Quality/Safety Manager
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 7/26/2017

Job Description

The Quality/Safety Manager promotes, develops, and oversees compliance of the company quality system. Effectively assuring compliance of customer requirements by managing quality policies, standards, procedures, programs and practices while driving and facilitating continuous improvement. Manage health and safety policies and identify hazards and risks for improving onditions.



  • Strategically plan to achieve quality objectives from Policy Deployment
  • Responsible for setting, directing and measuring weekly, quarterly and annual quality goals that support policy deployment
  • Direct and supervise Quality Assurance personnel, functions and activities
  • Champion the ISO9001:2000 program to ensure compliance and maintenance of ISO certification.
  • Discuss questionable dimensional and geometric tolerances with Design Engineers
  • Interface with all departments to discuss quality related issues
  • Coordinate train and assist in internal and supplier quality audits and inspections of operational and supplier programs and processes
  • Plan and develop methods, procedures and schedules to conduct a continuously improving quality process
  • Provide positive leadership to maintain high morale as demonstrated by teamwork skills
  • Take a leading role in the further establishment of creating an environment where there is a Total Quality attitude and behavior
  • Evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk for safety
  • Recommend solutions to issues, improvement opportunities or new safety prevention measures
  • Monitor safety compliance to policies and laws by inspecting employees and operations
  • Investigate accidents or incidents by attending all re-enactments to discover causes  

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent plus 3-5 years’ experience in quality and manufacturing required
  • Certified through QMS Lead Auditor preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable in ISO9001:2000
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess a familiarity with lean manufacturing principles
  • Black belt preferred, strong root cause analysis required


  • Reasoning Ability – Must exhibit common sense ability to carry out functions in written, oral, or diagram form and ability to deal with problems involving abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Mathematical Skills – Ability to read blueprints and gauges. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Must pass a mechanical aptitude test.
  • Language Skills – The ability to read and interpret documents such as drawings, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals and government regulations. Ability to write routine reports, operating instructions, procedure manuals, and business correspondences. Able to communicate well with other employees.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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