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Quality Director

Date: Sep 18, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The Quality Leader will be responsible for leading a multi-facility global operation in the discipline of Quality Assurance. Designing, developing, and implementing various programs to reduce ppm defects, eliminate risk and continually improve are the cornerstones of this position.  Assuring compliance to domestic and international regulations is imperative in these high volume and safety critical operations. This role will support the Cylinders Division facilities for Worthington Industries and will demonstrate compliance to all domestic and international codes, regulations, and customer requirements as well as showing improvement with continually reducing PPM (Parts per Million) defects in the supply base, internally (scrap/rework) and the customer base. This role will be responsible for assuring supplier non-conformances are being addressed in a timely manner with corrective actions preventing reoccurrence of the problem and eliminating risk and development of business quality strategy and staff to successfully absorb future continued growth.


  • Management of Quality Leaders – responsible for hiring, training, staffing, developing, mentoring, succession planning and managing facility quality managers and divisional quality staff. Including Metallurgical, Welding, Compliance, Product Liability, and Item Creation teams. 
  • Lead and mentor the facility operations in reducing total PPM (parts per million) defects – Responsible for mentoring leaders and developing strategic plans to reduce supplier, internal (scrap/rework) and customer PPM defects. 
  • Continual Improvement of Quality Management System:  Lead organization on a continual path of improvement by utilizing Worthington programs along with developing future programs to assure continued success. 
  • Lead Metallurgical Team to reduce material defects, support trial process and work with facility staff on plant material issues. Position requires interaction with purchasing and suppliers to qualify alternatives sources and reduce costs, Lead Welding Engineering team to reduce scrap/rework, eliminate risks and standardize welding practices across global network of facilities, Lead Compliance team in evaluating new and changing standards in the industry, Lead Product Liability Team in investigating, evaluating and documenting accident investigations and Lead Item Creation Team in supporting facilities, engineering, and business units regarding BOM creation, BOM changes, item set-up and compliance to customer requirements.
  • New product launches: Work with the Quality Leaders and other business leaders to assure successful launch of new products. Utilizing various APQP tools and the stage gate process for new products and engineering changes.
  • Acquisitions: Evaluate and report on potential acquisition risks and liabilities.  Develop Quality Plans for new acquisitions to assure compliance to all customer and Worthington standards.

Desired Experience

  • Minimum Twelve plus years’ experience in Quality Management and Leadership roles, including management of quality managers, quality engineering and various other engineering disciplines.
  • ***Experience leading multi-facility operation domestically and internationally in the field of quality, including interaction with supply and customer bases. 
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in safety critical manufacturing operations.
  • Development and implementation of various quality management systems throughout a multi facility global operation. i.e. Supplier program, Quality System, Quality software, continuous improvement, welding program, metallurgical program, etc…
  • Experience in a highly regulated industry dealing with a variety of federal, state, local and international regulations and standards. Affiliation and participation in industry wide associates and committees is desirable.
  • Extensive experience in developing correct actions with suppliers, manufacturing operations and customers with regards to complex quality related issues.
  • APQP experience with launching new products and production lines.
  • Acquisition and divestiture experience with manufacturing operations and related quality systems. 
  • Experience with metal forming, welding, painting, assemble and testing is preferred.
  • Experience with product liability accidents is preferred.


Bachelors in Quality Engineering

Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading global industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch® and Well-X-Trol®. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.


Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities. 

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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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