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Senior Quality Manager (Ocala, FL)

The AMES Companies, Inc.
Ocala, FL 34475
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Our employees are our greatest assets, that is why we provide excellent comprehensive benefits.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Life Insurance, Disability (STD/LTD), Caregiving Support, Critical Illness, Hospital, and Accident Coverage, Employee Assistance Program, Telehealth, Wellness, Paid Holidays, Vacation Days, Employee Stock Option Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, Health Case Management, and much more.

We are environmentally conscious and responsible. Proud supporters of local and national charities, and we provide immense growth opportunity!


The AMES Companies, headquartered in Lake Nona-Orlando, FL has a rich history of American manufacturing. The AMES story goes back to 1774, when Captain John Ames began making Americas first shovels. AMES brand is the third oldest consumer brand in the country, and its tools have literally helped build America, for more than 200 years. AMES products have built Revolutionary War ramparts, connected the nation via the Transcontinental Railroad, dug for gold, gone on expeditions to Antarctica, carved Mount Rushmore, and installed the Statue of Liberty. And just like America, were still working every day to build the next great wonder.

Our business lines include Home Organization, Lawn and Garden Tools, Outdoor Living, and Cleaning Tools, with leading global brands sold to homeowners and professionals involved in new construction, remodeling, and maintenance activities.

Our leading brands include ClosetMaid, AMES, True Temper, Razor-Back, Jackson, Southern Patio and Harper

We are a business unit of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF)

WEBSITE: global.ames.com


As the Quality Assurance Manager you will oversee the activities of the quality team, develop, implement and coordinate key quality initiatives to ensure requirements are met before product reaches our customers. You will lead efforts on Lean manufacturing & Six Sigma continuous improvement process and application of the Quality Management System. You will troubleshoot both internal and supplier's production issues and capabilities and participate in sourcing reviews and supplier audits.


In our ClosetMaid world Head Quarters in Ocala, FL. Mostly in an office environment.


  • Provide quality engineering support by evaluating, selecting and developing a supply base and assess new supplier technology. Reviews and audit supplier products, processes capabilities and/or systems performance.

  • Attend first production runs at suppliers sites; evaluate processes for their capability to consistently adhere to company's specifications.

  • Visit component vendors to obtain information related to supply quality of vendor to meet orders, and vendor quality standards.

  • Develop corrective actions to address supplier quality non-conformances and warranty failures.

  • Collaborate with engineering, manufacturing and purchasing to ensure quality standards are in place and maintained.

  • Devise and implement methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.

  • Conduct quality process audits of plant processes, issues and tracks audit findings.

  • Assist Suppliers in deploying process management to bring process and product stability through improved process control and capability.

  • Monitor supplier issues from root cause to permanent corrective action (must have prior problem solving skills such as 5 Why, 8D, Fishbone, Flowcharting, etc.)

  • Provide coaching and training, in process management, problem solving, data collection & analysis and statistical application.

  • Evaluate contents of reports from product management department heads and confers with management personnel regarding disposition of problems and agenda.

  • Confer with engineers about quality assurance of new products designed and manufactured products on market to rectify problems.

  • Review technical publications, articles, and abstracts to stay abreast of technical developments in industry and country.

  • Manage all aspects of incoming receiving inspection program.

  • Promote team's building.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering -Mechanical/Industrial/Systems Engineering preferred

  • MBA a plus

  • 7+ years of related work experience

  • Responsible for ensuring that specified quality standards are met for all tasks completed.

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black belt certification preferred

Work Authorization

The Ames Companies will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The AMES Companies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.


Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-04
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