Quality Systems Specialist
Cummins - Minneapolis, MN
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'Cummins power is defined not only by its products, but the ideas, energy and passion of its people. ' - Tim Solso, Chairman and CEO It started with a commitment to building powerful, dependable products. Throughout our 90 years, we've added hundreds of new products, hired and promoted thousands of people, and expanded into 190 countries - but we still believe in the same things. We're committed to building partnerships with our employees, our customers, our environment, and our communities. This is how we do business. And we call it Working Right. Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Please visit www.cummins.com to explore more about our products, markets, global distribution network, financials and sustainability focus. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience. This is an exciting opportunity for a Quality Systems Specialist position located in Fridley MN. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES- Ensures the business management system meets the requirements and expectations of the organization optimizing business performance. Applies business management system standards to drive continuous improvement for customers and the business.Deploys the requirements of the current version of Business Management System standards. Ensures an effective management review process is installed focused on continuous improvement relative to specific customer requirements and business objectives. Identifies key business and management processes and documents. Manages the Business Management System (Quality) manual including the scope of the system, the documented procedures, and a description of the interactions between processes and the management of the system. Serves as the internal applicable standards consultant for business personnel. Oversees the education, training, and skills profiles for quality systems professionals. Manages the internal audit program and resulting continuous improvement process. Ensure key business processes are identified and documented at an appropriate level, including key management processes (for example, Management Review, Internal Audits, Corrective/Preventive Action, and Continuous Improvement). - Ensure an effective management review process is installed in the organization focused on continuous improvement relative to specific customer requirements and other goal tree objectives and measures.- Manage the QMS audit and compliance for Operations. Solicit and suggest methods for improving compliance through input from various sources in the organization. Interacting with stakeholders where necessary- Monitor non compliance performance in relevant areas according to agreed ISO standards. Take necessary action to communicate/advise/assist according to agreed upon performance levels. - Monitor and inform/communicate/apply standards created/maintained by external bodies, and integrate within internal quality management systems. - Establish and implement necessary communication strategy for the improvement and awareness of quality management issues across all relevant areas.- Conducts monthly quality management system meeting and provides update- Owns the Fridley Plant Business Management System (Quality) manual. This manual will include the scope of the management system, the documented procedures or reference to them, and a description of the interactions between the processes of the management system.- Manage the internal audit program and resulting continuous improvement process.- Serve as the point of contact for and manage 2nd & 3rd Party audit activities & their output, including Business Management System certification.- Manages the use of the document control system using the corporate standard (e.g. QSi, Documentum).- Act as internal applicable standards (i.e., ISO 9001 etc.) consultant / resource for business personnel.- Serves as a liaison with Fridley Plant and Corporate Quality for use of the standard Cummins Quality Mangement Systems (CQMS) implementation, education and use.- Serves as the key communication link between the organization and the BU and Corporate Quality leadership. -
SKILLS: FUNCTIONAL / TECHNICAL- 4 year degree in Business, Operations, Quality, and relevant fields- Minimum of 3 years of experience in Business / Operations settings. 1 year quality experience / exposure.- Knowledge and experience with quality management systems and standards (i.e. ISO/TS, etc.)- Excellent problem solving skills- Preparing reports and recommendations- VPI (Value Package Introduction) knowledge - Product or Service Familiarization - Basic computer skills including MS Office, Notes, QSI and CQMS SKILLS: QUALITY / IMPROVEMENT- Six Sigma working knowledge. Trained Green Belt or higher preferred. Familiarity with analytical problem solving tools, e.g. Five Core Tools: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) SKILLS: TEAMWORK- Cross-functional management and support - Excellent communication and presentation skills SKILLS: LEADERSHIP-Project management skills. -Champion continuous improvement-Ability to drive execution/compliance with policy and procedures-Formal and informal written and verbal communication-Organization and planning skills-Coaching and mentoring-Ability to train, coach and mentor others -Delegate tasks and review progressCompensation: Base salary commensurate with experience plus bonus. Benefits: Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits. Cummins and E-verify:
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