Director of Quality

Job Function:
Quality Assurance

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Position Summary:

The Global Director of Quality leads multiple teams to ensure compliance of G&W operations to all ISO and GMP requirements. This position is based out of Bolingbrook, IL and will work in concert with G&W’s other facilities worldwide on standardizing best practices and improving overall quality performance from engineering concepts through the customer life cycle

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the roadmap to achieve the G&W long-term quality vision.
  • Develop and execute Quality strategies in support of New Product Introduction (NPI) that satisfy near term demands of development programs and support long term vision of transitioning to full rate production.
  • Develop overall culture for continuous improvement in Quality.
  • Evaluate organizational design and recommend improvements to optimize resources.
  • Prepare management reports to review performance of all production areas and overall organization cost of quality
  • Drive use of standardized lean & quality tools, share best practices, and benchmark world class companies to achieve a higher level of Operational Excellence.
  • Manage Capital, Point of Control, and Expense budgets associated with Quality operations and improvements.
  • Develop and maintain the Enterprise Quality Dashboard and score cards by Work Cell, Product Family and Customer.
  • Support and develop a strong Environmental, Health, and Safety culture with the team by following all safety regulations and maintaining clean and orderly work areas.
  • Coordinate the execution of other business initiatives with the G&W cross functional team

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or related Engineering field
  • 15+ years total experience, 6+ years management experience with quality and manufacturing
  • Problem solving skills with experience using root cause analysis techniques, with examples
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership accountability
  • Experience working cross-functionally with all levels of the organization structure
  • Experience developing operational yield and process control tracking

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in technical or business
  • Lean Six Sigma, Red X, or other problem-solving certification
  • Previous development and execution of global quality initiatives

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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