Exide Technologies

Quality Manager - Punch Grid Plant

US-MO-Kansas City
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Individual will provide leadership in the day to day activities for all departments within the facility and partner with the Engineering community to solve problems and improve quality.  Manage product and process data collection and summary, Corrective Action System, Calibration, internal auditing,  and key customer activities. This individual should have a thorough working knowledge of TS16949 Quality System Requirements, OEM expectations, and the Quality Operating System of manufacturing and distribution. 



  • Provide day to day quality support to manufacturing and quality assurance in the form of plans and procedures.
  • Maintain excellent corporate, customer and vendor working relationships which will enable working out the most difficult of quality issues.
  • Participate in the establishment of quality specifications for raw materials, goods in process, and finished product.
  • Develop and implement quality control inspection and sampling techniques which will assure products meet company and customer quality standards.
  • Conduct research on product defects, test performance, plant reject and scrap, and recommend process or product changes to overcome quality issues.
  • Assist with conducting and preparation of quality audits and reports.
  • Work with the team on problem solving initiatives and link actions and outcomes to Control Plans. PFMEA’s, plant inspection points, and Customer returns.
  • Coordinate efforts with the team with corrective action resolution for internal KPI’s and external customer issues (assembly plant complaint and warranty initiatives)
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job.


  • Responsible for providing technical guidance and direction to positions including Q.A. Engineer, SPC Coordinator, Q. A. Inspectors, Lab and Calibration Technicians, Return Customer analysis, and clerks. Day to day supervision responsibilities include determining departmental training needs, evaluation of subordinate job performance, recommend salary/title changes, determining hire/fire actions, and disciplinary actions for employees engaged in quality control operations. Coaching and developing employees for future opportunity and to assure accountability and adherence to established policies and procedures.


  • Maintain positive corporate, employee, customer and vendor working relationships which will enable resolving the most difficult of quality issues.



Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Minimum of 4 year technical degree in science, engineering or quality. Prefer degree in engineering
  • 5-8 years related experience as a quality assurance engineer or equivalent at a corporate and/or manufacturing plant level, preferably a tier I supplier to the automotive industry.
  • CQE preferred
  • Six Sigma training (Green Belt or Black Belt) preferred

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Proficient in problem solving – root cause analysis, 5 why, etc.
  • Must be quality and customer oriented
  • Must have strong problem solving skills
  • Knowledgeable in TS16949 quality standards; APQP methodology; Control Plans, FMEAs, and PPAPs
  • Knowledgeable in Six-Sigma and Lean tools
  • Familiarity with Quality Operating Systems
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team-oriented environment on multiple projects
  • Strong skills in statistical methods
  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills -Windows-based programs

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.


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