Tenneco Quality Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

Quality Manager

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Job Description


The Quality Manager is responsible for implementing, coordinating, and improving quality systems. This will be done by providing technical support (training and facilitating) to company staff and plants to ensure compliance to internal and external customer requirements, with emphasis on continuous improvement in product quality, cost and customer satisfaction. In addition, this position will be responsible for follow up and corrective action coordination of all customer related quality issues for their specific customer team.


  • Business Acumen: Manage the Quality System through the utilization of continuous improvement to facilitate processes and products compliant with automotive industry standards, customer specific requirements, and corporate quality initiatives.

  • Training and Developing: Lead and organize formal/informal problem solving in areas of scrap, process capability warranty, etc. Provide training in quality systems and related areas such as APQP, BOS, Problem Solving, Statistical Process Control, Gage R&R and DOE

  • Customer Support: Support compliance with external customer requirements, including customer visits. Interface with design/process engineering, purchasing, manufacturing plants and customer on new product/process launches. Ensures that customer requirements are addressed.

  • System Support: Conduct system and product audits. Assist in maintenance of ISO/TS16949 and ISO14001 certification. Coordinate/facilitate continuous improvement in system compliance, product quality, customer satisfaction, cost of quality, etc.

  • Communication/Reporting: Provide risk assessment to Plant Manager, Business Unit and Director of Quality on customer design/quality issues. Submit monthly plant PPM performance to Direct of Quality. Coordinate corrective action responses to the customer.

  • Team Leadership: Support and develop Quality Engineers and hourly quality team members. Responsible for overall leadership, coordination, and evaluation of these team members. Will assist in interviewing, training, rewarding, and disciplining these team members.

Employee must perform his/her job within acceptable safety, environmental, quality, productivity and performance standards as outlined in plant policies, handbooks and applicable work instructions.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Position Type


We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.