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Team Leader Quality Control

  • Location: Rockport
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 08/06/2019
  • Hours: Full-time

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Role:                Team Leader - Quality Control  (Rockport)


Unit:                 North America


Reporting   to:   Product Manager


Role Purpose :

The   function holder is responsible for the quality control process and quality   assurance for the RP location. The primary responsibility is to manage,   maintain and improve the quality system. Also responsible for providing   quality support to the operations. The function holder is responsible for the   continuous improvement of the quality control unit including HSE and Quality   issues.



C1. Area   of responsibility

  •   Team Leader or Manager of QC Laboratory team
    • Drive continual   improvement of the quality system and internal processes.
    • Responsible for   reaching the objectives and KPI of the department
    • Ensures that each   team member knows these objectives and results, so that everyone can   contribute in reaching these objectives
    • Responsible for   priority setting of the laboratory.
    • Lead and develop   quality team in inspection and testing activities.
    • Asist with   incoming raw material inspections approvals, classification and releases.
    • Establish   maintenance and calibration plan for the laboratory equipments.
    • Ensures that all   procedures and work instructions in the department are followed and are up to   date and in place. 
    • Ensures that the   necessary lessons are always drawn from incidents (HSE incidents, complaints,   operability) by the implementation of a root cause analysis
    • Responsible for   compliance with the HSE management systems as follows.
    • Responsible for   the implementation of the Borealis HSE policy in the department. Takes   immediate action concerning each problem or behavior that occurs and isn’t in   the line with the HSE - policy, to avoid damage to people, fixed assets or   the environment.
    • Responsible for   compliance with the quality management system
    •   Uses internal and external   benchmarking/networks/information to define action plans for improvement of   the objectives
    •   Contribute to   minimise plant OAE-losses
    • Responsible for   training and maintaining all records at location.
    • Guarantees the priority setting for QC investments   strategy consistent with operational plans.
    • Plan and ensure   appropriate QC capital investments are in place for RP site.
    • Support   analytical and inspection equipments within operation location to meet   inspection requirements.
    • Work with labs   within the network of companies to ensure consistency and accuracy Round   Robin.


  •   Supervisor of Quality Assurance Activities
    • Responsible for   maintaining Location’s TS16949 certification
    • Leads, maintains   and develops the site’s quality management system according to TS16949   standards, including preparatory external / internal audits, ensuring   readiness for external certification audits
    • Aligns with   various departments throughout location to ensure understanding of Quality   System, and compliance. 
  •   Support Claims Investigation
    • Support claim Investigator in conjunction with Customer Complaint   Investigator and Product Owner.
    • Ensures all QN’s   requests submitted are handled in a professional and timely manner, using   Borealis Group Complaint Handling Process
  •   General
    • Prioritizes   technician activity with input from Tech Service, Product Developers,   Production, Complaint Investigation and Planning
    • Support Product   Owners on development projects – RM replacements, qualifications and special   projects.
    • Assess and   develop technical capabilities of Lab Workforce


C2. People

  •   Creates an environment in which the team members can   actively contribute to continuous improvement and reaching set targets
  •   Coaching & development of his/her team members
  •   Responsible for the effective and efficient   organization of the work
  •   Responsible for the knowledge transfer to new employees
  •   Coaches and selects employees
  •   Maintains good   relationships with the employee representatives and represents the Borealis   point of view


C3.   Customer

  •   Ensures that customer interests are treated in the “Customer Support   team”
  •   Assures that the customers and the requirements of the customers are   known in the whole laboratory
  •   Represents the department in a professional manner for internal and   external customers


C4.   Interfaces

  •   International   and local networks / interfaces such as: CST-,    QC&OLPA-, Supplier-, Customer-, Project meetings,   Production units, PO



S1.   Education

  •   Master’s or Bachelor’s degree related to STEM or equivalent.


 S2. Experience

  •   Min. 5-10 years experience in Quality Control or other relevant   experiences
  •   Understanding of the petrochemical, plastic or polymer industry. Wire   and cable experiences a plus.
  •   Ability to   manage change processes successfully, to monitor complexity, diversity and   risks
  •   Working   knowledge of IATF and ISO Quality Management System


S3. People

  • Recognised for having excellent people skills,   coaching and feedback, adjusting when necessary and creating a winning team   culture
  •   Recognised for   being communicating, dialogue engaging, inspiring, motivating and setting   direction for others within a multicultural environment
  •   Demonstrates model conduct
  •   Drive / Challenger



  •   Concern for   Order and Quality (5)
  •   Impact &   influence  (4)
  •   Team Leadership   (4) 
  •   Developing   others (4)
  •   Initiative (4)


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