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QUALITY TECHNICIAN

 

 

C07006
12 / 17 / 2012
Maniwaki, QC
Quality
 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Purpose
 
Ensure manufacturing processes meet control specifications and finished product standards are met. Provide problem-solving support to operations.
 
Responsibilities
  • Perform all work in accordance with safety rules and regulations and participate in facility health & safety activities as assigned.
  • Verify product standards are met through product and process measurements and observations.
  • Ensure all relevant quality requirements are consistently met according to the QC manual and plant SOPs.
  • Ensure that non-conforming product is appropriately quarantined, identified and segregated according to standard procedures.
  • Analyze and evaluate quarantined product to determine disposition in accordance with product standards.
  • Record testing and inspection results, input into appropriate database or spreadsheets. Identify and respond to statistical trends or non conforming process measures and test values.
  • Generate reports & charts for further analysis.
  • Verify that all product packaging and appearance standards are met and lead in troubleshooting and resolving non-conformances; audit.
  • Assist in maintaining the conformance of the manufacturing process to specifications. Use root cause analysis to identify, troubleshoot and resolve non-conformances.
  • Monitor and document process parameter as assigned.
  • Communicate test results and observations to operations and management to maintain process and product conformance.
  • Monitor and record consumption and inventory of raw materials (wax, resin, etc.).
  • Verify quality of raw materials as required.
  • Perform preventive and unscheduled maintenance tasks as assigned, including cleaning and calibration of processing and testing equipment.
  • Support process and product tests/trials as assigned.
  • Be pro-active in identifying and performing other tasks to maintain and improve safety, quality and environmental performance.
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow safety and environmental standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow all quality and process standards.
  • Proven ability to operate a computer and supporting software, to include spreadsheet and statistical packages.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment and production processes.
  • Proven ability to operate sample preparation and testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of inventory management.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic math skills and statistical knowledge, including SPC concepts.
  • Proven ability to operate a variety of material handling equipment (both hand tools and electrical/motorized equipment)
  • Proven ability to work while wearing a respirator and/or other safety clothing or equipment.
Education
  • Associate degree preferred or equivalent technical training.
Experience
  • 3-5 years minimum
  • Combination of experience, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position; manufacturing experience preferred.
Work Environment
  • The lab and manufacturing environment includes exposure to moving parts, fumes, chemicals, airborne particles and high temperatures. The employee must have the ability to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, work in inclement weather, and work with elevated noise levels. The position requires the ability to occasionally lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

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