Bridgestone Americas, Inc Quality Manager in ANOKA, Minnesota

Opportunity Details:


At Firestone Building Products, you can count on us for complete building performance solutions – from roots to rooftops. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, we provide focused solutions for roofing systems , wall systems and specialty products based on thespecificresults our customers need to achieve. Constantly looking at the big picture, we not only deliver exceptionally performing building materials, but also the outstanding services, support, warranty and expertise – all backed by a brand you can trust.

This opportunity is located in Northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River in a two county region known as the Shoals. Nationally recognized for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and "Muscle Shoals music". Muscle Shoals is a thriving town in the heart of "The Shoals" and is known as a family-friendly place to live, work, and play. Muscle Shoals has an exceptional school system (grades K – 12).

Backed by the strength of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation, we offer excellent career opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit packages. And, with locations throughout North America, we are always looking for qualified candidates.

Position Summary:

As one of the leading suppliers of architectural products to the construction industry, Firestone Building Products offers a variety of sustainable, dependable and environmentally friendly metal roofing system options. Available in a wide range of applied finishes and materials, Firestone metal roofs allow for maximum design freedom, while providing long-term peace of mind through our Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty coverage.

The Quality Manager is responsible for technical service/process control from incoming raw materials through shipment of product in this high growth segment of the roofing industry. Responsibilities include implementing a QMS system and leading the transition to the new ISO 9001 standard.

Must be a leader in continuous improvement and able to establish a root cause problem solving culture.

Must be experienced in SPC, PFMEA, control plans, measurement system analysis (gauge R&R), and capability studies. Has demonstrated use of problem-solving tools like fishbone diagram, is/is not, 5 why, and fault tree analysis to determine root cause.


  • Ensure the organization's Quality Management System conforms to internal, ISO 9001 and regulatory/legal requirements.

  • Ensure evaluation of, and reporting on, quality systems.

  • Oversee inspection (examination) of incoming materials, ensuring they meet requirements.

  • Manage the monitoring, measurement, and review of internal processes, especially those that affect the quality of the organization's products.

  • Complex data collection and analysis to ensure finished goods conformity.

  • Develop key metrics and report on the performance of the QMS (e.g., results of quality audits, corrective actions), including root cause and counter measures.

  • Conduct periodic management review meetings.

  • Responsible for accuracy and timely inspection/calibration of monitoring and measuring devices.

  • Understands or is aware of changes in standards, regulations/laws, issues and news with respect to product (service) quality.

  • Work with corporate quality assurance, R&D, manufacturing, and procurement on qualification process when pursuing changes in material, method, or machine.



  • 4-year degree in Quality or related discipline; Value Stream or cross-functional collaborative experience preferred

  • Six Sigma certification preferred

Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities:

  • We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more

  • We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

  • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys








Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2017-113811

Posted Date 7/17/2017

Location US-MN-ANOKA

Zip Code 55303-1089

Functional Area Quality

Category Quality

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.