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Quality Manager Engineering

  • Location: County Westmeath
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact Email:
  • Job Ref: 20406

We have an new opening for a Quality Manager with a well established company based in Athlone. As the Quality Manager you will lead and direct the Quality Function within a customer focused, export driven manufacturing company based in the midlands of Ireland which is part of a larger global group of companies. For this role we ideally would like this person to come from an engineering/manufacturing or Plastics environment.


  •  Key duties will include:
  •  Driving continuous improvement from a quality and cost perspective.
  •  Internal communication regarding quality performance on a regular basis.
  •  Ensure personnel adhere to quality checks and procedures
  •  Exchange with customers regarding customer requirements / problem solving. 
  •  Effective communication of customer requirements to all departments
  •  Achievement of company quality metrics
  • Ongoing compliance of Quality Management System to ISO 9001 standard and oversee the internal audit programmes.
  • Preparation of Management reports on quality metrics
  • Assistance with training of operational personnel in relation to Quality topics

Education and Experience

  •   Education to Degree level, ideally in an Engineering or Science discipline.
  •  Further qualification in the field of Quality Management is an advantage.
  •  Over 7-8 years Experience working in Quality
  • Industry experience required - Engineering or Plastics environment
  • Experience in an operations function within a high volume manufacturing environment, ideally in a plastics-related sector

Personal Competencies

  •  Proven track record in continuous improvement and project management techniques e.g. Lean, 6 Sigma etc.
  • Have a strong knowledge of the importance of driving processes in the department.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is comfortable liaising with both internal and external stakeholders.
  •  Self-motivated with a good team spirit and the ability to influence others in a positive manner.
  •  Possess excellent attention to detail, maintaining high standards and has the ability to prioritize tasks and workload effectively while meeting tight deadlines.
  •  Willingness to travel within Ireland, UK and Europe (small percentage of role)

Benefits provided:

  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Bonus
  • Pension Company Contribution
  • Subsidized Canteen
  • Onsite Parking

For further details on this position please contact Gillian Nicholson at