What does a QC Manager do?

QC managers have senior level responsibility for directing the quality control department, usually of a manufacturing or production operation. They perform or oversee testing and inspection processes and quality verification procedures. They recruit, hire, train, and supervise a team of QC specialists, analysts, and support staff. They develop, implement, and enforce department policies and protocol, and verify that staff are upholding mandatory quality standards. They may plan and produce training manuals, programs, or presentations. They also handle administrative duties such as budgeting and scheduling.

QC managers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field. They should have a background in roles that involve maintaining quality control standards, ideally in positions that involve supervisory responsibilities. These roles require leadership capabilities, highly developed analytical skills, and meticulous attention to detail.

What responsibilities are common for QC Manager jobs?
  • Maintain QC objectives complementary to company policies and goals.
  • Report out on product quality metrics no less than quarterly.
  • Lead all regulatory, internal management, and board QC reporting.
  • Indoctrination, recurrent and any necessary update training of assigned inspectors.
  • Review of design test plans, test cases and scripts.
  • Coordinate daily work assignments and overall coverage to ensure adherence with service levels.
  • Collect and analyze metrics related to QC deviations NOE, GLIFs, EOEs.
  • Represent QC on project teams and in meetings as required.
  • Recommend and take corrective action in compliance with quality audits, issues, etc.
  • Maintain inspector schedules to ensure adequate coverage is provided.
  • Act as advisor and mentor for junior members of the team.
  • Monitor quality key measures and trends for adherence to targets.
  • Collaborate on the preparation of technical proposals, amendments, reports and memoranda.
  • Serve as a QC trainer and team coach.
  • Frequent product testing for quality and adherence to protocols and regulations.
  • Provide effective leadership and management.
  • Generate certificates of analysis to support internal manufacturing products.
  • Identify, recommend and implement process improvements to enhance testing strategies.
  • Maintain all laboratory certifications and monitor technicians for accuracy and precision.
  • Oversee and participate in the internal audit program of quality systems.
What are the typical qualifications for QC Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in electrical engineering, civil engineering or computer science, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with JAVA, C, R Language, and APIs software and systems.
  • Experience with Cloud, automation framework, calibration, and test automation.
  • Attention to detail and an eye for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills.
  • A collaborator and critical thinker.
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How much does a QC Manager make?

$70,813 /yr
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Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
Software Test Architect
Feb 3, 2022

“It used to be 9ne of the best pay master among service based companies and great bonuses and perks.”

Associate Director, Quality Control
Jan 28, 2022

“1. Talent gets recognized as you work and you get very good work opportunities irrespective of your Work Experience”

JoulestoWatts Business SolutionsJoulestoWatts Business Solutions
Test Manager
Nov 6, 2022

“They commit something before joining which they never fulfill Delayed salary Job risk based on projects Process is not so good”

Universal Chemicals Products
QC Supervisor
Jun 17, 2021

“You learn to work with the minimum resources which is good I guess cause you don't make up excuses to get the job done.”

Test Manager
Jul 1, 2021

“Career growth and incentives.”

Global App TestingGlobal App Testing
Test Manager
Jan 8, 2023

“People are really nice and professional.”

Keywords StudiosKeywords Studios
Test Manager/Test Lead
Mar 29, 2021

“Fairly straightforward promotion program (not great for development but clarifies how to advance)”

Test Manager
May 22, 2022

“salaries not that good but not bad”

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