Associate Quality Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want:

The Integrated Manufacturing group based in Kalamazoo, MI is looking for an Associate Quality Manager with a solid understanding of quality systems process and continuous improvement. We are looking for someone who can build strong relationships and work closely with other functional areas including engineering, operations, and R&D. 


We need an individual with strong interpersonal communication who can forge deep relationships across teams and functions. You must be able to influence others, motivate a team and develop individual and department goals. A high level of technical mastery and innovative problem solving must also be a part of your day to day.


What you will do:

As an Associate Quality Manager, you will be responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining Quality Assurance systems and QA improvement projects for operations related to new products and acquisitions.

  • You will design and/or implement methods and procedures for inspecting testing and evaluating the precision and reliability of products and/or components and production and/or test equipment.
  • You will prepare documentation for inspection/testing procedures.
  • You will interact with customers and/or suppliers either telephonically or in person to solve reliability issues and/or answer general product questions.
  • You will analyze reports and/or return products and recommends for corrective action.
  • You will be responsible for the activities of Quality Control Inspectors, Technicians and/or Quality Engineers.
  • You will evaluate the performance of the team based on pre-established performance parameters and you will coach and develop direct reports.
  • You will train others in QA/GMP related topics
  • Additional responsibility to ensure that your assigned group complies with company policies and corrective actions.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s in engineering or related discipline
  • 2 years’ supervisory experience preferred
  • 5 + years’ experience in a related RA/QA or engineering role
  • Solid understanding of the various processes in this area including lathes, mills, metal injection molding, and various finishing and coating operations
  • Solid understanding of inspection methodology, GD&T, familiarity with equipment qualification and process validation requirements. 
  • Key abilities in leadership: encourage, motivate, direct, and mentor a team of engineers, technicians, and supervisors to achieve the business goals.
  • Quality Assurance knowledge and understanding

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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