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Continental Quality System & Yield Manager in Sumter, South Carolina

Quality System & Yield Manager

Sumter, SC


Job Description


Continental Tire has been around for nearly 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all. Our Sumter location is seeking a Quality System & Yield Manager to join our Quality department. The ideal candidate has excellent communication and leadership skills, is dependable and accountable.

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Participate in the evaluation of the requirements of new introductions (quotation process)

Provide qualified feedback about yields in MFS from ETO’s development process

Provide qualified commitment about warehouse virgin yield at OE article level to KAM’s & GTS

Provide qualified recommendations to optimize yield in order to meet desired virgin yield targets

Implement recommendations to achieve desired virgin yield targets (TU, TG, TB, Visual losses)

Drive continuous improvement activities to maintain/improve TUG/TB yield, rework and scrap

Perform thorough statistical analysis, interpret data, optimize and coordinate the process

Part of the RN acceptance/release 3-4-1 process in the plant

Be responsible for the activities of customer visit/ audit in the plant

Follow up customers' audit findings to assure appropriate measures are taken in the plant

Monitor and maintain the customer satisfaction score cards (Nissan, VW, Volvo and etc.)

Investigate the quality issues of tire production process when market complains.

Provide timely response to customer complaint and steer 8D analysis to customer complaint

Continue improving customer satisfaction

Develop the plant QMS in accordance with the IATF16949, customer and internal requirements

Assure the plant Quality Documentation system (POMS) are maintained properly

Moderate and perform Process FMEAs from the generic PFMEAs within the plant

Coordinate and perform internal and external (2nd and 3rd party) Quality System audits

Coordinate the corrective activities following the internal and external quality system audits

Coordinate and develop a pool of internal trained product, process, and system auditors

Provide Quality training (SPS, Quality orientation, Metrology) as needed throughout the plant.

Conduct, evaluate and improve MSA studies and calibration as needed

Coordinate the COP& CTD activities throughout the plant

Direct and develop the TU team, metrology team, OE dock inspection team

Lead the QMS and yield improvement activities throughout the plant

Contribute to analytics community by exchanging knowledge within continental organization

Participate in the annual budgeting process and ensure the quality department budget is appropriately met in his / her area of responsibility

Job Requirements

Qualification requirements

Bachelor Degree in Technical or Scientific Field

5+ Years Experience in manufacturing industry (preferred automotive industry)

IATF16949 Auditor (Lead function)

Understanding the Tire Manufacturing Processes Advance TU Knowledge, Vector Seperation, 2 UPA, IPT Functional knowledge of processes and tools (QDA, FFDACS, MCAT, WAMOS,PoMS)

Understanding of key processes and tools used within Continental (TTT, QUASAR, OoY, RN)

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

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About Continental

The Business Area Tires offers the perfect tires for a wide range of different applications - from cars, trucks and buses to special vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles. Through continuous investment in Research & Development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Business Area Tires includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

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