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Quality Manager at American Battery Solutions in Springboro, Ohio

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

American Battery Solutions has a full-time opening for a Quality Manager in Springboro, Ohio.

Job Summary:

As Quality Manager at ABS this role will lead facility-wide new production line development and SOP readiness. The ideal Quality Manager is well versed in implementing quality control tools to prevent and manage quality defects on all manufacturing lines.

Additionally, this role will support the facility in the development and management of the process compliance to the ABS quality management systems and to the ISO9001-2015 and IATF16949 standards.


  • Lead organization's quality management system implementation to maintain ISO9001 and achieve IATF16949 certification.

  • Developing quality control processes to ensure all operations and processes can meet the Six Sigma level of control.

  • Work with design and advanced manufacturing team to supper implementation of the equipment capable of maintaining manufacturing standards above.

  • Ensuring products are designed with adherence to legal and safety standards.

  • Supervising staff and monitoring production standards by creating control methods and driving improvements.

  • Supplier management and incoming material control.

  • Evaluating final output of products to determine their quality.

  • Producing regular statistical reports on the quality performance of the manufacturing processes and ensuring clear communication with the design team.

  • Improving production efficiency and eliminating waste.

  • Communicate with customers and suppliers as needed to resolve.

  • Support the production operations by developing all necessary processes, procedures, and other supporting documentation to provide control of the processes.

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.

  • Adhere to corporate, federal, and state employment policies.

  • Adhere to all QMS policies and reinforce its implementation at the plant.

  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, and assigned.

  • Predictable and reliable attendance.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Engineering.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of previous quality experience within the manufacturing industry.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of previous supervisory experience for quality team members at varying professional levels.

  • Experienced in all quality core tools.

  • Six Sigma green belt or equivalent statistical qualification.

  • Previous NPI or facility launch experience (Preferred).

Key Competencies:

  • Focuses on Quality: Drives work results with a quality focus on actions and results. Ensures the development of robust process controls, develops monitoring of the process performance, and drives process improvements by implementing Lessons Learned and control automation when applicable.

  • Decision Making and Analysis: Makes sound decisions based upon a mixture of data-driven analysis, expertise, experience, and judgment; collects relevant information, seeking input from others, and identifies connections and/or root causes of problems

  • Continual Improvement: Displays a consistent orientation toward producing the highest quality products or services, while keeping a focus on sustainability. Constantly looking for incremental improvements in work processes and results. Initiates measurements and controls automation or integration into the process where applicable and possible. Drives elimination of manual and redundant quality checks.

  • Takes Initiative: Exhibits strong drive for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.

  • Working Safely: Demonstrates safe behaviors. Aware of potential risks and threats in the workplace.

  • Delivers Results: Achievement-oriented, feeling a sense of urgency to reach goals on time, if not before. Drives "flowless" launch of the new products and supports APQP deliverables to ensure adequate quality support. Manages supplier quality by driving 0PPM delivery of the components, Drives product and process compliance via audits and 8Ds

  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish team goals and organizational objectives.

  • Communications: Exchanges thoughts, feelings, and information effectively. Maintain regular and clear communication of the quality performance to the organization including but not limited to Process and product compliance status, driving 8Ds completion, and Improving KPIs details and performance.

  • Organization and Planning: Establishes a systematic course for self and/or others to assure accomplishment of objectives. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively.

  • Develops and Manages Employees: Actively develops knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees to leverage high performance. Hire adequate resources to support new production lines and multiple shifts. Drive compliance and professional development of his team by organizing required training

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud.

  • Prolonged periods of standing.

  • May be required to recognize small numbers, letters, symbols, colors on prints, and/or operate field instruments/equipment.

  • Must work rotating shift schedule; may need to work overtime.

  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds at times.

  • Able to continuously stand, bend, squat, and reach.

  • Able to complete physically demanding work.

Why Join Us

American Battery Solutions (ABS) provides comprehensive benefit plan options at no cost, competitive salary, and equity eligibility to all associates. ABS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace

Benefits Overview

  • Paid time off includes 4 weeks, 15 holidays, and parental leave.

  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability life insurance.

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) offerings.

  • Company provided 401K savings plan with matching contributions to help you save for retirement.

  • Voluntary benefits offerings.

  • Tuition assistance.

  • Employee Referral program.

  • Employee development and career growth opportunities.

About Us

At American Battery Solutions (ABS) we are developing the next generation of battery energy storage systems that will power the vehicles of today and tomorrow! Our team works with the latest technologies and battery chemistries engineering, testing, and manufacturing batteries to power the world's electric propulsion transition. At ABS you may get a chance to work on a project for an autonomous warehouse robot or an autonomous lawnmower, or you may work on a battery for a fleet of delivery vehicles or a transit bus, or even an EV start-up. Our team is led by some of the industry's most experienced professionals, but we pride ourselves on developing a diverse team of next-generation battery experts.

The Location - Springboro, OH

American Battery Solutions Advanced Battery Manufacturing Center is located in beautiful and historic Springboro Ohio. Life in Springboro is all about the quality and character of our community and that is why Springboro continues to be a top-ten-rated City to live, work, play, and raise a family. In fact, Springboro was rated #3 among the top 10 communities in greater Southwest Ohio. In essence, Springboro appeals to everyone from young families to people looking for the perfect place to retire. Our great neighborhoods, excellent schools, safety, services, and amenities all contribute to Springboro's exceptional quality of life. Springboro offers a variety of public programming that includes outdoor concerts, festivals, and fireworks. Our residents enjoy bike and walking trails, an 18-hole public golf course, a charming and vibrant historic district, and 501 acres of parks.

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