Quality Manager
Printpack Inc - Newport News, VA

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Printpack, Inc is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Quality Manager to support operations in Newport News, Virginia. General responsibilities include support of 24/7 co-extrusion and thermoforming manufacturing operations. The position will report to the Plant Superintendent.

Minimum required qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • At least 5 years of quality experience in an operations environment
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Supervisory experience
  • Willingness to travel periodically
  • Formal training in statistics and manufacturing quality methods
  • Experience with ISO9000 Quality System administration
  • Work experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Experience with food safety programs and certifications
Specific responsibilities of the position include:
  • Administer the Statistical Process Control (SPC) program and serve as subject matter expert in SPC.
  • Conduct capability studies on both new and existing products to help develop specifications and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Lead the quality team in a manner that promotes continuous improvement, associate engagement, and a dedication to safe working conditions and behaviors.
  • Maintain customer specifications.
  • Interact with manufacturing associates to ensure quality procedures are clear and understood, and assist production management in ensuring that quality procedures are followed.
  • Manage quality test equipment, including maintenance and calibration.
  • Improve upon existing quality test methods and develop new methods as appropriate.
  • Work with Product Development to develop functional product specifications prior to new product commercialization.
  • Transition new products from Product Development into Manufacturing.
  • Develop control charts and other quality test procedures to ensure product performance at the customer.
  • Provide hands on assistance during the transition into manufacturing to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Train operating technicians to recognize critical defects and perform quality checks.
  • Interact with customers and visit as necessary to build relationships and to understand and resolve quality issues.
  • Oversee the customer complaint system, investigate complaints, and provide feedback to customers.
  • Interact with corporate quality group.
  • Support continuous improvement efforts and implementation of Lean Manufacturing.
This position also requires strong skills in the following areas:
  • Assessing/Evaluating
  • Informing/Discussing/Interviewing
  • Presenting/Instructing/Briefing
  • Influencing/Advising
  • Problem Solving/Designing
  • Planning
  • Implementing/Coordinating
  • Analyzing/Diagnosing
  • Team work
  • Motivating others
  • Initiative
  • Execution

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