Quality Manager

  • Modis,
  • New Hudson, MI
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Analysis, Assembly, Capacity Planning, Costing, Database, Development, Environmental, Excel, ISO, Manager, Management, Microsoft Word, PC, PowerPoint, Project, Project Management, Scheduling
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Position Title:

Quality Manager

Revision Date:

February 2, 2015

Reports To:

General Manager

Revision Level:



Quality Department

Job Code:


Prepared By:

Human Resources


The Quality Manager is responsible for leading and monitoring all activities, supporting the division, Quality and other personnel by acting as a liaison in matters regarding Magna & Customer compliance/standards, policy application, employee relations, and continuous improvement related to the department functions. The Quality Manager will have direct and indirect responsibility for Quality employees and Assembly employees. The Manager directly or indirectly oversees the functions of approximately 6-8 persons as well as contracted personnel.


  • Post-secondary education of either a University degree in Engineering or a College certificate in Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technologies preferred, or equivalent experience, and/or 10 years work experience in the Quality Management field.
  • Minimum 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Must possess knowledge and proven skills in one of the following: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Kaizen; Project management and prioritizing.
  • Prior experience implementing ISO / IATF 16949 procedures
  • Must have Quality training and experience in; GD&T, 8-D, AIAG standards, Customer Quality Standards, APQP, PPAP submissions, FMEA s, Control Plans, Statistics and fixture development
  • Demonstrated ability to use precision measurement tools (height gauge, vernier, micrometer, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis using various problem solving techniques
  • Computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and Powerpoint
  • Must possess human relations skills and maturity of judgement
  • Must possess time management, leadership, communication, organization and presentation skills
  • See Training Requirements Index for additional recommended and optional skills


  • Promote the division s commitment to QUALITY by organizing and implementing all quality systems and policies in order to meet Magna standards, customer standards and achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Develop divisions Quality Program including: policies/procedures, standards, training requirements, etc.
  • Develop, organize and implement all Quality System requirements for: existing product lines. quality improvements, engineering changes, new product launches
  • Participate in engineering design review and product costing.
  • Ensure appropriate Quality representation at customer locations to effectively meet issue response requirements.
  • Develop control plans for pre-production phases Including prototypes, tooling capability studies, setting key characteristics (process & product), checking fixtures and inspection techniques in conjunction with all A.P.Q.P procedures
  • All aspects of P.P.A.P.
  • Provide Training to all Production and Quality personnel for product development and inspection requirements, etc.
  • Liaison with production, engineering and customers to initiate, investigate and resolve non-conforming product using effective preventative and corrective action in a timely manner.
  • Develop/maintain a calibration schedule for the calibration of checking fixtures and gauges.
  • Develop/maintain Statistical Process Control for all products and communicate results as required and ensure training to all employees in SPC process.
  • Establish process improvement criteria in conjunction with Production and Engineering to support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Develop a Quality Business Plan aligned with the divisions Business Plan.
  • Participates in the development of the Company Goals and Objectives to support the annual Business Plan.
  • Develops department action plan and leads their team to achieve strategic goals and continuous improvement objectives in alignment with the Company s Vision and Guiding Principles.
  • Prepares and supports the budget planning process and takes responsibility to meet the financial targets.
  • Promotes/recommends continuous improvement suggestions including environment, people, processes and equipment/machinery.
  • Assists in the development of procedures and methods which improve quality/productivity/cost to their area of responsibility.
  • Makes decisions in the scope of their responsibilities that are in the best interest of the department, Division and Cosma/Magna.
  • The Manager reports directly to the General Manager/Assistant General Manager and is responsible to provide communication and reporting of their Department progress/results in achieving divisional goals; and the regular operation of the department.
  • Ensures confidentiality in all matters pertaining to both business and employee relations.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Leadership Team.
  • Conducts monthly department meetings to communicate Safety, People, Quality, and Production information and to promote involvement in issues affecting employees or their work areas.
  • Participates in manpower requirements planning, overtime scheduling, and assists with capacity planning to meet future objectives.
  • Directs and distributes the work for their area of responsibility.
  • Completes Payroll activities for employees.
  • Ensures fairness to direct reports, and encourages and participates in the Open Door Resolution Process for employee relation issues
  • Performance Management - Observe, understand, teach, coach and mentor direct reports for enhancement of knowledge, skills and succession planning.
  • Effectively builds and fosters high performing teams by ensuring teamwork within the department.
  • Conducts and/or ensures that all Supervisors/Lead hands Investigate all non-conformance to Company polices/procedures/rules/regulations and apply the applicable corrective action. I.e. coaching, counselling and feedback documentation, discipline, performance management, etc.
  • Conducts performance reviews informally or formally as required and ensures performance reviews are completed for all employees.
  • Ensures employees are trained or certified, as required and participates in training programs as required.
  • Develops and maintains peer relationships.
  • Managers ensure Supervisors/Lead hands follow the Accident/Incident Investigation Procedure.
  • Ensures subcontractors are performing work safely while in their work areas/zones when applicable.
  • Works cooperatively with HR Health & Wellness to return employees (STD/Workers Compensation) to work under the Return-to-Work program and ensures the leaders within their area of responsibility monitor employees to ensure they work within their R-T-W plan.
  • Continuously develops their leadership skills.
  • Approaches each day and each challenge with a positive attitude.
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner when receiving or giving feedback/information, whether it is positive or constructive.
  • Supports and models the Divisions operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, Leader Guideline Booklet, and Magna Employee s Charter, and the Magna Corporate Constitution.
  • Follows and complies with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (e.g... TS16949, ISO14001).
  • Required to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the OSHA. Follows and ensures the Company s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout their assigned area. Ensures all Supervisors/Lead hands are adhering to all the above and problem-solving issues that arise in the area of safety and ergonomics.
  • Implements 5S principles and in still s pride in their team to keep their work area clean and tidy.
  • Other duties as required.


Equipment: PC, Quality Measuring equipment, etc.

Software: Microsoft Office Products, Database Applications, etc.

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