Quality Management Product Development Specialist


Quality Management Product Development Specialist

@ Stuller


  • Quality Management Product & Process Development Specialist will collaborate with the Product Design and Development, Model, CAM, and Manufacturing teams to advise and make recommendations related to product introduction and improvement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Process and Product Development Specialist - Technical is responsible for attending regular meetings and providing insight related to products in planning stages, utilizing knowledge of manufacturing and CAM processes.
  • This position coordinates manufacturing and use testing of products as needed to provide useful insight to Product Design and Development Teams.
  • Manages projects and timelines to ensure accurate delivery of results, utilizing internal resources and collaborating with QM, TM, CAM, and other teams.
  • Collaborates with Process Specialists - Technical to review vendor products being added to the Stuller product selection, checking cost cards for accuracy and making recommendations for durability and manufacturability, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for approval of products as representative of Quality Management department and Stuller.
  • Collaborates with Project Manager to assign testing responsibilities
  • Advise and train appropriate staff and management on technical processes and project status.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing production procedures to optimize new and existing jewelry manufacturing processes
  • Responsible for the success of the project as defined by the ROI
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Prepares and presents reports for management, peers and other teams, regarding status of projects
  • Lead problem solving teams using established tools and methodologies
  • Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of project
  • Has the  authority to implement the changes they identify in their efforts, crossing departmental lines as appropriate



  • Understanding of Oracle WIP systems
  • Strong knowledge of the practical application of Lean Systems and Tools


  • 5 - 8 years of experience in Jewelery Manufacturing or related field with strong expertise in at least 50% of the technical skills listed in section below
  • Perform detailed ROI analysis on proposed projects
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
  • Skills Listing
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability in all MetalSmith levels 1, 2, and 3 including oven assembly and operations
  • Understanding of all Stone Setting operations and set types. Understanding of necessary skills by setter level as illustrated in Skills Development system
  • Understanding and demonstrated ablility in sizing including Perform system and size in wax operations.
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability in laser welding assembly and repair
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability in Laser Engraving operations and laser machinery
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability in Plating operations
  • High level understanding of Jewelry Quality Standards and Quality checking techniques including use of optical aids
  • Understanding of Casting Operations
  • Understanding of all Metal types and behaviors during manufacturing
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability of wax and plastic injection including spruing techniques and how it affects casting success
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability of rubber mold making and cutting including RTV
  • Understanding of Oracle WIP systems and navigation
  • Understanding of basic CAD/CAM operations
  • Understanding of Mass Finishing techniques and operation
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability of Special Finishes application
  • Manage/influence associates that are not their direct reports

How to Apply:

Apply online at https://www.stuller.com/careers/

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: April 13, 2022
Application Deadline: June 13, 2022
Job Type: Full-time