Quality Black Belt Specialist

Quality Welland, Ontario L3B 5N4, Canada


Role Summary

The Quality Black Belt Specialist will support team members within the facility in initiating, developing, and executing six sigma quality projects/initiatives that will drive measurable, sustainable improvements in Quality.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead and champion Product Quality Issue Management (PQIM) reviews and lead and facilitating root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions.
  • Perform field failure and reliability analysis based on product performance in the field to identify top field failure modes and drive resolution through cross functional teams to meet or exceed customer defect targets.
  • Promote 6 Sigma Lean integration by promoting the strength of both methods to achieve business goals.
  • Train team members in Lean tools including but not limited to: Value Stream Mapping, Tact Time, 5S, 7 Types of Waste, Standard Work, Visual Management, Changeover Reduction, Flow, and Pull
  • Lead and be a team member on multiple projects simultaneously within stringent time constraints, using discretion and independent judgment with the ability to maintain a good working relationship with all co-workers, stakeholders and clients.


  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited university with a preference in Engineering or equivalent educational background with work experience in an industrial environment
  • Solid Lean, continuous improvement and root cause analysis background with prior process improvement assignments
  • Certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma
  • Familiarity with product Quality and Reliability methodologies including, MTBF, FMEA, Causal Effects Analysis, 8D, 5 Whys etc.
  • Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills, customer focused, enthusiastic.
  • Willingness and ability to travel

Desired Characteristics

  • Team player with proven mentoring and coaching abilities, demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire others and drive change within the organization to meet on team goals/objectives.
  • Proven facilitation and team leading skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work effectively across functions, prior experience of developing and leading a team or significant multidisciplinary project.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify and explain critical issues.
  • Unyielding Integrity & Credibility
  • Readiness for continuous improvement on your personal skills & on using Lean & Six Sigma Tools