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Quality Center Manager Job, Kokomo, IN

Job Number: 1026829

Location: Kokomo, IN

Date Posted: 2-27-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Quality Center Manger Prismatic Lead to join the Quality team at the Kokomo Transmission Plant in Kokomo, IN. The Quality Center Manger Prismatic Lead is responsible for the quality systems. The selected candidate will be responsible for design, development and execution for the Kokomo Transmission Plant. This position is also responsible to establish and measure key quality performance indicators. In addition to leading cross functional implementation of strategic quality initiatives and best practices and serving as a key point of contact for assembly plant customer base and determining root cause of quality issues.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee a three (3) crew operation and provide leadership for quality system implementation and execution
  • Achieve plant and corporate quality targets and key performance indicators
  • Knowledge of PSO (process sign-off) process and elements
  • Knowledge of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) is desirable
  • WCM Pillar Participation is required
  • Presenting in the KTP WCM Audit will also be required
  • Audit the process and product standards for conformance
  • Provide problem solving expertise and lead organization through excellent problem solving capabilities
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to quickly filter and prioritize action items
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals, and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Display effective communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Establish partnerships both internally and externally and to influence without direct authority
  • Benchmark world class manufacturing quality organizations and systems and execute
  • Commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
  • Represent the "Voice of the Customer" to the platform teams
  • Drive team success by clarifying expectations and minimizing political hurdles
  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment
  • Implement and manage quality systems especially Leak test and contamination control best practices

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering (other 4-year engineering degrees in combination with relevant experience may be considered)
  • 10 years of Quality, Manufacturing, and or Design/Release related experience
  • Supervisory experience leading people and larger teams/departments
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to build solid partnerships both internally and externally
  • Capable of shaping a clear strategic vision and effectively communicating that vision
  • Expertise in planning, prioritizing, and goal setting including the ability to manage multiple projects, determine project urgency, create detailed action plans, and organize schedules, people, and tasks
  • Experience working in a lean/flat organization with cross functional skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Knowledge of World Class Manufacturing (WCM)
  • Knowledge and experience in engine manufacturing
  • PSO and dimensional lay out experience

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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