Plant Quality Manager

Praxair, Inc.
North Haven
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies. We have an outstanding opportunity for a Plant Quality Manager of its North Haven, CT facility. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading the quality function, both Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA), for the business to ensure customer satisfaction. This person will partner with customers and production in addressing quality questions, problems, provide recommendations, establish and monitor corrective actions. Responsibilities: * Coordinates and/or performs internal audits per established schedule to evaluate location's compliance * Coordinates external audits by customers, corporate quality and ISO registrar * Develops and implements corrective actions to address non-conformances identified by audits * Maintains ISO/NADCAP/AS-9100 registrations and others, as applicable * Coordinates and/or maintains process gages to ensure calibration and proper operation * Develops / reviews / revises quality system procedures and SOPs as necessary * Maintains and controls procedures, instructions and records * Relevant temporary change authorizations (TCAs) are maintained and kept current * Responsible for lab services to support production. * Maintains met lab equipment and evaluates lab technician performance * Coordinates training schedules for quality programs and maintains training records * Supervises quality personnel / technicians including training, direction, controlling work procedures, etc. to meet objectives * Implements quality control guidelines and procedures to ensure that raw materials and finished goods comply with engineering and product specifications Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in a technical field * 5-10 years of experience working with quality tools and methodologies * Experience with quality systems - ISO and AS are strongly desired * Management experience with direct reports desired * Must possess organizational skills with the ability to use resource materials to manage multiple projects * Strong written and verbal communication skills All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. **Job:** **Operations* **Title:** *Plant Quality Manager* **Location:** *Connecticut-North Haven* **Requisition ID:** **