The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. QA Manager in Finley, Washington
At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's innovation and engineering expertise pairs with our capacity to build and repair freight transportation equipment. This allows us to provide an unrivaled level of service to our customers across the Americas, Europe and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Greenbrier also provides asset management services and a unique railcar leasing syndication platform that brings us into contact with the world's leading fixed asset investors.
Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers and positively impact the world around us.
The purpose of this position is to ensure products produced and railcar repairs performed at GRS facilities are in accord with current GRS, Customer and applicable standards and regulatory requirements. This positions requires the management of the GRS local facility Quality Assurance Program including all aspects stated in this job description.
Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following essential duties satisfactorily
- Create and maintain a local facility master document list and ensure all quality documents used at the respective GRS facility are the latest revision.
*Facilitate internal, customer and regulatory audits at the respective facility.
*Review facility audit responses and assist facility management with root cause corrective action plans for audit findings.
*Notify Production or Plant Manager when nonconformances are found on in-process and completed railcars.
*Audit rework and nonconformance data submissions for review with facility management team to initiate quarterly corrective action plans.
*Writing, revising and controlling facility quality documents.
*Manage In-process and Final Inspection processes and QA Inspection activities for direct reports.
*Fill in for QA personnel in their absence.
*Audit Finaled car files to ensure work orders have been signed off and all associated forms completed before car/item shipment.
*Ensure all applicable quality document and process revisions are communicated to all affected personnel and outside contractors.
*Perform Quality process audits to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of process controls, work instructions and procedures.
*Perform subcontractor evaluations prior to subcontractor performing requested services.
*Lead contract review meetings with management for new customer scopes of work.
*Advise Plant/General Manager, regarding quality training provided to workers, as well as upcoming quality training needs and or procedures.
*Manage employee special process and function specific training qualifications and certifications within the applicable management systems.
*Manage and maintain all measure and test equipment and welding machine calibrations and verifications.
*Manage and maintain the local facility Quality Assurance program per AAR MSRP Section J.
*Ensuring all applicable AAR Standards, Rules, FRA regulatory and customer requirements are followed.
* Liaison with customers including technical issues or other customer requests.
*Occasional after-hours and weekend work when required to meet customer expectations or program preparation for upcoming audits.
*Follow all EHS rules.
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned including special processes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual will possess the following knowledge, characteristics, skills and/or abilities:
*Highly Motivated; Persistent/Dedicated
*Perform/prioritize multiple tasks with attention to details.
*Ability to follow oral and written instructions including basic blue prints and schematics.
*Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
*Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information.
*Ability to write clearly and concisely.
*Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
*Excellent ability to reason, make decisions and exercise / use independent judgment in various situations.
*Strong knowledge of standard Desktop Microsoft applications including: MS Windows, Office, Word and Outlook.
*Complete additional training or education as needed for this position
N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation
O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)
F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% o the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)
C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)
Reach Above Shoulder: F
Reach Outward: F
12 lbs. or less: F
13: 25 lbs.: F
26: 40 lbs.: F
41: 100 lbs.: O
10 lbs. or less: F
11: 20 lbs.: F
21: 50 lbs.: O
51: 100 lbs.: O
Education and Experience
*High School Diploma preferred, but not required.
*Minimum of 5 years related work experience preferred, but not required
To perform this job successfully, an individual may work in any of the following conditions:
*Indoors or outside.
*Heat, cold, wet, humid, dry, arid and dusty conditions.
*The individual must use personal protective equipment as required .
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.
Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC
Functional Group Quality/Safety