Quality Director

Carson City, NV, 89434, United States

Posted on 08/30/2020

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Electrical & Electronic Components


Manufacturing / Production

Job Level:

Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:


Are you seeking a change in your career? Do you want to work for a company who has a great culture, fantastic benefits and competitive pay? Do you have a background in Quality and Director or Managerial experience? If so, this may be an opportunity for you. A Fortune 500 company on the West Coast is looking for a candidate with exceptional experience in quality, seeking a new challenge and looking to grow with the organization.

Job Summary:

The Director/General Manager of Quality is responsible for developing and leading various teams that proactively manage and deliver systems and programs that ensure our customers’ quality expectations are met and we continually improve our quality performance. The Director will be a change agent that works closely with the Leaders in all other areas to initiate and drive effective quality management practices that deliver value. The individual will direct teams and work closely with Manufacturing and Engineering teams to resolve customer/internal issues.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead and manage the Quality team through talent acquisition, people development and coaching, and training
  • Develop high performing team and future leaders by coaching and improving individual capability through performance management systems and processes
  • Develop the quality strategy, goals and objectives for PENA operations and business development and ensure alignment with all other functional groups
  • Establish and monitor the team’s performance through KPIs aligned to the organization’s strategic objectives, and at the same time ensuring to company policies
  • Champion total quality excellence and quality first behaviors, transparency and collaboration to internal and external stakeholders
  • Assure compliance and continuous improvements to all quality management systems as well as the integration with other management systems (ISO 14001, 45001, etc.)
  • Develop and execute continuous improvement plans on standards, methods, metrics and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision, accuracy, and reliability of our product and equipment
  • Lead failure investigation and corrective action for customer related failures, and facilitate customer quality & reliability interactions
  • Drive on-time root cause analysis and corrective action for deficiencies
  • Champion the use of SPC techniques across the organization
  • Provide leadership during problem resolution events and management of change opportunities
  • Be a key player in the local leadership team for all issues
  • Champion and support all corporate EH&S and Quality initiatives
  • Other duties may be assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • 10+ years minimum Quality & Reliability experience required
  • Extensive experience utilizing quality management tools including: statistical decision-making methods, process capability analysis, Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) and Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Extensive experience in continuous improvement and structure problem solving techniques and tools such as 8-D, Fishbone, FTA, FMEA and other quality tools
  • Must be team oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with attention to detail are required
  • Ability to interact effectively with various levels of management is required
  • Knowledge of 6 Sigma methods and techniques, process control systems, process capability, measurements and analysis, FMEA, preventive action, and continuous improvement programs required; Black-Belt Certification is highly preferred.
  • Experience with ISO 9001 quality management systems and auditing
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, especially Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment (1M+ units per day) including industries such as batteries or electronic devices preferred


  • Basic: MS, MBA or Bachelor’s Degree in Quality, Reliability, Engineering or related field
  • Preferred: D. in Quality, Reliability, Engineering