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IDEX Quality & EHS Manager in Wheeling, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

THE COMPANY

Fluid Management, Inc ., a Unit of IDEX Corporation, is the leading global manufacturer of precision dispensing and mixing equipment for the architectural paint, coatings, personal care, cosmetics, and food and beverage industries. Fluid Management has created a global product development environment through strategic growth initiatives. By leveraging our 80+ years of expertise and passion, Fluid Management delivers unequaled product innovation.

From initial design to equipment selection, delivery and after-sales service, Fluid Management strives for close teamwork with its customers, delivering high-quality, easy-to-operate products for every size and type of operation.

SUMMARY OF PRIMARY FUNCTION

The Quality & EHS Manager position is vital to the continued success of Fluid Management as this position is responsible for the implementation and execution of the Quality program for all products, raw materials, processes and services, and partner on. Additionally, driving proactive safety improvements and safety monitoring through the use of Safety audits, Job Safety Analysis, leverage a safety committee team. This position will work closely with all areas of the company; primarily Product Development, Purchasing, Receiving, Manufacturing, Shipping, Sales and Customer Support. In addition, this position works closely with our contract manufacturers and third-party vendors to ensure that our outstanding quality standards and costing initiatives are upheld.

The Quality & EHS Manager tests and inspects products at various stages of the development and production process and performs basic dimensional and visual inspection of parts, assemblies, final products and purchased materials. The Quality & EHS Manager tracks and interprets statistical data relating to quality; recommends changes in standards, processes, equipment and materials to facilitate work and maintain quality. The Quality & EHS Manager also interacts with supervisors to determine and resolve quality related issues.

A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected of this position. This position requires exercising independent judgment to perform the responsibilities described herein. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive Quality Control Program to ensure all products, raw materials, processes and services meet EE’s exceptionally high-quality standards

  • Design and develop quality documentation, i.e. procedures, work instructions, inspection and sampling plans, as needed or requested

  • Maintain documentation and revision level of quality documentation for all products or services

  • Work with Product Development to create product specific quality processes for all new products

  • Maintain and communicate all quality data to department managers for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting

  • Lead and facilitate continuous improvement efforts using Lean, DMAIC, and Kaizen methodologies

  • Review non-conformities (NCRs) for determining root cause, creating corrective actions, providing customer follow up and close NCRs within an acceptable timeframe

  • Perform product and process inspections throughout the development and production process to ensure consistent quality

  • Complete regular quality inspection trainings with manufacturing employees to ensure best quality practices are being maintained

  • Perform problem-solving tests to develop corrective actions for quality issues and to initiate continuous improvement

  • Utilize analysis tools such as DOE, Pareto, and 8D to determine quality levels

  • Report Quality metrics and trends routinely to the company

  • Coordinate returns to vendors and ensure corrective actions are in place to prevent future defects

  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors to help facilitate the timely completion of projects, negotiate pricing and ensure the receipt of quality products

  • Regularly perform pricing and competitive analysis and recommend strategies to improve market position, improve quality or reduce costs

  • Adhere to all company safety standards

  • Update requirements to reinstate ISO certification and strategy for implementation

  • Lead compliance reviews, general risk assessments and other safety assessments to support Health, Safety and Environmental management

  • Maintain relevant EHS/ESG logs and documentation (Analyses and standardizes various safety procedures and polices).

  • Provide assistance and advice on EHS issues to make recommendations to facility management.

  • Own the process of the refinement/development and presentation of relevant OSHA required training

  • Inspect and evaluate the environment, equipment and processes in working areas to ensure compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards

  • Recommend/Drive changes to protect workers, and educate employees on how to prevent health problems through the use of safety training programs

  • Investigate incidents/injuries to identify their causes and find ways to prevent them in the future. Must be comfortable driving root cause analysis to fine true root cause

Experience, Education, and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Quality or Engineering related field

  • Experience in manufacturing environment

  • Experience of 3-5 years related to quality assurance, applying lean tools/ methodology, regulatory compliance, and Six Sigma manufacturing

  • Holds Quality certifications in one or more of the following: ASQ/CQE, CMQ/OE, Six Sigma (Green or Black Belt), or TQM

  • Strong experience with Kaizen events and PDCA training with a minimum of 5+ Kaizen events

  • lead and facilitate continuous improvement efforts using Lean, DMAIC, and Kaizen methodologies to solve quality issues

  • Implementation experience with SPC and process capability

  • Familiarity with Minitab or other statistical analysis software

  • Hands-on approach to troubleshoot and resolve quality related issues

  • Detail and Quality focused with strong organization, persuasion and negotiation skills

  • Assertive, solutions focused, strategic and statistically oriented

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Strong presentation and time management skills

  • Self-starter, motivated, team focused, and results driven

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in ISO, ISO internal auditor or ISO implementation experience

  • Experience with GMP Implementation

  • Experience with automated equipment or electrical schematics

  • Experience with Supply Management and Supplier Quality Assurance

  • Familiarity with purchasing policies and supply chain processes

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).

Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Fluid Management

Job Segment: FSD Fire & Safety/Diversified Products

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