Quality Control Manager

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
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Challenger Lifts, Inc., a division of Snap-on is seeking a candidate that would be responsible to plan, lead, organize and control a staff of quality technicians involved in the inspection of in-house work-in-process, material receipt and final inspection.  Formulate goals, objectives and plans in line with organizational goals and customer needs.  Interface with purchasing, engineering, technical services and manufacturing.  Provide technical counsel and assistance to less experienced employees.  Develop comprehensive strategies and plans; management of quality activities and projects within the department.  Work with sales, engineering and operations to establish goals for the department in accordance with the overall busines strategy.


  • Formulate goals, objectives and plans in line with organizational goals and customer needs while assuring compliance to all industry standards including but not limited to ANSI/ALI ALCTV:2017.
  • Develop, implement and maintain receiving, in-process and shipping inspection programs to assure product quality standards are met and verified.
  • Conduct supplier audits for new products as well on-going business for compliance to ALI/ANSI standards and eventual ISO 9000 requirements.
  • Receive, document and report RMAs. Conduct analysis and feedback to Engineering on root causes of product failures.
  • Formulate quality control standards including APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), Control Plans, FMEA (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis), Gage Calibration & R&R, and audits.
  • Work with Manufacturing on value engineering initiatives to reduce product cost and/or improve quality of product.
  • Provide technical counsel and assistance to less experienced employees.



  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Engineering or science and a minimum of 5+ years related technical and strong managerial experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to work in a shared service environment.
  • Technical competence with excellent project management skills.
  • Thorough understanding of ISO 9000, AWS D1.1 and ANSI/ALI ALCTV:2011 standards and their application.
  • Complex problem solving skills.
  • Broad investigative skills.
  • Analytical.
  • Thorough knowledge of Welding and Steel Fabrication.
  • Administrative skills (budget, schedules, plans).
  • Innovative/creative.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Ability to travel abroad to conduct audits and assist supplier in reaching Quality Goals.

Snap-on is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.


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