Manager, Quality

Location US-OH-Leetonia
ID 2023-1163
EP - PNX Extruded Product
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Job Summary:  Consider joining the Pennex family as a Quality Manager at our Leetonia, OH location. We are looking for an experienced Quality Manager that is responsible for ensuring that products, services and processes meet or exceed established quality standards.  This position ensures that Pennex consistently meets customer requirements and expectations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all IATF-16949/ISO-9001 program activities including being the primary plant representative and authority on IATF-16949/ISO-9001 requirements and the primary contact to external ISO auditors.
  • Responsible for corrective and preventive action processes, including customer interaction. Uses Lean Tools, Statistical Techniques and analytical methods to achieve effective problem solving, root cause discovery and corrective action.
  • Effectively interface with customers and/or suppliers to effectively address issues, concerns, programs, projects, etc.
  • Support manufacturing processes with adequate and effective capability studies, problem solving activities and quality analysis.
  • Develop, coach, motivate, counsel employees regarding quality functions, tools, and philosophies.
  • Assist with the development of quality objectives necessary to support Key Result Area (KRA) plans. Develop and drive action plans associated with these plans.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts focused on improving plant objectives.
  • Collect and compile data to support the QMS management review process.
  • Leads multi-disciplinary team activities associated with Advanced Product Quality Planning.
  • Monitors, guides and reviews outside processors to achieve quality, service and delivery goals.
  • Leads all quality assurance activities associated with production and production planning.
  • Manages and coordinates the Returned Material Authorization (RMA) and Customer Complaint Notification (CCN) activities with input from Sales, Customer Service and Manufacturing groups.
  • Supervises QA personnel in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Responsible for selection of special characteristics, corrective action system, customer portal as a member of the Leetonia Leadership Team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Ideal Candidate Will Have:


  • Bachelor's Degree in related technical field or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Master’s Degree in technical field such as engineering, math, etc. or MBA is preferred.


  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Quality management or Quality control in a heavy manufacturing environment with Stringent quality requirements
  • Experience in leading multiple team levels including Lab Techs and Engineers
  • Experience with IATF or AS9100 Certifications
  • IATF Auditor is a plus
  • Experience with Tensile testing, Metallography, OGP and CMM 
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma 
  • Experience with APQP Launch

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Manufacturing experience required
  • Experience in collaborating with other departments and fields
  • Demonstrated experience in Employee Engagement
  • Experience in team building.
  • Must be able to problem solve and think outside of the box. Root cause Analysis and Solution based thinking
  • Project Planning
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, hands-on manufacturing environment
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and eager to learn and apply new skills
  • Attentive to details and follows through on assigned tasks and commitments
  • Flexible and driven to meet tight deadlines, handle multiple projects and prioritize them appropriately
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to effectively disseminate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States, visa sponsorships are not available
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, managers, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in legal or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience



Environmental Hazards



  • The employee is regularly required to talk, hear, taste and smell 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus



About Us

Perks of the Job

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Disability and life insurance 
  • 401(k) with robust matching contribution 
  • Generous allotment of paid vacation and paid holidays 
  • Competitive wages plus performance-based bonus opportunities 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Ongoing training and professional development 
  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement 
  • Relocation package may be available 


Why Our People Love Working Here:

  • Purpose-driven, friendly, open and respectful culture 
  • Shared core values of safety, caring, integrity and growth 
  • Employee discount program with hundreds of partner brands 
  • Up to $5000 tuition reimbursement 
  • Complimentary coffee bar  
  • Wellness incentive program 


Who We Are: Founded nearly half a century ago, Pennex Aluminum continues to see rapid growth as a leading provider of quality aluminum cast products and extrusions. With state-of-the-art technology and facilities across Ohio and Pennsylvania, we’re proud to offer the capabilities and expertise to cast billet, extrude custom shapes and fabricate finished components for customers across a range of markets - including automotive, transportation, building and construction, electrical and machinery, consumer durables and distribution.  

But it’s not just what we do that sets us apart, it’s how we do it. Safety. Caring. Integrity. Growth. These core values are embodied by each member of our team; guiding every action we take and decision we make. Whether it’s driving innovation within our industry, making the impossible possible for our customers, providing a safe, respectful workplace for employees or supporting our local communities, our purpose is clear. We are dedicated to impacting our world in a positive way.  

If you are a like-minded individual with a strong ability to problem solve, collaborate and effectively communicate, Pennex Aluminum may be the perfect place for you to grow your career. To learn more, please visit or check out other opportunities within the Metal Exchange Corporation family of companies at 


Our Commitment to Inclusion: We welcome people of different backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. To ensure our business and culture continue to be inclusive of all people, we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. Metal Exchange Corporation and it’s family of brands are proud to be equal opportunity employers. Additionally, all of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Should you have any questions or require special assistance completing your application, please email 

Posted Min Pay Rate

USD $95,000.00/Yr.

Posted Max Pay Rate

USD $125,000.00/Yr.


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