Pentair is currently seeking Quality Managers for the following locations:
Hanover Park, IL
New Brighton, MN
The Quality Manager at each of these sites will provide leadership for the quality team in the resolution of problems and continuous improvement of product, processes and the quality management system. This position will work within the plant leadership team addressing all areas of business operations, and focused on achieving quality and operating objectives. Interested candidates, who meet the requirements below, are encouraged to apply today!
Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand organizational structures and organizational development to support the quality objectives and build the desired quality culture.
Understand techniques for facilitating organizational change, removing roadblocks, performing constraint management, motivating and resolving conflicts
Deploy strategic goals and objectives into operational plans and improvement projects
Facilitate and promote problem-solving tools (the seven quality control tools, the seven management and planning tools, root cause analysis, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), 8D and other like models).
Facilitate and promote process management / Lean manufacturing approaches with a quality principled focus.
Drive process and product improvements to reduce internal defects and warranty
Proactively approach customers, make trips to the field, etc., to help build relationships and a clear understanding of expectations. Continually anticipate customer needs and priorities; and integrate them into the quality system and policy.
Techniques for communicating requirements to suppliers
Maintain key performance metrics on the results of operating systems and business execution (external warranty, internal PPM, etc.)
Compile and present quality metrics, countermeasures and action plans for operations reviews.
Conduct management reviews of the quality system and make adjustments as necessary to align the system to the business strategy
Ensure that training is in alignment with strategic business needs and the quality objective using various methods (training needs analysis, training curriculum development, and techniques for evaluating training effectiveness).
Work with product development teams to ensure that products are designed with quality in mind.
Create an environment where people can grow and develop, and lead by example in creating a positive, “can do” culture.
Have had success in driving product integrity, process quality and supplier quality using the appropriate technology and business tools such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, PPAP and SPC.
Skills and Experience Requirements:
Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering , Statistics, or related field of study required
5+ years of Quality Engineering experience
3+ years of this experience in a decision-making position with the authority to define, execute, or control projects/processes and to be responsible for the outcome.
Proven experience in leading others in the advancement of quality and/or product engineering
Lean Manufacturing experience and knowledge required
Experience using the appropriate technology and business tools such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, DOE, and SPC.
Excellent knowledge of problem solving tools and methods, including statistics, combined with the ability to select and apply them to make data based decisions to sustain higher levels of process and product quality
Must have experience in handling multiple projects, drive bottom line results, and must be able to lead and develop teams consisting of manufacturing personnel (technical and operations), managers and suppliers.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
10% to 15% travel to include domestic and international destinations to visit Pentair facilities and various supplier locations.
At Pentair, we envision a future with safe water, abundant energy, and affordable food that protects the health and vitality of our planet and its people. We are always looking for ways to improve life around the world every day. With that goal in mind, we manage our businesses according to our "Win Right" values. We believe that honesty and integrity are essential to building trust with our customers, business partners, investors and each other, and we look to our employees to uphold these values. Pentair's rapid growth has led us to new ways of operating. More than ever before, we are working across borders to deliver the best customer solutions. Our culture fosters respect for a variety of perspectives and encourages a free exchange of ideas. We look for versatile employees who are willing to grow with us. With a strong team in place, we intend to shape the global business community and continue to push ourselves to discover more innovative technologies that improve life around the world every day.
Pentair Water Quality Systems is a leader in water solutions which improve the quality of life for people around the world. Our equipment and solutions are found in swimming pools and spas, aquaculture farms, laboratories, water purification and sanitation systems, foodservice operations, and in other applications. We offer design and consulting services and our advanced water technologies are us...ed across a wide number of industries including industrial, residential, commercial, municipal, aquaponics, aquatic life support systems, irrigation and flood control, wastewater, and more.
Brand names include Pentair, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, Kreepy Krauly, Everpure, Shurflo and Delta Environmental.