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Quality Control Systems Manager

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Bachelor's degree or higher +

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What They Do

Quality Control Systems Managers Career Video

About This Career

Plans, directs, or coordinates quality assurance programs. Formulates quality control policies and controls quality of laboratory and production efforts.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Operations Management pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Stops production if serious product defects are present.
  • Reviews and updates standard operating procedures or quality assurance manuals.
  • Monitors performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Reviews quality documentation necessary for regulatory submissions and inspections.
  • Analyzes quality control test results and provides feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
  • Verifies that raw materials, purchased parts or components, in-process samples, and finished products meet established testing and inspection standards.
  • Oversees workers including supervisors, inspectors, or laboratory workers engaged in testing activities.
  • Directs product testing activities throughout production cycles.
  • Instructs staff in quality control and analytical procedures.
  • Directs the tracking of defects, test results, or other regularly reported quality control data.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overtime work
  • Rotating shift work
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Quality Assurance Director (QA Director)
  • Quality Director
  • Quality Manager
  • Product Quality Director
  • Quality and Food Safety Manager
  • Quality and Process Improvement Manager
  • Quality Systems Director
  • Quality Control Manager (QC Manager)
  • Quality Control Supervisor (QC Supervisor)
  • Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager) — Responsible for assuring that all products are defect free and compliant with technical specifications.


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