Head of Quality (Onsite)

04_Professionals (technical)
BU1 Engine Systems and Components


Position directs quality assurance and quality service functions of the organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.



  • Embrace the MAHLE Leadership Principles:
  • Empower with accountability: Own mistakes and practice continual learning. Foster autonomy and development.
  • Trust each other: Practice collaboration and communicate in an honest and authentic way. Utilize differences to make us stronger.
  • Inspire for change: Create enthusiasm for MAHLE’s future by establishing an environment that supports innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Lead by example: Make and keep commitments. Receive feedback before giving feedback.
  • Strive to create an inclusive environment in which employees are valued and respected.
  • Take ownership of talent management practices within your team. This includes, but is not limited to, diversity, equity and inclusion, learning and development, performance management, and succession planning.
  • Responsible for directing the Quality Assurance Department personnel, functions, and activities.
  • Fostering an environment of Continuous Improvement in the workplace across departmental lines throughout the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with all related IATF, ISO, and ISMS policies and procedures.
  • Maintenance of the Quality Management Systems (QMS) programs to ensure processes are fully deployed and people are trained in the process. 
  • Responsible for setting and measuring the departmental goals that supports the business plan.
  • Coordinate, train and assist in audits and inspections of operational and supplier programs and processes.
  • Maintain and control the Quality Management Systems (QMS) for continued conformance to customer standards.
  • Improve plant capability utilizing statistical methods (QDAS, Minitab or equivalent tools).
  • Work with customers to develop improvement strategies for quality and cost.
  • Fulfill the role of Management Representative for the Quality Management Systems.


Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work activities as prescribed by the Plant Manager and Corporate Quality Manager to subordinates.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Engineering from four-year college or university and 3-5 years experience in manufacturing quality management
  • Preferred experience in the automotive industry
  • Experience with FMEA, APQP, PDP, Gantt Chart, QDAS / Minitab (SPC software), MS Project and project management skills
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification
  • Metallurgy and Materials Science experience is helpful



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Management
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Quality Management
Department:  BU1 Engine Systems and Components

Russellville, AR, US

Company:  MAHLE Engine Comp.(US)

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