Quality Assurance Manager
Par-Pak Ltd. - Brampton, ON

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Par-Pak (www.ParPak.com) is a designer and manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging with manufacturing facilities located in Canada, USA, and UK.

We are now looking for a qualified candidate to manage Quality assurance for our Plastic Extrusion plant located in Brampton, Ontario. This role reports directly to the Plant Manager.


Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, serve as the key resource for the establishment of Quality assurance standards, systems, procedures, and audit controls in order to consistently produce product at a competitive cost to meet and exceed the specifications and expectations of internal and external customers.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with customers, suppliers, and employees to ensure that Quality systems are established and sustained
  • React in a timely manner to customer concerns and liaise with customer representatives to discuss product related queries and concerns
  • Co-ordinate line trials with production to ensure minimal scrap generation and downtime
  • Support new product development and continuous improvement of existing products through effective integration of quality tools into the development and production processes
  • Lead all SRED activities, document product development activities and file annual SRED claims
  • Ensure creation and maintenance of all production and Quality testing records and documentation
  • Ensure tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated and that product modifications are investigated if necessary
  • Set Quality compliance objectives and ensure that targets are achieved
  • Review product test results ensuring the product complies with established standards
  • Supervise technical personnel in carrying out tests, measurements and checks
  • Establish and maintain a QA program for monitoring quality of incoming raw materials, including audits, controls, and other qualifiers
  • Assist in resolving manufacturing problems with non-conforming material
  • Establish product formulations that meet the needs of our customers in a cost effective manner
  • Ensure that the Lab area is maintained properly and free from obstructions and hazards
  • Document and monitor internal and external quality concerns and maintain database for follow-up
  • Identify relevant quality related training needs and opportunities

Education and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience is an asset
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing QMS in manufacturing environments
  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis with focus on sustainable solutions / corrective actions
  • Experience with Plastic film extrusion and/or sheet extrusion is an asset
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 methodologies is preferred
  • Practical experience with Quality testing and control plans
  • Familiar with APQP and SPC concepts both theoretical and practical, CMM equipment and data analysis
  • Able to develop, review, and maintain metrics and quality audits

Other Skills:

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Team player with multi-tasking abilities
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Able to travel

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