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Director of Quality Assurance

Job Location: Nashville, TN


Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer and the home of such preeminent brands as Gibson, Epiphone, Baldwin and Wurlitzer, is looking for a Director of Quality Assurance to join the team at Gibson USA. This position will be based in Nashville, TN.


The Director of Quality Assurance will be responsible for managing, planning, coordinating, and directing quality control programs designed to ensure continuous production/service consistent with established standards.


  • Manage the development and analysis of statistical data and specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy
  • Formulate and maintain quality control objectives, and coordinate them with production personnel in cooperation with other managers to maximize quality and reliability and to minimize costs
  • Support defining plant process capabilities, sampling plans, & protocols to transition product from R & D pilot trials to finished production
  • Support translation of product specifications to appropriate manufacturing documentation
  • Collaborate with R&D to determine product specifications and use to review finished products
  • Support Product Development and Manufacturing in making changes to existing products
  • Improve Product Quality by establishing key product / process attributes, sensory and quality metrics and report any discrepancies and recommend corrective actions
  • Assure compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures
  • Manage GMP training and development programs.
  • Manage the Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Department and supervise and train  
  • Quality Technicians
  • Other duties as assigned
  • B.S. in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering
  • Green or Black Belt Certification is a plus
  • Lean Six Sigma experience
  • Experience implementing QC processes & systems
  • Experience with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to deal with the rigors of corporate oversight and daily measurement of progress
  • Tenacity and long-term commitment requiring constant self-criticism
  • Exceptional leadership traits
  • Good business sense
  • Experience with consumer products or retail is required.
Individual should be excited by a career path tied to growing the division for at least 5 years.

*Gibson offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation and paid time off.

To be considered, please send resume and salary history in Word format to: Please put "Director of Quality Assurance" in the subject line.

Please, no phone calls.