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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. Harrodsburg, KY

Harrodsburg, KY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Throughout its history, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. has been synonymous with safety, quality, growth, and continuous improvement. Adhering to these core values has enabled us to succeed as a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market. With five US locations and over 2,100 hard-working employees, we are dedicated to ensuring the expectations of our first-rate automotive customers are consistently exceeded.

Our recent expansion has afforded us a unique opportunity for a strategic, dynamic, and forward-thinking QUALITY MANAGER looking to shift gears and join the team in our MONROE, GA facility. You offer us your determination and work-ethic, we offer you very competitive pay and top-notch health benefits.

Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:

* Develops and implements a quality inspection program to ensure conformity of purchased material and final products to quality standards.

* Maintain inspection standard documents and records.

* Develop, promote, maintain and execute (HIAMS)AM-GA Quality Inspection Systems. Administrate the Corrective Action System. Analyze internal and best practices requirements to assess their effect on internal systems.

* Establish, operate, and maintain necessary processes for quality systems. Quality Systems include inspection process, standards & system based on customer specific requirements, and TS16949 requirement items.

* Drive continuous improvement processes and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

* Provide leadership to all departments in the development and implementation of corrective action plans for nonconforming material.

* Monitor and communicate Company-wide performance on internal corrective action activity.

* Support and Maintain TS16949 and customer requirements.

* Plan and support all internal, customer and agency audits and addresses all non-conformances.

* Support the interface with supplier quality representatives concerning problems with quality assurance and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.

* Plan and assign work of subordinates. Responsible for Quality Inspection Department in terms of costs, methods and personnel.

* Develop and/or adapt inspection equipment to meet quality control standards, make suggestions with regard to procedures, standards and equipment to facilitate work and maintain product quality.

Qualified Applicants will possess the following:

* A bachelor's degree in a related field with a minimum of five years' experience in Quality Assurance in the automotive industry, or 10 years' experience in automotive quality systems.

* Experience with ISO/TS 16949 and Internal Quality Systems.

* Knowledge and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments and technical drawings. Must have some calibration and statistical software knowledge.
* Extensive knowledge of MSA requirements.

* Diverse knowledge of inspection and control methods, statistical techniques and documentation.

* Diverse knowledge of inspection and control methods, statistical techniques and documentation.

* Exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to train and motivate others.

* Excellent communication and multi-tasking abilities.

* Supervisory experience.

Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).