An EXCITING opportunity for a QUALITY MANAGER to join the team
at NEW ENGLAND INDUSTRIES, INC.
MAJOR FUNCTION: To play an integral role in the design, implementation and maintenance of an update a total quality system dedicated to conformance to customer requirements, and the enhancement of company image and reputation as a top-quality manufacturer.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The Quality Manager’s responsibilities fall within four (4) primary categories encompassing Quality Systems, Inspection, Analysis, and Corrective Action. Collectively, these assure compliance to customer requirements and drive continuous improvement. The Quality Manager directs the activities of the Quality Department, ensuring that the appropriate skills, equipment, and training are in place to support company quality initiatives and objectives. Responsible in conjunction with Managers and HR for coaching, mentoring, teaching, training, motivating and guiding employees involved in the department processes. Quality Manager may take part in review and verification of team member training levels and competence for required work. As part of the Management Team take part in development of training plans to address any deficiencies and review progress towards training and development goals.
QUALITY SYSTEMS Develop, implement, communicate and coordinate compliance to inspection programs administered by Quality department or production operators. Oversee and ensure compliance with the QMS system requirements including preparing and administering the PPAP process (Production Part Approval Process). Establish programs identify nonconformances and implement corrections and improvements. Develop long-range quality plans, strategies and tactics in support of continuous improvement, cost reduction, and equipment, facility, and staffing upgrades utilizing multi-functional team. Maintain internal controls to assure defect avoidance rather than defect identification. Administer and coordinate a supplier quality audits aimed toward the identification of unacceptable plating, heat treating, mixed parts, and foreign material provided by suppliers. Coordinate practices required by customers including problem resolution, obtainment of temporary deviations, and establishment of acceptance criteria. Represent the company in customer audits, reviews and specification releases or alterations.
AUDIT AND INSPECTION SYSTEMS Conduct final audit of production parts prior to shipment to customers to assure complete compliance with dimensional, packaging, appearance and documentation requirements. Conduct periodic audits of outside service providers including heat treat and plating, as well as raw material suppliers to assure vendor performance to specifications. Establish capability studies required to verify the accuracy of systems including gage R&R, process potential, SPC & CPK analysis, and long-term capability studies in accordance with customer requirements and internal Quality Assurance procedures and practices.
CORRECTIVE ACTION SYSTEMS Conduct internal quality audits to identify improvement opportunities and implement revised processes. Coordinate the response to customer requests for corrective action including follow-up, and the proper disposition of returned parts to the non-conforming area. Coordinate problem solving on corrective action proposals.
QUALITY TESTING AND ANALYSIS Oversee product performance and endurance testing, analysis, and evaluation studies in accordance with customer specifications including first piece and dimensional layouts. Select and coordinate outside suppliers of measuring equipment and quality related software products, and outside services for gauge calibration and analytic laboratory testing.
EDUCATION: BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience in all phases of quality assurance and control, preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Five or more years’ experience in Quality, including demonstrated success in a leadership role. Excellent knowledge of the quality requirements including experience with ISO 9001 certifications and automotive quality requirements.
New England Industries Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law
Please forward your resume along with salary requirements at;
New England Industries Inc
85 Etna Road
Lebanon, NH 03766
About New England Industries
New England Industries provides complete, customized progressive and compound stamping with accurate and consistent performance. With over 60 years experience, NEI has extensive capabilities on over 25 presses with up to 400-ton capacity. We design, build, and maintain the dies in-house.