Quality Technician – SAF Holland Warrenton Manufacturing site

Greg Keling, Quality Manager of SAF Holland has requested we post the opening described below for a Quality Technician. Greg is an ASQ certified CQE and CQA and we are glad to be able to help support another ASQ member as well as providing an opportunity for a member looking for work.

The Warrenton facility manufactures trailer axle / suspension systems and other components for the heavy truck and trailer industry.

SAF-Holland is an established and growing global manufacturer of truck and trailer parts with operations throughout the Americas and Europe.  We are looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us maintain our reputation for excellence in our industry.   We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package in an exciting and friendly work environment.


We are currently accepting applications for a Quality Technician in our Warrenton, Missouri location.


This position requires a high school diploma, two year degree from college or technical school preferred; two years related experience; ASQ CQI and/or ASQ CQT preferred; ability to use a personal computer with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; good attendance and ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Summary of Job Duties:

Tests and inspects products at various stages of production process, compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products, and monitors the conformance of production process to a documented process.


Send resume to:



Human Resources

308 West Walton

Warrenton, MO  63383


or e-mail resume to:





Quality Assurance Manager – VIA Jon

Krisa Whaley  advised on 9/8/15 that the position had been filled.

I am glad that she wanted to let Section 1304 Members know that she has transitioned out of the the QA Mgr role at VIA-JON into a new Compliance role in their legal department which has created this opening. She can be contacted at kwhaley@vijon.com for more insights. If you are interested and qualified, she has offered to provide introductions.

The job is posted at www.vijon.com under Career Opportunities


QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER ? Help Please fill in the information below and use the navigational buttons to continue. Warning: Using your browser’s Back and Forward buttons may produce undesirable results. POSITION SUMMARY: Manage all aspects of the Quality Assurance Function. Ensure compliance with FDA and GMP regulations. Direct compliance of government regulations; advise, instruct and recommend policies to ensure compliance. Responsible for overall quality system implementation and management, including the TQM program. FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: Essential Functions 1. Behavior: Exhibit team player qualities of cooperation and coordination; professional interaction in all business contacts, all day, every day 2. Attendance: Present for work when scheduled is a mandatory function. 3. Safety: Your compliance with all company safety rules, procedures and guidelines is essential. 4. Develop, implement, and maintain quality specifications and standards for components and finished goods. 5. Ensure GMP required documentation and compliance with governmental regulations such as FDA. 6. Estimate departmental personnel needs, interview job applicants and recommend candidates for employment. 7. Train departmental employees, conduct timely performance evaluations, provide coaching/mentoring, and assist employees with work related problems. 7. Provide technical assistance and interface with other departments in connection with the purchase of raw materials, supplies and equipment. 8. Review complaints received from customers to determine where quality emphasis should be placed to eliminate the problems. 9. Perform investigation and evaluation of the non-conforming materials, processes and system. Present problem areas or issues as they arise, providing recommendations for solutions. 10. Monitor and interpret Federal Register and other sources including interaction with regulatory department that provide information on laws pertaining to Food, Drugs and Cosmetics industries. Advise and inform management on state and federal regulations, recommend procedures and policies to ensure compliance with government regulations. 11. As requested, check documents for compliance with state and federal law; verify accuracy. 12. Recommend, conduct, and/or oversee all employee training on GMP, FDA and SOP. 13. Continually evaluate and analyze all phases of the production process, which are related to quality, in order to ensure adherence to applicable standards and specifications. 14 Conduct internal facility audits and prepare necessary reports. 15. Provide trend analysis for non-conforming and preventative issues, complaints, corrective actions, deviation processes, results of internal/external audits, quality system and improvements. Marginal Functions None identified. Physical Activities: Standing, sitting, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, and stooping. Physical Demands: Light physical work. Employee required to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Visual Acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, with the ability to distinguish colors and adjust the eye to bring objects into sharp focus. Prolonged mental attention. Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Worker exposed to typical office conditions. Exposed to extreme heat and cold with temperatures sufficiently high or low to cause marked bodily discomfort. Exposed to sufficient noise to cause worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge: Thorough working knowledge of chemistry and quality systems. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and/or related science. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Thorough knowledge of pertinent laboratory instrumentation. Experience: Requires five to seven years progressive quality control experience performing a variety of chemistry and quality functions. A minimum two years quality control management working in a FDA environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical or cosmetics industry. Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: PC, Word-processing and spreadsheet software, Calculator, Federal Register, Rose Sheets, CTFA, Technical Regulator Notes, Cosmetic Ingredient Review, USP/NF, other standard laboratory and office equipment. License(s)/Certification(s) Required: Certification in Quality Assurance preferred.

