Quality Manager

Join our team in Wytheville, Virginia as a Quality Manager

Develops, implements, and coordinates quality management system which complies with SAI’s current Quality Standard certification, to prevent or eliminate defects in new or existing products by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees. Satisfy SAI’s Quality goals and objectives in completion of activities or duties (reference SAI Quality Manual and Quality Policy)

Duties and responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Analyzes, evaluates and presents information concerning factors such as business situations, production capabilities, manufacturing problems, and design and development of new products for consideration by other members of the management team. Ensures compliance to customer requirements, monitors customer scorecards and customer portals. Proposes quality objectives/goals/targets to the management team at the start of each fiscal year. Suggests and debates alternative methods and procedures in solving problems and meeting changing market opportunities. Cooperates with other management personnel in formulating company policies, operating procedures and goals. Develops Quality program to delineate areas of responsibility, personnel requirements and operational procedures within the program. Evaluates contents of reports from Quality department and confers with management personnel preparatory to formulating fiscal budget for Quality department. Conducts management meetings with Quality department to establish, delineate and review program organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives. Reviews technical problems and procedures of departments and recommends solutions to problems or changes in procedures. Issues Corrective/Preventive Action Requests and guides teams to solve problems with manufacturing. Verifies and approves Corrective/Preventive Actions taken. Visits and confers with representatives of material and component vendors to obtain information related to supply quality, capacity of vendor to meet orders and vendor quality standards. Reviews technical and quality publications, articles and abstracts to stay abreast of technical and quality developments in industry. Supports Purchasing and APQP Coordinator as necessary, including PPAP approval, and new product development. Maintain and provide a safe work area and work in a safe manner. Submit suggestions for improvements.


Directly supervises four to nine employees in the Quality Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Authority Level

The employee has authority in the following areas: purchasing up to $500.00; shutdown of any equipment for safety and reliability issues; and evacuate plant in emergency situations.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Quality Manager

We are a team that supports each other, collaborates on projects, celebrates success, and works hard. Many staff in leadership positions began their work on the factory floor! Whether your goal is to become an engineer, quality specialist, or executive, there is an upward path.