dimensional verifications and inspections, first article processes and maintenance and calibration of all gauges and measuring devices and all associated testing procedures and record retention.
Develop and implement cost control, savings and quality initiatives related to internal/external PPM, process improvements and customer issues. Collect, analyze and report on cost of quality and other metrics
Present weekly/ monthly metrics reports, results of audits, continuous improvement project updates and status of corrective and preventive actions during monthly management reviews.
Oversee the training, tracking and competency of all Quality Associates on processes, procedures, and work instructions.
Design, develop and implement a quality roadmap for achieving overall goals and objectives.


Bachelor’s Degree in Quality or related technical field with 5 years Quality Management experience within a manufacturing environment is highly preferred
Five years of team leadership/supervisory experience is highly preferred
Five or more years in the area of implementing and applying quality tools in manufacturing environment is required
Working knowledge of statistical techniques and quality control procedures
Familiar with budgeting and reporting policies
Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to use a structured approach to understand, analyze and solve complex problems / issues
Ability to promote and foster a Continuous Improvement culture both internally and at our supplier’s (machining and special processing)
Cross-functional / cross-departmental outlook
Strong written communication and excellent oral presentation skills, and the ability to present convincingly
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, highly proficient in spreadsheet applications 
Highly committed team player, flexible, self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines
In-depth knowledge of the ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100C & ISO 13485 standards
Certified internal auditor
Green Belt with preference to Six Sigma Black Belt certification is  preferred


Capabilities and Success Factors

Demonstrated leadership
Delivers and sustains measurable results
Customer focus
Sets high expectations for sustained excellence
Self-starter: action oriented / “can do” attitude / resourceful
Ability to coach, mentor and develop associates
Problem solver


Competitive Salary
Matching 401(k) contribution
Discretionary Personal Retirement Account


Exceptional Benefits

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
Educational Reimbursement
Matching Gift Program

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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled

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