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Quality Manager

Generac Jefferson Full-Time
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The Quality Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing facility wide quality assurance programs designed to ensure continuous improvement in production and conformance to all established standards in a high product mix environment. This role drives capable, predictable, and repeatable (CPR) processes throughout the product assembly process.  The Quality Manager is responsible for coordinating and leading assigned resources and employees to meet or exceed company quality and business objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Execute a multi-year quality improvement plan for the facility to climb the value chain from Quality Control to Quality Assurance to Excellence;
Set the quality expectations of the organization to satisfy the requirements of our customers;
Ensure ongoing success of process improvement initiatives by developing policies, procedures and process documentation;
Establish product quality goals, metrics, and test methods during product design and development;
Direct policy and procedure for inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products;
Drive down total value chain expense with the use of quality goals, performance metrics and improvement initiatives;
Execute and promote a continuous improvement environment by providing leadership and direction for facility teams;
Oversee deployment of standard Generac quality tools, methodologies, standards, practices and processes
Direct root cause investigations addressing internal failures and customer complaints and facilitates corrective actions;
Present quality metrics and analysis regularly to Senior Management team and external customers as needed;
Coach and collaborate with business leaders and team members to apply and share a common vision for excellence processes and technologies;

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:

Minimal Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology.
5 years of progressive Engineering experience with a focus on quality management.
2 years of experience leading, mentoring and coaching individuals and teams
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience using the continuous improvement tool set;
Experience working with international companies and in a matrix organization;
Proven experience collaborating with multiple sites and functions to drive common solutions;
Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
Ability to leverage knowledge to mentor, coach and teach other quality team members.
Expert knowledge in the implementation of lean principles and improvements;
Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze and communicate with well-supported data;
Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel

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Why Not Join the Best? Generac was voted by our own employees to be one of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s 2014 Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. Generac was also the winner of the 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award. Generac has more than a billion dollars in sales and about a 15% compound annual growth rate since 2000. Generac created over 400 jobs in 2012 and we are continuing to grow! Generac is also publically traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Generac is a place where innovation and industry leading technology is created; the company holds about 90 U.S. and international patents and applications. Generac currently has five locations throughout Wisconsin totaling 1.4 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution capacity. Including our modern and state of the art remodeled corporate headquarters in Waukesha, where Generac was born over 50 years ago. Generac needs the best and the brightest employees to continue our highly innovative award winning growth. We want employees who aren’t afraid to be on the cutting edge of technology and ideas. We want employees who are as driven as we are to engineer and build the best backup power solutions. Generac wants leaders who will drive us toward our next 50 years of market leadership. Do you have the desire to make a difference? If so, Generac wants to hear from you. Generac manufactures the widest range of power products in the marketplace including portable, RV, residential, commercial and industrial generators. At Generac, we protect the things that power your life by providing quality, affordable power solutions.

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