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Quality Lead Job, Belvidere, IL

Job Number: 1027551

Location: Belvidere, IL

Date Posted: 4-19-2017


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The Quality organization is currently seeking a highly skilled, solutions-oriented Quality Lead to join the Quality team at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, IL.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assist in root cause, containment and corrective actions for all quality related issues
  • Initiate investigations of quality concerns internally, at supplier locations and resulting from customer feedback and utilize data to drive issues to closure
  • Achieve timely completion of containment corrective actions (Performance action notices)
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts and utilize problem solving tools in day-to-day operations to drive issue resolution
  • Provide technical liaison support between Engineering, Quality, Production and Product Design departments
  • Represent the 'Voice of the Customer' to platform teams
  • Establish, maintain documentation of processes and train utilizing FCA's World Class Manufacturing tools
  • Embrace and execute standardization of best practices that ensure quality products
  • Document all non-conformance conditions found and identify and execute opportunities for process improvement
  • Establish clean points and maintain acceptable quality standards
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of vehicle audit items
  • Supervise all major aspects of vehicle inspection and analyze data for comparison to daily vehicle audits
  • Supervise the auditing of new production vehicles to validate quality or identify quality concerns
  • Effective supervision of all employees as assigned
  • Management of timesheets, performance evaluations, scheduling and time off approval for bargaining unit (UAW) employees
  • Responsible for adherence to the Collective Bargaining Unit (UAW) contract provisions that affect area or employees under supervision
  • Responsible for hands-on training and coaching of salary and bargaining unit employees
  • Support the improvement of company-wide quality performance and achievement of quality and business metrics and best-in-class standing 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong experience in application of problem solving tools
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team building skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office/PowerPoint proficiency
  • Experience and working knowledge of computer systems and software
  • Ability to work rotating shifts that include weekends and overtime as required
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible to carry out tasks 'outside' of normal roles and responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering or technical degree
  • Vehicle audit/quality experience
  • Demonstrated experience supervising hourly personnel in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor/develop team members
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Experience with quality control systems and methodologies
  • Knowledge of engineering specs, standards and build objectives
  • Background in LEAN manufacturing systems or World Class Manufacturing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Access
  • Possess knowledge of MQGR requirements and ISO 9001 requirements 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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