Quality Engineering Manager
Berlin, WI 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
At Generac, our people help make the world safer, brighter, and more productive. We are united by our efforts to inspire change for a better world; impact our people and community; influence and achieve positive results; and innovate the industry. Our shared goals allow people with diverse backgrounds and points of view to work together, bringing our global customers peace of mind through reliable products and exceptional support. 
We are a team of hardworking builders and doers who share a passion for innovation and a desire to outpace others in our field. We push boundaries and seek opportunities for our products and people to evolve. As an inclusive workplace, we keep equity and respect at the forefront and empower employees to speak up, take accountability, and bring their best energy to work every day. At Generac, we collaborate, share successes, and promote a drive to win while respecting others and supporting growth. 

It’s a challenge and an invitation. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to join an industry leader that’s shaping the market and investing in its people, along with new growth and technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture. We focus on personal and professional development; encourage learning on the job and being a supportive team member; and hope each day of work brings purpose and pride.

The Quality Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing facility wide quality assurance programs designed to ensure continuous improvement in production and conformance to all established standards in a high product mix environment. This role drives capable, predictable, and repeatable (CPR) processes throughout the product assembly process.  The Quality Manager is responsible for coordinating and leading assigned resources and employees to meet or exceed company quality and business objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Execute a multi-year quality improvement plan for the facility to climb the value chain from Quality Control to Quality Assurance to Excellence;
  • Set the quality expectations of the organization to satisfy the requirements of our customers;
  • Ensure ongoing success of process improvement initiatives by developing policies, procedures and process documentation;
  • Establish product quality goals, metrics, and test methods during product design and development;
  • Direct policy and procedure for inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products; 
  • Drive down total value chain expense with the use of quality goals, performance metrics and improvement initiatives;
  • Execute and promote a continuous improvement environment by providing leadership and direction for facility teams; 
  • Oversee deployment of standard Generac quality tools, methodologies, standards, practices and processes 
  • Direct root cause investigations addressing internal failures and customer complaints and facilitates corrective actions;
  • Present quality metrics and analysis regularly to Senior Management team and external customers as needed;
  • Coach and collaborate with business leaders and team members to apply and share a common vision for excellence processes and technologies;
  • Develop quality training plans;
  • Define resource needs and works within budget and staffing parameters to accomplish objectives for area of responsibility;
  • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology.
  • 5 years of progressive Engineering experience with a focus on quality management.
  • 2 years of experience leading, mentoring and coaching individuals and teams

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Expert knowledge in the implementation of lean principles and improvements;
  • Experience using the continuous improvement tool set.
  • Experience working with international companies and in a matrix organization;
  • Proven experience collaborating with multiple sites and functions to drive common solutions;
  • Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze and communicate with well-supported data;
  • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to leverage knowledge to mentor, coach and teach other quality team members.

To formally apply to this position click here: https://generacta.avature.net/careers/JobDetail/Berlin-Wisconsin-United-States-Quality-Manager/6889. You will not be considered an applicant until you complete online application. 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel

Great Reasons to work for Generac: 
  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
  • State-of-the-art facility with walking trails, café, free parking and many employee activities 
  • Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
  • Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
  • Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
  • We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days. 
  • Every day is Jeans Day! Dress for your day.
  • Product loan and discount programs

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”
Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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