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DIRECTOR of QUALITY
Posted: 11/18/17

One of the most profitable divisions of a multibillion-dollar corporation with an very healthy backlog and more contracts on the way.

As a Member of the Management team this Quality Director will have:

  • Drive Lean Six Sigma/continuous improvement methodologies plant-wide
  • Develop and support strategic initiatives and collaborate with management continuously increase efficiencies and optimize cost
  • Responsibility for effective root cause analysis, CAPA
  • Direct communication with the customer
  • Accountability for QMS system and KPI metrics
  • maintenance of ISO9001 compliance
  • Complete audit responsibility
  • Manage 3 departments inspection, compliance, QMS (25 indirect, 3 direct)

Key requirements:

  • BS degree
  • Recent 5+ years of experience managing an ISO certified defense/aerospace manufacturing quality department
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing / Six Sigma
  • Demonstrated ability to improve quality, cost, and delivery goals
  • In-depth Problem Solving/Root Cause Analysis and risk analysis (FMEA/FTA)
  • Prior ERP system experience

Location:  Newington NH area

Compensation:  100-130 base plus bonus potential

Please contact:
Leslie Gabriele
Gabriele & Company

Recruiters for Materials and Manufacturing

781 276 7999

leslie@gabrieleandcompany.com                  
www.gabrieleandcompany.com


Director of Quality
Posted: 11/18/17

This is an opportunity to join an established company that is experiencing exponential growth.  They have introduced the “first ever” consumer medical device and projections are a 50% increase in sales in 2018. 

They have been using a ISO13485 certified contractor.  Now this corporation wants to implement an internal 13485 compliant quality management system. As the resident expert on all things quality, this Manager will:

  • Take a hands-on role in obtaining and maintaining ISO13485 certification
  • Write procedures and establish a documentation system
  • Ensure processes for ISO COMPLIANT QMS are established, implemented, documented and maintained
  • Build the quality department; train and direct quality personnel; manage budget
  • Coordinate, review, investigate and resolve complaints
  • Oversee site audits; audit documentation; findings reporting
  • Suggest and implement corrective actions
  • Participate as a Member of Senior Staff

Key qualifications required:

  • BS degree
  • At least 10 years of experience in quality
  • Track record of direct involvement/hands-on experience obtaining ISO 13485 certification
  • Prior quality management experience
  • Adept at writing procedures
  • Experience setting up 13485 quality documentation system
  • Complete understanding of manufacturing from receiving the material to shipping product
  • 5-10%  international travel

Location: Webster/Worcester, MA area
Compensation:  115-130 base + bonus

Please contact:
Leslie Gabriele
Gabriele & Company

Recruiters for Materials and Manufacturing

781 276 7999

leslie@gabrieleandcompany.com                  
www.gabrieleandcompany.com



Sensata Technologies
Posted: 11/10/2017

New Product Development Quality Inspector

Role and responsibilities:

·        Support and oversee the build of prototype samples, including developing work instructions, guiding operators, collecting and evaluating in-process data, and making final judgments on product quality prior to shipment to customer.

·        Organizing and coordinating paperwork to comply with to strict customer guidelines for documenting, packing, and shipping pre-production parts.

·        Work closely with internal support functions and external vendors to perform measurement studies, failure analysis, etc.

·        Verify compliance of incoming prototype material prior to assembly builds.

·        Acquire, analyze, and document data.

·        Procedure and technical report writing.

 

Educational requirements: Associates Degree (Mechanical or Electrical) or equivalent experience.

Professional requirements:

·        Desire to pursue additional training and education in a technical field - preferably automotive.

·        Must be detail-oriented; the position requires substantial data collection and analysis with high degree of rigor.

·        Effective time management is a critical skill for success. 

·        Highly motivated self-starter with people skills.

·        Strong Problem Solving, Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

·        Ability to organize and manage multiple projects for a team of engineers simultaneously.

·        Assist others, and to request assistance from others as needed. Many projects are high priority and have short lead times. Weekend work may sometimes be required to maintain the program schedule.

·        Familiarity with MS Excel and Word are required.  Knowledge of basic statistics will be useful.

