Quality Manager - Manufacturing

Quality Wood Dale, Illinois




Quality Manager Wood Dale Manufacturing


About Optimas

Optimas Solutions is a global distributor of integrated supply chain solutions, and engineering support focused on delivering fasteners, components, industrial and safety supplies to our diverse customers around the world. Our local, on-the-ground teams understand the nuances of every community we serve. This allows us to adapt with our customers and partners as needs evolve, leveraging our footprint to remain at your side while providing a highly personalized level of service and support no matter where you find yourself around the globe. 

Our Values are the THREAD that connects us as one team to ensure that we are accountable for our contributions to the success of our company and customers:

  • Teamwork
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Drive


To learn more, please visit our website http://www.optimas.com  


Position overview:

The Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring process and product conformance of our manufacturing facility in Wood Dale, IL, and for our central laboratory in North America. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: quality systems; advanced quality planning; manufacturing process controls; risk management; coordination and control of product changes; non-conforming product analysis; product inspections; corrective action management; and supplier management.


The ideal candidate has a good blend of manufacturing, problem solving, failure analysis, technical, and interpersonal skills to ensure product shipped by Optimas conforms to specifications, regulatory requirements, and internal business objectives.


Main responsibilities:

  • Customer Corrective Actions, Internal Corrective Actions, Supplier Corrective Actions.
  • Customer Liaison and first point of escalation for customer issues.
  • KPI management: Cost of Poor Quality, PPM.
  • AIAG Core Tools Leadership: PPAP, PFMEA.
  • Inspection Compliance, Deviations, Quality Alerts, SPC.
  • Support Internal Audits, Control LPA and Product Audits.
  • QMS Management Review.
  • Quality Support of our APQP and product/process changes.
  • Collaborate with our Distribution Centers to ensure compliance to quality processes.


Key Competencies:

The ideal candidate must have the following competencies:

  • Customer Orientation and Responsiveness
  • Drive for Results
  • Team Player
  • Excellent Communication and Informing Skills
  • Timely Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Process Orientation
  • Negotiation Skills and Conflict Management
  • Proficiency in the use of Office Tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a manufacturing.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in automotive manufacturing.
  • Minimum 2 years’ fastener experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or material sciences. 
  • IATF 16949 Internal or Lead Auditor highly preferred
  • Inspection, Metrology, Metallurgical Analysis Interpretation.
  • GD&T, Print Review, Understanding and interpretation of engineering specifications (IFI, ASME, etc). Fastener experience highly preferred.
  • Lean and Six Sigma experience



At Optimas we believe in having a competitive compensation scheme to motivate and retain our employees. More information will be given throughout the process.

Optimas OE Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimas OE Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



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