Quality Manager

Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Rock Island, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.



This role will lead continuous improvement efforts and defect reduction initiatives to establish an effective Quality Management System (QMS), initiate and implement quality improvement activities as appropriate (e.g., Kaizen, Six Sigma) to raise the performance of Inpro/Seal's value streams, and train employees regarding their impact in the quality management system.  




  • Essential duties may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned. 

  • Develop, implement, manage and integrate a QMS for DPO.  

  • Serve as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.  

  • Manage quality control personnel on a day-to-day basis.  

  • Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.  

  • Design, implement and document procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.  

  • Establish and implement metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions  

  • Perform root-cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.  

  • Establish collection and analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality.  

  • Analyze customers’ product specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements for ease of manufacture and reproducibility.  

  • Develop quality planning methods for all value streams.  

  • Develop process certification standards and assist in process certification.  

  • Monitor vendor performance and establish criteria and rating system for critical vendors.  

  • Review customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans.  

  • Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development personnel.  

  • Oversee calibration and testing programs.  

  • Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses.  

  • Review suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality requirements.  

  • Participate in internal and external quality audits.  

  • Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.  

  • Other duties as required.  



Education and Experience: 


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or another relevant field.
  • 4 years of experience in a quality function within an industrial or production environment.
  • Must have experience with ISO audits & certification, statistical & data analysis, creating corrective actions & work instructions, and a proven record of reducing scrap, warranty claims, and rework.

*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

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