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Quality Control Systems Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.   (O'Net 11-3051.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Associate Director, QA, Director of Quality, Lab Manager, Laboratory Manager, QA Manager, Quality Assurance Coordinator   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                          - Quality Control Systems Managers
                          - Geothermal Production Managers
                          - Biofuels Production Managers
                          - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                          - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                          - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 28.57   $ 36.47   $ 49.81   $ 62.36   $ 86.01   $ 53.11  
    Yearly $59,420   $75,860   $103,600   $129,700   $178,900   $110,470  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 35.29   $ 48.82   $ 57.83   $ 76.31   $ 92.84   $ 61.98  
    Yearly $73,400   $101,550   $120,290   $158,720   $193,100   $128,920  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 26.86   $ 31.70   $ 41.49   $ 53.98   $ 70.31   $ 45.89  
    Yearly $55,880   $65,940   $86,290   $112,290   $146,240   $95,460  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 23.04   $ 29.95   $ 39.43   $ 48.91   $ 62.66   $ 42.24  
    Yearly $47,920   $62,300   $82,020   $101,720   $130,330   $87,860  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                                  - Quality Control Systems Managers
                                  - Geothermal Production Managers
                                  - Biofuels Production Managers
                                  - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                                  - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                                  - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 373 369 -0.1% 11
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                                - Quality Control Systems Managers
                                - Geothermal Production Managers
                                - Biofuels Production Managers
                                - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                                - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                                - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Fabricated metal product manufacturing 10.7%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 10.1%
    Chemical manufacturing 7.7%
    Machinery manufacturing 7.7%
    Food manufacturing 6.9%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality.
     
  • Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
     
  • Stop production if serious product defects are present.
     
  • Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
     
  • Communicate quality control information to all relevant organizational departments, outside vendors, or contractors.
     
  • Instruct staff in quality control and analytical procedures.
     
  • Produce reports regarding nonconformance of products or processes, daily production quality, root cause analyses, or quality trends.
     
  • Participate in the development of product specifications.
     
  • Review statistical studies, technological advances, or regulatory standards and trends to stay abreast of issues in the field of quality control.
     
  • Identify critical points in the manufacturing process and specify sampling procedures to be used at these points.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Flexibility of Closure - The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated June 2009
     


    Work Styles
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Quality Control Systems Managers
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Quality Control Systems Managers  updated July 2012
     


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    • Operations Management and Supervision.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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