Senior Manager, Quality

Location US-OH-Leetonia
ID 2024-1706
EP - PNX Extruded Product
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Job Summary: Consider joining the Pennex family as a Senior Manager, Quality 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.
  • 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 (B. S./B. A.) in a related technical field from four-year college or university
  • Masters in Technical field( Engineering, Math etc.) or MBA preferred



  • 10 or more years of experience in Quality management or Quality Control in a heavy manufacturing environment with stringent quality requirements
  • Tier 1 or Tier 2 automotive manufacturing experience
  • Experience in leading multiple team levels including Lab Techs and Engineers
  • Experience with Quality System management and implementation
  • Experience with IATF or AS9100 Certifications required
  • GD&T Training/Certification required
  • IATF Auditor is preferred
  • Experience with Tensile testing, Metallography, OGP and CMM
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma and Statistical Tools
  • Experience with Automotive APQP Launch required


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.

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 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 and the 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 

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States. 

Our salary ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. 

Posted Min Pay Rate

USD $130,000.00/Yr.

Posted Max Pay Rate

USD $150,000.00/Yr.


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