Textron Manager Quality Windsor in Windsor, Ontario

Manager Quality Windsor


We – more than 6,000 employees in 14 countries – are Kautex Textron. As one of the Top 100 global automotive suppliers, we develop innovative fuel tank systems for all of the world’s leading car manufacturers.

We are innovators: Our Selective Catalytic Reduction System segment offers industry leading technology to reduce emissions. We value the diversity of thought that drives innovation and engagement – and we take pride in watching our ideas become reality.

We place a strong focus on the development and promotion of all employees, which is an essential part of our growth strategy. Our recognition by “Deutscher Bildungspreis 2015” (German Education Award) underscores the excellent development and talent management at Kautex. Would you like to be part of our success story?

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure that processes needed for the QMS are established, implemented and maintained

  • Responsible to stop processes and escalate in all cases of non-conformities to quality (STOP-AT-DEFECT)

  • Ensure product safety related identifications and requirements are fulfilled

  • Report the performance of the QMS timely to the Plant Manager and Corporate Quality Management

  • Ensure that for all employees all HR development requirements and activities are in place and gaps closed

  • Ensure that Customer's and Kautex' requirements are addressed and satisfied

  • Manage quality-related issues with customers and suppliers

  • Act as the appointed Management and Customer Representative for Quality Management at Plant level (which includes all customer specific automotive certification, IATF 16949, CCC & CSR)

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, government regulations and internal guidelines

  • Ensure the implementation of adequate preventive and evaluation tools, e.g.: Product inspection and testing, FMEA, Poka Yoke, etc.

  • Integrate Risk-Based-Thinking within department and throughout the organization

  • Manage Non-Conforming Products and control the “Quarantine” area

  • Maintain control of internal/external quality-related documents and records

  • Ensure that all specific issues regarding EHS and quality are implemented and observed in line with ISO 9001 and IATF 16949

  • Manage quality-related issues coming from PMR

  • Communicate and promote cooperation with all other Kautex Plants / Departments in order to share experiences and achieve quality targets

  • Promote awareness of the importance of the key quality-related jobs

  • Ensure knowledge about and compliance with Customer Specific Requirements throughout your team and if necessary define training measures



  • Bachelor's degree, Engineering or comparable education

  • Certified Quality Representative national authority (e.g. DGQ)

  • Certified Internal Auditor by KAUTEX or external body

  • 3 years professional experience in automotive industry is preferable

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in quality related position

  • Experience in negotiation with customers and suppliers

  • Product knowledge is important

  • Knowledge of applicable customer specific requirements

  • Knowledge in statistics, FMEA, Control Plan APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, DOE and product and process capability

  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and business systems, e.g.: 5S, standardized work, Kanban, visual management


  • Developing Direct Reports and others

  • Organizing

  • Self Development

  • Priority Setting

  • Drive for results

  • Conflict Management

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Action Orientated

  • Managing Visions and Purpose

Job Quality

Primary Location CA-Ontario-Windsor

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 264381