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Quality Control Assistant Manager

companyToyota Boshoku
locationHopkinsville, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/19/2024

I. I. General Summary: Oversees the quality control operations during the designated shift which includes maintaining the overall plant quality system. Directs Quality Engineer team, Quality Lab and Inspection team in assigned manufacturing area in the execution of the group's responsibilities.

Support launch activities to assure SQAM documents are created and quality levels meet customer expectations. Manage ECI and PCR implementation by communicating all department expectations and schedules.

Manages group (manufacturing line, cells, or area) as an operational unit and responsible to accomplish company goals and targets in accordance with all company policies, manufacturing standards and methods, and quality standards for safety, product quality, customer satisfaction, accuracy, productivity, cost reduction, housekeeping, efficiency, training, teamwork, and morale.

II. Essential Job Functions:

• Manages all aspects of quality.

• Support to certificate and maintains IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certification.

• Responsible for department personnel.

• Support and development of documentation to support customer & internal requirements.

• Develop procedures and work instructions to support proper quality system

• Analyzes processes for continuous improvements and failure modes.

• Negotiates appropriate quality levels with customers.

• Analyzes processes for stability and capability.

• Maintains both supplier and customer quality standards.

• Reports and presents quality information including quality improvement plans.

• Countermeasure activities for quality issues.

• Interprets company policies to team members and enforces safety regulations.

• Responsible for overall quality control team performance.

• Provides training and development of team members on operation of lab equipment (CMM and Tensile tester) and Weld Cut/Polish/Etch process.

• Builds strong relationships with customers, suppliers, production, management and all team members.

• Analyzes in-process defects, investigates root cause and develops countermeasures.

• Serve as liaison between plant team and its customers/suppliers providing quality related technical assistance in the investigation, containment, and resolution of quality problems.

III. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:


• Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing, Business, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

• Certifications on usage of CMM preferred.


• Greater than six (6) years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment required, preferably automotive. Experience in Metal Stamping and/or Weld production environments required.

• Greater than two (2) years leadership experience as supervisor in a manufacturing environment.

• Greater than four (4) years of experience using CMM equipment and Weld Cut/Polish/Etch process.

• Preferably better than three (2) years relevant Quality control of Toyota business

Personal/Technical Skills:

• Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job functions of a leadership role.

• General understanding and practical work experience with automotive quality systems and processes.

• General understanding and working knowledge of inspection standards and check fixtures.

• Must be able to work a fixed or rotating shift schedule, including daily or weekend overtime.

• Thorough understanding of company product, trade terminology, quality management and control systems and techniques, manufacturing processes including material controls, work flow, scheduling, kanban, machine operation, and company policies as standards.

• Basic math and analytical skills.

• Ability to effectively facilitate problem solving and resolution.

• Ability work with a dynamic team and demanding customer(s).

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural work environment.

• Ability to work with multiple departments and prioritize activities.

• Ability to read instruction manuals, blue prints, and specifications.

• Ability to plan, supervise, and perform functions of assigned areas.

• Ability to maintain on call flexibility to control abnormal conditions.

• Ability to be flexible in a constantly changing production environment.

• Active listener with effective leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

• Must be able to multi-task, handle diversity, and provide leadership through problem resolution.

• Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization in a team environment.

• Ability to adapt available skills and equipment to respond to unforeseen demands and/or problems.

• Ability to implement plans to control and maintain safety, quality, 5S, cost, and efficiency for assigned areas.

• Strong organization, time management, and planning skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines.

• Ability to teach specialists, team leaders and team members in basic fundamental skills and facilitate Job Instruction Training (JIT).

Language Skills:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.


• Solid working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc.).

IV. Work Environment/Conditions:

Office: Open Office Environment, moderate noise level.

Plant: Various types of manufacturing environments.

• Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise level.

• PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, Kevlar sleeves, hearing protection, etc. may be required in designated engineering, manufacturing, or industrial areas. Personal attire standards may apply.

• Involves moderate or occasional presence of some slightly disagreeable conditions, i.e., cold, dust, heat, odor, etc.

Travel: Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

V. Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, see, and hear. The team member must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing and is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds.

Toyota Boshoku America is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a posted position, please email us at .

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