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IDEX Quality/Pneumatics Lab Supervisor in Benton Harbor, Michigan

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REPORTING TO: Value Stream Manager

LOCATION: Benton Harbor, MI

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our Benton Harbor, Michigan team.

This is not a remote position. Candidates must be able to be onsite.

Scope of Role: Blended role combines management of test lab and management of quality system. Quality system management includes supporting the incoming inspection and layout inspection teams, as well as maintain and report on quality metrics each quarter. Test lab management includes supporting the lab technicians, managing the throughput and workload in the lab as well as maintain existing and purchase new equipment. This role has direct reports.


Pneumatic Test Lab Supervision

  • Directly supervise all lab technician performance and performance reviews, behavior, workload and training.

  • Purchase and maintain equipment needed in the lab and maintain monthly lab budget

  • Manage all staffing in lab including promotions and hiring new apprentices

  • Perform lab scheduling, efficiency, and throughput.

  • Host customer/vendor/sales team visits to the lab

Plant Wide Quality Supervision

  • Manage Receiving Inspection, Metrology, and Service Departments within Benton Harbor facility (Quality Support Department)

  • Develop KPI’s and drive improvement through quality support department

  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing ISO program and ensuring auditing processes are completed on a timely basis

  • Responsible for driving improvements within company-wide Corrective Action Process (CAR)

  • Liaison to Value Stream Managers for internal quality improvement, defining metrics and strategy

  • Report status of Metrics (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, or Yearly) to the appropriate personnel

Measures of Performance

  • iSay employee engagement scores

  • Maintaining lab work backlog and develop lab metrics

  • Maintaining and reporting quarterly quality metrics


  • Trained in Lean Concepts (5S, Kaizen, Office Kaizen, Kanban, VSM)

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Proven track record of containment-, short- and long-term corrective action, and effectiveness verification for quality issues

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree required. Engineering or graduate degree a plus.

  • Experienced and passionate team leader with proven problem-solving experience and process focused.

  • Developed leader with demonstrated ability to fix and hold teams accountable, improve behaviors and increase results

  • Persons occupying this position will be expected to sign an Employee Inventions and Proprietary Information agreement.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. Gast is unable to provide sponsorship at this time.


  • Proven leadership skills and business acumen – performance driven.

  • Excellent training and presentation skills with solid communication capabilities and practices, both oral and written.

  • Respected and trusted leader with a proven track record of achievement, solid technical skills and a reputation as a leader of change.

  • Good project management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal capabilities, and able to work cross-functionally with other leaders on sensitive and/or emotive issues.

  • Knowledgeable in corporate strategies and change philosophies.

  • Able to combine aggressive initiative with professional discipline and demeanor to accomplish difficult tasks through other people.

  • Continuous Improvement Mentality

  • Data and Metric Driven

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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