Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor and lifestyle socks for every activity and every day. All of Darn Tough’s socks carry the industry’s only unconditional lifetime guarantee. Founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third generation sock maker, the Darn Tough Mission is simple—create the world’s best socks and stand behind them unconditionally.

Interested in joining our team in the sock capital of the world? We are always looking for talented people to join our team. Check below for current position openings, and forward your resume and cover letter to:

Quality Assurance & Control Manager

The QA/QC Manager is responsible for driving the quality standards of the company, with the ultimate goal of improving current processes and reducing returns, irregular and production expenses.  The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of QA/QC methodologies as well experience in the apparel industry or similar manufacturing environment.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and manage a Quality Management System for the company
  • Design, implement and document procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection
  • Establish and implement metrics for monitoring program effectiveness to enable sound product quality decisions to be made. Report to leadership team on quality issues, trends and improvement initiative
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of records that document the quality status of material/products and provide necessary information data for internal usage
  • Establish collection and analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality
  • Serve as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts. Help lead or schedule projects, kaizen events, and lean training activities. Ensure 5S techniques are utilized
  • Monitor vendor performance and establish criteria and rating system for key suppliers. Work with the Purchasing Manager to interface with suppliers quality representatives to ensure that corrective action is implemented
  • Perform, in conjunction with Design & Development and Operations, design reviews and facilitate design and quality concurrent best practices
  • Facilitate employee development through training, on-going communication, coaching, and/or counseling
  • Keep current on latest QA/QC technologies and methodologies. Maintain professional and technical knowledge


  • 10+ years of Quality Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of recent Quality Manager experience
  • Expert knowledge of ISO, TS or QS processes, SPC, FMEA, APQP, and inspection methods
  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification in Lean or Six Sigma a plus
  • Experience designing and implementing quality systems in a near greenfield environment
  • Current working knowledge of quality control standards and practices
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and group presentation