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Praxair, Inc. Plant Quality Manager in New Castle, Pennsylvania

Plant Quality Manager

Description

The Industrial Coatings Division of Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a Linde company, thatspecializes in high-performance coatings is seekinga Plant Quality Manager for its New Castle, PA facility.

This position isresponsible for planning, organizing, and leading the quality efforts in bothQuality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) for the business to ensurecustomer satisfaction. This person will partner with customers and productionto track quality performance of plant, COPQ, NCRs, reworks, customercomplaints, delivery; analyzes trends and works with production to determineand implement corrective actions as well as reports quality data to PSTcorporate quality.The individual willalso work with customers and production in addressing quality questions /problems, providing recommendations, as well as establishing and monitoringcorrective actions.

Plant Quality Manager

  • Partners with Plant Manager to establish quality vision and standard

  • Maintains AS/ISO and NBBI registrations, as applicable

  • Coordinates and/or performs internal audits per established schedule to evaluate location's compliance

  • Coordinates assists in external audits by customers, corporate quality and AS/ISO registrar

  • Drives reduction in COPQ (Cost of Poor Quality)

  • Manages non-conformance disposition and trend analysis

  • Leads root cause analysis of high cost and high frequency non-conformances

  • Develops and implements corrective actions to address non-conformances identified by audits and root cause analysis

  • Drives issue resolution based upon customer feedback

  • Develops / reviews / revises quality system procedures and SOPs as necessary

  • Maintains and controls procedures, instructions and records

  • Responsible for lab services to support production.

  • Maintains plant equipment and gauge calibration schedule including budgets

  • Maintains met lab equipment and evaluates lab technician performance

  • Coordinates training schedules for quality programs and maintains training records

  • Establishes and documents product quality standards.Responsible for release of and training against those standards

  • Supervises quality personnel / technicians including training, direction, controlling work procedures, etc. to meet objectives

  • Implements quality control guidelines and procedures to ensure that raw materials and finished goods comply with engineering and product specifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field

  • 5-10 years of experience working with quality tools and methodologies

  • Experience with ISO/AS/ASME/NBBI quality systems

  • Continuous improvement experience a plus and 7-10 years of relevant work experience preferred.

  • Management experience with direct reports desired.Operations management a strong plus

  • Must possess organizational skills with the ability to use resource materials to manage multiple projects

  • Strong data analysis skills. Six sigma training preferred

  • Proficiency with MicrosoftExcel

Strongwritten and verbal communication skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Operations

Primary Location Pennsylvania-New Castle

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19001927

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