3M Quality Manager* ∞ (Cottage Grove, MN) in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Quality Manager to support the Film, Automotive, & Bubbles (FAB) manufacturing operations in Cottage Grove, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for this position will be responsible for providing quality leadership for the operations and will be actively engaged in the development & execution of the plant quality strategies and initiatives. These responsibilities will be directly tied to the global vision and align with the long-term strategies of the plant operations. Key objectives will include developing a high-quality culture and flexible team, maintaining applicable ISO & IATF certifications across the three (3) manufacturing operations, delivering products to customers with consistent and robust quality, resolution of customer complaints and stakeholder concerns, and driving effective and continuous improvement.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promoting and maintaining a safe work environment for all employees.

  • Developing, building and supporting a high performing FAB Quality team.

  • Supervising, supporting & developing Quality Engineering & Quality Technician staff including interviewing, hiring, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing personnel complaints and resolving problems.

  • Setting performance goals for individuals and quality goals for FAB organization that support the broader needs of the plant and customer divisions while driving continuous improvement.

  • Managing the analyzation and monitoring of customer complaints and non-conforming product. Identify trends and special causes. Providing appropriate level of analysis to product teams and management team. Driving associated corrective action and quality improvements efforts. Ensuring customer complaints are handled expeditiously.

  • Maintaining regulatory and certified body registrations, including ISO9001 and IATF19649.

  • Managing internal and external product and process audits.

  • Monitoring, facilitating and reporting on CAPA’s while providing visibility and appropriate priority to these activities.

  • Managing appropriate supplier interactions (internal and external) and supplier management process.

  • Establishing and executing strategic plan for plant quality system (include driving plant, division, and corporate initiatives).

  • Optimizing data analysis tools and provide quality scorecard reports to organization.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of five (5) years combined quality systems, manufacturing operations, manufacturing engineering, process engineering, product engineering, and/or product development experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience supporting ISO9001 and IATF 19649 programs

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience managing or supervising direct reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience managing or supervising direct reports

  • Minimum of two (2) years of quality or product engineering experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience deploying industry specific quality system requirements such as ISO9001 and IATF 19649

  • Working knowledge of IT solutions for Quality (CFR, eMatrix, ISM, SAP, etc.)

  • Experience leading internal and external audit or certified internal auditor ISO9001

  • Excellent attention to detail and process/system oriented

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Effective in conducting root cause analysis

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills, integration and networking capability

  • Ability to work within team structure to influence and support quality improvement

  • Experience working directly with customers

Location: Cottage Grove, MN

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic/international

Relocation: Is not authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws. U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens. To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s). The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without a sponsorship for employment visa status (e.e. H1B status).

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