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Quality Team Leader- Lawton

Company: The Goodyear Tire and Rubbber Company
Location: Lawton
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Location: US-OK-LAWTON-PLT-0153-2170
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Julie Scarbro
Sponsorship Available: No
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes


Primary Purpose of Position:

  • The key quality & technical leader of the process who will plan, organize & direct all Quality activities within a process area in a Large or Medium plant or a Small plant Quality team. Lead & Direct the performance of the team to meet objectives (safety, quality, cost, delivery). Partners with the manufacturing counterpart to provide leadership & oversight of the entire process.
  • Ensure compliance to Goodyear quality standards, GQMTS & customer specifications. Develop, implement, enforce & audit work procedures which ensure quality products at an economical cost. Leader of process area for product quality that meets or exceeds customer requirements.
  • Enforce Quality, legal compliance, technical standards of the product process & material for the Business Center process area. Responsible for organizational development planning of direct reports. Expected to have business plans in place that provide strategic development within the process & drive to a high-performance culture.
  • The key technical team member accountable to support the business team implementation of continuous improvement, OEE & plant optimization. Key participant in the continuous development of Quality associates. Works closely with the Pillar Team Leader both strategic & tactical.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY: Develop and advise on new technical solutions to meet product requirements. Possess a thorough understanding of available technology and standards. Use appropriate level of technology for application. Work on teams to develop new technology to meet requirements. Avoid inappropriate levels of risk. Develop and advise others on processes within functional group. Engage in external collaboration and cross divisional processes. Internally and externally advise others on evolving technologies. Insure transfer to projects and functions. Develop technology products or processes and advise others, leading to innovation.
    • PROBLEM SOLVING: Anticipate problems and identify them proactively. Develop and advise on new problem-solving strategies. Use collaboration to solve problems and make decisions. Develop new tools and methods to solve problems. Identify external resources of value to Goodyear. Collect data and inputs to make decisions. Consult with resources. Make decisions based on facts. Consider alternatives and rule out unlikely outcomes. Advise others on novel processes. Identify high impact projects and implement solutions. Develop innovative solutions to large complex technical problems. Develop and advise on new data analysis techniques cross-functionally.
    • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Use known, and develop new, tools and standards for project execution. Execute, develop, and advise necessary steps and activities for project execution. Deliver to project objectives. Provide expertise and advice that adds value to project planning. Use project risk management process to manage risks. Develop and create approaches to mitigate risk. Advise on lessons learned. Develop/advise/use creative approaches to execute projects. Execute project closeout phase while developing the process. Develop new methods for, and advise others on, project conflict resolutions. Anticipate conflicts and develop contingency plans.
    • ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEAM AND BUSINESS CONDUCT: Develop self-leadership and technical competencies to prepare for next level roles in the organization. Serve as a technical mentor to help develop organization technical competencies. Expected to develop self and others, and to model high ethical standards.

      • Bachelors Degree required
      • Experience or certifications in the application of Quality control systems, problem solving and project management tools preferred
      • Bachelors Degree (STEM) with 5 or more years-experience; Non-STEM degree with 7 or more years of experience
      • Demonstrated ability to teach and apply systematic problem-solving tools and techniques
      • Demonstrated ability to lead a team in understanding and troubleshooting complex equipment and process problems
      • Demonstrated ability to teach and apply new tools and techniques to improve existing processes
      • Project leadership/management experience, PMP preferred
      • Energize the team and maintain a positive attitude with peers. Provide constructive feedback. Plan and lead meetings.
      • Give clear and concise technical guidance. Manage/deflect/diffuse conflict. Provide technical direction and logical conclusion within function. Actively solicit opportunities for leadership.
      • Cooperate with other teams to meet objectives. Influence others. Drive positive change. Incorporate lessons learned into effective strategies. Confront and address risk for self/others. Apply global communication skills.

        Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to .

        Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

        Click here for more information about Equal Employment Opportunity laws, and here for additional supplementary information.

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