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Quality Manager

Job Details


STS Group is a globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. The Adler Pelzer Group, a global Tier 1 supplier recently acquired STS group to expand its target market. STS is pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking a motivated and committed Quality Manager to help launch a manufacturing facility in Salem, Virginia. The Quality Manager ensures quality standards are met during the manufacturing process.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Quality Manager:

  • Oversees implementation & maintenance of the Business Management System (BMS)

  • Acts as Customer and Supplier liaison for plant quality activities and concerns

  • Maintains Quality documentation, mainly pertaining to PPAP (including but not limited to Control Plans, FMEAS, PPAP, Process Flows, 8D, IMDS, GR&R, AAR, PSW, etc.)

  • Maintains Quality documentation, including but not limited to Control Plans, FMEAs, PPAP, etc.

  • Serves as the Corporate IATF Management Representative, reporting on the status of the Business Management System to Corporate through Business Review Meetings

  • Ensures investigation of, root cause determination, corrective action implementation and response to customer complains in a timely manner

  • Adheres to applicable IATF 16949/CCC requirements

  • Reviews quality assurance instructions, assembly specifications and production schedules to determine method of conducting inspections and tests, sequence of operations and work assignments

  • Performs all necessary supervisory functions to effectively and efficiently manage personnel assigned


Skills - Required

  • Prioritization

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Process improvement

  • Team building / mgmt

  • Leadership Skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Documentation skills

  • Coaching

  • Auditing

Behaviors - Required

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Motivations - Required

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

Education - Preferred

  • Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field

Experienced - Required

  • 5-10 years: Quality documentation such as PPAP and APQP

  • 5-10 years: Launching new business using APQP procedures.

  • 5-10 years: IATF 16949 audits and certication requirements.

  • 5-10 years: Overseeing and maintaining plant's document control system.

  • 5-10 years: Quality experience within the automotive manufacturing industry

Licenses & Certifications - Preferred

  • CQE Cert Qty Eng or eq

  • Cert Internal Auditor Qy

To learn more about our Company and our rich history, visit our websites: and

Adler Pelzer Group and STS provides sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently and in the future authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for visa sponsorship. 

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

We are an equal opportunity employer. STS participate in the E-Verify Program.

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