 

If interested in this opportunity, please apply directly to this link:

Greg Johnson, Senior Technical Recruiter

gjohnson3@sensata.com

508-236-2169



CertainTeed
A St. Gobain Company
Posted: 10/19/17

Quality Manager, Norwood, MA

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. www.certainteed.com

Quality Manager Responsibilities:

Manages quality management system and analytical services programs and functions.

Creates and enforces quality management policies, practices, and procedures.

Manages and directs programs to ensure quality production from raw material sourcing through in-process and final inspection.

Selects, trains, directs, evaluates, and supports department personnel.

Manages departmental activities and capabilities to meet objectives within guidelines.

Coordinates projects with other departments.

Primary customer contact for resolving quality related issues.

Recommends and implements methods to improve the quality of products and/or services.

Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.


Requirements:

Bachelor Degree in an Engineering or technical discipline. Advance degree preferred.

Three or more years’ experience of quality assurance experience in a manufacturing environment at engineer or managerial level.

Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Demonstrated expertise in instrumental analysis, analytical interpretation, methodology, and statistical analysis.

Experience in managing 3rd party certifications.

Able to operate independently and as a part of a team.

Excellent communication skills, written, and verbal, including technical writing.

Computer skills necessary to fulfill requirements of position.

Strong leadership skills.

 Knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality System Standards.

 ISO9001 trained internal auditor.

Self motivated worker, able to set priorities.


Please respond with resume to Dave Gilvary

Dave.Gilvary@saint-gobain.com




Parmatech-Proform-RI
Quality Manager
Human Resources Contact
Melissa Russo
401-824-5010 X5121

Hiring Manager Contact
Robert Hall
President
707-778-2266 X2920

ABOUT US

ATW Companies

Posted:9/18/17
Headquartered in Warwick, RI, ATW Companies runs state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. ATW Companies offers global sales and support and is a highly engineered metal solution provider to the metal component marketplace servicing customers worldwide. ATW provides a wide range of fabrication technologies to meet the exacting requirements of industries and diverse technologies for the most critical applications. Through continuously adding value and innovation to their products and services, ATW offers the best solutions for customers and their partners.

Business Entity: Parmatech-Proform-RI

Parmatech Corporation (Parmatech RI) based in East Providence, RI, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ATW Companies and the leading supplier of custom manufactured metal injection molding components.  Along with Parmatech Corporation its sister facility in Petaluma, CA (Parmatech CA) they make up the Metal Injection Molding (MIM) business of ATW.  MIM is a low cost, high volume manufacturing process that produces parts to near net shape, reducing or eliminating the need for secondary and machining operations.  Through proprietary process and material technology, Proform provides a robust set of solutions to meet the challenges of their customers around the world.  Developed from over thirty-five years of operational experience, their unique set of tools provide solutions to even the most demanding MIM applications.  Solutions include identifying prototyping needs, rapid prototyping, alloy development, metrology assistance, and identification and managing complex secondary operations.

 

JOB SPECIFICATION

JOB TITLE: Quality Manager

APPROVED BY: President

DEPARTMENT: Quality

APPROVED DATE: 09-12-17

 

CLASSIFICATION: Salary

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the Quality Manager is leadership, implementation, support, and management of the Parmatech Quality Management System (QMS).The Quality Manager leads cross-functional projects to improve quality of the Parmatech brand; this includes the sales/customer service experience, product realization process, and product delivery and quality.Responsibilities will also include coordinating, preparing, and leading the organization in gaining and maintaining industry recognized certifications.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to:  Quality Manager

Direct Reports:  Quality Inspectors, Quality Specialists and Quality Engineers

Indirect Reports: None

Peer Relationships: Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Manufacturing team, Accounting, Supply Chain Coordinator, Sales team

 

IDEAL EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 8 years experienceleading, monitoring, updating, and auditing Quality Systems in a manufacturing organization

Candidates should have an understanding of metal fabrication processes (MIM knowledge preferred) and know products and manufacturing systems associated with a high-volume and low-volume manufacturing environment.

Familiarity with failure analysis methods (Internal & Customer) and associated process of corrective and preventive actions.

Experience managing an ISO 9001 management system, ISO 9001:2015 knowledge a plus.  Familiarity with ISO-13485 and/or AS9100 is a plus.

Extensive experience leading a diverse team of quality, and manufacturing professionals.

Experience using medical manufacturing validation systems (FMEA, IQ/OQ, OQ/PQ) and past success improving cost & quality metrics as a result of successful implementation.

