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Quality Manager

Waterbury, CT

Posted: 03/25/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 87.24DM Pay Rate: 130,000 - 145,000 Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Quality Manager

The Quality Manager will provide engaging leadership and guidance to all quality lab employees ensuring that all lab operations and administrative activities are efficient and in line with business rules.  Responsible for QC, sustained product quality, product and process consistency, continuous improvement, governance, quality training for operators at the site.


  • Coordination and accountability for Product Quality and Quality Control, supervising technical staff in carrying out tests and checks. Two Quality Chemist and eight hourly techs
  • Collecting and analyzing performance data against defined parameters and monthly reporting quality key performance indicators
  • Owns the site process for managing complaints
  • Partnering with site management in managing site quality operations and recommending relevant Q KPIs for follow-up of the site performance in line with and support of the BU Quality Manager
  • Actively promoting quality achievement and performance improvement across the site organization, providing solutions and service to the plant to improve quality and increase productivity
  • Leading efforts in achieving, maintaining, externally certified business processes like ISO-Certifications and other specific business / industry standards and acting as site management representative for the ISO Quality Management System, setting up and maintaining controls and documentation
  • Developing the site Quality Improvement Plan with site management and BQM and follow-up of the QIP
  • Using quality tools like Process Reviews, Value Stream Mapping, Quality Risk Assessment (FMEA or other), Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing Techniques, Kaizen, Root Cause / Corrective Action techniques and 5S to enhance problem solving and improvement activities and drives employee involvement

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at

JO:  87.24DM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other technical field required
  • Quality manager and auditor certificates preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the chemical industry or related field, preferably in similar positions or technical support function
  • Good knowledge of project and reliability tools, Six Sigma, SPC, TPM, LEAN, Root Cause Analysis, e.g., 8D

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at

JO:  87.24DM

Meet Your Recruiter

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional since 1996 with experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Executive to Entry level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful at bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in their career searches.

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