At The Shade Store, we have handcrafted the finest Shades, Blinds and Drapery for more than 70 years. We believe designing beautiful custom window treatments should be an effortless experience, so we offer outstanding services to help our customers every step of the way, from inspiration to installation. We are always looking for friendly, passionate people to help us deliver the finest custom window treatment experience to our customers. Our team is growing and expanding, and there has never been a more exciting time to be part of it.
WHY WORK AT THE SHADE STORE®
We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity. If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude – then the sky is the limit. In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:
Full time highly competitive salary
401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions
$100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge
Partake in many charities and local events
And many more…..
THE POSITION: Quality Engineer
We’re currently looking for a Quality Engineer to join our growing Production Department. This role will have direct interaction with manufacturers to improve both quality and efficiency on a daily basis. It will be constantly challenged by a rapidly growing and evolving company to bring innovation and modern manufacturing techniques to an industry ripe with opportunity.
Identify opportunities for improvement in manufacturing quality, optimization, and process standardization at our contract manufacturing facilities.
Partner with our contract facilities to develop and implement plans to realize improvement in timing and capacity.
Develop meaningful partnerships with our contract facility’s management and work force to leverage their experience and knowledge to drive process improvement.
Through defect analysis of customer and installation team feedback, work to review, categorize, and investigate manufacturing defects to identify root causation.
Drive continuous improvement both internally across peer support departments and on the production floor at each manufacturing location.
Audit to ensure that implemented process improvements are successful and being followed.
Update and document construction procedures in accordance with developed manufacturing improvements.
Seek out and identify areas for improvement cross functionally both internally and externally.
Build and maintain outstanding relationships while representing the standards and values of The Shade Store brand.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
S. In Engineering Degree
5+ years of manufacturing experience
Willing to travel +33% of the time (Domestic – East/West Coast + Midwest)
Experience in project management required
Experience deriving and driving process improvement initiatives
Comfortable on the manufacturing floor working hand in hand with the work force
Proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel, Outlook, & Word
Proficient in data analysis and reporting
Familiar with Six-Sigma, SPC, and/ or Lean methodologies (certification in either is a plus)
Self-motivated; can identify and drive improvement on their own
Experience working with fabrics a plus but not necessary
Experience in a contract manufacturing environment a plus but not necessary
If you are looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we would love to hear from you!
Successful completion of background check - including SSN verification and Criminal Search
Proof of legal authorization to work in the United States for The Shade Store, which will be confirmed by E-Verify within three business days of your hire date
The Shade Store provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
About The Shade Store
We founded The Shade Store to provide a simple alternative to a traditionally difficult shopping experience. Now it’s easier than ever to customize shades, blinds and draperies to reflect your personal style. We’re a wholly curated custom window treatment service - bringing the best to your windows and providing the kind of high-end design assistance and support that can only come with three generations of expertise.
We manage every detail, from inspiration to installation and beyond.