QC Technician – Lighthouse for The Blind



Responsible for in-process and finished production inspections at the Berkeley facility

Generating inspection reports, recording relevant data

  • Using gauges and scales for quality checks
  • Set up and calibrate measurement equipment
  • Provide guidance to production personnel


Performs inspections throughout all phases of manufacturing to ensure quality assurance from incoming raw materials to finished products at the Berkeley location.

Reviews documentation (work instructions, labels, assembly specifications, etc.) to be sure it meets customer specifications, ISO 9001.  Record non-conformances for entry into our QMS.


Other duties as assigned.


Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Ability to read labels and documents with or without accommodation. 


Possess fundamental understanding of a quality system and its development, documentation, and implementation with respect to ISO 9001 standards. 


High School diploma required. Associate’s degree or equivalent in a technical area (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) preferred.

3-5 years’ experience in aerosol industry or quality.

Experience in ISO 9001 requirements and their application in a manufacturing environment.

Experience with gauges, scales and other inspection equipment normally found in a production environment.    


Computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Office Products including Word and Excel.

Independent coordinating, problem solving and prioritizing skills, detail oriented and thorough.

Ability to work well with people of varied backgrounds and abilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

If you meet the qualifications for the position please e-mail your resume and cover letter to knelson@lhbindustries.com 

We appreciate your interest in Lighthouse for the Blind (LHB Industries). LHB offers equal opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, or any other status protected by law. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation during the application process may contact the Human Resources Department.

Senior Manager, Accreditations and Compliance

Senior Manager, Accreditations and Compliance
Maryland Heights MO – 63043 – St Louis 1 – 14100 Magellan Plaza
Columbia MD – 21046 – 6950 Columbia Gateway Drive
ApplyImport from LinkedIn
Job Summary:

Manages accreditation and compliance function for Magellan Network. This includes Network policy development, research of applicable federal, state, accrediting body, and client requirements. Prepares and manages external and internal audits. Monitors and manages the provider sanction and provider appeals functions for Network. Coordinates and provides oversight for credentialing delegation as well as developing and mentoring research and audit staff.

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Quality Assurance Manager

Summary Description:
Lead/manage all aspects of the Quality Assurance department, including development and implementation of robust processes utilizing Six Sigma and other Lean disciplines.
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Hands-on involvement in all aspects of Quality Assurance function..
  • Develop and manage performance of Quality Assurance personnel (salaried & hourly), taking corrective measures as appropriate.
  • Ensure controls are in place to maintain ISO, NADCAP, AS9100 rev. C  and other certifications.
  • Establish, maintain and solidify relationships with customers.
  • Manage non-conformance processes: review deviations, disposition, perform root cause analysis, corrective actions, and customer documentation submissions.
  • Accurately read and interpret blue prints, technical sketches, drawings, configuration, and customer documents to meet job requirements.
  • Lead plant through all audits ie  internal, vendor, customer and 3rd party.
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Performance Excellence Manager – Mallinckrodt

Requistion #: JR000003599
Location/Division Maryland Heights, MO (Imaging)


