Quality Control Manager Höganäs

Job location:
Hoganas, Sweden
Created moment:
June 3, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05983

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Quality Control Manager Höganäs

Job Summary

About us

High Temperature Solutions (HTS)/Calderys is an Imerys Business Area which serves three core markets – Refractory solutions, Foundry & Metal flow, and Absorbents.

We combine unique business expertise to provide customised and innovative solutions from our 35 plants along with end-to-end value-added services to all our customers.

Being an international business, we offer to our more than 2500 employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries. We put to work over 100 years of expertise to foster a positive impact for all our stakeholders. Every day we build a sustainable future through teamwork, customer orientation, and proactive mindset. We are a company where performance is recognized and learning is promoted; an environment where you can grow and fulfil your potential; a workplace where every day is a new day and it is NEVER BORING!

For more information on what we are made of, please visit www.imerys.com and www.calderys.com 



We are looking for a Quality Control (QC) Manager to join Calderys site in Höganäs. Your mission will be to ensure the manufacturing production lines run smoothly and generates a consistently suitable output of products that set standards of quality, reliability and performance. 



As QC Manager, you will be responsible for managing quality control activities of the Höganäs site. You will be responsible for ensuring, developing and maintaining quality control standards.

Set and implement internal/external quality requirements to ensure company products/services meet customer expectations.

Ensure continuous manufacturing process improvement for higher-quality goods.


Work tasks

  • Implement quality & control procedures and associated documentation 

  • Manage in-process and finished product inspections 

  • Conceive, improve and review products and processes new specifications

  • Make sure the local Quality team is focused on quality improvement opportunities identification 

  • Define relevant monitoring indicators to ensure production and QC improvement  

  • Analyse deviations recorded by Production/quality. 

  • Implement Quality Management Documentation related to QC processes 

  • Manage Supplier performance by controlling/inspecting raw material delivery and track supplier non conformities compliance - If applicable 

  • Analyse customer complaints (quality) and propose associated corrective actions for repeated failures or unreliability of quality. 

  • Liaise with customers, auditors, and ensure the execution of corrective action and compliance with customers' specifications.

  • Perform internal audits upon management request, after customer complaints or major issues.

  • Perform tests and analyse the samples coming from production or Suppliers

  • Supervise local Quality team to ensure procedures and standards implementation, data systems  management and team knowledge management and improvement 


Your profile

Education & competencies

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Chemical, Mining or equivalent

  • Knowledge of the refractories industry (including raw materials and formulations) and/or our customers’ operations in the different market segments

  • Experience from similar roles


Certification - preferred

  • Certified Quality Manager or other advanced quality certification

  • Six Sigma Green Belt (is a plus)


Technical skills - preferred

  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Problem Solving Techniques: 8D, A3, Brainstorming, Ishikawa (Cause & Effect), 5 Whys

  • Experience with APQP or DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) procedures and techniques

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant regulations, standards and operating procedures


Soft skills

  • Excellent communicative and pedagogical skills

  • Excellent language skills - Swedish and English

  • Time management - organisation and prioritisation

  • Detailed oriented

  • A positive management style with the ability to motivate and gain commitment from the team through leading by example


Do not hesitate to reach out to hiring manager Marc Gondolf (marc.gondolf@calderys.com), Quality Control Manager or Lisa Mattsson (lisa.mattsson@calderys.com), Nordic HR Officer and Training Specialist, if you have any questions about the role.

Apply no later than June 14th. We are handling applications ongoing.

Position Type

Full time



Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.