Quality Lead

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Date: Feb 21, 2024

Location: Gaithersburg - Maryland, US, 20878

Company: Heraeus

Quality Lead
Location Gaithersburg - Maryland
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 17,200 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


Your role and responsibilities:


  • Promotes safety and quality as the top priorities throughout the business and monitor all operations that affect quality.
  • Leads the site’s quality assurance program to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains the Quality Management System and ensures ongoing compliance with the ISO 9001 standard.
  • Facilitates communications for key customers and suppliers regarding quality issues and the resolution of any challenges that may impede customer satisfaction.
  • Administers the internal quality audit system, a proactive program designed to foresee and prevent problems before they occur.
  • Performs root-cause investigations in response to external and internal issues.
  • Reviews current standards and policies and creates new ones as necessary.
  • Continuously transforms the Quality program to align with corporate requirements and market best practices.
  • Maintain effective work instructions and operating procedures for inspection, operations, and supplier quality assurance per ISO requirements.
  • Translate orders, contracts, specifications, and engineering drawings into inspection instructions.



Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Manufacturing, Business, or related field.  
  • Prior team management experience required.
  • Prior experience in mechanical design, building out procedures and process improvement methods.
  • Strong understanding of lean principles
  • 2-5 years of relevant quality experience in manufacturing industry required.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • ISO 9001 Internal/ Lead Auditor. 
  • Able to perform Risk Analysis
  • Prior experience in building out procedures and process improvement methods.
  • Strong understanding of lean principles
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, professionalism and leadership ability; exhibit a high level of motivation and initiative with ability to meet deadlines.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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