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Quality Assurance Manager

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Located In:  Tulsa, OK
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Division: 
Location:  Tulsa, OK
Start Date:  2018-11-26
Requisition #:  R4555
Positions Available: 
Department: 
 801 N Xanthus Tulsa Oklahoma 74110-4949

Why Valmont
 

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position is responsible for the implementation of the quality system for the Tulsa Operations, as directed by the Senior Plant Manager.  This includes programs and/or processes, developing quality procedures, conducting quality training and communicating the results of the quality effort for the plant.

Essential Functions:

  • Implementation of the Quality system within the assigned area including processes, programs and development of QA procedures
  • Ensure product quality issues (supplier, factory, field-failures) are investigated in a timely manner and actions are implemented to prevent their recurrence
  • Support of Valmont Lean initiative through participation in 5S audits, Lean team facilitation, Lean team membership, and membership on the Material Review Board
  • Manage the internal audit system and ensure improvements are sustained and internal quality audits are performed to schedule
  • Perform inspections on supplier prototype and production sample using recognized sampling methods (ANSI Z1.4) to ensure they meet Valmont engineering and quality requirements, inspection records are maintained, and results are made available to relevant parties
  • Ensure that quality-related databases (scrap, deviation, corrective/preventive action) are managed and maintained, and data are made available to relevant parties and root cause analysis of trends and actions are implemented to prevent their recurrence
  • Manage the gauge calibration system for assigned sites to ensure the accuracy of measuring devices for those locations
  • Supervising functions to both direct reporting staff and other team members according to overall company policy
  • Training /cross-training of operators in new operations and methods
  • Ensure controlled documents (procedures, work instructions, and records) are managed and maintained
  • Other professional job duties as required

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years relevant experience
  • Proficient using MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Familiarity with statistical quality tools including Pareto, histogram, process mapping, process capability and SPC
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, planning, communication, and motivational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working in a fast paced environment with  multiple deadlines
  • The trait of being organized or following a systemic method of performing a task
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea
  • Judgment and decision making skills while comparing relative cost and benefit potential
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, develop and direct people. Identify the best person for each task at hand
  • Analytical Skills and the ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in related field
  • Lean experience
  • American Welding Society Certified Weld Inspector
  • Successfully completed and attained certification for American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, ASQ Quality Engineer or ASQ Quality Auditor

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is performed in a factory setting, with most of the time being spent moving around different areas of manufacturing and shipping areas. The incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. This position will be exposed to all hazards located at manufacturing sites including noise, fumes, excessive heat/cold, dust, welding arc, all chemicals associated with the manufacturing areas, fire, smoke, unstable debris and confined spaces. Environment is fast-paced and demanding most of the time. This position will require long days to support the Quality initiative for a multi-site, four shift, seven day a week operation.

The employee is frequently required to use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrist rests. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds in working with large files, binders, computer equipment and shop equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

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Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Applications accepted through December 26, 2018

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Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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