Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-
2nd Shift - Quality Technician
Demonstrated intermediate math, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
Experience with group communication and problem solving methods
Associate degree with studies in quality assurance, statistics, engineering, manufacturing technology, and/or drafting/computer-aided design.
Experience with ISO9001/TS16949 Quality Management Systems
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Technician, or Certified Mechanical Inspector
Complete first piece inspection reports and statistical capability studies using appropriate forms, and statistical software. Assess results of studies and make appropriate recommendations to the Quality Manager, tooling, and/or Engineering personnel.
Qualify/approve & track performance of commercial laboratories for inspection and calibration based on Pliant, customer, and quality system standards & requirements.
Control, calibrate and maintain inspection, measuring and test equipment. Maintain the electronic gauge library, schedule instruments for calibration at appropriate intervals, perform calibrations internally or outsource as appropriate. Source and procure new gauges and inspection and test equipment. Perform gauge design and initial acceptance reviews.
Perform measurement systems analysis studies; interpret results to determine the adequacy of measurement instruments, instructions and training.
Train floor personnel on proper use of inspection, measurement, & test equipment.
Maintain numerical color control software files and master spectrographs. Assess incoming color concentrates, pre-colored resins and production parts to assure consistent color control to approved masters.
Set-up, organize, and maintain moisture analyzer memory programs. Coordinate with vendor to obtain and validate moisture analysis test parameters.
Initiate actions to resolve customer quality concerns by containing defective/suspect products and/or inspection/replacement of stock internally or at the customer location.
Interpret quality plans, engineering drawings and inspection instructions; assist floor personnel to comply with inspection requirements and make valid decisions concerning quality of product and statistical control of processes.
Set up and maintain statistical process control part files and assist line employees on data entry and control chart interpretation.
Maintain quality documents, such as work procedures, job instructions, control plans and inspection instructions.
Additional functions not specifically outlined in this position description as assigned by the supervisor.