• Quality Manager

    Location US-IL-Danville
    Quality Assurance
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Regularly 7:30am - 4:30pm, other hours occasionally.
  • Overview

    Watchfire Signs engineers and manufactures LED signs (and digital billboards) to help customers increase visibility and drive growth. With generations of experience building thousands of digital signs for banks, retail, schools, places of worship and other locations, Watchfire Signs is recognized for both its stability and innovation.


    We are a growing company and are currently seeking to develop a more formal, company-wide, cohesive, single quality team. Our new quality manager will strategize, develop and implement this company-wide program.


    If you have been a quality engineer and want to take the next step in your career, we would love to have you apply.


    Use your BS degree and minimum of 5 years experience in Quality Systems Management plus your understanding of key quality programs to open new doors for your career.. You must be a proven hands on manager to fit into our team.  A history of building and sustaining a quality environment by promoting continuous improvement methods and troubleshooting and resolving issues would be desirable. Show us your understanding of statistical process control and risk management investigations. Bring your superb leadership skills, ability to work with multiple teams, and ability to influence others for best results to make you an exceptional addition to our team.


    Supplier quality component -- As a piece of the overall quality system, this new manager will specifically develop, coordinate, and maintain more structure and formalized, automated procedures for our supplier quality program. This more structured approach will match our growth, putting more focus on our suppliers' processes, and help ensure receipt of quality components using established standards and requirements that meet the Company's expectations and objectives. You will facilitate supplier continuous improvement and total customer satisfaction, including firsthand supplier visits and overseeing staff making vendor visits.


    1. Develop, improve, expand upon and coordinate company-wide quality program between departments. 
    2. Manage supplier quality program. Work with purchasing and engineering to source component and assembly vendors. Periodically evaluate/visit Asian & domestic PCB and component vendors. 
    3. Manage incoming inspection program. 
    4. Work with Engineering to identify and test components for new designs. Assist in accelerated life testing program.
    5. Analyze field service return data and manage programs for improvement.
    6. Take an active role on process quality teams throughout the organization.
    7. Maintain a working knowledge of quality tools and industry standards.


    Required Education/Qualifications

    • Bachelors of Science required in Engineering, Industrial Technology or similar field required. In addition to BS/MS, also having an MBA is a plus.
    • Appropriate quality certifications required.
    • Experience strategizing, designing, spearheading and implementing new quality program required.
    • Experience within an electronic manufacturing facility a plus!
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in Quality related field.
    • Requires some travel to customer sites, training facilities and seminars.
    • Requires some to significant travel for vendor visits, including Asia.
    • Requires willingness to travel by air, possession of a valid driver's license, passport, and the ability to rent vehicles.
    • Must have full authorization to work in the US. Sorry, no H1B/OPT/CPT candidates.



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