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Become A Quality Manager

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Working As A Quality 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

  • $76,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Quality Manager Do

A Quality Manager ensures that the product or service of an organization meets all quality standards. They are also responsible for developing standards and procedures for quality, health, and safety.

How To Become A Quality Manager

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


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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  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Carrier

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Korean

  • Cantonese

  • Turkish

  • Ukrainian

  • Polish

  • Greek

  • Hindi

  • Vietnamese

  • Dari

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Real Quality Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Engineering Quality Manager Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA Aug 17, 2015 $187,970 -
Quality Manager Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Sep 14, 2015 $160,000
Manager, Quality Automation Truecar, Inc. Santa Monica, CA Oct 10, 2016 $155,000
Quality Manager Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA May 09, 2016 $155,000
Customer Quality Manager Infineon Technologies Americas Corp. Morgan Hill, CA Jul 09, 2016 $154,345
Quality Manager Howmedica Osteonics Corp/Stryker Ortho Allendale, NJ Dec 16, 2015 $146,806
Field Quality Manager Linear Technology Corporation Milpitas, CA Sep 04, 2015 $145,392
Quality Manager III A2Z Development Center, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 24, 2015 $140,000
Manager, Quality Salesforce.Com Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 18, 2016 $138,362
Business Line Quality Manager Infineon Technologies Americas Corp. Morgan Hill, CA Sep 08, 2016 $136,979
Quality Manager Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Chandler, AZ Nov 28, 2016 $136,531 -
Quality Manager Populus Group LLC Beaverton, OR Sep 26, 2016 $135,655
Quality Manager Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Apr 15, 2016 $135,500
Quality Asurance Manager IBM Corporation Emeryville, CA Oct 28, 2016 $135,000 -
Quality Manager, PV The Fountain Group LLC Edison, NJ Sep 05, 2016 $104,350
Quality Manager Premier Brands of America, Inc. Mount Vernon, NY Jan 30, 2015 $102,814
Quality Manager Graycor Construction Company, Inc. Oakbrook Terrace, IL Jul 16, 2015 $102,000
Quality & Industrial Excellence (QIE) Manager Alstom Grid, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Mar 21, 2016 $101,858 -
Quality Manager CCC Information Services Inc. Chicago, IL Jul 22, 2016 $101,774 -
Service Quality Manager DHL Express (USA), Inc. Irvine, CA Aug 15, 2015 $101,699
Design Quality Manager Moen Incorporated North Olmsted, OH Sep 21, 2016 $88,213 -
Quality Manager Paperworks Industries, Inc. Philadelphia, PA May 02, 2015 $88,000
Quality & Lean SIX Sigma Manager Ifs Coatings, Inc. Gainesville, TX Jan 10, 2016 $88,000
Quality Manager Roechling Automotive USA LLP Duncan, SC Mar 03, 2016 $87,550
Quality Manager Shawmut Corporation Clinton, TN Sep 22, 2015 $87,000
Quality Manager Shawmut Corporation Clinton, TN Nov 09, 2016 $87,000
Quality Manager Engineer Dolese Bros. Co. Oklahoma City, OK Aug 25, 2015 $86,500 -

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Top Skills for A Quality Manager


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Top Quality Manager Skills

  1. ISO
  2. Quality Procedures
  3. Ensure Compliance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted in establishing, developing, and maintaining the Environmental Management System to the ISO 14001 Standard.
  • Created new quality procedures for tracking defective material and claims.
  • Provided leadership, education and auditing/utilization review management to ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Developed, implemented, and updated Corrective Action Plans as well as Policies and Procedures
  • Maintained supplier quality audit program to ensure the production and delivery of quality components.

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