•Paid time off
•Insurance (including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD and more)
•Company sponsored HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement)
•401k with profit share and company contribution
•Flexible summer hours
•Desirable location, walking distance to Grant’s Trail
DEMA Engineering Co. has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to join our Operations Team at our world headquarters located in Kirkwood, MO. Our Quality Manager will be responsible for the oversight and execution of quality management systems, reviewing quality system trends, reviewing regulations and quality standard updates, as well as ensuring effective resolution regarding compliance throughout the company. Our ideal candidate will develop and lead cross-functional teams to optimize quality and operational site initiatives, create and implement standardized, best-in class processes across manufacturing sites via Operational Excellence methodology.
This position will report to the Vice President of Operations and Quality.
Promote and lead quality achievements and performance improvements throughout the organization
Maintain ISO9001 and ISO14001 management systems
Define, develop, deploy, and optimize product quality assurance strategy, addressing all phases of product development cycle
Manage quality staff of engineers and technicians to ensure all aspects of quality system and functions are carried out
Assess the product specifications of the company and its suppliers, comparing with customer requirements
Drive sustainable KPI improvements with PDCA methodology, specifically, safety, quality, delivery, and cost
Establish standards and clearly defined quality methodology for quality team members in conjunction with operations staff
Partner with management to ensure sufficient training and coaching resources are available
Develop project business cases, scope statements and charters along with identification of measures of success for all initiated projects
Perform process capability studies and process qualification/validation
Utilization of various Operational Excellence methods and tools including but not limited to:
Process Improvement/Process Mapping, Quality Improvement effort
Lean/Six Sigma Projects leveraging the DMAIC principles
5S Visual Management Activities
Root Cause analysis (Ishikawa/FMEA/Fault Tree)
Change Management practices
BS degree in Quality, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Quality Assurance leadership role
Lean, Six Sigma or ASQ certification preferred
Exceptional mechanical aptitude
Proven technical report writing skills
Ability to apply appropriate use of statistical techniques
Ability to influence direction and output of team strategies
Fluent in Microsoft Office, Mini-Tab or QI Macros applications
Familiarization with CMM, Vision systems, Comparators, and various quality hand tools
Attitude that fosters teamwork, positive thinking, flexibility, and continuous improvement
Able to use judgment and independent thinking in the resolution of issues and in interpretation of data and ideas
Excellent organization skills, initiative, and accountability
DEMA Engineering Company is a global leader in chemical dispensing solutions since 1956. DEMA pioneered dilution control systems by introducing the first slide-bar faucet proportioner. Since our founding, DEMA now provides one of the largest ranges of chemical dosing and fluid control products in the global market.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, DEMA is a family-owned business, with active 3rd and 4th generation family members, along with 420 global team members, which support five manufacturing facilities in the United States and warehousing and assembly operations in Australia and the Netherlands. DEMA is an ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 certified company.
Visit DEMA's website at www.demeng.com for more on DEMA's strategy for success.
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