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Quality Assurance Manager at Valmont Industries in El Dorado, Kansas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Job Description:

955 North Haverhill Rd El Dorado Kansas 67042-4806

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position is responsible for the implementation of the quality system for the El Dorado Operations, as directed by the Plant Manager. This includes programs and/or processes, developing quality procedures, conducting quality training and communicating the results of the quality effort for the plant.

Essential Functions:

  • Implementation of the Quality system within the assigned area including processes, programs and development of QA procedures
  • Serve as the AISC Management Representative for the site
  • Ensure product quality issues (supplier, factory, field-failures) are investigated in a timely manner and actions are implemented to prevent their recurrence
  • Support of Valmont Lean initiative through participation in 5S audits, Lean team facilitation, Lean team membership, and membership on the Material Review Board
  • Manage the internal audit system and ensure improvements are sustained and internal quality audits are performed to schedule
  • Perform inspections on supplier prototype and production sample using recognized sampling methods (ANSI Z1.4) to ensure they meet Valmont engineering and quality requirements, inspection records are maintained, and results are made available to relevant parties
  • Ensure that quality-related databases (scrap, deviation, corrective/preventive action) are managed and maintained, and data are made available to relevant parties and root cause analysis of trends and actions are implemented to prevent their recurrence
  • Manage the gauge calibration system for assigned sites to ensure the accuracy of measuring devices for those locations
  • Supervising functions to both direct reporting staff and other team members according to overall company policy
  • Training /cross-training of operators in new operations and methods
  • Ensure controlled documents (procedures, work instructions, and records) are managed and maintained
  • Other professional job duties as required

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years relevant experience
  • Proficient using MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Familiarity with statistical quality tools including Pareto, histogram, process mapping, process capability and SPC
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, planning, communication, and motivational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working in a fast paced environment with multiple deadlines
  • The trait of being organized or following a systemic method of performing a task
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea
  • Judgment and decision making skills while comparing relative cost and benefit potential
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, develop and direct people. Identify the best person for each task at hand
  • Analytical Skills and the ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in related field
  • Lean experience
  • American Welding Society Certified Weld Inspector
  • Successfully completed and attained certification for American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, ASQ Quality Engineer or ASQ Quality Auditor

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is performed in a factory setting, with most of the time being spent moving around different areas of manufacturing and shipping areas. The incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. This position will be exposed to all hazards located at manufacturing sites including noise, fumes, excessive heat/cold, dust, welding arc, all chemicals associated with the manufacturing areas, fire, smoke, unstable debris and confined spaces. Environment is fast-paced and demanding most of the time. This position may require long days to support the Quality initiative for a multi-shift operation.

The employee is frequently required to use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrist rests. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds in working with large files, binders, computer equipment and shop equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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