Plant Quality Manager
At MTD Products, we do more than just design, manufacture, market, and sell outdoor power equipment. We are an industry leader driven by a greater purpose to inspire people to care for and enjoy the outdoors. As employees, we foster collaboration and teamwork, drive for results, champion change, and inspire and motivate others to high performance. We value stewardship, passion, respect, integrity, and gratitude. And, every day we build upon the strong corporate culture that makes MTD a great place to build a career.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, MTD is a global company known for innovation and award-winning lawn mowers, snow blowers and other equipment for both residential and professional markets. Our family of brands includes Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Robomow, Rover, and WOLF-Garten - all backed by our strong network of MTD support focused on uncompromising quality, service and value through advanced manufacturing.
Drive the Quality Function/Improvements in Willard manufacturing operations through the development and execution of clear quality strategies/practices/leadership in support of our manufacturing strategy
Responsibilities / Authority:
The Senior Manager of Quality is the Management Representative.
Ensure that the necessary controls are in place to comply with requirements and stated objectives in the Quality Manual.
Ensures that the requirements of all pertinent Standards are established, implemented and maintained
Reports on the performance of the quality system to the Senior Management Team for review and improvement of the quality system.
Drive systemic improvements to our Quality processes as related to MFG
Support collaboration with other MTD MFG facilities as well Organizational Quality Strategies
Lead/drive/accelerate opportunities to enable plant quality improvements by:
Reducing scrap and rework
Reducing total warranty costs (product warranty and liability costs)
Improving outgoing quality (reducing PPM)
Improving Operating Efficiency, FPY and reducing On Hold
Reducing time and effort to launch new products
Lead/Drive Quality Team Development and pertinent personnel to meet/exceed the business objectives
Interface with customers and suppliers on quality issues
Provide leadership to manage, improve and meet the Plant KPI's
Provide leadership in developing and maintaining a defect prevention program including a transition from defect management to process control
Take action to improve customer satisfaction through continuous improvement of Productivity, Quality, and Safety.
Provide leadership and guidance in the Corrective Action Process (CART, 8 Step Problem Solving)
Provide leadership and assist in facilitating MTD Operation of Excellence (M.O.E.)
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Technical Studies or ten years experience in related Engineering, Management or Quality.
ASQ Certifications preferred in the following: Quality Engineer, Auditor and Manager
Minimum of five years experience in vertically integrated MFG (Stamping, Fabrication, Tooling, and Engineering preferred)
Knowledge of ISO 9000, Process FMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, Gage R & R, and SPC.
Strong Oral and written skills
Ability to make business decisions
Ability to write procedures and policies
Ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Team Center and AS400.
MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.