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Quality Technician 

Department: Quality

Location: St. Paul, VA

Basic Purpose

The Quality Technician 1 is responsible for testing materials and finished products to ensure they conform to all applicable company standards. This position will test products for before, in process and final stages to ensure quality levels are met.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensures all test equipment is properly maintained and calibrated

  • Performs routine & job specific load performance tests to ensure compliance with published specs.

  • Performs testing needed for qualifications of new or revised products

  • Maintains updated certified testing reports on standard products

  • Assists with continuous improvement of product and manufacturing processes to improve quality, reduce costs, and ensure product quality objectives are met

  • As assigned by supervisor, visit job sites to identify problems and recommend solutions

  • Maintain good housekeeping and follow established safety procedures.

  • Follow all policies, procedures, and work instructions including Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Manufacturing Operating Procedures (MOPs), Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), and Safety Manual.

  • Maintain awareness of individual contribution to and impact of the quality, safety, environmental, and product compliance policies and activities; report all quality issues, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions to the proper personnel.

 

Qualifications

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stoop or crouch for at least an 8-hour shift.

  • Must be computer literate, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Products.

  • Ability to use various tools and measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, tape measures, dial indicators, feeler gauges, etc. and verify all test equipment is in calibration and maintained in good working order

  • Strong shop-floor orientation

  • Knowledge of extrusion cutting, milling, and assembly; adhesives used in laminating processes; metal stamping; resistance / spot welding; paint (E-coat I powder coat) processes; and cement/ concrete processes preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Detailed oriented

  • Three (3) plus years manufacturing experience

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