Quality Manager


Join Our Movement 

Burke is growing and we’re looking for a Quality Manager to join our movement and help us take play to a higher level.  The Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring Burke is supplying the highest quality product to our customers. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Quality Manager will be a key player in our quest for high quality, adherence to ISO and overall development of the team. As strong as our commitment is to quality, we are as strong in employee development, and we hope this role is a wonderful stop on your career journey.

BCI Burke is a growing company that designs and manufactures equipment for playgrounds, recreation, outdoor fitness and classrooms! Using research-based design, that help everyone find the best of themselves through play and movement. Founded in 1920 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, our passion, mission and business is to bring Play That Moves You ® to the communities we serve. With hundreds of dedicated employees, BCI Burke is a leader in the recreation industry and continues the more than 100-year dedication to being a partner to parks and recreation, schools, churches, Homeowner’s Associations, childcares, Landscape Architects, and anyone who is looking to bring play and outdoor recreation to their community. Joining Our Movement as a Quality Manager will give you the opportunity to be part of something bigger and grow your career with Burke! 

What Moves You? 

We’re not going to lie; this is an amazing opportunity. It requires hard work, a lot of creativity, enthusiasm and, of course, an abundance of Purple Passion (def. a love of play, bringing play to communities and specific love of Burke and those you work with)

The Role – What You’ll Do!

  • Lead the Quality effort at Burke, ensuring Burke-built quality is delivered every time.
  • Maintain ISO 9001 and 14001 registrations by ensuring all elements of the ISO standards are managed, maintained and improved under our quality and environmental management systems.
  • Communicate between suppliers and management to identify issues in supply quality and provide guidance on process enhancements and improvements.
  • Establish and maintain quality goals and objectives by measuring and analyzing the performance of departmental and company quality metrics.
  • Work with employees and Management to implement continuous improvement activities.
  • Conduct investigations of root cause, gather and analyze historical data, and assist as needed in the corrective action process to help drive an improved process that will yield no future issues.
  • Improve production quality by auditing and inspecting parts and processes to identify improvement opportunities; Investigate and take corrective action on the opportunities to resolve quality issues. Hold and drive corrective action meetings to ensure the completion of open corrective actions.
  • Implement methods to inspect, test and evaluate the reliability of manufacturing processes, products and production equipment. Test, analyze and correct non-conforming and returned materials.
  • Assist New Product Development process and with product design questions related to overall quality and expected longevity of the product.
  • Assist with company’s maintenance of calibration system to ensure the accuracy of the measurements taken using various measurement equipment.
  • Ensure effectiveness of internal audits by assuming the position of lead internal auditor. Develop yearly audit schedules, monitor and assist internal auditors with audits, ensure audits are complete and effective to requirements, perform internal audits, and revise the audit schedule according to audit results and business needs.

Contributes to Team Effort by:

  • Support the company vision, mission, values and strategy
  • Maintain a desirable and cooperative atmosphere in assigned area by maintaining an open line of communication and by taking a proactive approach to ensuring positive morale within the department
  • Identifies opportunities for Continuous Improvement activities within the assigned area

Qualifications That Move Us!

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study preferred; or Associate degree from two year college or technical school with related experience, training and demonstrated skills.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in a quality role within a manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 3 years with direct people leadership experience. 
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and 14001 Standards.
  • Knowledge of quality management system principles
  • Exposure working within an ERP/MRP system is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office  software.
  • Strong work ethic – must be a self-starter and willing to do what it takes to complete the task.
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to teach others.
  • Ability to multi-task and execute tasks with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal  communication skills.
  • Must also have a good knowledge of all pertinent OSHA requirements to point out potential problem areas and recommend solutions.


We have an awesome team at Burke and the right individual for this role will fit well within our culture of teamwork, straightforward and open communication. Oh, and you need to have a passion for people and play!



Comprehensive medical including optional dental and vision insurance and health savings or flexible spending accounts 

401(k) with match

Employee assistance program

Life insurance

Disability insurance

Work-Life Balance:

Flexible schedule

Paid time off

Employee Appreciation:

Summer food truck parties every week

New fitness center 

Referral program

Burke is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Military veterans are encouraged to apply.


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