Regional Quality Manager

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Leola, PA, US

Company: Dart Container

This is a nationwide position responsible for managing Quality Assurnace in assigned locations across the country. The selected individual can reside anywhere in the U.S. so long as it is in close proximity of a major airport.*

The Regional Quality Manager is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations through regular site visits.  This position will be responsible for quality outcomes for multiple manufacturing facilities, accomplishing product and process compliance by working with site quality and production management.  This role will be a strong liaison between corporate quality and manufacturing leadership.

  • Develop, implement, and analyze quality metrics
  • Drive continuous improvement of quality outcomes and metrics by working with site quality and production management
  • Implement and maintain use of modern, statistical quality tools such as SPC, Capability analysis, Gage R&R, etc.
  • Improve manufacturing process capability, leading to improvement in customer satisfaction, scrap, and rework
  • Assist sites in robust problem solving using Root Cause analysis, Corrective Action, and Containment activities.  Train site personnel in these processes.  Verify and validate results of Corrective Action activities
  • Assist manufacturing in APQP and Dart Production Approval Process methodologies and activities  
  • Assist manufacturing in ensuring that launch and change activities are robust
  • Actively train and mentor site quality managers and personnel
  • Interface with corporate quality and manufacturing leadership in strategic planning activities.  Develop tactical plans in support of these strategies and execute plans.  Monitor progress and take action as needed
  • Support the deployment of corporate quality systems, processes, policies, and procedures at the site level
  • Support the deployment of corporate GMP activities and practices at the site level


Core Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience managing quality or production in a manufacturing environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering, quality or related technical field of study, preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience using (at both a management and individual user level) modern, statistical quality tools such as SPC, Capability Analysis, Gage R&R
  • Understanding of the principles of variation (measurement, analysis, reduction, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in Corrective Action methods, principles, and actions 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in root cause analysis tools (5-why, Fishbone, variation analysis, etc.)
  • Experience with statistical software (Minitab, Statistica, etc.)
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain technical issues
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time domestically and internationally
  • Experience managing quality in a large facility or previous responsibility for multiple facilities, preferred
  • Experience in an industry such as automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, medical device, etc. with advanced quality techniques, preferred
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and/or packaging industrial experience, preferred
  • Lean manufacturing experience, preferred
  • ASQ Certified Quality Manager, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and/or Certified Quality Engineer, preferred


*Dart will be unable to employ an employee who currently lives and expects to work out of any of the following U.S. states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia. This list is not all-inclusive and/or is subject to change. 

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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