Ability to lead and motivate a team within an organization experiencing substantial growth and implementing Lean manufacturing methodologies. 

Talent management skills should include: review of current staff, training, developing, and ability to make subsequent staffing decisions in a timely manner.

 

LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES:

·        Makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct

·        Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

·        Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; hold frequent development discussions; is aware of each person’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental systems in the organizations; is a people builder.

·        Lead the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

·        Partner with Engineering to implement a New Product Introduction (NPI) process

·        Implement a data collection system to provide a foundation for monitoring process capability

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

·        Maintain Quality System, including: pursuit of Quality Policy goals, management of the internal audit process, facilitation of customer, ISO registrar, and ‘other’ audits, andleading the Quality Council in reviewing the performance metrics of the Quality System at prescribed intervals.

·        Manage the Quality team; monitor the performance of the department and ensure that needed resources are available and effectively utilized to meet short and long term departmental priorities:

·        Provide leadership and training as required; manage the engineering and quality talent by expanding their skill sets individually and as a team.

·        Develop lean systems for balancing the requirements of daily manufacturing support, new product launches, and process improvements.

·        Plans, develops, initiates, and monitors lean projects across multiple functions to improve productivity; communicates on results and accomplishments.

·        Strategizes with production management and engineering to initiate sustainable process improvements that exceed customer expectations.

·        Serve as an advocate for the customer in process and product quality related issues

·        Manage nonconforming product and assure compliance of released product with customer requirements

·        Manage corrective and preventive actions system

·        Maintain quality assurance databases, reports, and files, oversee preparation of audit reports

·        Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or equivalent experience in quality related fields

·        Experience with ISO 9001 Quality Management System, 9001:2015 a plus.  Familiarity with ISO-13485 and/or AS 9100 is a plus

·        5 plus years’ experiencesupporting and fostering growth and professional development of direct reports.

·        Knowledge of statistical applications to manufacturing processes

·        Knowledge of production practices and procedures.

·        Demonstrated ability to make data driven actions/conclusions

·        Ability to manage priorities and workflow

·        Commitment to excellence and high standards

·        Creative, flexible, and innovative team player

·        Excellent English language communication skills both written and oral

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and percentages.  Experience in statistical analysis.

READING SKILLS:

Ability to read, write and comprehend materialsin English.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply 'common sense' understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance.

The employee must possess visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information and/or use a keyboard.  Also, coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously, collect, interpret and/or analyze complex data information.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is can be moderate.  A percentage of work time will be spent on the production floor where temperatures may be warm in the summer months and cool in the winter months.

Employees are responsible for wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job.


The statements in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  This document in no way constitutes a contract of employment.  ATW Companies and its subsidiaries reserves the right to modify position descriptions, policies, or any other procedural documents at any time, for any reason, without prior notice

Parmatech-Proform-RI

Quality Engineer - Technical

Human Resources Contact

Melissa Russo
401-824-5010 X5121
Hiring Manager Contact
Robert Hall
President
707-778-2266 X2920

ABOUT US

ATW Companies

Headquartered in Warwick, RI, ATW Companies runs state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. ATW Companies offers global sales and support and is a highly engineered metal solution provider to the metal component marketplace servicing customers worldwide. ATW provides a wide range of fabrication technologies to meet the exacting requirements of industries and diverse technologies for the most critical applications. Through continuously adding value and innovation to their products and services, ATW offers the best solutions for customers and their partners.

Business Entity: Parmatech-Proform-RI

Parmatech Corporation (Parmatech RI) based in East Providence, RI, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ATW Companies and the leading supplier of custom manufactured metal injection molding components.  Along with Parmatech Corporation its sister facility in Petaluma, CA (Parmatech CA) they make up the Metal Injection Molding (MIM) business of ATW.  MIM is a low cost, high volume manufacturing process that produces parts to near net shape, reducing or eliminating the need for secondary and machining operations.  Through proprietary process and material technology, Proform provides a robust set of solutions to meet the challenges of their customers around the world.  Developed from over thirty-five years of operational experience, their unique set of tools provide solutions to even the most demanding MIM applications.  Solutions include identifying prototyping needs, rapid prototyping, alloy development, metrology assistance, and identification and managing complex secondary operations.

