Plant Quality Manager


Full operational responsibility for the Quality function of a high volume injection molding, extrusion, electronic or assembly Plant. Provide leadership to create a performance-driven organization and foster continuous improvement of all metrics.





  • Provide leadership, direction to the quality team and be a driving force in reducing defects, scrap and customer returns.
  • Continue to foster a culture of continuous improvement to improve process control, quality yields and reduce DPPMs.
  • Lead and coordinate efforts in maintaining and improving product, systems and process quality to become a certified supplier for all customers.
  • Provide training to the manufacturing organization in measurement methods and quality improvement techniques.
  • Take a leadership role in developing and implementing advanced quality principles.
  • Oversee process capability studies, corrective action and material non-conformance systems.
  • Monitor and report on key measurements associated with the operation.
  • Work with customers to drive improvement in quality through a closed loop corrective action program
  • Be enthusiastic, hard working, results oriented with a can-do attitude.



  • Bachelors of Science degree in engineering or other technical discipline.
  • Knowledge of world class manufacturing principles.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for improvement and implement changes.
  • 5 years leadership experience as a quality engineer or quality manager in a high volume, fast paced manufacturing organization.
  • Experience with inspection methods and statistical control techniques
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership.
  • Thorough understanding of statistical theory and application.
  • Knowledge of SPC, spreadsheet, word-processing, and manufacturing-control software applications is required.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt.


  • MBA or MS degree in a technical field
  • ASQ certification
  • Experience with People Soft (MRP, v. 8.9) software applications
  • Experience with implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Experience in supplier management
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish)

Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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