Quality Manager- Plastics Manufacturing

Innovate Manufacturing, Inc.  •  Knoxville, TN

Less than 5 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/23/17 by Benjamin Workman
Innovate Manufacturing, Inc.
Knoxville, TN
Less than 5 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/23/17 Benjamin Workman

Innovate Manufacturing, Inc. - Knoxville, TN

Looking to make a difference in a start-up manufacturing facility? Innovate Manufacturing is a Chinese-owned, contractplastics manufacturer with complete solutions from engineering, tooling to manufacturing. Located in the Westbridge Business Park in the Karns area of Knoxville, we're looking for a results-driven, roll-up-your sleeves, get-it-done Quality Manager. This is a hands-on, fast-paced position requiring the ideal candidate to have good problem solving, organization, communication and leadership skills.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all customer requirements are met
  • Ensure product quality so that product shipments meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Lead in troubleshooting issues affecting production quality
  • Lead in the control of non-conforming products according to approved procedures
  • Lead in Corrective/Preventive Action activities according to approved procedures
  • Support manufacturing operations with effective implementation of Quality Systems
  • Problem-solve using advanced statistical techniques (probability, capability, etc.)
  • Interface with customer representative when quality issues arise
  • Respond to internal and external Corrective Action Requests (CAR’s)
  • Audit systems for compliance and Continuous Improvement opportunities
  • Seek cost reduction opportunities
  • Assist with and provide training to other team members on Quality Systems


  • 3years’ experience (preferred) in Quality Management in a manufacturing environment.
  • B.S. Degree in an Engineering or related discipline (preferred).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and quality practices and a hands-on approach.
  • Experience with quality improvement tools and techniques (i.e., Lean, Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis).
  • Willing to challenge existing design, process and produce better products.
  • Possess the ability to read and understand production and tooling drawings.
  • Demonstrated leadership, project management, facilitation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of computer applications including Microsoft Office and databases is required.
  • Direct supervisory experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of GFSI standards
  • Certification by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Six SigmaBlack Belt (CSSBB), or Certified Quality Manager (CQMgr)

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's


  • Direct Supervision: 1year
  • Quality Management: 1year
  • Manufacturing: 1year

Required license or certification:

  • CQE, CSSBB, or CQMgr (preferred)

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