Director of Quality
Warn Industries - Oregon

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For more than 60 years, Warn Industries has been one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the off-road vehicle industry. We offer fun, exciting products from a line of self- recovery winches and mounting systems to wheel-end and driveline disconnects that help people “Go Prepared” on their adventures. Outdoor enthusiasts and major light truck manufacturers from around the globe have chosen Warn products for their durability, reliability and dependability. That passion is echoed in our workplace culture - WARN employees regularly use the products they make.
At Warn Industries, we design, engineer, manufacture and market hundreds of great products for those who crave adventure and dependability. We also supply the OEM automotive industry with patented torque transfer devices bringing fuel economy to the 4x4 industry.
The Director of Quality oversees, manages and directs the Global Quality functions including manufacturing, supplier quality and test facilities. Leads quality engineers, technicians and test lab leader to support day to day operations and the development of new products. Responsible for overall safety, quality and productivity deliverables within the Quality and Test areas.

Warn Industries is a fully committed team-based organization. The Director of Quality must be a leader and a coach, not a directive controller. He/she is responsible for partnership and support of Leaders from customer to supplier and all functions of the organization to support Warn Industries’ culture and strategic goals.

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or in a pertinent technical field. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • 8 years or more experience of formal leadership in a manufacturing environment including managing leaders, engineers, and technicians.
  • 10 years or more experience in Quality management which includes Quality Systems Management, QA Administration, QA Engineering, QA Audit. Inspection and Test experience within manufacturing. Experience to include work with production, accounting, information systems, materials planning, human resources, engineering and purchasing.
  • Prefer knowledge of ISO9000 and ISO/TS 16949 quality systems.
  • Strong leadership skills and extraordinary people management skills, with a solid understanding of the quality process and manufacturing operations to keep the company a step ahead of their competitors.
  • Demonstrated successful performance in business planning and budget management.
  • Experience with new product planning and development processes.
  • Knowledge of the automotive market sufficient to provide guidance and vision to the company is preferred.
  • Experience with and commitment to team-oriented management styles and methodologies, with particular knowledge of LEAN techniques and applications.
  • Must have history of impeccable integrity, ethics and fair play.
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.
  • Working knowledge of quality tools (Auditing, SPC, FMEA, Control Plans, DFA/M, etc.) required.

Warn Industries is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, and encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds

DATE JOB POSTED: January 29, 2013

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