Company Generac Power Systems

Name Manager Quality - Pika Energy

Req # 54260

Location TBD

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st


Here at Generac we don’t simply wait for opportunities to come to us. Our team is consistently on the lookout for new and innovative advances in our industry, which has led to our great success and company growth. We are excited to combine generation industry and are quickly breaking ground in the Clean Energy segment. Join our Clean Energy Team that is combining the expertise in power electronics, battery storage and energy monitoring and will lead the lay in the Energy Storage Systems market.  This growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.
In the role of Quality Manager, working in West Brook, ME you will be part of the Quality team. 

In this exciting new opportunity, you will lead the site quality programs to drive scale-readiness in a growing family of solar energy storage products. This role is key in leading the overall reliability, quality, and performance program for our fast-growing division of market-leading home energy products. The successful candidate will lead a growing team of quality engineers, test engineers, and technicians,  collaborating with internal groups (R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Tech Service) and third-party partners (contract manufacturers, customers, end users, NRTLs, independent labs) to ensure the quality and performance of current and next-generation power conversion and energy storage products. Candidates should be passionate about scaling distributed energy, and committed to robust products and aggressive quality, performance and cost targets

• Track quality performance metrics and work closely with global network of contract manufacturers to drive corrective action and continuous improvement activities.
• Lead FMEA efforts on new and existing products
• Drive continuous improvement initiatives. Provide timelines and conduct cost analysis for improvement projects.
• Manage and monitor Corrective Action and Preventative Action processes.
• Manage rapid response and forensic investigation of field issues
• Communicate quality program status and progress to management and key suppliers
• Represent and report on Quality at management meetings
• As part of a team, address field complaints by determining root cause and implement corrective actions.
• Coordinate with the engineering design team and testing department (responsibilities may expand to include DV testing).
• Act as a gatekeeper during the New Product Introduction process to ensure that designs meet quality criteria prior to advancing to next stage.
• Work closely with engineering, operations, and sales/marketing to facilitate the flow of quality and performance information into the design cycle
• Create quality and test processes to follow for new products, for changes, and for data retention and analysis
• Monitor adherence to quality and safety certification standards.
• Work with Tech Service, Applications Engineering, Sales, and Marketing to improve the quality and consistency of service and support

Minimum Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology or equivalent experience
• Must have at least 5 years of progressive experience in design and manufacturing of electronic, electromechanical or software products with a focus on quality management in a contract manufacturing or electromechanical assembly environment.
• 2 years of experience leading, mentoring and coaching individuals and teams
Great Reasons to work here:

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting; close vision and ability to adjust focus. Up to 20% travel and valid Driver’s License required.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”