Quality Manager - Industrial Steel Fabrication/Welding
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Job Description
: Position: Quality Manager – Steel Manufacturing / Welding

Reports to: General Manager

Location: El Dorado, KS 67042


A global leader in the manufacture of steel poles, used in the electrical Utility transmission and distribution industry, has an immediate opening for a Quality Manager at its manufacturing facility in El Dorado, near Wichita, KS, TN. Reporting to the General Manager at this facility, the Quality Manager will have quality oversight of all products produced at that facility and will have a staff of six quality control inspectors as direct reports. The Quality Manager will have frequent interactions with the company’s manufacturing personnel, customer service managers, project managers, project administrators, and strategic account managers, and may also work closely with customer representatives at the customer sites.


The Quality Manager is responsible for developing, auditing, implementing and maintaining the Total Quality Management System for the site. This person supports, trains and supervises the quality control inspectors in inspection methods and safe working techniques. The person in this position interacts with site staff and a wide range of staff from other sites including, Division and Corporate Quality staff.

The Quality Manager will be required to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable quality of products from raw materials, to the fabrication of pieces and part, and through the final assembly and any required coating process. The person in this role is accountable for accurate decision-making on workmanship, and weld qualities by using the method of testing required for the order. The Quality Engineer will use time management to insure that no production time is lost and that the quality of the product meets specifications. The Quality Manager will report unacceptable quality to the General Manager.

Additional responsibilities include: *
  • Coordinating root cause analysis of defective products and presenting the findings to the other plants as well as to the customer. *
  • Auditing Inspection activities. *
  • Random auditing of products delivered to customer sites for conformance to specifications. *
  • Routine monitoring of compliance with customer specifications and company work instructions. *
  • Directing and monitoring the activities of quality control inspectors (direct reports).
Writing and maintaining manuals and documents necessary to establish and implement a Total Quality Management system.
· Analyzing and evaluating manufacturing and quality processes to identify improvement opportunities and reviewing new processes for possible integration.
· Conducting technical and statistical investigations to resolve and correct quality related issues, and providing management with suggested corrective actions, as necessary and appropriate.
· Conducting training in quality requirements for shop or administrative staff
· Conducting orientation training related to quality requirements, including supervising and qualification tests.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a heavy industrial manufacturing environment.
Demonstrated experience managing QMS. *
  • Certification as a Welding Inspector. *
  • Ability/competency reading blueprints. *
  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing processes or related field (preferred).
Two years supervisory experience with proven ability in team building. *
  • Ability to work in a heavy steel fabrication shop environment and/or on construction sites. *
  • Preferred: ASNT Certified in Ultrasonic Testing and Mag-Particle Testing. *
  • Preferred: CWI-Certified Welding Inspector through AWS.


Base salary of $75,000 or higher, depending on qualifications and experience, plus performance bonus up to 30 percent. Company offers a full benefit package and a relocation allowance, as appropriate.