Cornerstone Building Brands

Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager

Salt Lake City, UT - Full-time

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Cornerstone Building Brands | Employer reference: REF6821K

Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager


Salt Lake City, UT, US

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Job description

The Quality and CI Manager will demonstrate strong technical skills set from academic or a mixture of practical experience ranging from Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, Quality, and Production based programs. He/She will lead the execution of cross-functional strategies and plans that ensure we execute the company’s production system quality control roadmap. 

Additionally, the Quality and CI Manager will lead the plant’s continuous Improvement initiative by utilizing the Cornerstone Building Brands Production System Methodologies at the site to ensure continuous, systemic, and sustainable elimination of waste.

This position reports to the Plant Manager with a dotted line reporting to Corporate Quality and CI Regional Leadership.


  • Handles Quality Assurance/Control site functions at a tactical level
  • Acts as a key contact for suppliers and customers on quality-related issues
  • Executes effective methods for inspection, testing, sampling, and training
  • Deploys and validates approved revisions of existing methods and procedures to improve products and / or processes
  • Manages all Critical To Quality (CTQ), prioritization quality matrix (QPM), problem solving, and other modules as part of the Corporate Quality strategy
  • Executes and maintains all reporting documentation for quality-related topics as required
  • Provide support for all company established quality programs as required
  • Ensures measuring equipment calibrations are being performed and kept up with per schedule
  • Works with suppliers striving to provide defect-free components for use in the manufacturing process
  • Ensures alignment of data collection and analysis with organizational quality objectives
  • Manages and champions all lean concepts, kaizen events, and other modules as part of the Corporate Continuous Improvement strategy
  • Facilitates and leads the continuous improvement process by identifying training needs and providing training in problem solving methodology, Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, PDCA.
  • Engages the leadership team in setting and achieving goals utilizing Lean initiatives. This includes working with key leadership both functionally and strategically to drive overall improvements in specific areas
  • Directs and coordinates CI and process engineering activities in the plant
  • Ensure that Cost Take Out (CTO) and CI activities are aligned with goals for each plant and with the Regional CI Manager
  • Provides input and feedback to key leadership positions about process improvement opportunities
  • Lead efforts to develop and deliver training
  • Assists in the hiring, leadership, development, coaching, supervision, evaluation, and disciplining of departmental staff
  • Coach hourly production associates on process adherence as it relates to CI and Quality Assurance
  • Conduct monthly training sessions with hourly associates on quality standards and practices
  • Coordinate with plant leadership team and material suppliers to maintain compliance with certification requirements
  • Provide tactical coaching on Lean Methodology and other CI techniques
  • Assist plant leadership with leading problem-solving activities (PDCA)


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or five to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Six Sigma certification a plus
  • The successful candidate will have at least 5+ years of manufacturing experience and at least 2 years of quality experience or continuous improvement
  • Enthusiastic about the value quality and continuous improvement brings to the manufacturing process and passionate about keeping technical skills up to date, understanding best practices, and deploying quality systems and kaizen events to achieve prescribed goals and targets
  • Displays a strong ability to use data to rationally analyze and solve issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to train staff and run events
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • AutoCAD experience a plus
  • Available for minimal travel (10%), for training and knowledge sharing

Additional information

Available for minimal travel (10%), for training and knowledge sharing

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Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

Cornerstone Building Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. You can find the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster here. You can also view Your Right to Work Poster here along with This Organizations Participation in E-Verify Poster here. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or If you have a disability and you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or This email is used exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

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