Team Leader - Quality at Danfoss USA in Ames, Iowa

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Job Description:

Team Leader - Quality

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Job Location(s):

Ames, US, 50011

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Job Description

Danfoss in Ames, Iowa is searching for a Quality Team Leader to join their organization. The primary responsibility of the Quality Team Leader is to ensure timely and effective implementation of quality initiatives, and lead containment and corrective actions in our manufacturing operations. Safely manage Quality activities and resources within their operational area to ensure quality processes and products that meet or exceed customer expectations. This role will have close working relationship with other departments for problem solving and frequent communication to stakeholders.

Your focus will be on continuous improvement to increase the quality of our processes inside our manufacturing plant, through strong data analysis, problem solving, engineering approach and project management. To achieve that, part of your daily mission will be lead, coach and train technical staff of your team, filling the identified skills gap and develop the adequate technicalexpertise of Quality Technician team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Foster teamwork and engagement that embodies Danfoss values and behaviors

  • Create clear, documented expectations for each team member

  • Provide feedback regularly, while recognizing good performance and correcting performance issues

  • Direct daily activities hands-on and via Quality Technicians

  • Ensure robust, standard systems are in place and followed

  • Promote quality excellence and customer satisfaction

  • Facilitate team meetings with appropriate business content and cascading communication

  • Communicate externally as the "voice of the customer"

  • Develop Quality Technicians and others utilizing IDPs

  • Establish and Monitor team and manufacturing quality metrics, and have a strong shop floor presence

  • Identify and execute, using available data, top projects, and priorities to improve quality

Background & Skills

  • High School/GED is required; College degree is preferred

  • Strong leadership skills such as flexibility, dependability, and independence are essential

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer skills: SAP, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) required

  • Proven problem-solving skills

  • Strong decision-making skills

  • Knowledge of the Quality core tools APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP

  • Team player who is able to build positive working relationships

  • Previous experience with leading teams and continuous improvement events are preferred, but not required

Danfoss - Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways - driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

Following our founder's mindset 'action speaks louder than words', we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

"Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship".

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