My good friend is the President of a large non-automotive aluminum manufacturer in Dallas. The Quality Director is also a friend stretching back to the 1990s. He is out of automotive and knows the power, immediacy, and skill that brings to a non-auto environment.
They are building a brand new quality department with quality professionals out of the high volume AUTOMOTIVE QUALITY INDUSTRY (IATF). We just hired a Quality Director who is also a long-time friend of mine who is truly an outstanding quality leader.
There is a little something for everyone since there is plenty to do in the areas of auditing, APQP launch, and actual problem solving with your supply base. Saying there is a lot of low-hanging fruit is an understatement from a supply base standpoint. It is prime time to become a true hero!
Any and all certifications you might bring such as a CQA or CQE is definitely a plus as it demonstrates your interest and commitment to the quality field. We’ve been search consultants in automotive quality spanning 3 decades and only work with known players to ensure exceptional placements.
You must have a completed 4-year degree, with an engineering degree being a major plus. You must also have IATF 16949 and plant hands-on manufacturing experience in the automotive or heavy-duty industries to be considered! You should have a working knowledge of PPAP, FMEA, 8Ds, Control Plans, and Capability Studies. 30%-50% travel.