Finding the right job is not always easy, but if you’re passionate about crafting quality windows and doors that work right from the start and helping builders get the service they need to get the job done, Vector could be just the right place for you to build a great career.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of the Vector team, please send your resume to: jobs@vectorwindows.com, or mail to Vector Windows Attn: Human Resources at 1020 International Drive, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 or apply online Here

Vector Windows is a growing company located right in the heart of lakes country! We are currently adding new Full-Time positions.

Vector is committed to fostering a culture of high engagement and to improving the well-being of its employees. The management team measures and continuously improves the company’s employment proposition, employee engagement, employee well-being and retention levels. Vector is supported in its commitment to improving employee well-being by Granite Equity.

Now Hiring:

Quality Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

If you are a reliable and consistent self-starter who enjoys working with and developing a group of people, then join our team at Vector!  We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Quality Manager who will lead our quality initiatives, manage the quality team and create quality systems designed to prevent defects.  This position works closely with production, maintenance, customer service and sales to assist in creating a positive experience for our customers.  You and your team will identify, develop, implement and audit quality programs tied to data that help Vector reduce internal defects and external complaints.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Quality manager, you will lead the safety, productivity and quality functions of your team.  You will be responsible for creating a welcoming environment where you facilitate open and honest communication, respectfully challenge mediocrity, and drive results tied to clear expectations of your team.  In addition, you will be expected to create a culture that meets Vector’s core values, and consistently address behaviors of team members that are not in alignment.

SKILLS:

  • Decision making/problem solving
  • Technical minded, able to suggest process improvements and resolve problems
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • High degree of creativity, visualization ability and insight
  • Presentation/training skills
  • Proficient mechanical and math aptitude
  • Good time management skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work on projects with minimal supervision
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Essential Duties + Responsibilities (Continued)

Functional Responsibilities for the Quality Manager include:

  • Create SPC charting tied to current data and communicate the results to the Vector Management team
  • Use statistical process to help qualify or disqualify new equipment (CPK)
  • Creates, updates and maintains the Vector quality program.
  • Completes all internal and external quality audit requirements on time.
  • Investigates all quality complaints (internal and external), initiating Corrective Actions tied to quantity and/or dollar value.
  • Monitors data for defect trends and initiates Corrective Actions that may include internal training needs (VWI), equipment upgrades or preventive maintenance needs, and vendor notifications/rejects.
  • Monitors product quality; reporting quality deficiencies and communicating with sales, production, maintenance, and customer service.
  • Creates, implements and maintains regular quality records, including COPQ.
  • Creates, implements and maintains Quality Management System that ensures customer expectations are met.
  • Creates, implements and maintains quality process controls which predispose product quality in lieu of “inspecting out”.
  • Drives Vector towards a data based decision-making system, using common tools (SPC, 5 Why, Six Sigma, and/or Fishbone diagram).
  • Regularly evaluates performance data and trends with suggestions toward improvements.
  • Utilizes MRB form to identify and isolate any con-conforming raw material or finished goods material.
  • Develops projects, training and methods to improve operational quality of products.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Provide safety guidance to quality team members.  When needed, enforce violations to our safety policy
  • Provide regular feedback to the quality department team members on all shifts, including positive reinforcement for meeting or exceeding results, and coaching, guidance and disciplinary action, if needed, when expectations are not being met.
  • Provides supervision/coaching to improve operational quality of product.
  • Reports to Leadership Team and Associates on the performance of the Quality Management System monthly
  • Manage daily k-pay activities for lead and team member vacation time and time-off requests, making sure to keep appropriate staffing to meet current customer demand.
  • Manage team to meet weekly near miss/safety/maintenance request form expectations.
  • Manage quality team to perform quality product and process audits effectively and on time.
  • Regular contact with the Operations Manager to review quality issues tied to production.
  • Regular contact with CSR’s, Sales and Service regarding product quality
  • Frequent contact with accounting to support customer credits and vendor credits
  • Perform all annual team member Performance Appraisals and provide positive feedback and coaching opportunities as determined by the appraisal.
  • Perform all team member 30 and 90 day reviews on time.
  • Identify and create training opportunities for potential future leaders in our organization.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Provide safety guidance to quality team members.  When needed, enforce violations to our safety policy
  • Provide regular feedback to the quality department team members on all shifts, including positive reinforcement for meeting or exceeding results, and coaching, guidance and disciplinary action, if needed, when expectations are not being met.  
  • Provides supervision/coaching to improve operational quality of product.
  • Reports to Leadership Team and Associates on the performance of the Quality Management System monthly
  • Manage daily k-pay activities for lead and team member vacation time and time-off requests, making sure to keep appropriate staffing to meet current customer demand.
  • Manage team to meet weekly near miss/safety/maintenance request form expectations.
  • Manage quality team to perform quality product and process audits effectively and on time.
  • Regular contact with the Operations Manager to review quality issues tied to production.
  • Regular contact with CSR’s, Sales and Service regarding product quality
  • Frequent contact with accounting to support customer credits and vendor credits
  • Perform all annual team member Performance Appraisals and provide positive feedback and coaching opportunities as determined by the appraisal.
  • Perform all team member 30 and 90 day reviews on time.
  • Identify and create training opportunities for potential future leaders in our organization.

