Quality and Product Development Manager


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National Leader in Plastic Manufacturing is looking for a Quality and Product Development Manager to join their team in Wallingford, CT!

Hours: 7am-4:00pm w/ on-call availability*** 

Pay: 66-84k/ year

Quality and Product Development Manager responsibilities: 

  • Develop, formalize, implement and manage in-process Quality Control Procedures that insure film and sheet products meet Specification requirements.
  • Define and publish Product Quality Specifications.
  • Develop, formalize, implement and manage a Supplier quality system that insures incoming materials meet expected requirements.
  • Provide hands-on Quality support, direction and training to the Manufacturing Department.
  • Manage and train the Quality Control Technicians
  • Manage Customer Complaint System.  In a timely manner, work with Manufacturing to identify the problem’s root cause, initiate and implement corrective action, publish response to Customer.
  • Interface with Customers when required for issues that fall within the Quality Department’s purview such as Quality problems, Audits and Product Specifications.
  • Work closely with the Manufacturing Department so that quality is built into all production processes. 
  • Interface with the Manufacturing and Product Development Teams to ensure Customer objectives are met.
  • Interact with Compounders and Raw Material Suppliers in order to properly define and understand specific Material Attributes, Formulation and Color Requirements and Resin Developments.
  • Oversee the Quality Management System. Non-Conformance Report System, Color Measurement and Control System, Calibration Program and Records Retention System.
  • Publish Product Data Sheets and contribute to the Technical Content of Company Literature.
  • Interact Technically with UL regarding Rowland Product Recognition.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities with a sense of purpose, professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Foster safe work practices.
  • Promote a team environment. Complete special projects and assignments that are not specific to this outline but as required and directed by management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates

Quality and Product Development Manager requirements:

  • Minimum Requirement – BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Material Science or related technical discipline.
  • Preferred – Advanced Degree – MS or PhD
  • 4+ years Management Experience in a Manufacturing environment preferably in Plastics Processing.


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