CKS Packaging Inc. is looking for a Quality Manager to add to our team in Naugatuck, CT. Candidates with prior experience as a Quality Manager with an SQF background at a Blow Molding, Plastics Bottles or Plastic Containers company highly preferred.
- Has responsibility for Quality Assurance at the CKS Plant under the direction of the Plant Manager, with functional responsibilities to Corporate Quality.
- Directs the inspection, testing and evaluation of bottles at various stages of production process to determine and insure specifications and Customer requirements are being met.
- Assist in training of QC Inspectors and Operators on Quality and Customer Specifications.
- Has responsibility for implementing directives of Corporate Quality Program.
- Initiates a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) geared towards short and long term improvements.
Work with the Plant Team to implement a Quality System that meets minimum CKS Operational Excellence (Quality System) Standards
Drive a “Zero Complaint” culture among all associates at the Plant
Support the development of capable systems, processes and skills that enable a “zero complaint” performance
Manage the plant’s quality function and QC personnel; establish and enforce product specifications and standard, targets and procedure to ensure targets are achieved
Coordinate with Plant Mgmt., Customer Service, Sales and Corporate QA regarding customer issues and opportunities; oversee QC data entry and daily line audits.
Ensure CKS vendor quality programs are fully implemented at the plant
Full implementation of SPC4 statistical quality control system
Verify and maintain all product specifications consistent with BOM
Ensure consistent/reliable sampling, data integrity and SOP compliance
Training and education for Operators, QC Tech’s and Mgmt.
Support effective complaint review, root cause investigation, corrective actions and resolution with Customers
Direct supervision of QC inspection personnel, audit/release of finished goods and control of nonconforming products
Ensure that QA activities are coordinated with scheduled production and all personnel
Ensure that all company and regulatory policies/procedures are understood/followed
GMP’s, FDA, IMS, Health Dept., OSHA, SQF, HACCP, etc.
Provide training and technical assistance to plant staff and personnel
Daily/weekly/monthly follow up on Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
Coordinate activities and priorities with manufacturing, warehousing, shipping, customer service and sales
Conduct ongoing Quality Training with all affected Plant employees
Facilitate and drive Operations Excellence Process, validate and develop work streams which support these established processes and procedures.
Preferred Experience, Education and Expertise
Minimum 3 years in process manufacturing environment, plastics and/or medical pharmaceutical preferred- bottles and containers a plus
Hands-on experience in QC and/or production in process mfg. environment
Familiar with GMP’s, Q.C. methods, instrumentation/test measures and CI processes
Detail oriented with strong work ethic
Working knowledge of statistical quality control (SQC), with prior application
Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, or similar
Computer/software literate – MS Office Suite, statistics package
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Leadership ability with potential/desire to move into roles(s) of increased responsibility
Education: Minimum of a BS degree in food science, business, or related field.
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated success in team environment
CKS Packaging Inc.
Why Work Here?CKS Packaging is a privately owned manufacturer and supplier of rigid plastic packaging with 23 locations in the United States, headquartered in Atlanta. Our business is growing and we are looking for talented people to strengthen our team.
A faith-based company where our employees are treated as our #1 asset.