 

Additional requirements of the Quality Manager include:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
  • Ability to stand on your feet for 8 – 10 hours at a time

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Fully accountable for quality results, meeting or exceeding annual quality metrics.
  • Identify action steps and timelines needed to reach objectives.
  • Measure and report quality results to staff.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Quality Management Degree preferred and/or two to four years related quality management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Vector is committed to workforce diversity.

Production/Assembly/Shipping/Receiving

  • 1st and 2nd Shift hours available

     

  • High Demand Hours:

    1. 1st Shift: 5:30a-4p M-F, No weekends
    2. $15.80/per hour or Depending on Experience
    • 1st Shift Shipping: 7a-4p M-F, No Weekends

     

    • 2nd Shift: 4p – 3:30p M-Th, No Friday or Weekends
      • $16.80/per hour or Depending on Experience

      Summary

      Performs manual labor along a production line. Operates and troubleshoots production line machinery and computers. May perform minor repairs as necessary.

       

      Primary Responsibilities 

      1. Operate production line machinery and computers.
      2. Troubleshoot production line machinery.
      3. Perform equipment change-overs.
      4. Responsible for quality control. Make adjustments as necessary to produce product within specifications. Reject product outside of specifications.
      5. Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
      6. Perform preventive maintenance (PMs) on production line machinery.
      7. Clean and maintain work area.
      8. Other duties as assigned.

      Now Hiring:

      Maintenance Technician

      Responsibilities Include: 

      • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all production equipment. 

      • Problem solving machine breakdowns and manufacturing processes in order to maximize production. 

      • Install new equipment. 

      • Build and fabricate parts / assembly jigs. 

      • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance requirements. 

      • Complete assigned work orders in a timely manner. 

      • Responsible for working safely and maintaining a safe work environment, following all established safety rules, procedures, and policies. 

      Qualifications

      • Experience with mechanical systems and automation equipment. 

      • Prior diagnostic/troubleshooting and preventive maintenance experience. 

      • Electrical experience preferred. 

      • Demonstrated mechanical and technical aptitude 

      • Demonstrated ability to solve machine problems, complete assigned tasks timely, work independently with minimal supervision and communicate effectively with others. 

      • Knowledge of pneumatic, electronic and mechanical systems. 

      Vector Windows Benefits

      • Competitive Base Salary
      • Profit Sharing (10% of profits shared)
      • Performance Reviews (30, 90 days and yearly thereafter)
      • Perfect Attendance Bonus (Up to $1 more per hour every 2 weeks for showing up on-time)
      • Health & Supplemental Benefits (1st month after 60 days)
      • Retirement & Company Match (immediately eligible-100% match up to 2%, 50% up to next 4%)
      • Paid Vacation (after 90 days)
      • 10 Paid Holidays
      • Paid Volunteer Day in our community
      • Employee/Family Discounts on Vector Products
      • Employee Discounts at selected business
      • 2 Weeks of Military Pay for Active members
      • Referral Bonus

      • Advancement Opportunity – Promote from within
      • Training Opportunities (Internal and External) 
      • Yearly Performance Feedback

      • Safety + Paid Prescription Safety Glasses
      • Sense of Community
      • Collaboration
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Air Conditioned Plant
      • Ability to improve job through Lean Activities

       Vector we stay committed to our Core Values – Improving the Quality of People’s Lives
      • Do the Right Thing
      • Respect and Support Each Other
      • Aspire to Excellence
      • Honor Our Commitment  
      Other Components of the Vector Culture 
      • Quality
      • Communication
      • Customer Focus
      • Wellness (Bio-metrics/Fruit/CSA/Activities/Training)
      • Celebrations & Activities
      • New Hire Meet and Greets
      • All Employee Business Communication Meeting (Monthly)

       

      Conditions of Employment:

      Vector is committed to workforce diversity.  Post-Offer drug screen required.
      Operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protections and safety gloves.

      Vector Windows is a growing company located in the heart of lakes country. We offer a competitive pay and benefit package including profit sharing.
      Please send your resume to: jobs@vectorwindows.com or mail to 1020 International Drive, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Attn: Human Resources or Apply Online Here