Catalyst Recruiting, Inc

Quality Manager

Catalyst Recruiting Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT


Quality Engineer – Chemicals


A SLC area chemical manufacturer is looking for a Quality Manager for one of their operations.


The person will be putting in an entirely new quality system, so they need to be experienced and quite “hands-on”; this position needs to be fully integrated into operations.



  1. inorganic chemicals, formulated chemicals (epoxies, cleaners, etc, not petrochem like ethylene, styrene, oil refining, etc), gold + base metals primary and secondary, lubricants, salts, specialty chemicals, fertilizers – urea, DAP, MAP, phosphates, soda ash, bicarbonate, cyanides, etc. Manufacturing? Maybe? Talk to me!


  2. Chemists!, Or similar with a lot of chemistry, chem-e, etc.


  1. Institute a full and modern QMS, ISO-9001 system. Corporate is 2008; needs 2015.
  2. Will manage in-plant systems as well as manage the process and quality lab (chemists, techs, etc)
  3. All systems need to be examined, upgraded, changed, integrated. Nothing is sacred!
    1. Put in place logical metrics
    2. Put in place logical inspection protocol for product, process
    3. intermediates, process
    4. Root cause analysis and corrective action formulation (obviously with engineering, ops, maintenance, safety)
    5. Extensive work with internal plant and management personnel, regulators and customers to ensure legal compliance
    6. Significant focus on inputs and products at plant “door” and with customers.
  4. Formulation of a risk-based system. Ability to discuss this a bit with the recruiter!
  5. Heavily involved with the operation – so moving through the non-applicable to applicable system with ISO is necessary.
  6. So: relationship to HSE and reliability centered maintenance is….?



  1. Experience as a quality engineer or similar in an applicable industrial environment ‘
  2. Must know and understand chemistry and chemical analysis. ICP, AA, FTIR, etc
  3. Not only understand QMS, but understand how to significantly change them….without a plant shutdown!
  4. Extensive understanding of operational plant safety systems, hazardous materials/conditions, etc. Seriously, you need to know this stuff!

Posted On: Monday, November 23, 2020
Compensation: $110k or more

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