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QA Manager in Saskatoon at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 12/15/2018

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Your Career Begins at Standard Machine a division of Timken Power Systems!
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Standard Machine (Power Systems by Timken), and owner of Hamilton Gear is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to provide continuous improvement, while ensuring the understanding, support, acceptance, and adherance to ISO 9001:2015 and other regulatory requirements.  Supporting precision solutions to oil, gas and mining customers for open gearing, mining replacement parts and full power transmissions we specializie in custom design and equipment manufacturing services. The successful canadidate will have a broad knowledge of custom industrial manufacturing processes and proven management effectiveness with an educational background focused on Industrial Engineering.

Reporting to the General Manager, this position is accountable for the following:

  1. Maintains company Quality Program (ISO 9001:2015) to achieve continuous improvement, through cell team based initiatives:
    • Maintains entity quality system which, at minimum, meets all the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
    • Implements and documents continuous improvement policies, procedures and initiatives including Lean Manufacturing, and TQM.
    • Conducts on-going evaluation of the quality system to insure continual quality improvement and reports results and recommendations to management.
    • Coordinates and assists other managers to identify business risks and areas requiring improvement.
    • Develops action plans and objectives to improve business processes to reduce risk.
  2. Increases productivity while improvin quality and reducing the possibility of errors.
    • Ensures all employees understand company quality objectives and encourages input, giving employees ownership in the processes that directly affect them.
    • Provides insightful and accurate analysis of nonconformances and where appropriate initiates corrective action to prevent reoccurrence.
    • Identifies areas of risk and opportunities for process improvements and initiates preventive actions in coordination with the department manager.
    • Audits effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions and initiates corrections to reach improvement objectives.
    • Ensures all measuring tools are calibrated and parts are inspected as close to the source of work as possible to reduce the possibility and cost of errors.
    • Provides source of information for Customer quality requirements and correlates all necessary documentation.   
    • Works co-operatively with fellow employees to continually evaluate and improve on existing policies and procedures. 
    • Maintains and supports cell in-process inspection system. 
  3. Maintains a dedicated, focused and capable staff to meet current and future needs:
    • Communicates effectively with clear direction, standards, and policies to all staff.  Coach and empower supervisors to implement and enforce direction, standards, and  policies.
    • Cross trains staff to give the area flexibility and depth.
    • Creates a positive, proactive, results oriented, mutually-supportive, fun working environment.Evaluates training opportunities to determine its relevance, educational opportunities as to their benefit to Standard Machine.
    • Recommends attendance of Standard personnel to conferences and seminars to maximize the employees’ personal growth and growth of Standard Machine as it relates to ISO requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.