The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. The company was formed in 2006 with the merger of Harris Calorific, Inc., a manufacturer of gas welding and cutting equipment and gas regulation and distribution systems since 1905 , and the J.W. Harris Co., a manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables founded in 1914.

The Harris Products Group currently operates manufacturing facilities in Mason, Ohio, USA; Gainesville, Georgia, USA; Dzierzonow, Poland; and Maua, São Paulo, Brazil. Each is ISO 9001 certified for quality management systems.

Demonstrating a commitment to stewardship of the global environment, these facilities are also ISO 14001 certified for environmental management systems.


The Harris Products Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lincoln Electric Company, the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment.

Founded:  2006 Headquartered:  Mason, OH
Phone:  (513) 754-2000 Website:  www.harrisproductsgroup.com
Quality Manager

Location: 4501 Quality Place
Mason, OH 45040
United States of America
Years of Experience: 2-5 Years
Department: Quality Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Full/Part Time: Full Time



The Harris Products Group | Mason, OH

Position overview:

In this role, you will lead the Quality team (6+) in developing specifications and process improvements as well as auditing the current processes in manufacturing with safety as an overarching priority.  You will oversee implementation and maintenance of all aspects of the Quality systems, including Lean Six Sigma program, ISO9001 and ISO17025 systems, supplier audits, staffing, and training.  In addition to technical competence in automotive quality standards and continuous improvement, you must have the leadership skills to take ownership of projects and problem resolution.  You must be able to work effectively with multiple departments in the company and be a self-directed, innovative leader who can handle multiple priorities.  You must have the ability and desire to lead, coach, develop and manage to build employee engagement and drive performance and results.


Why join our Harris team?

·      Competitive compensation structure, performance-based bonus opportunity, and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401K match, and more.

·      An innovative and award winning industry leader with a comprehensive commitment to quality and excellence.

·      An environment where employees are valued for contributions to the company and rewarded for performance.


Candidates must be self-directed, innovative leaders who drive a total quality culture and possess:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Quality, Engineering, Material Science, Business, or related field; or Master’s/MBA degree.

·         A minimum of 5 years’ experience with Quality Management Systems, including AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) standards such as FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), PPAP (Production Parts Approved Process), etc.

·         Solid problem solving and project management skills with ability to simultaneously and timely execute multiple assignments of varying scope to ensure smooth work flow.

·         High level of computer literacy and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) experience (BOMs, Routers, Scheduling, etc.).

·         Experience implementing cellular manufacturing and Lean tool use, selection, and application in a manufacturing environment.

·         Strong ability to design and execute DOE (Design of Experiments) and Measurement Analysis.

·         Strength in relating and communicating with all levels of personnel with ability to exercise strict confidentiality concerning personnel matters.

·         Prefer: Master’s degree or MBA; Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification; experience leading process improvement in a metals casting and fabrication environment; SAP ERP experience; and strong knowledge of APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning).  


Major responsibilities include:

·         Maintain working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure safety of self and others.

·         Lead, coach, develop and manage to build employee engagement and drive results. 

·         Direct department activities to modify existing designs, improve production techniques, develop testing procedures and design new products.

·         Oversee the Quality Management System, Lean program, and ISO.

·         Conduct management meetings to establish, delineate, and review program policies; coordinate operations between departments; establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives; and to implement and communicate goals that support the annual business plan.

·         Initiate requests for and follow up on corrective and preventative action and the proper handling of internal and external non-conformities.

·         Research and write technical data for use in manuals, procedures, specifications and capital requests.

·         Lead improvement teams using DMAIC and Kaizen to identify and eliminate root cause of production process issues.


The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric company headquartered in Mason, Ohio, is the global leader in the design and manufacture of gas welding and cutting equipment, industrial and specialty gas regulation equipment, gas distribution systems, brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables.

The Harris Products Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco and Drug Free Workplace.

Visit www.harrisproductsgroup.com to learn more.

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