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Chester, Nova Scotia


The Quality Assurance/Control Coordinator embodies responsibility for organizing and controlling all quality control functions for Hawboldt within the policies and general guidelines established by the General Manager. This position builds and cultivates partnerships with manufacturing, engineering, sales, purchasing, service and admin as well as other internal functions in addition to external suppliers to analyze and quantify waste and quality deficiencies. It establishes and drives continuous improvement strategies to support Hawboldt’s operational quality and cost reduction goals. In addition, serves as an expert related to lean manufacturing and its application within Hawboldt while developing and implementing continuous improvement strategies supporting aggressive business goals. The position summary is to be used as a guideline only and may not incorporate all functions of the job.


  • Plan and develop quality control functions to ensure our customers receive a trouble-free piece of equipment to their specifications and on time
  • Responsible, with input from engineering and manufacturing, for the preparation of all Inspection Reports and Test Plans
  • Take the lead role in quality inspection and testing of all products, ensuring that equipment meets all specifications prior to shipment
  • Be proactive in efforts to monitor and coordinate the quality control functions of all departments to ensure our Quality Standard is continuously being met
  • Maintain Hawboldt’s Quality Management System including compliance with ISO standards, and all quality control documents
  • Represent Hawboldt during audit reviews and for customer liaison in quality issues when a customer’s order requires specific quality specifications to be met
  • Organize and facilitate Quality Management review meetings once per quarter
  • Train new employees and perform refresher training when required to ensure quality procedures are understood and followed by all personnel
  • Certify the standard of tools and test equipment
  • Monitor calibration records to ensure that all measuring tools and/or equipment calibration records are up
  • Facilitate and support kaizen activities to identify and analyze operational improvement opportunities and ensure performance results are sustained
  • Develop a culture of improving key performance indicators such as manufacturing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), product quality, waste reduction, energy conservation, safety, operating costs and Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM)
  • Utilize Lean, Six Sigma and methodologies, techniques, and tools to facilitate the transfer of such learning in the plant, develop teams necessary to support continuous improvement activities consistent with business goals
  • Develop the continuous improvement capabilities of the organization by developing and deploying training for employees on Lean principles and practices
  • Take an active role in resolving NCRs on a daily basis
  • Conduct corrective action to prevent re-occurrence will be implemented wherever possible
  • Prepare and distribute to all managers a quarterly summary of NCR status, trends and tallies
  • In conjunction with the Purchasing Department review non-conformances from suppliers in order to ensure products are being received trouble free and on time


  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma in Industrial Engineering
  • 2 – 3 years of demonstrated, hands-on experience conducting continuous improvement and Lean practices in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing business processes
  • Proven organization and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplined teams
  • Self-motivated and continuously move forward with projects with little direction

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, quoting “Quality” in the subject line. 

We kindly ask that you do not call regarding the status of your resume.

No recruiters please.

Accessibility accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process

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