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Vice President - Quality in Wexford, PA at PTC Alliance

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Are you interested in taking an immediate position as Vice President-Quality, with the potential to take responsibility for the full technical function for the company? The Quality role involves supervision and developing the company’s quality management group, and advancing product quality. The role will allow the candidate to become familiar with the organization, products, and customer, and eventually transition to a combined Quality-Technical Services role.  In this position, you will play a role to develop and mentor the Technical and Metallurgy staff of professionals, including multiple recent graduates, into the next generation of Metallurgy and Quality leaders in the metals industry. Do you have an interest in establishing a world-class technical function to support our growth and solid customer base?  If you are an experienced Metallurgist with significant managerial experience and leadership within the broader metals industry, we'd love to discuss this role with you!

Job Summary: 

Directs the corporate quality assurance operation and ISO requirements ensuring the quality, accuracy, and reliability of Drawn-Over-Mandrel Tubing (DOM), Electrical Resistance Welded Tubing (ERW), Cold Drawn Seamless Tubing (CDS), Chrome Plated Tubing and Bar, and Tubular and Bar Machined Components and the fulfillment of customer requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Proactively establishes quality goals and standards, recommends technical modifications to achieve set goals, and directs the analysis of critical issues and presents status reports of such issues and progress towards a resolution to executive management.
  • Coordinates the development, implementation, and control of quality and research and development plans and corporate policies on quality initiatives.
  • Collaborates with executive and staff management to establish cohesive organization-wide quality and quality assurance functions for tube and bar production.
  • Leads the Quality Steering Committee in coordinating quality activities cross-functionally with Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales, and support departments, and in managing compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP) based on ISO standards for all plant processes.
  • Ensures that ISO registration is maintained through effective management of quality assurance functions.
  • Responsible for maintaining well-trained and properly staffed plant personnel through the selection and mentoring of supervisory staff, successorship planning and establishing and adjusting plant staffing levels based on production volumes.

Staff Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible to uphold the ideals set forth in the company’s mission statement.
  • Responsible within functional areas to ensure employee competence, set direction, and determine best methods to meet or exceed corporate objectives as set forth in the annual Business Plan.

Management/Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Manages work of 6-10 professional/management-level employees with responsibility for overseeing performance management process for a significantly larger group of indirect reports
  • Participates in establishing plans for acquisition, retention and continuing development of key human resources throughout areas of responsibility.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements: 

  • BS/BA Degree, preferably in Metallurgical or Material Science Engineering
  • 7-10 years’ experience in metallurgy or material science engineering


Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: 

A valid driver’s license is required.

Skills and Abilities: 

The below duties and responsibilities designated as essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation.  All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. The job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.  Employees may be asked to perform other job-related functions that are not listed below.

  • Ability to effectively persuade, convince and communicate with all levels of the organization, customer base, and outside parties
  • Ability to maintain discretion, tact, and poise to work with confidential company information
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to effectively direct the company’s operations to assist areas of responsibility to obtain corporate objectives
  • Independent judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Proven ability to inspire, motivate and lead an integrated team of top performers
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions under tight time constraints that have far-ranging impact and consequences, choosing appropriately among a wide variety of solutions to make decisions in the best interests of the corporation
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office products to organize and communicate
  • Technical knowledge to understand tube metallurgy/usage
  • Ability to understand and monitor budgets


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