NA Quality Manager in Richmond, Virginia at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 10/15/2019

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Job ID: CHE002129

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ChemTreat, Inc. is the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment. We have over 2,000 associates working throughout North and South America. Our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive our company's success and extends into our customers' facilities. We help our customers save millions of dollars every year, enabling us to achieve unparalleled growth in the water treatment industry.



The NA and Ashland Site Quality Manager  


  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of the Ashland Quality Assurance laboratory, including scheduling, training, and performance management of lab technicians; management of the lab cost center budget; and maintenance and improvement of laboratory equipment for Ashland

  • Contribute to measurable improvement at Ashland site on quality performance through good execution of quality systems and applicable certifications including the development, maintenance and update of documentation of process and records (IE: inspection systems, policies, procedures, testing measurement, corrective actions and internal audits)

  • Site execution for the Ashland ISO systems and Management representative for Ashland facility related to quality

  • Support and participate in plant wide safety audits/activities for Ashland.

  • Lead and/or coordinate investigation of customer complaints, not-right-first-time and nonconformance issues to identify root causes and design and implement measures to prevent recurrence for NA

  • Responsible for accomplishing NA quality objectives (PPM) and the effectiveness of corrective actions

  • Provides direction and oversight for implementing the quality system and resources for NA sites to meet ISO 9001-2015 requirements 

  • Develop and own New product introduction process (NPI) for coordinating scale up/changes to current products for NA 

  • Establishes a standardization of Document control process for the NA sites (including Standard work)

  • Develop knowledge of customer applications through cross function relationships and Translate information into meaningful pipeline for continuous improvement in quality systems and processes

  • Lead investigations of, and responses to, customer quality inquiries for significant events   

  • Develop and Manage Change request process to formulations with appropriate escalations to provide cross function change mgmt. 

  • Ensure sites(and third party suppliers) have annual Quality improvement plans to drive continuous improvement and Zero PPM mindset  

  • Enable quality organization is be effective in meeting long term growth strategy for the business

  • Implement Danaher Quality management programs across NA (SQM).


  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or engineering or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in a leadership role
  • Prior experience as a Global Quality manager
  • Experience with integrating chemical manufacturing sites into new ISO processes
  • Worked in a manufacturing process
  • Project management experience
  • Trained in the ISO 9001-2015 process 
  • Technical, Analytical skills and business knowledge
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills; Teamwork and leadership 
  • Organizational skills; Self-management
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including active listening skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Proven Change Management Skills
  • Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Ability to self-manage time and projects
  • Ability to lead and work with cross-functional teams
  • Independence, positive attitude, and an innovative spirit
  • Constantly required to sit and occasionally required to walk, stand, climb (includes stairs), balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell
  • Constantly using hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. 
  • Routinely required to reach with hands and arms, squat, turn/twist, or reach, lift, carry, push, or pull up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • 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.
  • Consists of a plant work environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels. 
Employment with ChemTreat is on an at-will basis, which means that either the employee or ChemTreat can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason), with or without notice, unless the employee and ChemTreat have entered a written agreement signed by the employee and a duly authorized representative of ChemTreat. 

ChemTreat, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any characteristic protected by law.

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