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Quality Assurance Manager

Job Title
Quality Assurance Manager
Job ID
Chattanooga,  TN
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Astec is a global, environmentally focused infrastructure and manufacturing company of asphalt road building and aggregate processing. Our mission is to design and build the most innovative products for the industries we serve. Leveraging innovative solutions and technologies, we serve customers all over the world.

Manages and leads Quality activities of Astec design and manufactured equipment, along with supplied products and services, assuring compliance standards are maintained and product integrity is preserved. Consult with members of management team and plant staff to resolve quality, product, and efficiency problems and act the focal point for the company when special and critical quality issues occur.

Key Deliverables
  • Utilize data to drive continual improvement actions across the entire value stream.
  • Collaborate with internal departments and external suppliers to ensure resolution of issues, corrective actions and continual improvement activities are completed.
  • Verifies the compliance and use of standardized quality and business process documentation.
  • Support New Product Development and review quality inputs using APQP methods to ensure a flawless launch.
  • Hire, manage and develop a technical team of quality personnel.

Key Activities & Responsibilities
  • Document, track, and report on key manufacturing objectives for the site. 
  • Review and resolve site design, manufacturing, and field issues. Collaborate with the site team to drive solutions and countermeasure plans are put in place to avoid repeat issues.
  • Facilitate, track, and ensure closure of all requested internal and supplier corrective and preventative actions. 
  • Verifies the compliance and use of standardized quality and process documentation.
  • Work cross functionally with Engineering, Supply Chain and Operations during the New Product Introduction processes using APQP/PPAP methods and techniques such as DFMEAs, PFMEAs, ISIRs, & DFMEA.
  • Works with Suppliers for New Product Introduction as well as in series production when issues arise.
  • Discuss and prepare equipment evaluation reports with plant management, make appropriate recommendations.
  • Identifies and inspects products using gauges, coordinate measuring machine, scales, and vision prior to shipment.
  • Generate methods for data collection.
  • Review and reconcile in process and final inspection documentation for shipments.
  • All other duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Supports Astec’s core values, mission statement and vision statement.

To be successful in this role, your experience and competencies are:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Quality, Engineering, or Operations is required.  Master’s degree and/or professional certificate in CQE or CQM / OE or Six Sigma Certification desired.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of leadership experience in quality, engineering, operational excellence or Lean.
  • Experience with developing, maintaining and improving ISO9001:2015 or similar quality system and internal audit process for the continual improvement of the Business Management System
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Strong background utilizing ERP driven quality processes and systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Visio
  • Strong understanding of Metal Fabrication and related processes.  Ability to understand drawings, schematics (electrical / hydraulic), engineering specifications and test data.
  • Strong problem solving skilled required and must be able to solve problems at both a strategic and functional level.
  • Must be able to organize and manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to effectively speak publicly and make presentations is required.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals is required.
  • High level of customer service
  • Ability to handle the physical demands of lifting up to 35 pounds, standing and kneeling for long periods of time, and working in tight or confined spaces
  • Ability to perform well in a team environment

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