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Become A Quality Control Manager

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Working As A Quality Control Manager

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $63,785

    Average Salary

What Does A Quality Control Manager Do

A Quality Control Manager supervises the assessment of a finished product for quality and reliability. They provide technical and statistical expertise to teams.

How To Become A Quality Control Manager

Industrial production managers typically need a bachelor’s degree and several years of related work experience.

Education

Employers prefer managers have at least a bachelor’s degree. While the degree may be in any field, many industrial production managers have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or industrial engineering. Sometimes, production workers with many years of experience take management classes and become a production manager. At large plants, where managers have more oversight responsibilities, employers may look for managers who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) or a graduate degree in industrial management.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many industrial production managers begin as production workers and move up through the ranks. They usually advance to a first-line supervisory position before eventually being selected for management. Most earn a college degree in business management or take company-sponsored classes to increase their chances of a promotion.

Production managers who join a firm immediately after graduating from college sometimes work as first-line supervisors before beginning their jobs as production managers.

Some managers begin working at a company directly after college or graduate school. They may spend their first few months in training programs, becoming familiar with the production process, company policies, and safety regulations. In large companies, many also spend short periods of time working in other departments, such as purchasing or accounting, to learn more about the company.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Industrial production managers must have excellent communication skills so they can work with managers from other departments, as well as with the company’s senior-level management.

Leadership skills. To keep the production process running smoothly, industrial production managers must motivate and direct the employees they manage.

Problem-solving skills. Production managers must be able to identify problems immediately and solve them. For example, if a product has a defect, the manager determines whether it is a onetime problem or the result of the production process.

Time-management skills. To meet production deadlines, managers must carefully manage their employees’ time as well as their own.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

While not required, industrial production managers can earn certifications that show a higher level of competency in quality or management systems. The Association for Operations Management offers a Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credential. The American Society for Quality offers credentials in quality control. Both certifications require specific amounts of work experience before applying for the credential, so they are generally not earned before entering the occupation.

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Quality Control Manager Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    75.2%
  • Female

    22.6%
  • Unknown

    2.2%

Ethnicity

  • White

    78.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.3%
  • Asian

    7.6%
  • Unknown

    2.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    47.8%
  • French

    9.8%
  • German

    6.9%
  • Mandarin

    4.3%
  • Portuguese

    4.3%
  • Arabic

    4.3%
  • Chinese

    4.0%
  • Italian

    2.6%
  • Japanese

    2.6%
  • Carrier

    2.0%
  • Russian

    1.7%
  • Polish

    1.4%
  • Hindi

    1.2%
  • Korean

    1.2%
  • Persian

    1.2%
  • Cantonese

    1.2%
  • Turkish

    0.9%
  • Romanian

    0.9%
  • Indonesian

    0.9%
  • Hebrew

    0.9%
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Real Quality Control Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Quality Control Manager Cable & Wireless Holdings, Inc. Coral Gables, FL May 05, 2016 $160,888
Site Qa/Qc Manager Modec International, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 10, 2015 $160,085 -
$193,787
Quality Control Manager Apicore Us LLC Somerset, NJ Jan 08, 2016 $151,070
Quality Control Manager North America Heerema Marine Contractors Holding U.S., Inc. Houston, TX Sep 21, 2016 $136,188
Quality Control Manager Colossal Contractors, Inc. Burtonsville, MD Nov 10, 2016 $135,824
Quality Control Manager TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Irvine, CA Sep 13, 2016 $130,500 -
$140,500
Quality Control Manager Mercon Coffee Corporation Coral Gables, FL Jun 23, 2016 $129,334
Quality Control Manager Intense Lighting LLC Anaheim, CA Jan 06, 2015 $122,500 -
$150,000
Quality Control Manager (Octg) Worldtransload and Logistics LLC New Hope, MN Jun 25, 2015 $121,826
Quality Control Manager Harvest Rice, Inc. McGehee, AR Nov 14, 2016 $120,000
Quality Control Manager BIOM?Rieux, Inc. Lombard, IL Feb 10, 2015 $113,963
Quality Control Manager Hitt Contracting Inc. Falls Church, VA Sep 21, 2015 $110,573
Quality Control Manager Hitt Contracting Inc. Falls Church, VA Feb 25, 2016 $110,573
Qa/Qc Manager Kelco Construction, Inc. Nesconset, NY Sep 09, 2016 $107,985
Quality Control Manager Perez Trading Company, Inc. Miami, FL Sep 20, 2016 $90,304
Quality Control Manager Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing Inc. Rochester, NY Sep 29, 2016 $90,000
Dental Quality Control Manager Bigorrilho Dental Lab., Inc. Sunrise, FL Sep 26, 2015 $90,000
Production Quality Control Manager Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership LaGrange, GA Sep 09, 2015 $89,568
Quality Control Manager/Stability Coordinator Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Kansas City, MO Apr 19, 2015 $88,878
Quality Control Manager United Fruits (Calif.) Corp. McFarland, CA Nov 18, 2015 $88,816
Quality Control Manager Kwangsung America Corp. Dadeville, AL Nov 19, 2015 $88,070
Quality Control Manager (Octg) Worldtransload and Logistics LLC New Hope, MN Apr 04, 2016 $88,046
Quality Control Manager Odebrecht Construction, Inc. Moore Haven, FL Jul 27, 2016 $76,111
Quality Control Manager SCA Pharmaceuticals, LLC Little Rock, AR Apr 09, 2016 $75,000
Quality Control Manager E.M. Sergeant Pulp & Chemical Co., Inc. Clifton, NJ Jan 06, 2015 $75,000
Quality Control Manager Environmental Chemical Corporation Urban Honolulu, HI Jan 07, 2016 $75,000
Quality Control Manager DSS Rapak, Inc. Union City, CA Oct 10, 2016 $75,000
Quality Control Manager Berrydirect LLC Riverside, CA Jul 16, 2015 $74,970
Quality Control Manager Mapei Corporation Garland, TX Mar 21, 2016 $74,547
Quality Control Manager Granite Asap Fairfax, VA Sep 24, 2015 $73,942

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Top Skills for A Quality Control Manager

QualityProceduresSiteSafetyProductQualityLabFacilityISOFinalInspectionCorrectiveActionRawMaterialsInternalAuditsQualitySystemCustomerServiceQa/QcOshaFDAOversightSuperviseUsaceQualityStandardsManagementSystem

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Top Quality Control Manager Skills

  1. Quality Procedures
  2. Site Safety
  3. Product Quality
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked with customers to develop quality procedures to target critical criteria performance testing.
  • Performed all safety meetings and site safety inspections.
  • Led efforts to utilize improvement tools on product quality.
  • Managed and assist laboratory QC/ Micro including equipment calibration.
  • Managed a Quality Laboratory for contract testing and production facility.

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