Dexter Axle Vice President of Quality in Elkhart, Indiana

Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Vice President of Quality at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.

Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.

For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at www.dexteraxle.com.

Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and directing the quality program designed to ensure quality control, quality assurance and improvement of the production of products consistent with established standards by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Position is also responsible for ensuring warranty and service efforts yield excellent customer satisfaction while avoiding unnecessary expenses. The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Some of the responsibilities of the position include:

  • Manages personnel and performance results of corporate Quality and Service and Warranty departments.

  • Performs the duties of Management Representative as defined by ISO standards.

  • Leads company-wide Quality Training initiatives; Quality processes, Problem Solving tools and methods, Continuous Improvement and Product training.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality codes and standards.

  • Conducts quality system audits.

  • Participates in phase-in/approval process for new suppliers.

  • Organizes and conducts Annual Quality Workshops with the participation of all quality managers.

  • Coordinates with the engineering lab the priorities for the testing of product exhibiting quality nonconformities.

  • Trains new quality managers on the Dexter Quality System.

Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations, Quality Systems or a comparable discipline and at least 12 years related managerial experience; or an equivalent in combination of education and experience.

ID: 2018-2693

External Company Name: Dexter Axle

Street: 2900 Industrial Parkway East