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Quality Manager in Elkin, NC at Vitro

Date Posted: 4/25/2019

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Job Description


As a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass, Pittsburgh Glass Works (a Vitro Company) has grown as a market leader because of our skilled and motivated team. We are looking for innovative and results-oriented people who want to contribute and make our company better. As a Tier 1 Supplier, we engineer products to meet the rigorous safety and aesthetic standards of the automobile industry. The Elkin, NC location is looking for a Quality Manager. 

The Quality Manager organizes and directs the activities of the plant Quality Control department and coordinates the total plant quality assurance effort to ensure conformance to customer, division and plant quality standards and government regulations. The incumbent provides objective evaluations of process performance and product quality and develops subordinates for continual contributions towards plant quality goals. S/he serves as the Plant Management Representative for ISO/TS 16949 compliance audits and other audits and supports plant quality, safety and environmental goals in this role.

  • Manage all Quality Assurance activities that assure that outgoing product and packaging quality, purchased material quality, product safety, performance and field service follow-up comply with established specifications and standards to meet the needs and expectations of customers.

  • Provide Q.C. Engineering services to Production Engineering by performing routine process control checks, conducting process capability studies, coordinating new product specification (blueprint) reviews and, in general, provide needed information to assist in effecting process improvement and consistency between process capabilities and product specifications.

  • Design, develop and implement total plant quality systems to ensure consistency with customer requirements and division quality policies.

  • Ensure that a quality system is established, implemented and maintained in accordance with quality standards and communicate the status of the quality system to upper management to ensure changes needed for success on a timely basis.

  • Address quality requirements (e.g. selection of special characteristics, setting quality objectives, training, corrective action, product design and development) in internal functions/meetings to best represent the needs of the customer and act as an advocate on behalf of the customer.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Job Requirements


  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or another technical discipline.
  • Must have at least three years’ experience in Quality Management, or equivalent experience of at least five years successfully managing a Quality department.
  • Must have extensive technical production knowledge and as such, must have an engineering background and education, as well as substantial training and competency in quality control techniques.
  • Must be proficient at an intermediate to advanced level in personal computers and Microsoft Office applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Must have strong human relations skills, strong oral and written communications skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively supervise subordinates and foster teamwork. 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to make good decisions under pressure, to determine when, where and how to take decisive action and to know what course to take when faced with complex issues.
  • Must be customer-focused, results-driven and be able to analyze quality data and make recommendations for improvement of the Quality system.
  • Must have experience influencing others and driving change in organizations for continuous improvement efforts.

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