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Sr. Manager - Quality & Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location: 

Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  44323
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

Make it first; make it better. As the original 3D pioneers with a track record of firsts over 30+ years, we have defined our industry and shaped the development of 3D printing since the beginning. Today, we invest in our people and our technology to ensure that we continue to lead the industry with the next generation of 3D innovation – setting new standards for speed and accuracy. We aim to recruit the very best to help us create new 3D solutions that will shape the future – improving it for millions of people worldwide. We believe in leading from the front.

 

This position is responsible to develop, implement, and continuously improve technical quality assurance and control systems and activities for Stratasys systems and materials to support an end use manufacturing environment. 

 

Responsibilities 

 

Quality Assurance

  • Defines, specifies and drives the implementation of standards, methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision, accuracy and reliability of company products and materials sufficient to support end use manufacturing customer standards and expectations.
  • Use the customer’s product experience to form a Quality Management System and Scorecard
  • Participate in product improvement and implementation strategies from marketing inception to product obsolescence.
  • Responsible for all vendor qualification and incoming material quality
  • Define and administer internal and external quality oversight and audit functions
  • Teams with product support areas in gathering and analyzing customer data

Continuous Improvement

  • Drive an environment and culture of continuous improvement through leadership in DMAIC problems for Stratasys
  • Partner and participates in the reviewing of engineering designs to contribute quality requirements and considerations to monitor process equipment calibration
  • Lead the Product Quality Team with driving Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action and preventative action activities between operations, engineering, and supply chain for products and processes.

Management of Quality Team

  • Manage, develop, and coach a team of Quality Control professionals
  • Performance proficiency assessment of current organization vs. benchmarks for end use manufacturing and establish a proficiency improvement plan.
  • Provide work direction to the organization, communicate company expectation metrics and Key performance indicators (KPIs), and manage performance and improvement activities.
  • Develop department budget and manage costs.
  • Set cross-functional standards to ensure that the company’s internal and external customers are satisfied
  • Ensures a robust integration and change management process is in place to lead the team
  • Stay current on all new and evolving standards for the industry and from Corporate Quality

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 15+ years of experience in a complex high technology hardware and software-based end use product manufacturing environment to include a minimum of 8 years in quality management.
  • 6+ years management responsibility leading a team
  • Product and process quality improvement experience via PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), Design and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA, PFMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Control Plans, Statistical Process Control (SPC), etc.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience with Six-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Proficient knowledge of Quality Management Control Systems and report analytics
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office suite applications and tools.

     

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Manufacturing experience in an extrusion environment or assembly environment
  • Has Intermediate experience with leading transformational change
  • Six-Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt
  • Experience with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Experience with application of Industry 4.0 technologies to advance quality performance

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: 10%

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis