Quality Assurance Director
City : Regina / State : Saskatchewan
At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture engineered steel products for rail, energy and industrial end markets at six production sites located in the USA (Portland, Oregon;
Pueblo, Colorado) and Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta). We are the largest North American producer by volume in the rail and large diameter pipe markets, and we hold leading positions in the Western Canada oil country tubular goods, small diameter pipe and West Coast plate markets.
Job Description and Responsibilities
EVRAZ North America is recruiting a Director, Quality Assurance for our Regina Tubular and Steel Operations. This position is accountable to provide Quality Assurance oversight in the areas of product inspection, testing, customer complaints, claims management as well as quality systems management.
This position will lead mill quality assurance teams and partner with the steel and tubular manufacturing operations to ensure that quality objectives are met.
As a site leader this role is a key collaborator that supports cross-functional teams (sales, technical sales, technical services and research departments).
This position requires a team-orientated approach to problem solving and a demonstrated ability for building strong relationships.
This position reports to the Senior Director, Quality Assurance Canada.
Oversees the maintenance and continual improvement of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Q1 / ISO 9001 compliant Quality Management System (QMS).
Work with the mill Operation Managers to develop and improve new and existing Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) procedures as required
Manages the development of effective corrective actions for steel and tubular customer complaints and significant internal quality issues
Actively works to reduce customer product claims, third party inspection Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) and quality escapes, by developing appropriate root cause problem solving teams within the mill process
Oversees the management of steel and tubular testing labs and associated lab personnel (where applicable, hourly / salaried).
Works to develops safe, efficient and accurate testing methods
Manage internal audit processes for QC systems within the Regina operating facilities, conducts audits routinely to determine / verify QC effectiveness
Develops monthly discussions of trending for quality key performance indicators (KPI’s) such as rejects, rework, downgrades by mill and product line.
Provides analysis of the data with necessary action items. Works with operations / quality teams to address emerging trends
Develops product capability studies of key customer product attributes (steel coil and tubular) several times annually to identify deficiencies with respect to process capability
Stays abreast of inspection and testing technologies and looks for opportunities to improve efficiency, accuracy and repeatability
Drives World Class Quality at the Regina Site
Oversight of QA personnel including performance management, training in EVRAZ technologies , Product Inspection and Testing and Quality Systems
Works with Canadian Division, Level 3 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) personnel to ensure personnel training requirements are met for NDT inspection personnel
Recognized Degree in Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering
5 years’ experience working as a Quality Assurance Manager with single site, multi-site experience a plus
Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 9001 quality standards or equivalent, including advanced quality control planning for new products, as well as working knowledge of electronic QMS system
Knowledge of pipe and / or steel mill processes and operations
Familiar with tubular industry standards including API, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Technical understanding of NDT systems as it applies to steel or tubular manufacturing
Certified in quality auditing, lead assessor status a plus
Six Sigma green belt qualification or higher
Demonstrated experience in applying root cause problem solving methods (Ford 8D, Ishikawa diagrams, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and 5 Why) to manufacturing problems
Experience in budget management at the mill level
Experience in managing QA personnel training programs
Proficient in MS Office
Excellent written and oral communication skills, delivering presentations to management, extensive experience writing technical reports summarizing key findings and identifying next steps
Strong ability to work with interdepartmental teams at all levels of management to accomplish tasks, building solid working relationships with front line workers and management
All applicants must be legally able to work in Canada without sponsorship.
EVRAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans.
At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture steel. We also manufacture excellence, drive success and build careers for our employees.
Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a common set of values and the same goal of creating the best possible solution for our customers.
With more than 4,500 team members in the U.S. and Canada, EVRAZ offers well-paying jobs and a comprehensive range of employee benefits.
Our total compensation package includes benefits such as :
Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
Family medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
Short and long term disability programs
Competitive retirement plans
Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company