IMI Precision Engineering Quality Manager in Ohio, United States

Who We Are:

IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment.

Part of IMI plc, we have a sales and service network in 75 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil. We support this with our global centers of technical excellence, and facilities for CFD design and R&D testing.


Reports To: Manufacturing Manager

Location: Brookville, OH

The Brookville, OH Quality Manager is a leadership position responsible for leading quality and continuous improvement activities of the Operations to ensure quality standards and lean processes are being identified, established, and followed. Leads the Lean Manufacturing process to conceive, develop, and implement new processes to improve productivity, safety, profitability, and quality using Lean Management Systems, Six Sigma, and Lean & Waste elimination practices. Formulates and maintains quality assurance objectives, supervises and trains employees and engages in plant functions to drive quality and continuous improvement.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develop and perform various quality techniques to track, analyze, and report on materials, products, and processes. Provide results of performance to appropriate personnel.

  • Utilize advanced quality tools and techniques, such as SPC, Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping, etc., ensure they are built into the internal manufacturing and assembly processes in accordance with Company quality standards, documentation requirements, and internal procedures.

  • Serve as the voice of Quality in meetings and activities involving Corrective Actions. Work closely with Manufacturing and Production Control to understand and resolve issues as they arise.

  • Manage the quality of incoming materials or components as well as finished goods and work in progress.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and training to the Quality Team in a supervisor function, help identify area goals and objectives; measure results of output; and provide continuous feedback via the Performance Management process, meetings, etc.

  • Initiate and drive problem-solving activities relating to identified issues using 8D’s, Pareto’s, and corrective/preventive action techniques.

  • Working closely with Engineering and Manufacturing, provide input on determining appropriate inspection and testing mechanisms/equipment/procedures as new products are developed, and/or existing product changes are made.

  • Support the ongoing supplier development program with the intent of creating a full Dock-to-Stock program of incoming materials and parts from external suppliers as required. Assist and support Supplier Development personnel to evaluate supplier performance against supplier rating system.

  • Implement processes to inspect incoming materials and parts from external suppliers as required. Track, analyze, and report on inspection findings from external suppliers. Work closely with Purchasing to evaluate supplier performance against supplier rating system.

  • Lead efforts toward the development and maintenance of Quality internal systems and procedures; databases, equipment, automation, documentation, and departmental records.

  • Develop measurement systems supporting lean manufacturing philosophy and input data into the Norgren Metric Tracking System (BPR) at scheduled frequencies to maintain and improve the company’s Quality & Lean Management System. Attend, participate in Norgren BPR meetings and address any proposed action plans as a result of any negative trending of the BPR metrics.

  • Aid the company to stay in compliance to its quality registrations. (Pass audits)

  • Execute Lean Manufacturing techniques and design, optimize work flow and cell designs for shop throughput, lead 6S implementation, identify manufacturing cost reductions, establish yearly savings goals, and implement projects to meet or exceed those goals.

  • Drive the Lean program through all areas of the organization, embedding Lean philosophy, vision, and expectations through continued employee training and development on lean concepts.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field, plus minimum 5 years Quality Assurance experience in a lean manufacturing environment required; or must have 8 years of quality assurance experience in a lean manufacturing environment if no Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Expert knowledge of control plans, measurement systems and methodology, capability studies, MSA studies, and statistics as it relates to quality.

  • Knowledgeable in Lean Manufacturing, SPC practices and methodology.

  • Experience as a lead auditor performing internal audits and lead for external audits.

Computer Skills

  • Knowledge of MS Word; intermediate MS Excel spreadsheet software.

  • ERP system experience preferred.

  • Fluent in MiniTab

Other Expertise

  • Demonstrated communication skills; willingness to take the lead within a team environment.

  • Ability to interface in a cross-functional organizatin

Certificates and Licenses

  • CQE, CQA, CQI, or CQM preferred

  • 6 Sigma Belt or SME Lean Certification preferred


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment varies.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

The IMI Code of Conduct

All employees are expected to represent the values and maintain the standards contained in The IMI Code of Conduct. The IMI Code of Conduct can be found at

IMI Precision Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Job ID 2019-31726

# of Openings 1

Category Quality

Platform IMI Precision Engineering