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Quality Manager

Date: May 18, 2022

Location: Reno, NV, US

Company: Dorman Products

This position is responsible for the overall Quality and Process Control management effort at Dorman Products’ Powertrain Industries business units located in Reno, NV.  The incumbent will manage resources to optimize manufacturing quality systems, product control, and warranty reduction. This position is located in Reno, NV and will have responsibility for the sites located in VA, MO, and TX.


Primary Duties

  • Daily leadership of the organization’s quality function by building a high-performance team.
  • Maintain a system of quality control procedures that assures compliance to our customers’ quality requirements. Be the key face for the organization with regulatory bodies.
  • Administer the internal quality auditing program.
  • Develop a proactive, structured, documented, and measurable response system to customer quality inquires and issues, as well as to internal stakeholder inquires.
  • Reduce customer complaints using a sense of urgency to attack and resolve product quality/reliability issues, specifically with a bias for individual accountability and action, as well as robust root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Design and deploy a Continuous Improvement culture across the organization
  • Plan, coordinate and direct all the company’s quality standards, processes and operations, directly and indirectly through subordinate professionals, to develop, qualify, implement, and control production processes for automotive driveshafts and components.
  • Develop internal & external Quality reporting metrics focused on early recognition and corrective actions to issues, and driving continuous improvement



  • Proven success in a medium size automotive supplier or aftermarket manufacturer
  • Experience in driveshaft manufacturing and assembly a plus
  • Knowledge of various quality, engineering and manufacturing processes, including Control Plans, Process Control, and Lean Manufacturing
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills required
  • Ability to lead employees to assure company goals and results are met
  • Highly effective collaborator with internal as well as external resources
  • High-level of personal accountability
  • Up to 20% travel required.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering discipline 
  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience with previous direct (hands-on) Quality Leadership experience in a supervisory role




Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Candidates must pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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