Quality Supervisor

Job Details

LocationSterling Heights, MI, United States of America
Job TypeContract Full-Time

Job Description

On behalf of our World Class Manufacturing client we are currently recruiting for an experienced Quality Supervisor to join their team. The Quality Supervisor is an integral part of a company whose focus is to change the automotive landscape.


  • Manage day to day quality control and quality inspection activities to the assigned area(s)
  • Will be required to directly supervise hourly and or SBU
  • Daily auditing across all shifts to hold Team Members and Team Leaders accountable up to and including issuing discipline as required
  • Empowered through independent judgment to commence or cease production operations based on quality safety and/or regulatory requirements
  • Direct the workforce to follow government regulations and all applicable MQGR and Level 1 standards
  • Identify need for process improvements/procedures required
  • Document conditions found and identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Communicate results to quality and plant management
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Strong communication skills to lead and support meetings at all levels of the company, including SR leadership
  • Provide expert technical leadership & directing cross functional teams in the application of quality initiatives.
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
  • Take over from PPR process after J1 (drive closure of open J1 issues and ensure plants comply with Quality/MQGR standards)
  • Develop and enhance PPR & audit checklists over time
  • Perform process audits based on internal and external quality indicators, leveraging standard checklists questions - audit the entire system a minimum of three times per year (3,679+ questions for 39+ processes)
  • Review critical processes and stations daily per VOC
  • Report monthly process conformity scorecard for the Plant
  • Review and Decision process standard deviations related to MQGR/Standards
  • Monitor all new or enhanced regulatory and corporate requirements and update process checklist and lead implementation
  • Assist in root cause, containment and corrective actions for all quality related issues
  • Achieve timely completion of containment corrective actions (Performance action notices) Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts and utilize problem solving tools in day-to-day operations to drive issue resolution
  • Provide technical liaison support between Engineering, Quality, Production and Product Design departments
  • Embrace and execute standardization of best practices that ensure quality products
  • Document all non-conformance conditions found and identify and execute opportunities for process improvement
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of vehicle audit items
  • Supervise all major aspects of vehicle inspection and analyze data for comparison to daily vehicle audits
  • Supervise the auditing of new production vehicles to validate quality or identify quality concerns
  • Training and coaching of salary and bargaining unit employees, both direct and indirect
  • Creates, implements and sustains vehicle control plans to prevent the outflow of defects to customers
  • Recommends and implements simple cost-effective error/mistake proofing strategies
  • Work with Engineering and Suppliers to resolve issues that are not plant controllable
  • Support manufacturing facilities with launch readiness assessments and implementation methodology for compliance to requirements
  • Serve as liaison between plants and engineering. Conduct training (development, implementation) for plant personnel on quality requirements
  • Recommend and implement new initiatives to improve plant processes
  • Analyze quality data from internal and external indicators to ensure calibration


  • Bachelor Degree required
  • A minimum of 2 years of hands on working experience/ knowledge of the entire automotive engineering, manufacturing, testing and quality landscape in both the supplier and quality areas
  • Demonstrated planning/problem solving skills
  • Proven track record for developing and executing standardization
  • Creative problem solver, proactive and steadfast in the identification and resolution of vehicle quality issues
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills with integrity
  • Ability to work a flexible shift schedule
  • Experience and working knowledge of computer systems and software with strong knowledge of MS Office or Google Office
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and translate data into visual charts/graphs etc.
  • Flexibility to work on a rotating crew/shift schedule
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to be flexible to carry out tasks 'outside' of normal roles and responsibilities
Preferred Requirements:
  • Manufacturing / Assembly Plant experience
  • Two (2) years of quality related experience
  • Lead Auditor Certifications and Practical experience
  • Supervisory experience of hourly personnel
  • Basic Knowledge of Statistics
  • Previous Leadership experience is a plus
  • Engineering degree or equivalent

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