 

JOB SPECIFICATION 

JOB TITLE: Quality Engineer

APPROVED BY: President

DEPARTMENT: Quality

APPROVED DATE:

 

CLASSIFICATION: Salary

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the Quality Engineer is to support the Quality System through delivery of training to personnel, auditing/observation of the process, continuous improvement of processes, and to ensure compliance to all systemprocesses.  Additional key support responsibilities include inspection methods (criteria, techniques, sampling plans, etc.), new product introduction, translating customer requirements to manufacturing instructions,process control systems, and root cause analysis activities.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to:  Quality Manager

Direct Reports: Quality Inspectors

Indirect Reports: Quality Specialist

Peer Relationships: Manufacturing Engineering, QualityEngineering, Manufacturing team, Quality Team and the Supply Chain Manager

 

IDEAL EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate will have 5 - 7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment and able to demonstrate solid experience with the following:

·        Statistical process control and statistical sampling techniques

·        CMM/VCMM programming experience

·        ISO Quality Systems

·        Process Validation experience (IQ, OQ, PQ)

·        Mechanical inspection capabilities

·        Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings

·        Translate mechanical drawings to inspection req’s and methods.

·        GD&T

·        Corrective and Preventive Action practices

·        Root Cause Analysis

·        FMEA process including success in improving cost &quality

·        Manufacturing Continuous Improvement techniques (Lean, Six Sigma, TOC)

COMPETENCIES:

·        Excellent written and verbal communication

·        Ability to work with cross functional teams

·        Diagnostic Information gathering

·        Comfortable interfacing with customers

·        Component drawing comprehension

·        Basic inspection tools (calipers, micrometers, microscope, etc)

·        CMM or VCMM experience

·        Process Control practices

·        Statistical analysis

·        Risk Analysis

 

·        Process Control systems development and implementation

·        Assist in the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

·        Implementation of data collection system and analytical software (QC Calc)

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

·       Maintain ISO 9001 certification by assisting, supporting, and maintaining established quality system

·       Provide quality assurance input and guidance during design activities in support of new product introductions and engineering change orders to existing products

·       Ensure customer quality requirements are understood, implemented in manufacturing, and delivered during new product introduction

·       Establish appropriate test and inspection methods and procedures for new and existing product to include selection and acquisition of proper equipment and tooling

·       After product launch and validation,use statistical analysis techniques to determine product acceptance and evaluate process capabilities

·       Ensure engineering changes conform to internal quality requirements

·       Design supportive tooling and fixturing, and train personnel in the proper use and operation of qualityequipment

·       Train internal and external (suppliers, customers, etc) personnel on proper use and operation of quality documents, gauging, and fixturing

·       Support IQ, OQ and PQ activities and protocols

·       Define, recommend, and evaluate sampling plans based on desired confidence limits, process capabilities and manufacturing/inspection methods and equipment

·       Manage GD&T training and standardization

·       Conduct FMEA and other risk analysis

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·       Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or equivalent experience in quality related fields

·       Experience with ISO 9001:2008 requirements.  Familiarity with ISO-13485 and/or ISO 9001:2015 is a plus

·       5 years or more experience performing quality engineering related tasks

·       ASQ certification desirable

·       Demonstrated ability to make data driven actions/conclusions

·       Solid understanding of statistical methodsincluding run charting. Cp, Cpk, Gage R+R, t-test and GD&T

·       Proficient use of inspection equipment and methods

·       Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications for reports, spreadsheets, presentations, statistical analysis

·       Ability to manage priorities and workflow

·       Commitment to excellence and high standards

·       Creative, flexible, and innovative team player

·       Excellent English language communication skills both written and oral

·       Ability to operate and program complex inspection equipment such as CMM and automated optical inspection machines.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and percentages.  Experience in statistical analysis.

READING SKILLS:

Ability to read, write and comprehend materialsin English.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply 'common sense' understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance.

The employee must possess visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information and/or use a keyboard.  Also, coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously, collect, interpret and/or analyze complex data information.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is can be moderate.  A percentage of work time will be spent on the production floor where temperatures may be warm in the summer months and cool in the winter months.

Employees are responsible for wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job.

The statements in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  This document in no way constitutes a contract of employment.  ATW Companies and its subsidiaries reserves the right to modify position descriptions, policies, or any other procedural documents at any time, for any reason, without prior notice


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