Performance Excellence ManagerREQUISITION

JR000003599 Performance Excellence Manager (Open Date: 02/27/2015)LOCATION

Maryland Heights, MO (Imaging) – USA076ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS



The Performance  Excellence   Leader is accountable for delivering Operational  improvements  by diagnosing, creating future state design, and implementing sustainable improvements using the tools available in the Mallinckrodt Transformation playbook. The Performance Excellence lead is accountable for identifying candidates for training and certification to support ongoing projects.  The Site Performance  Excellence lead will collaborate with the Central Mallinckrodt  Performance Excellence function, Site leadership teams, production personnel, Site Performance Excellence coaches and other trained/certified resources to ensure that improvement opportunities are identified using diagnostic tools, prioritized, and implemented, based upon business impact, and maintains responsibility for sustaining improvements or efficiencies that have been implemented. The Site Performance Excellence Leader will provide regular updates on progress, issues and achievements to site leadership and the Central Performance Excellence Leader.

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Performance Excellence Leader


JR000003548 Performance Excellence Leader (Open)


Greenville, IL (Pharma) – USA034




  • Manages multiple improvement projects at the Greenville site (work plan development, deadlines and milestones setting, resource allocation, results tracking)
  • Contributes to resource identification for identified improvement projects
  • Ensures projects stay on schedule and delivers business value
  • Shares best practices with other sites
  • Integrates with site resources to identify, prioritize, and implement improvement projects across the site


  • Makes informed decisions based on data analysis and assessments
  • Uses knowledge of Mallinckrodt manufacturing operations and organization, coupled with a sound knowledge of value proposition tools and techniques to identify high improvement opportunities
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St. Louis Supply Chain/Quality Networking Event

Kick off the holidays with great beer, great food and great conversation at the St. Louis Supply Chain/Quality Networking Event co-hosted by four premier professional organizations. Here’s a great opportunity to reach beyond your current professional circle and make new connections. Bring your colleagues, your boss and your significant other for a festive night out in good company.

The program will include three “Table Talk” mini-seminars. Hot and cold appetizers and a Cash bar.  

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Central

Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143

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Job Notice – VP of Quality & Regulatory: Gallus Biopharmaceuticals

JOB SUMMARY VP of Quality & Regulatory:
Leads and manages the Quality & Regulatory organization and all Quality related programs and activities to support site operations. Functions and activities include Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Validation, GMP Training, Compliance and Regulatory. Ensures business, quality and compliance goals are met in full compliance with all Gallus and relevant government issued quality and regulatory policies/guidelines.

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Workshops for Job Seekers

Reserve your spot for Bounce Back’s Nitty Gritty Workshop or forward to friend so they can attend.

Nitty Gritty Workshop

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Whether you are just starting your job search or looking to inject new energy into your efforts the Nitty Gritty workshop is for you. This all day workshop will help you prepare or revise your marketing plan, learn to network and prepare to interview like never before.

Join the Bounce Back team that will help you….. Identify your skills that you will use to market yourself Learn to write accomplishment stories to use during interviews and networking meetings Learn to write your Personal Marketing Message that will make you memorable Construct your resume that will pass the 30 second thumb tests Learn to use LinkedIn – the #1 on line job search tool Learn how to network to uncover the hidden job market Learn how to interview to stand out from the other candidates Next steps for support after the workshop This workshop is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your seat please respond to: stlbounceback@gmail.com

  • Date: Thursday, November 14 Time: 8:00 am till 5:00 pm Location: Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 West Lockwood, 63122

Invite a friend to join you at this weeks meeting.

LinkedIn! LinkedIn can be one of the most valuable tools in your search. Come learn how to be more effective with LinkedIn.

  • Date: November 01 Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am Webster Groves Christian Church 1320 West Lockwood Webster Groves, MO 63122

Best Practices! Come share your and learn others’ best practices of job search. One great idea could be the difference in your search.

  • Date: November 08 Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am Webster Groves Christian Church 1320 West Lockwood Webster Groves, MO 63122
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