Quality Manager

Quality Manager

Quality Assurance and Control Managers in the steel industry are instrumental in ensuring the highest standards of quality for steel products and services. Their work involves setting quality expectations, implementing quality control processes, and ensuring compliance with national and international standards.

Starting as a Quality Manager can lead to advanced positions in the field, like Director of Quality Assurance, or roles in operational management. There's also potential for specialisation in areas like environmental quality management or supplier quality management.

What does a quality manager do?

Manages the entire order cycle to ensure customer satisfaction

Strategically plans and manages logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer service

Liaises and negotiates with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers

Keeps track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency

Resolves any arising problems or complaints to maximise efficiency

Ensures ongoing compliance with quality and industry regulatory requirements

What qualifications do I need?

A career as a Quality Manager in the steel industry typically requires a combination of education and experience related to quality assurance and control. Year 12 is preferred, with subjects in maths and English.

Examples of courses:

  • Bachelor of Science in Quality Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) 
  • Master of Quality Systems

What skills do I need?

  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organisation, planning and persuasion 
  • Enthusiasm, punctuality and professionalism 
  • Attention to detail and precision

Average salary

Salaries can range widely based on experience, location, and the specific sector within the steel industry. On average, a Logistics Manager might expect to earn between $90,000 and $150,000 per year.

Why opt for a career in steel?

The steel industry has a profound impact on our daily lives. From the cars we drive, and the houses we live in, to the roads and bridges we travel across every day, the steel industry shapes our world. With a career in steel, students can play a part in this vital industry. Access our resources below to engage your students with the steel industry.