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[POLO]Quality Manager

Topeka, KS. IT Staffing - Polo

About the role

POSITION SUMMARY
Develops and maintains site-specific ISO 9001 and 13485 quality systems and ensures that all products manufactured at the facility meet or exceed customer requirements.
Here is what you will do...
Serves as a positive role model consistent with Polo's corporate culture at all times.
Provides support to the entire manufacturing team.
Has final say in "accept" or "reject" decisions for the manufactured product.
Provides support to Maintenance and Engineering on developing shop aids and fixtures.
Takes a proactive role with vendors, customers, quality representatives, and company personnel to discuss and resolve quality problems. Prepares for and represents the company during customer and 3rd-party audits.
Drafts Topeka Rice Road quality-related procedures as needed. Completes return goods report.
Follows up with sales on necessary corrective action to be taken.
Engages with manufacturing in the corrective action process when necessary.
Leads quality overview sessions for new associate orientation and educates Topeka Rice Road associates on quality-related processes as appropriate.
Prepares all necessary QA reports as required by customers and the Director of Quality or COO. Travels to other plants, corporate meetings, and seminars, requiring being away from home several days at a time.
 
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Here is what you will need to qualify...
Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Management and Quality Seminars (both in-house and outside).
Prefer 2 years technical degree in a related field. 
Experience: 5 years of applied knowledge.
5 - 7 years of experience working in a supervisory capacity suitable equivalent to the above education.

Here are the competencies we are looking for...
Effective human relations skills. Mathematical skills, use of available measuring tools, calipers, tape measures, and gauges. Ability to delegate. Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to train associates technically in areas supervised.
Problem-solving and documentation. Motivational skills. Sensitive to ergonomic issues (good work habits).
Skill in the use of general office equipment. Dexterity and preciseness are required to operate gauges and test equipment.
Knowledge of QA manual and company quality requirements. 
Ability to establish methods for using statistical analysis, precision measurements, and process capability studies. 
Organized, responsible, punctual, and self-disciplined. 
Ability to communicate with associates and other business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to find problems, looks for cause or effect and finds solutions. Follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to prioritize work, meets deadlines, and performs accurately.

Here are the physical requirements...
Close visual work on the computer for long periods of time. 
Ability to read, write and communicate 100% of the time via phone, e-mail, or in-person to internal and external customers.
Moves frequently about the facility walking, bending, climbing, and reaching.
Able to remain in a stationary position standing or sitting 50% of the time.
Occasionally lifts/or carries objects about the facility up to 35 lbs. or with the proper equipment.
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