Exide Technologies

  • Quality Systems Specialist

    Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
    Requisition ID
    2018-2041
    Category
    Quality
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    • Provide key support for the quality management system, quality improvement projects, key customer activities, and supplier improvement
    • Provide support in the day to day quality activities for the manufacturing facility
    • Work cross functionally to support the standardization of the quality management system

     

    This individual should have exposure to quality management systems (such as of ISO 9001) and customer-related quality expectations in a manufacturing and distribution environment. Working knowledge of battery chemistry, battery components, and electrical performance testing will also be beneficial.

    Responsibilities

    • Support changes and improvements to quality management system, including development of new procedures and work instructions
    • Support document control system, including publication and distribution of new documents
    • Maintain quality auditing tools based on engineering specifications, engineering changes, or deviations
    • Support the preparation for external audits, as needed, 3rd party and customer
    • Support the maintenance of SPC software for monitoring, controlling, and reducing product and process variation
    • Coordinate and conduct internal audits for quality systems, products, and processes
    • Support and coordinate issuing corrective action requests (CARs) to suppliers, including follow-up and closure
    • Work with other plants and corporate to improve the shared, regional quality system elements
    • Assist manufacturing shop-floor with corrective action resolution for internal key performance indicators, KPIs, and external customer issues, including warranty
    • Work with manufacturing shop-floor and other departments on problem-solving initiatives and link actions and outcomes to Control Plans, PFMEAs, plant inspection points, and customer returns
    • As necessary, support congruent management systems such as ISO 14001

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Knowledge of problem-solving methodologies (root cause analysis, 5 why, etc.)
    • Must be quality and customer oriented
    • Knowledge quality standards (such as ISO 9001)
    • Knowledge of APQP methodology, Control Plans, FMEAs, and PPAPs
    • Knowledge of quality improvement methodologies (Six-Sigma, Lean, etc.)
    • Familiarity with quality management Systems
    • Must be able to work independently and in a team-oriented environment on multiple projects
    • Knowledge in statistical methods used for quality improvement
    • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong organizational skills for maintenance of documentation and data
    • Skills in the usage of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Microsoft Access databases, Microsoft SharePoint, or Quality Database Management Systems

    Qualifications

    REQUIREDED EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum of a 2 year technical degree in science, engineering or quality.
    • 3-5 years related experience as a quality systems coordinator or equivalent at a corporate and/or manufacturing plant level
    • Experience in Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) as a supplier
    • Training in basic quality tools
    • Six Sigma or Lean training, preferred

     

    TRAVEL, ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Travel Expectations: ≤ 10%

    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 for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

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