Dexter Axle

Quality Manager

Location US-TX-Azle
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/4/2022 4:30 PM)
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Rockwell American, a Dexter company, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Quality Manager at our Azle, TX facility - conveniently located in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area.   


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. 


Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior , continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

The Quality Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager and is responsible for maintaining and improving the quality system at our Azle, TX Manufacturing plant and “satellite” operations in Angola, IN and Fresno, CA.  The Azle plant encompasses 58,000 ft2 and employs 85 production associates on two shifts.  The Quality Manager cares about quality, and is safety conscious, dependable, detail-oriented, and works well with others in a team environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


The Quality Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Assess the current quality system, then develop and execute a plan to ensure that the Azle site retains its ISO-9001 certification.  Fully implement this system and the Angola and Fresno sites to prepare these locations for certification in 2023.
  • Oversee the review of incoming material to confirm that it meets specifications, including the development of appropriate sampling plans, supplier on-site reviews and other actions as necessary to ensure a consistent flow of material into the plant
  • Lead the Plant’s Quality Steering Committee, making sure that team members develop, implement, and maintain appropriate corrective actions to prevent the recurrence of any problems
  • Lead the Plant’s Material Review Board to quickly and appropriately disposition and non-conforming material
  • Working through a cross-functional team, create and review operator work instructions, control plans and job aids as necessary to drive conformance to established quality standards
  • Fulfill documentation and reporting requirements for the Quality Management program
  • Provide external customer support to ensure that any external quality issues are quickly identified and resolved

Supervisor Responsibilities:


This job has no supervisory responsibilities 



Requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a comparable technical discipline and at least eight years of related experience, with at least three years in a quality leadership role within a manufacturing environment.  Must have an in-depth knowledge of ISO-9001 standards and demonstrable experience in the use statistical process methods and control charts to monitor a manufacturing process.  Knowledge of the processes used in fender manufacturing (i.e. cutting, welding and forming operations) preferred.  Experience leading a multi-site quality system is a major plus.


Requires advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and excellent verbal and written communication skills


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