Quality Manager

Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) - Muscatine, IA3.4


Union Tank Car Company (“UTLX”)manufactures, leases and repairs railcars in North America for railroads and industrial companies who ship by rail. With roots dating back over 125 years to Standard Oil Co. and John D. Rockefeller, UTLX, along with Canadian affiliate Procor, owns and leases a diversified portfolio of approximately 120K tank cars and 10K freight cars, operates two tank car manufacturing facilities as well as a network of more than 110 full-service and mini / mobile repair shops. The Company’s regulatory, engineering and commercial expertise make UTLX the preferred source of railcars and services for many of its customers. Owned by the Marmon Group and Berkshire Hathaway, UTLX headquarters is in Chicago’s financial district, close to major public transportation hubs. UTLX offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as an opportunity to be a part of a top-notch team where enthusiasm, expertise and progressive thinking are valued.

Headquarters: Chicago, IL

Full-Service Repair/Maintenance facilities* * Altoona, PA; Celaya, Mexico; Cleveland, TX; East Chicago, IN; Edmonton, AB; El Dorado, KS; Evanston, WY; Joffrey, AB; Marion, OH; Muscatine, IA; Oakville, ON; Regina East, SK; Regina West, SK; Sarnia, ON; Sayre, PA; Texarkana, AR; Valdosta, GA; Ville Platte, LA; and Waterloo, IA.

Mobile Units & On-site Customer Crews: Over 100 locations in North America and growing

Manufacturing facilities: Alexandria, LA; Sheldon, TX

Have at least 5 yrs of quality assurance experience management experience in a plant setting? Interested in working for a financially stable & growing Marmon Group/Berkshire Hathaway Company? Apply today as a Union Tank Car Company (‘UTLX’) as a plant quality assurance manager! You will be based out of our Muscatine, IA plant location. We would consider negotiating relocation assistance for the right candidate.

What you will do …

  • Ensure the facility’s quality assurance program & repair practices meet regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure product quality at the plant meets customer, company, industry & regulatory requirements.
  • Implement & manage processes to measure quality & implement corrective actions for continuous improvement based on data provided, procedures, and policies.
  • Develop & train employees on quality, special process, & work instruction procedures.
  • Conduct internal audits of facility to ensure compliance with company, customer and regulatory requirements
  • Serve as audit liaison & response coordinator for customer, AAR, and FRA audits.
  • Ensure AAR M1003 quality assurance & AAR M1002 facility certification programs are current and meet customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in and actively supports Quality projects and activities and Responsible Care initiatives to ensure that the Company achieves its goals.

What you need:

  • Legally able to work in the US now and in the future without sponsorship.
  • 5 yrs quality management experience in an industrial setting
  • Flexible to working different shifts; Possibly weekends.
  • Computer aptitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing & able to wear safety equipment
  • Physical ability to climb ladders, enter tank cars via manway opening of approx. 20 inches in diameter, tolerate confined spaces & heights of approx. 14 ft.
  • Visual acuity for safety
  • ISO experience can be considered in lieu of AAR experience
  • Knowledge of safety practices, welding & metal fabrication, & blueprint reading
  • Knowledge of NDT inspection processes including VT and PT, as well as AWS-CWI certification preferred.

Why Join our team?

At Union Tank Car Company, we take pride in offering our employees rich benefits packages. We appreciate hard-working and passionate individuals… which is why we offer:

  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Medical, dental, vision, etc.
  • 401K with matching & discretionary retirement contributions.
  • Paid vacation.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Maternal and parental leave.
  • Berkshire Hathaway employee discount program . . . and much more!

Job Type: Full-time


  • plant quality management: 3 years (Preferred)


  • legally can work in the US now & future without sponsorship (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)