Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Quality Manager

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Regular Full-Time
Degree Preferred
4 Year Degree
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Company Overview

At Firestone Building Products, you can count on us for complete building performance solutions – from roots to rooftops. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, we provide focused solutions for roofing systems, wall systems and specialty products based on the specific results our customers need to achieve. Constantly looking at the big picture, we not only deliver exceptionally performing building materials, but also the outstanding services, support, warranty and expertise – all backed by a brand you can trust.


Backed by the strength of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation, we offer excellent career opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit packages. And, with locations throughout North America, we are always looking for qualified candidates.

Position Summary

Must be a leader in continuous improvement and able to establish a root cause problem solving culture. A successful candidate would have experienced in SPC, PFMEA, control plans, measurement system analysis (gauge R&R), and capability studies.  Has demonstrated use of problem-solving tools like fishbone diagram, is/is not, 5 why, and fault tree analysis to determine root cause. 


  • Ensure the organization's Quality Management System including documentation conforms to internal, ISO 9001 and regulatory/legal requirements. 
  • Ensure evaluation of, and reporting on, quality systems.
  • Oversee inspection (examination) of incoming materials, ensuring they meet requirements.
  • Manage the monitoring, measurement, and review of internal processes, especially those that affect the quality of the organization's products.
  • Complex data collection and analysis to ensure finished goods conformity.
  • Develop key metrics and report on the performance of the QMS (e.g., results of quality audits, corrective actions), including root cause and counter measures.
  • Conduct periodic internal audits to quality management system and lead management review meetings.
  • Develop and maintain process flow chart, PFMEA, and control plan for all production processes. 
  • Lead project teams to ensure all production processes are in control.  Establish control charts for process characteristics demean critical for product performance.
  • Perform MSA to ensure plant measures are capable including work with our Global Technical Center.  Ensure plant product quality testing meets ASTM or other regulatory requirements
  • Understands or is aware of changes in standards, regulations/laws, issues and news with respect to product (service) quality.
  • Work with corporate quality assurance, R&D, manufacturing, and procurement on qualification process when pursuing changes in material, method, or machine.



  • 4-year degree in Quality, engineering, or related discipline preferred; Value Stream or cross-functional collaborative experience preferred
  • Use of problem-solving, process mapping, PFMEA, control plans, measurement system analysis and SPC required.  Experience creating and analyzing data from a DOE also required.
  • A minimum of 5 years applied experience quality functions.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000, auditing and quality tools required.
  • Six Sigma certification and training in lean principles is ideal.





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