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Textron Manager Quality in Muskegon, Michigan

Manager Quality



Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. The company is a leading global supplier of hybrid and conventional plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company produces and supplies camshafts, castings and industrial packaging. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the company owns and operates more than 30 facilities in 14 countries worldwide.

  • Ensure that processes needed for the QMS are established, implemented and maintained

  • Report the performance of the QMS timely to CWC leadership

  • Organize job assignment for department's quality functions

  • Ensure that for all employees all HR development requirements and activities are in place and gaps closed

  • Ensure that Customer's and Kautex' requirements are addressed and satisfied

  • Manage quality-related issues with customers and suppliers

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, government regulations and internal guidelines

  • Ensure the implementation of adequate preventive and evaluation tools, e.g.: Product inspection and testing, FMEA, Poke Yoke, control plans, etc.

  • Manage Non-Conforming Products and control the “Quarantine” area

  • Manage control of internal/external quality-related documents and records

  • Ensure that all specific issues regarding quality are implemented and observed in line with IATF standards

  • Manage quality-related issues coming from customer quality alerts

  • Promote awareness of the importance of the key quality-related jobs

  • Ensure knowledge about and compliance with Customer Specific Requirements throughout your team and if necessary define training measures

  • Train employees on work instructions, procedures, etc.

  • Utilization of mini-tab, excel and SPC programs to analyze data


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or comparable education preferred

  • Certified Quality Representative national authority (e.g. DGQ) a plus

  • Certified Lead Auditor of IATF/TS 16949 by KAUTEX or external body a plus

  • Six (6) years professional experience in automotive industry is preferable

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in quality or process related position required

  • Experience in negotiation with customers and suppliers

  • Knowledge in statistics, FMEA, Control Plan APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, DOE and product and process capability

  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and business systems, e.g.: 5S, standardized work, Kanban, visual management

  • Knowledge of mini-tab and excel programsQUALITY

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Michigan-Muskegon

Recruiting Company CWC Textron, a division of Textron

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 291338