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Job Opportunities

Posted: 7/23/2018

Quality Manager

Position summary:

The Quality Manager works as part of the plant’s operations team and provides leadership for quality functions and initiatives in a fast paced welding consumables facility. The successful candidate will be a team player who functions well in a highly matrixed, fast paced business environment, working closely with operations, purchasing, product management and sales groups to provide support and development of effective quality assurance programs.

This person will also work in the longer-range development of process improvements, cost reduction efforts, capability upgrades and facilitate lean manufacturing implementation in support of a customer base that demands high performance and zero defects.


The qualified applicant should ideally possess a BS in Mechanical Engineering, CQA, a flexible schedule, extensive experience with foundry operations and aspects related to quality of cast parts, on both the inspection level and process auditing requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all safe work practices and/or safety policies
  • Lead the efforts of the Quality team toward the achievement and adherence to quality management systems such as ISO, QS, etc. following Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost models.
  • Communicate directly with leadership, support personnel, and hourly employees regarding QA Methodologies and the importance of a high quality work culture in meeting the expectations of a demanding customer base.
  • Directs, and serves as leader for, customer and certifying agency audits of the plant in an ISO/Military/ASME/NQA plant environment. Organizes, communicates and monitors corrective action plans resulting from audits
  • Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished product
  • Establishes inspection and quality expectations for internal customers (i.e., production departments, purchasing, etc.). Trains plant personnel in same.
  • Performs statistical analysis/capability analysis using Six Sigma, DMAIC problem solving, 8D problem solving or other similar methodologies.
  • Utilizes LEAN Manufacturing and other continuous improvement processes to drive effectiveness.
  • Formulates and maintains quality objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals.
  • Oversee the coordination of objectives with production procedures in cooperation with Operational leaders to maximize product reliability and minimize costs.
  • Manages site quality organization so that site quality objectives are met.
  • Directs workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.
  • Works with vendors to insure quality of all purchased parts for company use. Drive continual improvement in Supply Chain through both direct actions as well as by leveraging corporate resources.
  • Designs and implements quality assurance and quality control training programs to key personnel in conjunction with managers.
  • Contributes to annual budgetary process and is responsible for Quality Dept. budgetary compliance.
  • Plays active role on quality management teams within both the Hanover site as well as the overall corporate organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

BS Engineering discipline or other technical degree required
8-10 years experience within a manufacturing setting with direct supervisory experience
Travel – Negligible to 10%
Exceptional and Demonstrated Problem Solving Skills
Quality Planning/Test Planning
Experience working with external customer quality issues
Superior personal computer skills including Minitab, MS Office Suite, Strategic Planning software, Project Management software systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

ASME/Mil Spec Experience
Six Sigma/Lean Certification
ASQ Certifications: CMQ/CMBB/CQA/CQE
Familiarity with AWS, CWB and other welding standards and agencies
Experience in NQA-1, ASME Section 3
Preferred metals industry, metallurgical or welding experience

Apply online:

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Advice for Job Seekers

Resume Tips: Five Ways to Grab Employers' Attention

With today's level of competition for good jobs your resume has got only one chance to make a great first impression. To be considered for interviews your resume must have that special something that grabs the reader's attention and motivates them to call you. Here are five strategies for transforming a blah document into a WOW resume that will get employers calling you.

The first thing potential employers need to know is what you do and the position you are interested in. In the past job seekers have used an objective statement at the top of their resume to indicate their employment interest. With the lightning speed scanning approach that recruiters take in viewing resumes, a wordy, vague objective statement taking up three or more lines of text just doesn't get the job done. In most cases they don't get read.
Instead, write a short, direct professional summery that clearly illustrates your career focus. Your statement should include your profession, how long you've done it and your particular areas of expertise. Something to the effect of:

Senior purchasing professions with 10 years' procurement expertise i

Remember, your resume is not an historical tell-all. To keep your focus clear make sure that everything following in your resume relates to your focus. Leave off extraneous details.
The more key words you use the more frequently your resume will show up in online searches like LinkedIn, TheLadders and CareerBuilder, etc.. Additionally, employer resume data bases also use key words to query for qualifying candidates. Without appropriate key words your resume will be electronically ignored. Without key words, your resume is being shot off into a black void each time you submit it.
A good way to make sure your resume is full of key words is to check it against job postings. Use as many of the key words found in the responsibilities and qualifications sections of job postings. As much as you can, match up your terminology with what you find in job postings.
Nothing gets ignored like a resume full of lengthy blocks of text. No one has time to read through that much information. Resume screeners need to be able to absorb your information quickly. Leave out extraneous details so that key facts show up easily. Separate blocks of text into smaller easy-to-digest snippets of information. Use white space to separate bullet points so that each stand out. Be sure that your font size is readable: nothing smaller than 11 point.
If you want to stand out from the crowd you must include accomplishments throughout your resume. Write accomplishments that show how you solve universal problems such as saving time, cutting costs, improving performance and increasing customer satisfaction. Your accomplishments should stand out on your resume in bullets separate from your responsibilities. Don't make the common mistake of combining responsibilities and accomplishments in a long list of bullets. List your responsibilities in a small block of text and your accomplishments in bullet form following.
It's true, if you can't grab their attention on page one they won't stick it out to find out the wonderful things you've got on page two or three. This presents a problem for those who experienced their most productive work five or more years back. The solution is to use the hybrid resume format that allows you to create a highlight of accomplishments section at the top of page one of your resume. This area of your resume is reserved for the best examples of your work. The accomplishments you include should illustrate the key transferable skills needed for the position you are interested in.

Don't delay in implementing these resume changes. Employers are waiting for you with opportunities for a better career and a better life.

Deborah Walker, CCMC is a career coach helping job seekers nationwide. Her clients gain skills in resume writing, interviewing and salary negotiation. See her sample resumes and read more job search tips at:

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CAREER COUNSELING for those who may be on a job search

So Why Should We Hire You?”

If you are currently in a job search chances are you've been asked that question already. Undoubtedly, it is the most feared interview question, but one of the most common. It pays to be ready to answer it. Helps to understand that the question is an invitation for you to sell yourself. This is a good thing. No one is going to hire you until they have been sold on you. This is your chance to state your value to the prospective employer. The best way to answer this question is to prepare for it like a sales person. There are three steps to selling yourself with confidence.

Every successful salesperson knows their product inside and out. They understand the benefits of each product feature. In like manner, you must be able to articulate your transferable skills. First, take inventory of your skills. Make sure the skills you focus on are in demand for the position you seek. Next, take stock of the times of crisis when you've used those skills to solve problems. Finally, ask yourself what your employer got out of your successes on the job. Did you save time or money, increase revenue, improve service or increase productivity? Your success stories carry more weight when you can quantify the results. These success stories make up your selling points.

Before you can tell them why they should hire you, you must understand their current challenges. After all, you couldn't sell a car unless you knew understood how it was to be used. Until you know what challenges go with the position you won't know which of your selling points to talk about. To learn about their challenges you must ask them.
In the beginning of the interview ask your interviewer, “What challenges do you see as most significant for this position in the first six months?” Take careful note of his/her response. You will learn the “hot button” issues that you must sell you.

Here is where you get to sell yourself. Once you understand the critical skills they need for the job you simply share with them your success stories of when you have faced similar problems and how you solved them. Be sure to include the all-important benefit your company received. Start off your value statements with phrases like:

“I found a significant savings opportunity when...”
“My team gained efficiency when I discovered how to...”
“My boss achieved his quarterly objective when I...”

Remember, even if you don't get asked “why should we hire you” it is the underlying question and the point of the whole interview. Job interviews are your chance to sell your skills, talents and expertise. Before your next interview practice good salesmanship and prepare to sell yourself like a pro.

Deborah Walker, CCMC is a career coach helping job seekers nationwide. Her clients gain skills in resume writing, interviewing and salary negotiation. See her sample resumes and read more job search tips at:

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