Quality Manager I - 1300129
Itron is hiring and this opportunity might be your next career move. Just a few reasons to work at Itron: We are the world's leading provider of energy and water resource management solutions. More than 8,000 utilities worldwide rely on our technology. We embrace diversity in every sense of the word. The utility industry plays a foundational role in our global infrastructure. Future investment in technology and services to manage the distribution of energy and water is assured. Stability is also a core part of our organizational DNA. Our employees have an average tenure of 10 years. We consistently drive the entire industry forward in the new solutions and technologies we develop. And as the industry evolves, the need for innovation is only accelerating. We have grown a cooperative and passionate culture so that great thinking and new ideas are allowed to thrive, no matter where they come from. You will be recognized and valued for your contributions and achievements. The success of our customers is our ultimate focus.
Itron’s Owenton KY (Gas Division), located between Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington (www.northcentralky.com) is seeking an expert Quality Manager. The Itron Quality Manager develops, implements, and maintains technical quality assurance and control systems and activities. The individual in their capacity defines and specifies the implementation of standards, methods, and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision, accuracy, and reliability of company products. In addition, the individual participates in the reviewing of engineering designs to contribute quality requirements and considerations and assists product support areas in gathering and analyzing data. The Quality Manager also selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Develop and implement plans for receiving inspections.
- Certify and decertify Suppliers and products.
- Audit Suppliers.
- Apply sampling plans.
- Control mechanical measuring equipment.
- Maintain national standards of certification, calibration and traceability.
- Develop and implement plans to control and improve quality in the Fabrication and Subassembly areas.
- Maintain ISO 9000 registration.
- Control and document scrap materials from manufacturing and control stores.
- Perform process capability studies.
- Manage the quality audit group.
This position requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience, with at least 5 years of focus in Quality Assurance and demonstrated Managerial/Supervisory experience.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related field is required
- Advanced degree or Mechanical Engineering degree
- Experience with gas/water meter manufacturing
- Mechanical manufacturing assembly experience
- Manufacturing/process improvement methodology preferred
Certification(s): ISO internal audit training, World Class manufacturing (TQM) concepts, SPC are preferred
Travel: up to 20%
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel small and medium sized components. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and to lift weight or exert force up to 50 pounds. The employee in this position works in an environment where they may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, there is a risk of electrical shock, and there is vibration. The employee may be required to work with toxic or caustic chemicals, may be subject to higher noise levels, or work near moving mechanical parts.
J2W: MON1 About Itron Itron is an EOE AA Employer. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact Accessibility@itron.com. Itron is the leading provider of energy and water resource management solutions for nearly 8,000 utilities around the world. We offer end-to-end solutions that include electricity, gas, water and heat measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With nearly 10,000 employees doing business in more than 130 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. To realize a sustainable future, start here: www.itron.com.
Region: North America
Primary Location: Owenton
Employee Status: Regular
Itron - 19 months ago