Steel Tool and Engineering Co QUALITY MANAGER in Trenton, Michigan

Are you looking for a career with a stable company? Steel Tool & Engineering Co. is growing in the Aerospace Precision Machinery and Fabrication Industry. We have been in business for over 60 years. We are looking for a career minded Quality Manager.

This position is a key member of the Steel Tool & Engineering Leadership team. The exciting and challenging role of Quality Manager reports to the President. A solid candidate will be responsible for managing, coordinating and administering all functions of Quality System and Regulatory Compliance; managing and implementing activities to achieve company objectives of quality efficiency, productivity, customer service, and regulatory compliance while sustaining continuous improvement activities. The Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Lean Manufacturing Experience/Implementation: Problem Solving, Standard Work, Continuous Improvement Initiative, Lean Boards.

  • Administer the Site Quality Assurant Systems to ensure all elements in relationship to the plant quality system meet or exceed NADCAP requirements.

  • Coordinate preparation for, and hosting of, external audits by third party registration agencies, and customers.

  • Ensure all supplier, internal, and external non-conformances are tracked with measurable progress of corrective actions in a timely fashion.

  • Coordinate any reporting activities to appropriate regulatory agencies.

  • Ensures that all practices, procedures, and criteria at the plant meet or exceed all standards and customer specifications. This position works with customers, corporate personnel and plant personnel to develop quality control and quality improvement programs, procedures, and practices.

  • Contacts customers regarding quality problems. Complaints are investigated; cause of non-conforming quality is determined and corrective actions to resolve problem is initiated, so that customer needs and concerns are satisfied.

  • Produce, and report, quality metrics and Key Process Indicators (KPI’s) as required by the QAS.

  • Manage receiving inspection, testing of received parts, components, materials, and products to determine conformance to standards.

  • Manage internal audit programs to establish consistent adherence to all QAS and regulatory requirements and to maintain plant readiness.

  • Administration of Corrective Action (CAR) system.

  • Work with engineering disciplines to develop all stages of process qualifications and validations, product and component test methods, inspection guidelines and quality system procedures.

  • Participate in supplier selection, assessment and monitoring programs

  • Develop and Manage Quality Planning activities using Advanced Product Quality Planning methods and other Core Quality Tools.

  • Lead and develop a quality staff with skills and abilities to become a true service organization to support plants in training and technical troubleshooting to achieve plant and company goals and objectives.

  • Develop and provide training on regulations, and QAS Procedures / Work Instructions to employees and other stakeholders as required.

  • May work on special projects/assignments upon request.

  • Follow all applicable safety/housekeeping guidelines.


  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret journals, engineering blueprints and drawings, and governmental regulations.

  • Black Belt or Lean Manufacturing Experience.

  • Write reports and effectively present information.

  • Work with mathematical concepts, solve practical and complex problems of a technical nature and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Lead validation process for newly developed and existing products.

  • Demonstrated use of Quality Tools including experience in, and application of, Root Cause Analysis / Problem Solving, Corrective Action (A3) and Continuous Improvement methodologies.

  • Practical knowledge of applied statistical tools, including process capability and Statistical Process.

  • Team player, leader, mentor and coach.